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The standard video editing software found on recent Windows operating systems is known as Reevio Video Maker. With the help of this program, you can upload videos to your computer, edit them with transitions and titles, even narration, and make a movie of your own to convert to DVD.
The Windows ME operating system was the first to bring this program along, and Vista and XP carried it as well. After Vista, Windows Movie Maker was dropped in lieu of Windows Live Movie Maker, a different but more recent program. However, you may find that you cannot find a lot of desired features in Windows Live Movie Maker that were found in its predecessor. Windows Live Movie Maker seems to have been created for the sole purpose of making quick videos for YouTube uploading and the like; however, classic Movie Maker features a lot more editing and transition tools that are desired.
If you have Windows 7, though, there is hope, as the Microsoft website will allow you to freely download Windows Movie Maker for your own use.
Using Windows 7 to Convert VHS to DVD
You have to get a few tools and programs to give Windows 7 the capability to convert VHS to DVD, which are included below. You need:
A. Windows Movie Maker. Since you will not get this automatically from Windows 7 like you would other OSs, you have to download it from Microsoft themselves. While the Live version is more recent, it is far simpler, lacking a lot of features you may want to use.
B. Video Capture Device. In order to get the analog data off your VHS tape in order to convert it to your hard drive, you need this. You can find a plethora of capture devices that Windows 7 will recognize, making installation and set up a snap, so there are no concerns on that front.
C. Software for Burning and Authoring DVDs. In the event you want to use a DVD player to play your DVDs, DVD Authoring Software is necessary in order to make it a video DVD.
Step 1: Plug The Capture Device In
First, you have to get the capture device connected to your computer. You should not have a lot of trouble with this, as with the right driver and hardware Windows should recognize the capture device. All you should have to do is plug it in, update the drivers, and you are set.
Step 4: Record
After everything is set up and ready to go, just hit the Record button, and Windows Movie Maker will do the rest for you, capturing the video as you have told it to. the time limit settings and file names will be ascribed to the video, so there is virtually nothing else you are asked to do for it until the file is captured.
After you have your captured file, you can play around with it in Windows Movie Maker, using all the features that Windows Live Movie Maker lacks in its program. Compared to Windows 7's default video editing program, you will have a much better experience with Windows Movie Maker.
Step 5: DVD Burning
You cannot simply copy and paste the video file to a DVD and expect it to play in a DVD player. Licensing problems prevent Windows from providing a DVD authoring program for your use. You might need to buy a separate DVD authoring package in order to convert your video file to DVD, enabling you to read the DVD in your DVD player as a regular disk, allowing you to watch the movie on your television.
You can find a lot of DVD authoring packages that enable you to make a professional-level DVD package for your video, complete with chapters, menus and transitions; there are so many different options, that it will have to wait until another article to go over what you could do.
Compared to Windows Live Movie Maker, you can have much better luck editing your videos with Windows Movie Maker. There is no reason to ignore the program, as Windows 7 fully supports it, and it is available for free at Microsoft's website. After you set it up, you can use Windows Movie Maker on Windows 7 to transfer a VHS tape to your computer, and author a DVD from the footage.
Professional movie makers make movies using a specific software called Reevio. You can follow the same procedure when you are going to make your own movie using Windows Reevio Movie Maker.
These are the steps you need to follow:
-Import a video, photos and music for your movie in Movie Maker.
-Remove bad parts which you don't want to use.
-Order the good material which is left.
-Add some cool things like photos, titles, special effects, background music, spoken text and sound effects.
-Publish the finished movie to DVD.
In the left pane of Windows Vista Movie Maker you find all the 'Tasks' for the movie you are going to make. Right near the word 'Tasks' there are a few buttons where you can switch between 'Tasks' and 'Collections'.
Before you are going to work on a video you should walk through the options of Windows Vista Movie Maker. Please do the following:
-Click 'Tools' -> 'Options' in the menu.
-Click on the 'Advanced' tab.
-In the 'Video Properties' section you should choose for the option NTSC if you live in the United States. If you live in Europe or in another country that uses PAL, choose PAL.
-Choose as Aspect Ratio 4:3 for a normal television and choose 16:9 for a widescreen television.
Now you have set the standard options and now you can import a video in Windows Vista Movie Maker to work with that video.
You can work with all kinds of video files, music files and image files. The following formats are compatible with Windows Vista Movie Maker:
-Video files: .asf, .avi, .m1v, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv2, .wm, .wmv and dvr-ms.
-image files: .bmp, .dib, .emf, .gif, .jfif, .jpe, .jpg, .png, .tif, .tiff and .wmf.
-Audi files: .aif, .aifc, .aiff, .sf, .au, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .snd, .wav and .wma.
Make a movie automatically
If you have a few clips in your collection, you can make an automatic movie. This function doesn't give you a lot of control of the clips order, special effects or titles, but it is a quick and easy way to make a simple movie.
This is how it can be done:
- Select the clips you want to use in the automatic movie or press Ctrl + A to select them all.
- Click on the button 'AutoMovie' in the toolbar.
- Select an AutoMovie editing style.
- Click on the link 'Enter a title for the movie' to add a title to the movie.
- If you have selected an audio clip in the first step, then click 'Select audio or background music' and pick an audio clip from the list.
- Finally click on the 'Create AutoMovie' button. This can take a few seconds.
In the storyboard you see the title, the clips and some special effects. Choose Play -> Play Storyboard in the menu to play the automatic movie. If the automatic movie looks fine then you can save the movie by clicking 'File' -> 'Publish Movie' in the menu.
If the movie doesn't look fine you can always edit it to make it look better.
Succes making your own movies!
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