Video:Windows Movie Maker Capturewith Isaac Brody
Take control of your raw footage. Learn how to capture video in Windows Movie Maker, and take the first step to editing the video into a completed project.See Transcript
Transcript:Windows Movie Maker CaptureHi. I'm Isaac Brody for About.com Computing.
Today I'll teach you how to capture video in Windows Movie Maker.
Movie Maker-Camera ConnectionI'll need my Mini-DV video camera which has a firewire connection here. There are multiple types of firewire connections. Cameras require a 4 pin firewire cable on one end, while computers can have a 4 or a 6 pin connection.
My laptop has a 6 pin connection. I'll connect the firewire cable to my laptop and then to my camera. Make sure that you remember to turn on your camera and set it to its VCR mode for playback.
Capturing from your CameraEither open up your Movie Maker project file, or start a new one from scratch. Go to File, Capture Video. If everything is plugged in properly, you should see your camera listed. Make sure it's highlighted, and click, Next.
Saving Captured FootageEnter a name for the video we are about to capture and click Browse to set where the captured footage will be saved. I'll choose my project directory, under C Drive, Movie Maker Projects, and Movie 1.
I created these folders on my own in my C Drive, but if you have an external drive with lots of space, use that instead. Video takes up a lot of hard drive space. Now click OK and click Next.