Start a New Project Using an Existing Video in Windows Movie Maker
Edited by Colette Cole, Melissa Rae, Eng
Welcome to VisiHow. In this video, I'm going to show you how to start a new project in Windows Movie Maker using an existing video that you have available on your computer. This could be something you've taken with your phone or camcorder.
If we don't have Windows Movie Maker already, we can simply go into the browser to Microsoft.com, and search for the Movie Maker download
It is a free download for the Windows operating system.
Alternatively, go to the Search bar in the operating system, and type in "Movie Maker"
It will show us if we have Movie Maker, and it will bring it up so that we can open it. If we don't have it, we'll see a link that will take us to the download site, as well. So that's two ways we can get it.
Once we have it, we simply open up Movie Maker
It's pinned to the Taskbar in the example.
Once it's open, we have two options
The first option in the upper left-hand corner is "Add videos and photos". We can click on that and search for and select a video.
The second option is to click the right side of the screen where it says "Click here to browse for videos and photos"
We are just going to select a random video. Now we have a video in the project that we're going to start working on.
The other way we can do this is to go ahead and search for that movie file
Right-click on it, go to "Open with" and select "Movie Maker". That will bring up the program and open up the movie file at the same time. This particular file is mp4. It will work with any video format when it comes to Movie Maker. It could be wmv, avi, mp2 and so on.
Once the video is open, we should save it right away
We can do so by clicking on "File" and "Save project as".
Type in the file name and click "Save"
This is going to become available the next time we want to open it up and work on it.
Click "File", and the video will appear under "Recent projects"
We can also go in and search for the project if it's not at the top of the list.
That's how you start a new project in Movie Maker using an existing video file
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Video: Start a New Project Using an Existing Video in Windows Movie Maker
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Recent edits by: Melissa Rae, Colette Cole