Last modified on 19 January 2011, at 00:07

Windows Movie Maker

This book will teach you the basics and more advanced essentials of Windows Movie Maker. It assumes you have at least a simple knowledge of the Windows operating system.

Movie Maker's good and bad points

Pros

  • It's free
  • Relatively easy to use compared to other editors

Cons

  • It crashes quite often, sometimes forcing you to start over!
  • Pretty bad video quality
  • Can't save huge movies you've edited

So basically, Movie Maker is good for you to get started with making films, but if you're going to get serious with making low-budget feature films, then you might want to buy a commercial program, which naturally yields better results.

Guides

Basics

  1. Capturing video from device
  2. Organising collections
  3. Making titles and credits
  4. Splitting video clips
  5. Adding audio
  6. Finishing your movie
  7. Video transitions
  8. Video effects
  9. Muting and fading in and out

Advanced

  1. Editing YouTube videos
  2. Uploading video to the Internet
  3. Taking a photo
  4. Burning video to DVD

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