How to Use Movie Maker | Step-by-step Guide for Beginners


Windows Movie Maker, a free and professional video editing software, can help us easily and quickly create video and share them on OneDrive, Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube, and Flickr. However, do you know how to use Widows Movie Maker? Howto use the best free video editing software to create wonderful video?
Now, you can try the following steps:
Part 1.Get Windows Movie Maker
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Part 2.Import Files to Windows Movie Maker
Windows Movie Maker can also let you create movies by using photos and videos imported from Photo Gallery, a DVD, a digital camcorder or a smartphone.
Part 3.Edit Clips in Windows Movie Maker
1. Moving Files in a Project

You can directly drag the files to rearrange them in a different order within a project.

2. Trimming Files

Windows Movie Maker offers the Trim tool to help you remove unwanted frames from the start or end of a clip.

3. Splitting Files

Is it possible to cut a clip into smaller sections without losing any frames in the process? Of course. The answer is positive.

Try the following steps to divide a long clip of footage.

In the Storyboard Pane, choose the video point where you want to split (or drag the Vertical line to the desired place).

Click the Edit tag under Video Tools, and then click on the Split button.

Part 4.Add Transition and Visual Effects in Windows Movie Maker
Transition effects, widely used in video editing software like Windows Movie Maker, appear when one slide/clip replaces another one, improving your video editing skills.

Movie Maker offers numerous transition styles including Diagonals, Dissolves, Patterns and Shapes, Reveals, Shatters, etc.
Adding Pan and Zoom Effects

While adding transitions between clips, I'm sure you've noticed the Pan and Zoom gallery. Pan and Zoom effects (also known famously as the Ken Burns effect) mean viewing a static image as if it is a motion picture. The panning and zooming of the picture brings the illusion of motion.

Adding Visual Effects

Windows Movie Maker also offers a lot of visual effects to give you a deep set of visual flair.

Select the clip you want to add visual effects.
Click the Visual Effects tab on the ribbon toolbar.
Hover your mouse over a specific effect to preview it and select it.

Part 5.Add Text to Video in Windows Movie Maker
You can add titles, captions, and credits to your video to make it more authentic and a showcase people who worked on the production.

Part 6.Export & Share Movie Maker Video
With Windows Movie Maker, you can save movie in computer, phone, and other devices, burn your videos to DVD with high quality, or directly upload your new movie to OneDrive, YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and Flickr right from the program.

Here, to save movie maker to MP4, you can click the Save movie button in the Home tab, then type a name for your movie, and click Save button.

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