Microsoft has made the latest version of Windows Movie Maker available for download, and runs on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 While advanced users may use a video editing program that is more sophisticated, there is no denying that Movie Maker is very good, choice full features for home users.
You can use Windows Movie Maker to capture audio and video from a video camera, web camera or other video source, and then edit the captured result into a movie. Additionally you can do import audio, video and pictures into Windows Movie Maker for shared movie made. In the process of editing audio and video using Windows Movie Maker You can also add titles, transitions and visual effects in accordance with the desire, and then store the results in the form of the final movie into various video formats.
Windows Movie Maker Video Edit Software Full Features for Home Based Users
Windows Movie Maker is not intended for professionals, but his presence really helped the consumer who does not want to spend money to buy a video editing tool. The facilities provided in this program arguably complete, the availability of facilities capture, import, timeline (although with a limited number of layers), storyboards, various transitions and video effects, and rendering facilities reflect that this program is not a toy program, although still has various limitations .
If only to make a video documentation of weddings, graduations, picnics events, meetings, seminars, documentaries and independent films it is sufficient when processed using this tool. Most important in the production of the video is the enactment of the rule "garbage in garbage out", it means the video input will determine the final outcome of video. So the video source to be edited to be good from a technical standpoint and cinematography, so get a good final result anyway.
Basic Concepts of Windows Movie MakerThere are some basic concepts that must be understood before starting to edit videos using Windows Movie Maker. It is intended that occurred the same perception and understanding of the terms that will be used in the discussion.
Understanding Collections, Projects and Movies
Here is an understanding of the Collections, Projects and Movies:
• Collections, contains audio clips, video clips or images that we import or capture in Windows Movie Maker. A Collection serves as a container clip-clip (as the smallest unit of video and audio) that we have. Collection helps organize import and capture results. Collections are in the Collections pane in Windows Movie Maker.
• Projects, contains the arrangement and timing information of audio and video clips, video transitions, video effects, and titles have been added to the storyboard or timeline. Project file is saved with the extension * .wswmm. By saving the project, the project will be opened and used again, and will be stored in the state last used.
• Movie, is a final project that is saved using the Save Movie Wizard. We can save the movie to your computer or recordable CD, or sent as an email attachment, even save it to the Web. Movie that has been stored can be played in Windows Media Player and web browser. If desired, the movie can also be stored in a DV camera using an available connection (IEEE 1394).
About the Source FilesSource files are digital media files (such as audio and video files as well as images) are imported into the Project. When you import video, audio files or the image files will appear in the Windows Movie Maker as a representation of the original source file. The imported files will not be copied / duplicated but only in name that is used by Windows Movie Maker. When you make changes to files that have already been imported into Windows Movie Maker then view the file in Windows Movie Maker will also change according to the changes you made. If you delete a file that has been imported into Windows Movie Maker, the original files / source files will not be deleted.
Video and Audio Capture DevicesIn Windows Movie Maker you can use a variety of capture devices to transfer audio and video recording into the computer. There are two basic categories of devices that capture video capture device and audio capture devices.
Video capture device has the function of transferring video footage into a computer, in Windows Movie Maker you can use a variety of capture devices as listed below:
• analog video devices such as analog video cameras (Beta, VHS, SVHS and Hi-8) and a Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) connected with analog video capture.
• Web camera
• Digital video such as DV camera or VCR is connected using an IEEE 1394 port
• TV Tuner Card
The device serves to transfer audio capture audio from an external source into the computer. Audio capture device is the most popular microphone (mic). Here is an audio capture device that can be used in Windows Movie Maker:
• Audio Card (sound card)
• Microphone is a stand-alone
• Built-in microphone in the device video camera (analog or digital)
Saving the MovieWhen it has finished editing the project in Windows Movie Maker then you can save it as a movie (a process to produce a movie called rendering). You can save the movie onto a CD and then distributed to friends, save and send a movie as an attachment in an email, or send it to a video hosting on the web, or can be stored back in the DV camera. Movie which has been stored is digital media that have been added in the timeline / storyboard, in which there are audio clips, video clips, images, video transitions, video effects, titles and credits.
The file types supported by Windows Movie Maker
Below are some of the types of files that can be used (imported) in Windows Movie Maker:
• Audio files, a file with the extension * .. aif, .aifc, .aiff .asf, .au, .mp2, Mp3, .mpa, .snd, Wav, and .wma
• Image files, a file with the extension * bmp, .dib, .emf, gif, .jfif, .jpe, .jpeg, jpg, png, tif, .tiff, and .wmf
• Video files, a file with the extension * .asf, avi, .m1v, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv2, .wm, and .wmv
Interface Windows Movie MakerOnce installed, the Windows Movie Maker 2.0 is ready for use. To run Windows Movie Maker 2.0 how to select Start> All Programs> Windows Movie Maker.
Windows Movie Maker work area consists of several parts:
Menu Bar and ToolbarIn Windows Movie Maker work area in the upper area there is a section called the Menu Bar and the area below is called Toolbar.
On the Menu Bar area there are several menu options, ie File, Edit, View, Task, Clip, Play and Help. In this menu there are various commands in the operation of Windows Movie Maker.
While the toolbar contains command buttons, similar to the existing command option in the Menu Bar. In the toolbar commands are displayed in the form of icons in the Main Bar while the command is displayed in text form.
Movie Task PaneTo the left of the work area Windows Movie Maker Movie there is an area called the Task Pane. Just as the Main Bar and Toolbar, this area also contains the command buttons, the difference in the Movie Task Pane commands are divided into several categories according to the order / video processing stages. Movie Task Pane consists of categories Capture Video, Edit Movie, and Finish Movie Movie Making Tips addition. To show how the Movie Task Pane on the Main Bar select View> Task Pane, or click the Task button located on the Toolbar.
Collections Pane and Content PaneCollections Pane located in the same area as the Movie Task Pane. Collections Pane way to display the Menu Bar select View> Collections, Collections or click the button that is on the toolbar.
In the Collections pane area there are 3 categories, namely Video Effects, Video Transitions and Collections. These categories have their own content, the content of the category will be displayed in the Content Pane. If one of the categories in the Collections pane then click on the Contents Pane will show the contents of / members of that category.
Video Effects category contains visual effects of Windows Movie Maker. A wide variety of visual effects that appear in the Contents Pane owned.
Video Transitions option contains transition effects which are owned by Windows Movie Maker.
While the choice of Collections contains the collections of video clips, audio and images contained in Windows Movie Maker.
MonitorMonitor is on the right workspace Windows Movie Maker, the video preview function displays and audio.
Under Monitor there is a set of playback buttons are commonly referred to as playback controls, serves to rotate the video and audio clips.
At the bottom of the working area of Windows Movie Maker there is an area called Timeline. Timeline serves as a place to put down and compile a collection of video files, audio, transitions, titles and music. The composition in the Timeline will be displayed on the monitor as a preview. In the Timeline you can make arrangements duration of the clip, the clip cuts, adding transition effects and administration of video effects.
Timeline is composed of several parts commonly called the Track. There are 5 pieces of track in the Timeline, namely:
• Video, a video clip and picture set
• Transition, contains transition effects
• Audio, contains audio that accompanies the video clips are arranged in Track Video
• Audio/Video, audio clip contains an additional form of narration and music
• Title Overlay, contains the title and the title credits are added to the Timeline
To add and arrange clips into the Timeline, you just need to drag and drop the course, as well as want to add transition effects and video effects.