For many people, just the thought of making video slides is irritating and confusing in itself. In reality, the process is quite easy and straightforward if you can plan ahead what to present, base on your goals and expectations out of making the video. This guide will help you to speed up the process by breaking it down to easy step by step instructions.
Unlike what the majority would like to think, even casual video makers who use slideshows as presentations, promotional material, educational and/or other purposes will have to admit that making video can be very time consuming and frustrating without proper organization and efficient way of executing the tasks.
The first step is to evaluate your use and end-result outcome to see if it needs background music. Start by asking yourself some basic questions, like: Does my video need quality and highly relevant soundtracks to complement its slides? Or is it better to keep the whole presentation mute so I can do the speaking? Or perhaps shall I record my own voice and put it all together in one package?
If you have ever thought about making a video to upload to YouTube or one of the other online video sharing sites, there is no better time to do it than now. Videos are fast becoming the most popular form of entertainment and information for many people. Most people would rather watch an informative video than read a long article on the same topic. As far as entertainment value, you can’t beat online videos.
So how do you get started? Making a video online may seem like a complicated endeavor at first, but don’t worry, it is much simpler than it seems. You don’t have to be a “techie” to create great videos if you use the proper tools and techniques.
First of all, you need to decide what type of video you want to create. A few of your options are:
The first installment of the Microsoft Movie Maker that was introduced along with the Windows Me received flak from critics due to its unassuming features as compared to the IMovie product on the Apple Macintosh.
A year later Version 1.1 was included in Windows XP, which supported the creation of DV AVI and WMV 8 files. November 2002 saw the release of the new and improved Version 2.0. Later, the Windows XP Service Pack 2 included the rather inferior updated Version 2.1.A new version of Microsoft 2.5, was introduced by Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with greater provisions for DVD burning. Some versions of Windows “Longhorn” (now known as Windows Vista) included a WPF version, but was later done away with in the development reorganization.
Vista and the Movie Maker
Windows Live Movie Maker is likely to replace Windows Movie Maker which is integrated with Windows Vista. It is a cool application and you can make your own movie using the application and by following some simple computer help tips. Before starting with the application make sure that you have the application installed on your system. If you don’t have this application installed on your computer, you need to download and install the program on your PC first.
To start with the application you need to import the photos and videos that you want to import in the home movie you are planning to make. To import videos and photos onto your PC you can choose any of the two ways suggested by the computer help guys. You can import the video or photos from your mobile phone, digital camera or movie camera. For importing videos or photos from these devices you need to connect the devices to your computer through a USB cable. Another option of importing your photos or videos to your computer is to import the video directly to your PC from your digital video camera. This is used mainly when you have got something recorded on your digital movie camera and want to edit the unwanted parts from it.
If you have already got your videos and photos on to your computer you can go ahead with the imported videos and photos. Launch the Windows Live Movie Maker and click on the button ‘Movie Maker’ and click on the option ‘import from device.’ Once you have completed the importing job, you can start with the editing option.