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Creating slow-motion video

From: Windows Live Movie Maker Essential Training

Video: Creating slow-motion video

One cool effect you can apply to video in a Windows Live Movie Maker project is to change the speed, for example. You might want to see some slow motion in your video. You can simply apply it to the video clip or a portion of your video clip. That's we are going to do right now, using our CaliforniaDream project. And you can see we do have a video clip. If we select the video clip, it's a simple matter now of changing the speed. Let's see what it looks like though, in regular speed. We'll click the Play button to preview. (Video playing.) Okay, so that's a very cool video clip.

Creating slow-motion video

One cool effect you can apply to video in a Windows Live Movie Maker project is to change the speed, for example. You might want to see some slow motion in your video. You can simply apply it to the video clip or a portion of your video clip. That's we are going to do right now, using our CaliforniaDream project. And you can see we do have a video clip. If we select the video clip, it's a simple matter now of changing the speed. Let's see what it looks like though, in regular speed. We'll click the Play button to preview. (Video playing.) Okay, so that's a very cool video clip.

May be there's a portion of that clip we'd like to slow down. So after our surfer gets up on his board, we could go into slow motion and then speed it up again at the end. That's going to mean splitting up our video clip. And to change the speeds, we go to the Edit tab, under Video Tools. Here's where you're going to see the current speed set to Normal or 1x. When you click this dropdown, you can speed it up by doubling it, quadrupling, and so on. Or you can slow it down by going up the list to half speed or quarter speed--even 0.125.

But before we get there, let's choose exactly where in the clip we want to split up the video. So let's just drag our marker back to the beginning, and right about there, it looks like our surfer is going to get up on the board, so this would be a good spot to start our slow motion. So let's split the clip by clicking the Split button, right under the Edit tab. There we go. Now the second clip, we want to drag our marker to the point where we want to speed it up again, and maybe right about there, before he gives us a splash.

So we'll split it right there as well. So now we've got three clips. And it's the middle one that we want to slow down, so we will select it by clicking it. Now we'll go to the Speed dropdown in the Adjust group here, and let's go to Half speed. We'll go back to the first part and click the Play button to preview the entire thing. (Video playing.) And there's the splash--very cool effect.

Now you may noticed the audio is lost when we changed speeds like that. So, the audio that we hear in the background for the first and third parts of our clip is still there, whereas the middle clip is missing the audio. So you might want to select the clips, or the portions of the clip, that have audio and just to bring that video volume by clicking the Video Volume button, dragging it all the way to the left and mute it out. We will do the same for the third one. Video Volume, we will mute it out, and there we go.

So now we are ready to save this up. We'll hit the Save button to save our project as it is, and now you know how to change the speed for a video clip in your Movie Maker project.

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Windows Live Movie Maker Essential Training

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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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