Mr Charles Onion Smythe here again! Last week I spoke to you about creating your first video post aka 'facing the fear' and now I am back with 'How to upload and edit a video using Windows Live Movie Maker' So you have recorded your first video ey? First thing's first- upload it to your computer!
Open Windows Live Movie Maker and you'll be greeted with this...
Simply click where it says 'click here to browse for videos and photos' and select your video and BOOM! there it is...
This is your video in it's entirety, if you are anything like me though you'll have a good section of bloopers, setting up and general muff ups that you would rather the world doesn't see. And so we begin by setting the start point of your video - a great chance to edit out those fumbling moments as you scramble across from the camera to get in position!
Decide the point at which you want your video to begin, play your video and when you are happy that you have the starting point you'd like hit the pause button under the movie screen. On the top bar of Wondows Live Movie Maker select EDIT and select set start point. Ta da! You have set the starting point!
The same applies to setting the end point, play your video to the point that you'd like it to end, hit pause, then on the top bar select EDIT and then select set end point.
The next thing you can do, if you like, is to give your video a 'title' - a few words to introduce the viewer to your masterpiece. On the top bar select HOME and then select TITLE (it's laid out pretty much directly under the word PROJECT of the main top bar). A black box will appear at the start of your video where you can type in the title you desire. You can adjust the transparency, background colour, font colour, font and size all in the top bar. You can also set the text duration, mine auto sets it at 7 seconds and for the video below I changed that to 3.00 seconds. You can then click EDIT on the top bar and set the length of the title box too - again it was a standard 7 seconds but I thought that would be a bit boring so I changed it to 3.00 seconds too.
If you click on the first section of your video and then select VISUAL EFFECTS from the top bar you can then choose different styles such as black and white, sepia, edge detect and all manner of fancy effects. Have a play around and if you see one that you like click on it and it'll apply that for you. For the video below I used fade in from black.
If you click on the anywhere on your video you can apply an animation - mainly used on the first section and the ending of your video. On the top bar select ANIMATIONS and then you can try out the various options - for the video below I used pixelate at the beginning.
Now to save your movie! Click on the movie maker tab in the top left of the screen and select save movie and save to computer . your movie will then be saved! You can also publish your movie to YouTube, Facebook and some other online social media places from there too.
Wait a short while whilst the video saves ...
And there you go - one video! You can now upload it to YouTube and embed it within your blog post, upload through Blogger or if you use Wordpress then you purchase a video upgrade on you can upload videos directly.
So here's Mr charles Onion Smythe with a basic video!