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Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

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Chapter 10: Making Video DVDs and Movies
6. Under “Video format,” select either NTSC or PAL as the video format. If you are
unsure which format to use, don’t change the default format because this is set
based on the Regional and Language Options in the Control Panel. You will
need to change the format only when you plan to share your video with a friend
who lives in another country or region.
7. Under “Aspect ratio,” choose the aspect ratio. The aspect ratio is expressed as
the relation of the video width to the video height. For widescreen, choose 16:9
as the aspect ratio. For standard (full) screen, choose 4:3 as the aspect ratio.
8. Click OK to save your settings.
Previewing and Finishing Your Movie Project
When you are finished fine-tuning your movie, you’ll want to preview it to ensure
that the movie is exactly as you want it to be. You can preview the movie at full-
screen size by clicking View and then selecting Full Screen. Alternatively, press Alt-
Enter. To exit full-screen preview mode, press the Esc key. You can also preview at
alternative display sizes by clicking View, pointing to Preview Monitor Size, and then
selecting the desired display size.
When you are ready to continue, you can save your video as a Windows Movie
Maker Project. Project files are saved with the file extension .mswmm. Although
Windows Movie Maker Project files can run multiple megabytes in size, they are still
considerably smaller than your final movie file.
You can save as a project file by completing the following steps:
1. Click File and then select Save As.
2. In the Save Project As dialog box, shown in Figure 10-45, type a descriptive
name for your video and then click Save.
Figure 10-45. Saving your movie project
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Although you can use spaces in the video name, I’ve chosen not to use
spaces in the example to make it easier to work with the file. With this
project name, if you were to click Start and then type
dayat into the
Search box, you’d see this project file in the Files list and could then
double-click the filename to open the movie in Windows Movie
Maker. Of course, you could also click Start and then type
movie into
the Search box to see a list of all movies and related movie project
files.
By default, your project is saved in your personal Videos folder. If you
don’t want to use this folder, click the Browse for Folders button to
expand the dialog box and include additional folder browsing fea-
tures. You can then select a folder in which to save your project.
After you save your project, you can publish your movie. Publishing your movie cre-
ates the finished video file. In most cases, you’ll want to publish the movie to your
computer or to a DVD. If you publish the movie to your computer, you’ll select the
encoding settings as shown in Table 10-3.
Table 10-3. Movie encoding settings for Windows Movie Maker
File type File extension Aspect ratio Bit rate Display size
Frames per
second
DV-Video .avi 4:3 28.6 Mbps 720 × 480 30
Windows Media
Portable Device
.wmv 4:3 1.0 Mbps 640 × 480 30
Windows Media
DVD Quality
.wmv 4:3 3.0 Mbps 720 × 480 30
Windows Media
DVD Widescreen
Quality
.wmv 16:9 3.0 Mbps 720 × 480 30
Windows Media
HD 720p
.wmv 16:9 5.9 Mbps 1,280 × 720 30
Windows Media
HD for Xbox 360
.wmv 16:9 6.9 Mbps 1,280 × 720 30
Windows Media
HD 1080p
.wmv 16:9 7.8 Mbps 1,440 × 1,080 30
Windows Media
Low Bandwidth
.wmv 4:3 117 Kbps 320 × 240 15
Windows Media
VHS Quality
.wmv 4:3 1.0 Mbps 640 × 480 30
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To publish your movie to a video file on your computer, complete the following
steps:
1. Click Publish Movie on the toolbar. This starts the Publish Movie Wizard.
2. On the “Where do you want to publish your movie?” page, click “This com-
puter” and then click Next.
3. On the “Name the movie you are publishing” page, type a name for the movie
file. A default name is set for you based on the name of your project.
4. Using the “Publish to” list, select Videos to publish the movie to your personal
Videos folder, or Public Videos to publish the movie to the shared Public Videos
folder. Alternatively, click Browse to display the Browse for Folder dialog box
and select a different folder.
5. Click Next. On the “Choose the settings for your movie” page, shown in
Figure 10-46, choose “More settings” and then choose the desired movie set-
ting. Note the estimated space required and ensure that you have enough free
space for this setting.
Figure 10-46. Choosing the movie settings

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