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How to Cut Videos in Movie Maker

Movie maker lets you create your own movies without much effort on your part. Now you can make your own movies without the use of complicated software and the headaches that come with it.

Making Videos

Once you import the movie into the program it will segment it for you into clips which make them easy for you to edit into your finished movie. Use the play button to preview each clip you want to work on. Drag them onto your storyboard and then start to work on them in the order you prefer. This is easy to do with a simple drag and drop of the clips into the new location. Click play and you can view how they all look.

How to Cut Videos in Movie Maker

If you need to trim a clip just click the Show Timeline button and scroll to the area of the clip that you need to edit. Right click on the clip and Use the clip menu and select set start trim point. Go to your clip and scroll to where you want to stop and then click set end trim point. Do this for any parts you want to edit in your clips. So that is all you need to do to cut videos in Movie Maker!


Go to capture video on the left and import your music or audio file. Click your audio and move it to your timeline. Drag the audio to make it match the length of your video if it’s longer.


Some advanced features of editing include transitions from one clip to another. You’ll find many transitions available in the program. Click on the task pane and view video transitions to see the ones available to you.

Titles and Credits

Add titles and credits like professional movies. Click “make titles or credits” in the task pane to do this. Just fill out the boxes provided for you with the information you have for the movies. You can also change the animation of your titles for some cool effects too.


In the task pane you have thе option to add effects to the movie as well. Some include blur, aging, film grain, greyscale, and so on. These are easy to add to your clips in your movie.

Saving and Sending Movies

Use the task pain and click “save to my computer” to save your movie to your PC. It will be saved to your My Videos folder. It will also select the compression of the movie for you. You can view the finished movie in Windows Media Player to see how it looks. It’s easy to send the movie as an email to your friends if you want. You may also send your videos to the web from the task pane. It’s also possible to save the movies to a CD so you can show your friends and family. Once you are done you might want to upload your video to YouTube as well.

Movie maker is an easy way to start making movies ion your computer. The program gives you all the tools that you need!

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Make Youtube Videos with Windows Movie Maker: Clip Editing Tutorial

I found this really nice professional tutorial on using Windows Movie Maker to edit your clips and make Youtube videos. If you want to import audio into your movie check out my royalty free music on my home page for download-able mp3 music files.

You can download Moviemaker from Microsoft here for free and I think it works on any computer with Windows – XP, Vista, 7, etc. The program has some built in effects and transitions you can use in your movies. Even though this is free software it still works well, even for professionals in some cases.

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Tutorial Video: How to Add Music to Microsoft Windows Movie Maker Using MP3 Audio Files

I found a very well done, simple tutorial video that shows how to add music to your video for YouTube using Microsoft Windows Movie Maker and MP3 audio files.

You can try this out by downloading one of my free songs if you want. Feel free to edit the MP3 files in order to create clips with a sound that fits in your movies – just like the tutorial shows.

If you are totally new to using the program, here is an article about locating, downloading, installing and “How to Use MovieMaker on Windows 7“. Also, if you are not on Windows you can read about “Online Video Editing Alternatives” as well.

My Tip: Instead of inserting such a long track into moviemaker (as shown in the video) and then having to shorten it, try using the free software called Audacity to edit the clip first.

How to Insert Music into You Movie or Film: Tutorial Video

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