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Microsoft Windows Movie Maker 2: Visual Quickstart Guide by Jan Ozer

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Recording Narration

Narrating your videos and slide shows is a great way to add context to the visual presentation, and Movie Maker makes narration simple to create and use. Even with an inexpensive microphone, you can create high-quality audio, but with the wrong gear or wrong setup, you'll be disappointed with the quality. For details, see the sidebar “Getting the Most from Your Narrations.”

Movie Maker can accept narration only in Timeline view, and you must start narrating at a point in the project where the Audio/Music track is clear of other audio. From there, you can use either of the two available recording modes.

In default mode, you can record as long as you like, and Movie Maker inserts the complete narration into the Audio/Music track. ...

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