Windows Live Movie Maker online training course

Windows Live Movie Maker lesson 8, Slow motion and Snapshot

Slow motion

We have to possibility to apply slow motion partially or entirely to inserted videos in our project.
To do this select the video in the storyboard (1), click and drag the downpointing arrow next to the "Speed" field (2) and choose a lower number in the list.
If you choose a higher speed in this list then the video will be accelerated.

If you want to apply slow motion to only a part of this video, you will need to split the video.
As an example i will split this video in three parts of which i will apply slow motion to the center part.

First i place the time indicator on the location where i want to split the video the first time (3) and click the "Split" button (4).
Now the video has been split i will place the time indicator on the second place where i want to split it and click the "Split" button once more.

The result will be that our videoclip is split into three parts (1).
Select the center part in the storyboard (2), and change the speed in the "Speed" field (3).

When you look at the movie now you will see that a slow motion effect is added in the center of the clip.


For those who dont know what a snapshot is, this is a photo from a frame in a movie.
The first thing we need to do to make a snapshot is to select the videoclip in the storyboard.
Next place the timeindicator to the position in the video where you want to make a snapshot from (1).
A example of the photo you will make can be seen in the preview window (2).
Click on the "Snapshot" button (3) when you are ready.

This will open the "Save Snapshot" window.
Navigate to a folder on your harddrive where you want to save the photo, and click on the "Save" button.
This doesn't only place this picture in the chosen folder, but will also place it in the storyboard behind the film (1) which you made a snapshot from.

You may ask yourself why this photo is also saved on a folder on your computer.
Well, everyone that has paid close attention to our lessons will know that each photo or video that is used on the storyboard is also stored somewhere on your computer.
To refresh your memory you can go to Lesson 2.