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Video Production Tutorials: Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker tutorials

Check out the tutorials below to help make your first project go smoothly.

Recording narration

Audacity is a free audio editing program available for Windows and Macs. Visit our Audacity page in our Audio Production Libguide for tutorials and links to the free software download.

Movie Maker video tutorial

Create a simple video using Windows Movie Maker 2.6

This video tutorial shows you how to combine video, still images and narration to create a simple video.

Video topics:

  • 0:31 - Set up your project

  • 1:13 - Import media (video, photos, etc.)

  • 2:23 - Switch to Timeline mode

  • 2:47 - Add a title

  • 4:00 - Adjust the duration of a clip

  • 4:34 - Add transitions between clips

  • 6:02 - Mute a video clip

  • 6:18 - Crop a video clip

  • 7:40 - Add movie credits

  • 9:08 - Add a title overlay / caption

  • 10:40 - Add video effects

  • 11:20 - Create the final movie file

Video download & conversion tools for Windows

Camcorder checkout

Looking to borrow a video camera? This service is available through the Circulation Desk and managed by Circulation Services.

General information

  • University Libraries circulates digital camcorders and tripods to current KSU students and faculty for use with their instructional projects. The specific camcorder model is the Canon Vixia HF R42.

  • Camcorders are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be reserved

  • Camcorders are due by 11:59 p.m. the next business day (so cameras checked out on Friday/Saturday/Sunday are due back by Monday night)

  • Camcorders use internal storage - no SD card is required

For more details, visit Circulation's Camcorder Information page.