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Introduction to Microsoft Windows Movie Maker Steve Stoker Support Professional MPSD Microsoft Corporation:

Introduction to Microsoft Windows Movie Maker Steve Stoker Support Professional MPSD Microsoft Corporation

What We Will Discuss:

2 What We Will Discuss The goals behind Microsoft ® Windows ® Millennium Edition (Windows Me) Movie Maker Features The user interface Editing tools Creating a movie Troubleshooting

Windows Movie Maker Goals:

3 Windows Movie Maker Goals Allow you to transfer home videos to your computer Help you organize your video assets Provide basic editing Use e-mail to send clips to friends and relatives, or to post clips to the Web

Windows Movie Maker Features:

4 Windows Movie Maker Features File import Record from analog and DV devices Arrange and catalog content into collections Basic editing ability Windows Media™ compression Send a movie by e-mail Post a movie to Web server Interactive tutorial Detailed Help file

User Interface:

5 User Interface Collections Area Workspace/ Project Area Monitor Area

The Collections Area:

6 The Collections Area Database (not source content) Looks and acts like Windows Explorer Contains clips Windows Movie Maker.col Located in C:\Windows\Application Data \Microsoft\Movie Maker Windows Movie Maker.col

The Monitor Area:

7 The Monitor Area Previews clips & projects Playback controls Full screen Split button Seek bar Playback controls Full screen Split button Seek bar

The Workspace and Project Area:

8 The Workspace and Project Area Where the movie is composed Storyboard Timeline Similar to the Collection view Storyboard Timeline Change view Zoom Out or In Narration

Process of Creating a Movie:

9 Process of Creating a Movie Importing source content Recording source content Creating a project Saving a movie Sending a movie by e-mail Sending a movie to Web server

Importing Source Content:

10 Importing Source Content Use drag-and-drop operation to import a file Added to Collections database Shot detection Change in frame content Existing makers in files New collections for video files Audio and still images are added to current collection Source content should not be moved or deleted

Recording Source Content:

11 Recording Source Content Windows Movie Maker can capture content from USB, digital video, and analog devices Selected capture devices Record time Limit Encoding profile setting Maximum length Recording Record Snapshot

Encoding Profiles:

12 Encoding Profiles When you select an encoding profile: Concerns How much disk space is available? What do you plan to do with the movie? What level of quality are you looking for? What are the limitations of the hardware? Quality is dependent on encoding profile selected and system capabilities

Encoding Profiles (2):

13 Encoding Profiles (2) 368 MB Based on a 1 minute 41 second video encoded in each profile

Editing Tools:

14 Editing Tools Split Combine Trim Transition

Composing a Project:

15 Composing a Project Must be done prior to saving a movie Created by populating the Workspace and Project area Edit the project Preview entire project Files are saved with the .mswmm extension

Splitting a Clip:

16 Splitting a Clip Allows you to better organize your collections or to insert another image into a scene Divides the time index or the clip at the selected location Can be done from the Collections area or the Project area Splitting a clip in one area does not affect the clip in the other area Does not affect source content

Combining Clips:

17 Combining Clips Allows you to restore a scene that spans several clips You cannot combine clips from different source files or clips that are not sequential in the source content Combining clips in one area does not affect the clips in the other area Does not affect source content Good Bad

Trimming a Clip:

18 Trimming a Clip Allows you shorten or remove unwanted footage from a clip Shortens the time index Can be done only in the Timeline view of the Workspace Does not affect source content Trim handles

Inserting a Transition:

19 Inserting a Transition Provides a professional look Cross fade Allows a smooth progression between clips Can only be done from the Timeline view of the Workspace and Project area Transition indicator

Saving a Movie:

20 Saving a Movie The Project and Workspace area must be populated Process is handled by DirectShow ® and Windows Media Can take a while depending on the system capabilities and the profile selected

Sending a Movie by E-mail:

21 Sending a Movie by E-mail You begin with the same basic process as saving a movie Pay close attention when you are selecting a profile Works with both MAPI and non-MAPI e-mail clients Movie (.wmv) file is saved to the Temp folder

Sending a Movie to Web Server:

22 Sending a Movie to Web Server You begin with the same basic process as saving a movie Pay close attention when you are selecting a profile Movie (.wmv) file is saved to the Temp folder Integrated hosting sites Personal sites can be added HTTP and FTP protocols

Troubleshooting Tools:

23 Troubleshooting Tools Windows Movie Maker Tutorial Windows Movie Maker Help Support site at http://support.microsoft.com/ Sample media files MediaTST in the PSSTools folder on the Windows Me CD Windows Movie Maker sample video

Troubleshooting Video Capture:

24 Troubleshooting Video Capture Things to remember: You need at least a 300-MHz processor, 400-MHz if using DV, 600-MHz or faster preferred You need at least 64 MB of RAM, 128 MB of RAM preferred You need 1 GB of free storage space Enable DMA for your disk drive Close all open tasks before capturing video Use WDM drivers when possible IEEE 1394 (FireWire) adapters must be OHCI

Troubleshooting Video Capture (2):

25 VFW Troubleshooting Video Capture (2) For a device to function with Movie Maker: It must be compatible with DirectShow WDM drivers are preferred VFW when compatible with the wrapper Though functional with DirectShow, some hardware may not perform as well when using the VFW drivers DSHOW Wrapper WDM

Troubleshooting Video Capture (3):

26 Windows Me contains drivers for the following USB cameras: Troubleshooting Video Capture (3) Intel CS330 Intel CS430 Intel YC76 Intel YC72 Philips 675 Philips 680 Philips 645 Philips 646 Many of these devices are marketed as part of various packages. To accurately identify the camera you are working with, check the data plate on the bottom of the camera.

Troubleshooting Video Capture (4):

27 Troubleshooting Video Capture (4) Analog capture devices ATI ALL-IN-WONDER STD (PCI) ATI ALL-IN-WONDER PRO (PCI) Digital video capture devices OHCI-compliant IEEE 1394 (FireWire) controllers Digital video devices compliant with the 61883 electronic device control specification (DV camcorders, VCRs)

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