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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.
Well, as you probably know by now, there are many different types of effects that can be applied to photos, video, and so on in your Movie Maker project. You can add transitions, panning and zooming effects--special visual effects can be applied as well--but how do you remove them when you don't want them any longer? That's what we are going to talk about right now. We are going to do this working with our Escape project. And we are going to go to the storyboard, and our second video clip, surfing6, is broken up into two parts. We're going to go to the second half and just click that clip in the storyboard.
We'll preview it by clicking Play. So there's a bit of a transition, and you see a special effect has also been applied there, called Edge detection. So if we want to remove any of those effects, all we have to do is select None. So let's start with the transition. We'll go to the Animations tab, and here for Transitions, you can see what's selected as we hover over it. It is called Crossfade. We'll click the dropdown though, where you can see a full list and scroll up to the top, because the first one is None, No transition.
So when we click that, we now have no transition between these two clips, and you can see a little triangle that appears in the bottom left corner of clips that have transitions. It's gone. Now what about that special effect? That's a visual effect. We'll click Visual Effects, and you can see what's selected there. It's called Edge detection. The very first one though, is None. So when we select that, it's gone as well. Very simple to remove effects. What about Multiple effects? When we scroll down towards the bottom and we go to those three photo clips starting with beach_79, select it, hold down your Shift key and click the second last clip which is our last photo beach_81, all three of these have multiple effects that have been applied.
If we go to the dropdown for Visual Effects and go to Multiple effects, you can see Cinematic, Warp. Now we can select these and remove them and then apply, but that's a lot of clicks. If we click Cancel here, and we just go to the Visual Effects tab, the very first one is No effect at all. So when we click this, we are actually applying no effect. And if we go back to the dropdown and take a look at the Multiple effects window, you'll see all of those displayed effects have been removed. So, very few clicks to remove them all when we just select No effect from the Ribbon.
So that's all there is to removing the effects that you might apply. This is very handy if you want to take away effects and maybe add new ones, or simply change the effects.
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