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Just because you have the built-in software to transform your homemade videos into compelling, creative content doesn't necessarily mean you have the know-how to do so. For that you need this no-nonsense task-based guide. In these pages video guru Jan Ozer uses simple, step-by-step instructions peppered with plenty of visual aids and loads of time-saving tips to show you how to use Microsoft's Movie Maker 2 video-editing software (which is included with Windows XP) to edit your videos and share them with family ...

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Overview

Just because you have the built-in software to transform your homemade videos into compelling, creative content doesn't necessarily mean you have the know-how to do so. For that you need this no-nonsense task-based guide. In these pages video guru Jan Ozer uses simple, step-by-step instructions peppered with plenty of visual aids and loads of time-saving tips to show you how to use Microsoft's Movie Maker 2 video-editing software (which is included with Windows XP) to edit your videos and share them with family and friends. Providing a visual approach to a visual product, Jan shows you how to start making movie magic instantly and effortlessly with the transitions, title options, and 2-D special effects included in Movie Maker 2. You'll learn how to create wipes, dissolves, freeze frames, and more in the process of producing a finished product that you'll be proud to email to friends, post on your Web site, or copy to CD or DVD.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321199546
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 5/13/2004
  • Series: Visual QuickStart Guide Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Jan Ozer is a contributing editor for PC Magazine and eMedia. He¿s written numerous books about digital video (including Pinnacle Studio 8 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide and MyDVD 5 for Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide) and teaches courses in digital video, most recently at the University of Wisconsin.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Getting started 1
Ch. 1 Getting your PC ready for Movie Maker 3
Ch. 2 Creating watchable video 15
Ch. 3 Getting started with Movie Maker 41
Pt. II Gathering your assets 73
Ch. 4 Capturing DV 75
Ch. 5 Capturing analog video 89
Ch. 6 Working with still images 107
Ch. 7 Importing music 119
Ch. 8 Working in the contents pane 135
Pt. III Editing 149
Ch. 9 Trimming and assembling your movie 151
Ch. 10 Using transitions 197
Ch. 11 Applying special effects 221
Ch. 12 Working with audio 241
Ch. 13 Designing titles and credits 255
Ch. 14 Working with AutoMovie 273
Pt. IV Output 283
Ch. 15 Writing to tape 285
Ch. 16 Outputting digital files 295
App. A Sonic solutions myDVD 319
App. B Creating movies in photo story 327
App. C Windows media encoder and tools 341
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2008

    Movie Maker2 by Jan Ozer is An Excellent Book.

    Movie Maker2 by Jan Ozer is An Excellent Book. I,like most people,have Windows Movie Maker on my computer so I wanted a book that would help me do good book promotion video's and understand the program better. This book does everything I hoped for and I am glad I purchased this book and every since I purchased it I use it at least once a week to make sure I am doing things right and also to see if the book suggests doing something different that will result in a better video. My video can be seen on my web-sites and places like Google and Yahoo. Look for ErvHarmon Video's Thank you Jan Ozer for writing this book as it has helped me very much and I gladly recommend it to anyone that wants good results from Windows Movie Maker2

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