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How To: Windows Movie Maker 2.6

Posted on Dec 29, 2012 by in Featured, How To, PresentationTool, Technology


Window Movie Maker is a presentation software program. Windows Movie Maker is a fun and easy to use video editing program that allows you to make home movies, photo albums. It is a great starter tool to learn the basics of video editing and allows you to create wonderful presentations. Once you learn terms used in Windows Movie Maker, those same terms are used in many other similar software programs, so they are easily transferable..... Storyboard: the storyboard is an editing area located at the bottom of the window. It is a panel of pictures or other movie clips, laid out in the sequence that will be shown in the movie. Timeline: the Timeline view of Windows Movie Maker or other movie making software shows the components of the movie such as photos, video and audio clips in the order and timing that they will appear in movie. Video Capture: the video capture is the process of transferring the video you recorded from a video camera or other video recording device such as a cell phone, to your computer. This process is done by attaching the video camera to your computer, with a special USB cable. Video Clip: the video clip is a small section of a larger video presentation. A series of video frames are run in succession to produce a short video. This compilation of video frames results in a video clip. Video Transitions: the visual movements as one picture or video clip changes to another. Video Effects: Windows Movie Maker video effects differ from video transitions. The motion applies to the individual picture itself rather than to the change from one picture to another.

Please Note: You may not be able to import certain files into Windows Movie Maker because they are not compatible. The following are supported formats for importing content.

  • Video files: .asf, .avi, .wmv
  • Movie files: MPEG1, .mpeg, .mpg, .m1v, .mp2
  • Audio files: .wav, .snd, .au, .aif, .aifc, .aiff
  • Windows Media files: .asf, .wm, .wma, .wmv
  • Still images: .bmp, .jpg, .jpeg, .jpe, .jfif, .gif
  • MP3 format audio: .mp3