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Make Movies with Windows Vista Movie Maker

Professional movie makers make movies using a specific procedure. You can follow the same procedure when you are going to make your own movie using Windows Vista Movie Maker.

These are the steps you need to follow:

-Import a video, photos and music for your movie in Movie Maker.

-Remove bad parts which you don’t want to use.

-Order the good material which is left.

-Add some cool things like photos, titles, special effects, background music, spoken text and sound effects.

-Publish the finished movie to DVD.

In the left pane of Windows Vista Movie Maker you find all the ‘Tasks’ for the movie you are going to make. Right near the word ‘Tasks’ there are a few buttons where you can switch between ‘Tasks’ and ‘Collections’.

Program options

Before you are going to work on a video you should walk through the options of Windows Vista Movie Maker. Please do the following:

-Click ‘Tools’ -> ‘Options’ in the menu.

-Click on the ‘Advanced’ tab.

-In the ‘Video Properties’ section you should choose for the option NTSC if you live in the United States. If you live in Europe or in another country that uses PAL, choose PAL.

-Choose as Aspect Ratio 4:3 for a normal television and choose 16:9 for a widescreen television.

-Click ‘Ok’.

Now you have set the standard options and now you can import a video in Windows Vista Movie Maker to work with that video.

You can work with all kinds of video files, music files and image files. The following formats are compatible with Windows Vista Movie Maker:

-Video files: .asf, .avi, .m1v, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv2, .wm, .wmv and dvr-ms.

-image files: .bmp, .dib, .emf, .gif, .jfif, .jpe, .jpg, .png, .tif, .tiff and .wmf.

-Audi files: .aif, .aifc, .aiff, .sf, .au, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .snd, .wav and .wma.

Collection folders

There is no restriction which says that a movie can consist only material from one video tape, one folder, etc. Every movie you make can contain material from a combination of media files. To keep everything ordered well, you can create collection folders in Windows Vista Movie Maker. A colletion folder is the same as a normal folder.

The collection folders you create in Windows Vista Movie Maker will be displayed in the left pane by clicking the ‘Show or hide collections’ button.

To create a new collection folder, do the following:

-Right click ‘Imported Media’.

-In the menu which appears click ‘New Collection Folder’.

-Typ the name of the folder.

Import material in Windows Vista Movie Maker

If you want to use something in your movie, you have to import a copy from an existing folder on your hard drive into a collection folder in Movie Maker. You can do this by dragging photos and videos from the Photo Gallery to a collection folder.

Import photos and video from Photo Gallery

– Open togehter with Windows Vista Movie Maker the Windows Photo Gallery.

– Make sure you have opened both these windows next to each other to make dragging files more easy.

– Select the photo(s) and video(s) you need for the video in Photo Gallery and drag them on the collection folder you want to place them in.

Import photos, video and music from folders

– Click on the collection folder in Movie Maker where you want the files in.

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