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Posted 1/14/08 , edited 1/15/08
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Windows Movie Maker 6.0 for Vista Tutorial

Windows Movie Maker 6.0 for Vista is essentially the same as Windows Movie Maker 2 for XP with some improvements.

First of all, the 'look' of the program changed a little bit.

Here is a screen shot of WMM 6.0:

As you can see it's not that much different than the old one.
There are some new effects

Here is another screen shot displaying some effects:

There are also some new transitions as well.

Screen shot of some transtions:

Here are some advantages and disadvantages of the program.

Some Advantages:

+Very simple to use and understand.

+Supports Windows media HD (way better than .wmv quality)

+Some new effects/transitions (these were not in the XP edition)

+Doesn't lag or freeze (windows movie maker XP used to freeze every 10 minutes on me)

Some Disadvantages:

-Maybe a little too simple

-Very limited effects/transitions

-Only one audio line on the time line (aside from the audio from video)

-Cannot save as an .avi file

These are just some advantages and disadvantages that I thought of on the spot.

Now for a quick walk-through on how to make an AMV in Windows Movie Maker Vista:

1. First open the program.

2. Once it is open, click the button "Import Media." (It is located on the top left-hand corner of the window -- right underneath the file menu).

3. Now choose the video clip footage that you would like to use. (IMPORTANT:Once you import something, DO NOT change the location of the file you imported!)

4. After you have imported the video footage, press import yet again to import an audio. Choose the song you would like to use.

5. Now that you have both the video and the audio. You can start to create your amv. Just drag and drop the clips and audio to their respective places in the timeline.

6. You can use various effects/transitions to enhance your amv. Just select the effects folder on the side bar. Then just drag and drop the effects in front of the desired clip.

7. You may also add titles and credits by going to the tools menu, and choosing titles and credits.

8. After you have completed your masterpiece, click the "Publish Movie" button on the top of the window, adjacent to the "Import Media" button.

9. Just follow the instructions on the window that pops up. Enter the title, choose a save location, etc... then it will ask you for the format. It recommends "best quality for playback on your computer" but if you choose Windows Media HD, it will be better quality.

10. After your movie is done publishing, sit back relax and be proud of your masterpiece! ^_^

There. That wasn't so hard now was it?

Alright if you have any questions, PM me and I will attempt to answer them.

Now you are all expert AMV artists, so as the great composer Schumann once said, go out into the world and "send light through the darkness of men's hearts; for such is the duty of an artist!"

If you feel that your amv was terrible and that you have failed miserably, remember this quote:
"An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one." ~Charles Horton Cooley

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Posted 1/20/08 , edited 1/20/08
I just wanted to add that you can save as an .avi file with this version but it will be a large file :3
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Posted 1/23/08 , edited 1/23/08
Thanks. Yeah I didn't mention this because I mentioned that you can save as Windows Media HD which is almost exactly the same quality. Also the file size is insane when you save it as an NTSC format.
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