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Windows Live Movie Maker Essential Training
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Adjusting photo duration and rotation


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Windows Live Movie Maker Essential Training

with David Rivers

Video: Adjusting photo duration and rotation

The moment you add a photo to your Movie Maker Project, certain default attributes are assigned for you-- for example, a default duration of seven seconds. Sometimes photos will be rotated for you; sometimes they won't, if that information is not stored in the photo. So we are going to look at those two options right now, continuing with our BeachMovie. Now if we were to hover over any one of the photos here-- let's go to beach_5, which is some tracks in the sand here-- you'll notice the duration is set to 4.76 seconds.
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  1. 3m 28s
    1. Welcome
      1m 4s
    2. Using the exercise files and restoring missing links
      2m 24s
  2. 15m 51s
    1. Installing Windows Live Movie Maker
      2m 19s
    2. Touring the Movie Maker interface
      6m 50s
    3. Starting and saving a new project
      3m 52s
    4. Adjusting the view
      2m 50s
  3. 24m 9s
    1. Understanding what files you can use
      2m 43s
    2. Adding and organizing video and pictures
      5m 17s
    3. Importing photos from a camera
      4m 46s
    4. Importing video from a camcorder
      3m 10s
    5. Importing content from other devices
      4m 22s
    6. Adding music to a project
      3m 51s
  4. 36m 53s
    1. Creating an AutoMovie
      4m 48s
    2. Adding and modifying titles in a project
      4m 26s
    3. Adding and formatting captions in a clip
      3m 17s
    4. Adding and modifying credits in a project
      5m 32s
    5. Adjusting music options
      4m 40s
    6. Trimming and splitting video clips
      5m 53s
    7. Adjusting photo duration and rotation
      3m 3s
    8. Adjusting and mixing video and audio volume
      2m 15s
    9. Creating a snapshot from existing video
      2m 59s
  5. 18m 41s
    1. Creating transitions between clips
      5m 44s
    2. Panning and zooming photos
      3m 9s
    3. Adding visual effects to photos and video
      3m 40s
    4. Adding multiple effects to a single clip
      3m 31s
    5. Removing effects
      2m 37s
  6. 17m 9s
    1. Saving your movie in high definition
      3m 18s
    2. Saving your movie to DVD
      5m 26s
    3. Saving your movie in lower-resolution formats
      2m 14s
    4. Uploading a movie to YouTube
      4m 42s
    5. Publishing a movie to other web locations
      1m 29s
  7. 9m 53s
    1. Making a movie from Windows Live Photo Gallery
      2m 2s
    2. Creating slow-motion video
      3m 2s
    3. Adding additional audio tracks
      4m 49s
  8. 1m 37s
    1. What's next?
      1m 37s

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Windows Live Movie Maker Essential Training
2h 7m Beginner Dec 02, 2010

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In Windows Live Movie Maker Essential Training, David Rivers shows how to make eye-catching movies from home videos and photos. This course will demonstrate how to make a movie quickly using AutoMovie, using its themes, transitions, effects, and titles. The course explores how to take movies to the next level, using more advanced features for formatting content and adding special effects. After creating a movie, learn how to share it online or on DVD, even in high definition. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Importing photos, video, and audio from a camera or other source
  • Adding and modifying titles
  • Trimming and splitting video clips
  • Adjusting music volume, fading, splitting, and timing options
  • Creating transitions between clips
  • Panning and zooming photos
  • Making a movie from Windows Live Photo Gallery
  • Creating slow motion video
Subject:
Video
Software:
Windows Live Movie Maker
Author:
David Rivers

Adjusting photo duration and rotation

The moment you add a photo to your Movie Maker Project, certain default attributes are assigned for you-- for example, a default duration of seven seconds. Sometimes photos will be rotated for you; sometimes they won't, if that information is not stored in the photo. So we are going to look at those two options right now, continuing with our BeachMovie. Now if we were to hover over any one of the photos here-- let's go to beach_5, which is some tracks in the sand here-- you'll notice the duration is set to 4.76 seconds.

If we move to the next one, you'll notice that duration is exactly the same, 4.76, and so on. The reason for this is we decided to make our project fit the length of the music choice we made. So in this case, all of those seven second durations were knocked down to 4.76 seconds, but we can adjust that manually. So let's go back to beach_5 and just click to select it. Now any changes we make will be applied to this one selected photo. And you might not see it in the preview-- you'll probably see the end of the previous clip--but you can move your marker halfway across to see a preview of that photo.

Now we are going to make some adjustments, starting with the rotation. This is actually turned on its side, and it needs to be rotated a little bit to the left. So you'll notice, in the Editing group here with the Home tab selected, there are two rotate options: Rotate Left and Rotate Right. Each time you click this button, it will rotate either left 90 degrees or right degrees. And it looks like we need to rotate this to the left 90 degrees, so we'll click the Rotate Left. You can see that looks a little bit better. Now, of course, we end up with black on the sides, but that's the way the photo was taken.

That's the way it should be displayed. If you rotate left again, you can see it goes back the other way, so we can rotate right 90 degrees to bring it back. So that looks much better. Now of course, you can be doing this with many photos if you select multiple photos using your Shift or Ctrl keys, but we are just applying it to this one clip. And because it has a transition and a duration, it's really treated as a video. So the other options we are looking for will appear under the Video Tools > Edit tab. We'll click the Edit tab, right under Video tools.

Most of the video options don't apply here, but the Duration does. And you can see those 4.76 seconds. So if you wanted to knock this down or bring it up, just click the dropdown. You'll see a number of presets to choose from. So if you wanted to bring it down to three seconds, you could click 3. And you will notice that takes us to the next clip, which is set to 4.76. So we'll go back and click the previous clip. This is our beach_5, and you can see the duration is set to 3. If you wanted it to be 3.5 seconds, that's not a preset when you click the dropdown, so just come in here and type in "3.5" and press Enter, and you now have a three-and-a-half-second-long clip.

So that's all there is to rotating and changing the duration defaults that are assigned to your photos here in Movie Maker.

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