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Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

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Creating Movies with Windows Movie Maker
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To select multiple items, use the previously discussed Shift and Ctrl tech-
niques and then drag those items to a desired location in the storyboard.
To select and then add all items to the end of the storyboard, right-click in
the Collections Pane and then click Select All. Right-click again and then
select Add to Storyboard. Alternatively, press Ctrl-A and then press Ctrl-D.
Editing Your Storyboard
As you add media items to the storyboard, Windows Movie Maker lists the runtime
of the video as the second time entry in the preview area. This runtime may change if
you modify the transitions and effects applied. Most single-sided DVDs can have a
total running time of up to 150 minutes. Most single-sided double-layered DVDs can
have a total running time of up to 300 minutes.
After you add items, you can fine-tune the play order. To change the play order of an
item or a group of items, select the item or items and then drag left or right until you
reach the desired position. To remove an item, right-click it and then select Remove.
Removing an item removes it from the storyboard but does not delete it from your
computer.
Figure 10-24. Selecting pictures or videos to preview them
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While you are optimizing the play order, you may want to preview the video. As
Figure 10-25 shows, the Preview Pane provides the following button controls:
Play/Pause
If you click the Play button, the video plays from the current position in the story-
board. Clicking the Play button again pauses playback.
Previous Frame
Rewinds to the previous frame of the video.
Next Frame
Advances to the next frame of the video.
Split
Splits a video clip you are playing into two clips at the current position.
Above the button controls, you’ll find a Timeline slider for previewing your video
and managing playback. If you click and drag the Current Frame button on the end
of the Timeline slider, you can fast-forward or rewind through a video. If you click a
specific part of the timeline, you can go to that time in the video.
On the left side of the Storyboard Pane, you’ll find Play/Pause buttons
as well as a Rewind Storyboard button. Clicking the Rewind Story-
board button moves to and selects the first storyboard in your video.
Figure 10-25. Using the Preview controls to manage playback
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Anytime you are working with video clips, you have several editing options. When
you are playing video clips, you can:
Click the Split button to split the video into two clips at the current position.
Trim the video so that it only includes footage from the current position to the
end of the clip by clicking Clip
Clip Trim Beginning, or by pressing I.
Trim the video so that it only includes footage from the current position to the
beginning of the clip by clicking Clip
Clip Trim End, or by pressing O.
Clear trim points to restore the original video clip by clicking Clip
Clear Trim
Points.
Combine video clips you previously split by selecting the videos and then click-
ing Clip
Combine, or by pressing N.
While you are fixing your storyboard, you can use the Undo button to undo any
changes you don’t like, or the redo button to redo changes you previously undid.
Multiple undo and redo changes are saved, allowing you to step backward and for-
ward through changes. You can also undo and redo specific changes.
To undo a specific change or changes, follow these steps:
1. Click the option button to the right of the Undo button. This displays a short-
cut menu with a list of Undo changes, as shown in Figure 10-26.
2. The most recent change is listed first. To undo this change, click it.
3. You can also undo multiple actions, but only in the exact order in which they
were performed. To undo multiple actions, drag down until all the actions you
want to undo are selected, and then click the shortcut menu.
To redo a specific change or changes, follow these steps:
1. Click the option button to the right of the Redo button. This displays a shortcut
menu with a list of Redo changes, as shown in Figure 10-27.
2. The most recent change is listed first. To redo this change, click it.
3. You can also redo multiple actions, but only in the exact order in which they
were performed. To redo multiple actions, drag down until all the actions you
want to redo are selected, and then click the shortcut menu.
Figure 10-26. Selecting the changes to undo

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