Windows Live Movie Maker 2011


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Title:Windows Live Movie Maker 2011
Publisher:School of Information- University of Texas
Creator:Kun-Ying Yang (Recall)



Windows Movie Maker is a video creating/editing software application, included in Microsoft Windows Me, XP, and Vista. It contains features such as effects, transitions, titles/credits, audio track, timeline narration, and Auto Movie. New effects and transitions can be made and existing ones can be modified using XML code. Windows Movie Maker is also a basic audio track editing program. It can apply basic effects to audio tracks such as fade in or fade out. The audio tracks can then be exported in the form of a sound file instead of a video file.

                                                                                                       Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: [1]

Where to get the application?

The latest iteration of Windows, Windows Movie Maker is no longer included in Windows 7. However, as long as you have Windows 7, you can download it for free online. It applies to all editions of Windows 7. .

What types of files can you use?

You can import files with the following file name extensions into Windows Movie Maker to use in your project:

   *Video files: .asf, .avi, dvr-ms, .m1v, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv2, .wm, and .wmv
   *Audio files: .aif, .aifc, .aiff, .asf, .au, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .snd, .wav, and .wma
   *Picture files: .bmp, .dib, .emf, .gif, .jfif, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .tif, .tiff, and .wmf

If you want to import a file into Windows Movie Maker that has a different extension from the ones listed above, in the file type list, choose All Files. Windows Movie Maker can import most file types, but not all file types will work when you try to use them to make a movie. Microsoft Recorded TV Show files (with a .dvr-ms file name extension) that are not protected using digital rights management can be imported into Windows Movie Maker if your computer is running Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Ultimate. Certain features in Windows Movie Maker, such as AutoMovie, require imported files to have both read and write permissions.

Where can I import files from?

You can import photos and videos from your digital camera, a flash memory card, DVDs, or your mobile phone.

How to edit your project file?

  • AutoMovie does it for you

Add the photos, videos, and music, and AutoMovie applies a beautiful theme that includes transitions, effects, titles, and more—all in less than a minute.

  • Sculpt the sound

Music is a big part of movie making. Edit the music to make it fade in or out, or trim the music to use only the part you want. With Movie Maker, your movie sounds as good as it looks.

  • Edit your movies with ease

Editing your movies doesn't have to take a lot of time. Trim out those not-so-great parts quickly, speed it up or slow it down, or split a video into two.

  • Transitions, effects, and text

Apply fades, wipes, or cuts in between scenes. Use cinematic overlays and artistic effects to get the look you want. Captions and credits can help tell your story. Your movies look professional—and no one needs to know how easy it was.

                                                                                                             Source: Windows Live website: [2]

Save locally or post on the web

  • Share on the web

Publish your movie to popular websites such as YouTube, Facebook, or SkyDrive, right from Movie Maker.

  • Your movies in HD

Create, save, and share your movies in stunning high-definition video. Just click Save movie, and then select For high-definition display.

  • Movies made mobile

Save a movie with a setting that's just right for mobile phones and media devices, so you can watch it when you're on the go. Click Save movie, and then select your mobile phone.

                                                                                                            Source: Windows Live website: [3]

Last updated March 29th, 2011

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Hello, everyone. My name is Kun-Ying Yang. Today I am going to introduce you a free movie editing software on Windows 7.It's part of Windows LiveEssentials, a free download that helps toturn your videos and photos into great-looking movies so you can share your favorite digital memories with your family, friends, or even the whole world.
So, where can you find this software? As long as you have Windows 7, you can download it for free online. It applies to all editions of Windows 7. Here is how you find it. Open your Google browser, type in “windows movie maker windows 7.” From the Google search results, click on this. And then, here is the page we need.
Here are some basic descriptions about the Windows Live Movie Maker. Let’s click on the “download” button. The Windows Live Movie Maker 2011 comes with different language options. The default one is English version. And also, you can change to different language version. Continue clicking on the “download now” icon if you don’t need to change language version. Okay, let’s click on the “download now” button and download the software, start the installation process.
Okay, so what types of files can I use in the Windows Movie Maker 2011? They include Windows Movie Maker project files, video files such as Windows Media Video, AVI, MPEG, photo files such as Bitmap, JPEG , and audio files such as Windows Media Audio files. If you want more details, please go to the hyperlink over here.
Then, how do I add videos or photos to the Windows Movie Maker?Let’s open the program first. It is under “All programs.” The name is “Windows Live Movie Maker.” Click on it. We can either add videos or photos to Movie Maker through importing files from our local hard drive. Here is the icon. You can click on here to browse for videos and photos. Or, you can import from digital cameras and other external devices such as flash drive, CD/DVD, webcam, mobile phone that you've connected to your computer. Now I am going to show you how you import files from your flash drive. Click on here. Here is my flash drive. I am going to import some files into the Windows Movie Maker. Click on “Open.”
Now we got our project file here. I will show you how to edit it in the Windows Movie Maker. The easiest way to do is to choose a default theme you like from the “Add Movie themes” list. It is right over here. It will automatically add some special movie effects, title clip and credit clips into your project file. Of course, you can also do everything on your own.
Let me show you how to do that. Let’s choose one default theme from the list. Maybe that is what I want. Let’s click on it. The program will ask you if you want to add some music to your project file. Maybe not for now. Let’s click on “No.”So, you will see that is a title clip and that means you have some default movie effects and then some credit clips over here. You can preview your video. Click on here. Let’s fast-forward a little bit. Now I am going to show you how to change the animations, visual effects or the aspect ratio of your project file. Remember!!! These special effects can only be applied to the photo or video parts inside your project file, not to the title clip or credit clips.
Let’s click on the photo part first. And then, click on the animations tab. You can see under the animations tab. There is a list of different transitions. Once your mouse hovers over, you will be able to preview the special effect of different transition. Let’s choose one for our project. Also, you can change the duration of your special effect. The same, for the video part, you can also choose different transition for your video over here and change the time duration for it.
And under the Visual Effects tab, you will be able to choose different effect for your project file. Let’s choose one for our project. Also, you can change the brightness of your project file. Under the Project tab, you will be able to change the aspect ratio of your project file. It comes with two options. One is standard size, and one is widescreen size. We are going to use the standard size.
And you will be able to see another tab over here. The name is “Video Tools.” Under the Video Tools tab, you will be able to change the volume of your video or the background color of your video. It depends on what format you use. Or, you can edit your video part inside your project file. Then how about the title clip and credit clips, how do you apply some visual effects or animations to them? Let’s double-click on the caption part. After clicking on the caption part, you will be able to see a new tab. The name is “Text Tools.” Under the Text Tools, you will be able to change the font style and font size. Let me show you. Or, you can change the text duration inside your project file apply some special effects to your project file. Let’s choose this. It looks good for our project file.
Okay! I think it is time to produce our final product. You have several choices here. You can save it as a project file so you can work on it later. Or, you can also export the result to your computer, CD/DVD, or mobile devices. They are over here. Here is a list of different options. Or, you can also immediately share the video online with your friends through Facebook, YouTube, MSN, Flickr, etc. Now I am going to save my movie on the computer first. Let’s save it on the desktop.Let’s play the video. Here comes our finished video. Thanks for your time watching this tutorial. I hope it can be of some help to you. If you have any question or comments, please feel free to contact me through my email. Thank you so much!
Dock windowTable of contents
Where to get the application?
What types of files can you use?
How do you add videos or photos?
How to edit your project file?
Save locally or post on the web