Add and Transition Clips in Windows Movie Maker

Edited by Colette Cole, Alexander Avdeev, Eng

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Steps

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    We open Movie Maker
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    There are two ways that we can add a clip, a photograph, or anything like that in Movie Maker.
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    We can click "Add videos and photos" on the ribbon above
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    Alternatively, we can click "Click here to browse for videos and photos"
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    We need to select a media file
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    In this example, a random video named "How to Create and Share a Calendar in Your Google Account" is clicked.
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    We click "Open" to put in the media file
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    Movie Maker is going to import the file. It takes a moment to import files, because Movie Maker needs to read the file.
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    In this example a shorter clip, "All About Me" is reselected
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    We click "Open" again
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    The file will be loading.
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    While the file is loading, we are going to select another file to add by clicking "Add videos and photos"
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    In this case, let's add photographs instead of a video, because sometimes we want to put videos and pictures together
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    Let's put pictures by selecting them and clicking "Open".
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    Let's trim the video for the purposes of making it a little shorter by right-clicking the timeline and then clicking "Set end point"
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    The video will be loading now. The videos do take longer to load than photos, of course, because there is a lot more information involved in processing those files. We have the video loaded. Now, we want to be able to transition it.
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    We click at the end of the first clip, which is a video
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    The second clip is a picture in this example. The next thing we are going to do is we are going to select a point at which we want the transition to occur. In this example, the point is at the beginning of the photograph.
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    We click the "Animations" tab at the top
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    We select the transition to apply by scrolling down or up in the Animations menu to select several different options from which we can choose
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    We can click an animation
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    We click at the transition spot again in the timeline
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    We click "Animations"
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    We are going to click on an interesting transition.
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    As we hover above transitions, we can see what the video is going to be like when the transition is applied
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    If we keep going, we might find what we like. Let's select one.
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    We select a transition by clicking it
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    Let's see what the transition looks like by clicking the play icon
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    The film will transition into the photograph in a page-tear-away-looking transition. We can apply transitions at any point. The way we can do that is we have to decide the location of the transition.
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    We click at the point where we want a transition
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    We right-click the point
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    We click "Split"
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    The other way we can do that is by clicking the "Home" menu
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    We click "Split" in the menu
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    We have already split the video.
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    We go back to the transitions menu by clicking "Animations"
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    We click a transition
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    We click the play icon
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    We will see the particular transition. In this tutorial, a shrinking motion will occur at the transition.
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    After we select our transitions, we can add any other edits we need
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    We can click "File" and save the file
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    We can render it into a particular film format that we'd like to have it saved it in
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    That is it. That is how add clips and add transitions to them by using Windows Movie Maker.
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    We can add quite a few clips on the timeline
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    For example, we can continue to add more videos after the photograph. We can simply do that.
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    We can add effects
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    We can simply put colors and put text above colors, when we are, for example, announcing the next scene during a pause
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    We can do that as well and just add a transition to the video.
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Recent edits by: Alexander Avdeev, Colette Cole

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