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									Using Windows Movie Maker

             Dr. Punnipa Hossain
      Professor of Educational Technology
                    Fall 2005
            Before you Begin
You will need:
•   Your LHUP H: Drive
    (or your zip disk, or your jump disk),
•   Your DV tape,
•   A DV camcorder with firewire cable,
•   A Windows computer with firewire connections, and
•   Access to Windows Movie Maker software
            1. Setup
a. Connect camcorder to computer
               1. Setup
b. Load tape in camcorder
C. Set camcorder power to VCR

d. Open the camcorder LCD screen
  so you can monitor the tape during video capture.
        2. Open Movie Maker
a. Choose Movie Maker in the Start>
   Programs menu.

b. Start a New Project:
    –   File menu > New Project

c. Save the project on the hard drive
    –   File menu > Save Project As…
    –   Use the default location:
        My Videos, inside My Documents
Movie Maker Window
        3. Import Video Clips
a. In Tasks window, click Capture…
b. Enter a name for the clip and a location to
   save it.
  Use the default location: My Videos.
c. Choose a video setting
  Use Best for Computer
  (unless you will be putting your final movie onto tape).
  Do NOT check Show Preview During Capture.
d. Click Capture parts…
e. Locate start of desired section
  Use Play (>), Fast Forward (>>) and rewind (<<).
       3. Import Video Clips
f. Click and hold on << to move back a few
g. Click Start Capture just before desired
   section starts
  The clip will be trimmed later.
h. Click Stop Capture after the end of the
   desired section
   –   The clip will appear on the Collections window.
   –   Naming your clips will help keep them organized.
   –   Repeat steps for additional clips.
i. Click Finish to import the clip(s)
  The clip(s) will be placed in a folder in Collections
       3. Import Video Clips
j. To view a clip, click its icon in the
   Collections window
   –   Clip appears in monitor
   –   Scrubber bar appears under picture
   –   Playhead (white rectangle) appears at start of scrubber bar

k. Click Play to start and stop playing clip

l. Drag playhead to see different parts of clip
   4. Import Audio from CD
a. Load CD into computer
b. Copy audio to computer
   –   Open Windows Media Player (Start menu > Programs)
   –   Click Copy from CD in the menu on the left of the window
   –   Click check-box next to desired track
   –   Click Copy Music in the toolbar at the top of the window. The
       track will be saved in My Music in My Documents
c. Import audio
   –   Open Movie Maker Tasks window
   –   Click Import Audio…
   –   Browse to My Music…then Click the desired track
   –   Click Import
d. Insert audio
   Drag icon of desired audio track to timeline
          5. Splitting Clips
a. Click clip icon in the Collections window,
   timeline or storyboard
   – Clip appears in monitor
   – Scrubber bar appears under picture
   – Playhead appears at start of scrubber bar.
b. Drag playhead to split point
   Use the ALT+arrow keys to find the exact frame.
c. Click the Split icon
   The new clip appears in the Collections window.
              6. Edit Movie
I. Edit movie on storyboard
   a. Click clips in Collections window and drag to the
   b. Drag, cut, copy, paste clips into desired order
II. Edit movie on timeline
   a. Click clips in Collections window and drag to the
   b. Drag left end of a clip to set the start point
   c. Drag right end of a clip to set the endpoint
   d. Drag, crop, cut, copy, paste clips into desired order
         7. Add Transitions
a. Click Transitions in Collections window or
   choose View Video Transitions from the Tasks

b. Drag desired transition to desired location on
   timeline or storyboard

c. Adjust transition duration
   Drag left or right end of transition to set duration.
              8. Add Titles
a. Choose Make Titles or Credits from the Tasks
b. Click the appropriate link for title placement
c. Enter the title
    – The title appears in the monitor.
    – Click the appropriate link change type animation,
      color or font
    – Click Done to add the title to the movie
d. To move the title drag its icon to the desired
   location on the timeline or storyboard
            9a. Save Movie
a. Choose Save to Computer in the Tasks
b. Enter a name for the movie file and browse to
   where you want to save it
c. Click Next
d. Click Other Settings and choose Video for
e. Click Next to save the movie to the specified
      9b. Save Movie to Tape
a. Load tape into camcorder
b. Set camcorder power to VCR
c. Using the camcorder's controls, locate the
   point on the tape where you want to record
   your project
   Anything on the tape will be recorded over.

d. In Movie Maker, choose Send to DV Camera
   in the Tasks window
e. Click Next
   Movie Maker will control the camera to record the movie.
   FireWire's main advantage:
   •   Its enormous speed
   •   Its ease of connectivity
   •   Its ability to deliver data at a pre-determined fixed rate

FireWire is so fast and simple it makes SCSI look like something out of the Flintstones.

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