Video:Windows Movie Maker Importwith Don Schechter
Give your videos a unique, creative spin. Learn how to import video footage, pictures, audio, and music into Windows Movie Maker.See Transcript
Transcript:Windows Movie Maker ImportHi, I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing.
Today I'll teach you how to import video footage, pictures, and audio into Windows Movie Maker. It's easy to import existing footage, pictures, or music into your project in Movie Maker.
Find Movie Maker Import OptionsTo import extra elements click on the task button. This brings up Import options under Capture Video. You can also go to File, Import into collections to select audio. This brings up the Import file window.
Importing MusicUnder file types click the dropdown menu and select Audio and Music files. I'll select some music and hit the Import button. Now hit the collections button on the top bar. Our music is imported into the Collections folder. If you have a lot of music, you can right click on collections and click new collection. I'll rename this collection music. Now, I'll move my music into this new folder.
Importing PicturesNow I'll click, File Import into collections again. This time I'll select Picture Files under dropdown menu. I'll find some pictures, hold down the Shift key and select all my pictures. If you want to choose several pictures individually, hold down the Ctrl key and click on each one. Now I'll hit import. Our pictures show up in the Collections folder.
Once again I'll right click on collections and click new collection. I'll rename this collection pictures and drag my pictures from the general collections folder to the pictures folder.
Importing Video into Movie MakerNow I'll import some video files stored on my computer by going to File, Import into collections. This time I'll select Video Files under dropdown menu. I'll find my videos. I'll hold down the Ctrl key and select them. And I'll hit the import button. After a few moments, our video appears in the collection window.
Each of the clips are automatically sorted into individual folders so there's no need to organize them.
Organize Movie Maker ImportsI imported and organized all my files into folders to keep my project organized. If you don't keep your files organized you can quickly get overwhelmed on a project with many elements. A little organization in advance saves time down the road.
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