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Saving your movie in lower-resolution formats

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Video: Saving your movie in lower-resolution formats

If you plan on viewing your Movie Maker project on a mobile phone, or maybe you have a Zune mobile device and you want to be able to view your movie there as well--maybe even send it by e-mail-- there are some lower resolution formats you can save your movies to. We are going to take a look at those now, as we continue to work with our By the Sea project. We'll go up to the Ribbon with the Home tab selected, and click the Save dropdown button, and you'll see, as we move down to the bottom of the Common settings group, a For email option. Now when you hover over that, you are going to see some information.

Saving your movie in lower-resolution formats

If you plan on viewing your Movie Maker project on a mobile phone, or maybe you have a Zune mobile device and you want to be able to view your movie there as well--maybe even send it by e-mail-- there are some lower resolution formats you can save your movies to. We are going to take a look at those now, as we continue to work with our By the Sea project. We'll go up to the Ribbon with the Home tab selected, and click the Save dropdown button, and you'll see, as we move down to the bottom of the Common settings group, a For email option. Now when you hover over that, you are going to see some information.

The Display size is quite small. The resolution is not so good: 426 x 240. But if you look at the Estimated file size, that's important. If you are going to be sending a video by e-mail, you want a smaller file size, so in this case 11 megabytes per minute of video. Other options also appear under Mobile device settings. So we have Windows Phones: we have a large version which is 854 x 480, and a small version that will work on a Windows Phone 426 x 240. And like I said, if you have one of those Zune mobile devices, there is a 720p display option or the Zune HD (for device).

Now these are high-definition versions, but in low resolution they will look great on the Zune mobile device. So let's say we want to e-mail our movie out. We'll choose For email. Again, you'll be prompted to save your movie file. Let's give it a name. I am going to add a 3 to the end this time, because we have done this a couple of times already. Click Save and off it goes. You can see it's saving the movie. Now it will be saved to the location you chose, using the name that you chose, and then it will be a matter if you are launching your e-mail application and simply attaching that file.

The nice thing though, is you'll have a file size that's ideal for sending via e-mail. As always, the Windows Live Movie Maker dialog appears, giving you some options to play your movie, open the folder where it exists or close. And in this case, opening the folder is a good idea, because it will allow you to go to that actual file and find it easily, so you can attach it to your e-mail. We'll close that up when we are done. So there are a number of lower resolution formats that are ideal for different types of devices, and they are all selectable right here from within Movie Maker.

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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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