Add and Transition Clips in Windows Movie Maker

Edited by Colette Cole, Alexander Avdeev, Eng, Anonymous

Hi! Welcome to VisiHow! This is a tutorial on how to add clips and add transitions to them in Windows Movie Maker.

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Steps

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    We open Movie Maker.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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".
    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.
    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".
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    We can do that as well and just add a transition to the video.
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