WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER

Capturing Video—Movie Maker

You can capture video and audio to your computer by using Windows Movie Maker. To begin capturing, a video capture device must be connected properly and detected on your computer by Windows Movie Maker. Some audio and video capture devices and sources that you can use include a digital video (DV) or analog camera or VCR, a Web camera, a TV tuner card, or a microphone. You can capture content live or from video tape.
When capturing video and audio in Windows Movie Maker, the Video Capture Wizard proceeds as follows:
  1. Select the capture devices you want to use.
  2. Specify where you want your captured audio and video file to be saved.
  3. Choose the video setting.
  4. If you are capturing audio and video from a video tape in a DV camera or DV VCR, choose the method you want to use to capture video and audio.
  5. Capture the video and audio.


Editing Clips Movie Maker
You have several options for editing clips:
  • Splitting a clip. You can split a video clip into two clips. This is useful if you want to insert either a picture or a video transition in the middle of a clip. You can split a clip that appears on the storyboard/timeline of a current project, or you can split the clip in the Contents pane.

To split a video or audio clip

  1. In the Contents pane or on the storyboard/timeline, click the clip you want to split.
  2. On the Play menu, click Play Clip, and then click Pause Clip on the Play menu to pause the video at the point you want to split the clip. -or-On the monitor, move the playback indicator on the seek bar to the point you want to split the clip.
  3. On the Clip menu, click Split.
  • Combining clips. You can combine two or more contiguous video clips. Contiguous means the clips were captured together so that the end time of one clip is the same as the start time of the next clip. Combining clips is useful if you have several short clips and you want to view them as one clip on the storyboard/timeline. Similar to splitting a clip, you can combine contiguous clips in the Contents pane or on the storyboard/timeline.

To combine a split audio or video clip

  1. In the Contents pane or on the storyboard/timeline, hold down the CTRL key, and then select the contiguous clips you want to combine.
  2. On the Clip menu, click Combine. The name and property information of the first clip in the group is used for the new clip and the time is adjusted accordingly.
  3. Note To select consecutive clips, click the first clip, press and hold down the SHIFT key, and then click the last clip. To select one clip at a time, press and hold down the CTRL key, and then click each clip that you want to combine.
  • Trimming a clip. You can hide parts of a clip you do not want in your project. For example, you can trim the beginning or end of a clip. Trimming does not remove the information from the source material; you can clear the [[mk:@MSITStore:C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\MUI\0409\MOVIEMK.chm::/htm/editingclips.htm#ProjectID148:trim_points|trim points]] to return the clip to its original length at any time. Clips can only be trimmed after they have been added to the storyboard/timeline. You cannot trim clips in the Contents pane.

To trim a clip

  1. On the View menu, click Timeline.
  2. In the Collections pane, click the collection that contains the clip you want to add, and then click the clip you want to trim in the Contents pane.
  3. On the Clip menu, click Add to Timeline.
  4. On the timeline, select the clip you want to trim.
  5. On the timeline, click the playback indicator and drag it to the point where you want to trim the clip. -or- Use the playback controls on the monitor to go to the point where you want to trim the clip.
  6. Do the following:
    • When the playback indicator is at the point where you want the selected video or audio clip to start playing back, on the Clip menu, click Set Start Trim Point.
    • When the playback indicator is at the point where you want the selected video or audio clip to stop playing back, on the Clip menu, click Set End Trim Point.
    • Note You can also drag the trim handles to set the start and end trim points. The trim handles appear when the clip is selected on the timeline.
  • Creating clips. You also create clips from video clips after they have been imported or captured in Windows Movie Maker. This lets you create clips at any time when working in Windows Movie Maker. By separating video clips into smaller clips, you can easily find a particular part of your captured or imported video to use in your movie.

Using video transitions, video effects, and titles

You can enhance your movies by adding different elements to your movie, such as the following:
  • Video transitions. A video transition controls how your movie plays from one video [[mk:@MSITStore:C:\Program Files\Movie Maker\MUI\0409\MOVIEMK.chm::/htm/usingvideotransitionseffectsandtitles.htm#ProjectID148:clip|clip]] or picture to the next. You can add a transition between two pictures, video clips, or titles, in any combination, on the storyboard/timeline. The transition plays before the one clip ends and while the other clip starts to play. Windows Movie Maker contains various transitions you can add to your project. Transitions are stored in the Video Transitions folder in the Collections pane.

To add a video transition

  1. On the storyboard/timeline, select the second of the two video clips or pictures that you want to add a transition between.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Video Transitions. –or-In the Movie Tasks pane, under Edit Movie, click View video transitions.
  3. In the Contents pane, click the video transition you want to add.
  4. On the Clip menu, click Add to Timeline or Add to Storyboard.
  5. Note You can also add a video transition by dragging it to the timeline and dropping it between the two clips on the Video track. Or, on the storyboard, you can drag the video transition to the video transition cell between two video clips or pictures.
  • Video effects. A video effect determines how a video clip, picture, or title displays in your project and final movie. Video effects let you add special effects to your movie. A video effect is applied for the entire duration that the video clip, picture, or title displays in your movie. You can add any of the video effects that appear in the Video Effects folder in the Collections pane.

To add a video effect

  1. On the storyboard/timeline, select the video clip or picture to which you want to add the video effect.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Video Effects. –or-In the Movie Tasks pane, under Edit Movie, click View video effects.
  3. In the Contents pane, click the video effect you want to add.
  4. On the Clip menu, click Add to Timeline or Add to Storyboard.
Note You can also add an effect by dragging the effect and dropping it on the picture or video clip on the Video track of the timeline or to the video effect cell of the video clip or picture on the storyboard.
  • Titles and credits. Titles and credits let you enhance your movie by adding text-based information to your movie. You can add whatever text you want, but you may want to include information such as the title of your movie, your name, the date, and so forth. You can change the appearance of the title or credit, in addition to changing the title animation, which determines how your title or credit displays in your movie.

To add a title or credit

  1. On the Tools menu, click Titles and Credits. –or-In the Movie Tasks pane, under Edit Movie, click Make titles or credits.
  2. On the Where do you want to add a title? page, click one of the links depending on where you want to add the title.
  3. In the Enter Text for Title page, type the text you want to appear as the title.
  4. Click Change the title animation, and then on the Choose the Title Animation page, select a title animation from the list.
  5. Click Change the text font and color, and then on the Select Title Font and Color page, choose the font, font color, formatting, background color, transparency, font size, and position of the title.
  6. Click Done, add title to movie to add the title to your movie.




Discovery Education
http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/

Use Safari (browser on MAC) for greater ease with downloading.

Searching:
Use quick or advanced search to find what you need. You can search by keyword, subject area, grade level, curriculum standards, etc.


Viewing videos:
You can click on the video you wish to view and it will open using Quicktime. You can play it and pause it using the space bar. You can also go to view and choose "enter full screen."

When you pause the video you can then draw on the image.


Saving Videos to My Content:
You can choose full length videos or video segments by clicking in the small box on the right of the download icon. Then you can click on add to my content at the bottom. When you do this, you can also add a new folder so that you can organize the videos for later use.


Downloading videos:
Find the video you wish to download. Hold down the ctrl key on the keyboard and click on the filmstrip icon. Choose to "download linked files as" so you can name it appropriately. It will save as a Quicktime file.


DE Images:
Any images found on DE can be used for class projects. You will just need to cite Discovery Education.


Curriculum Standards/Teacher Guides/Worksheets:
When you mouse over a video on you main search results page, you will be able to preview the video. You may also find teacher's guides and worksheets that you can download. Many of the videos also have PA curriculum standards listed.
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Atlas:
This is an interactive world atlas. It allows you to choose any country. Then is supplies informational video clips about the culture, history, government and natural world.


Become a Discovery Education STAR:
http://community.discoveryeducation.com/about.cfm







GLOGSTER TUTORIAL

https://edunology.wikispaces.com/file/view/Student+-+Create+a+Glog.pdf