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Windows Live Movie Maker Essential Training
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Removing effects


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Windows Live Movie Maker Essential Training

with David Rivers

Video: Removing effects

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.
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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

Removing effects

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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