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Both Windows and Apple offer free or bundled video editing systems. Below are links to printable step-by-step instructions and some online resources to get you started and keep your video project on track.
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Windows Movie Maker 2.6 is a basic video editor that will let you create a movie with video, image and sound files. If you bought a laptop with Windows 7 already installed, your version is the Windows "Live" Movie Maker, which does not have as many features as the previous version. By installing Movie Maker 2.6 on your Windows 7 computer, you'll have better control over your video.
Download Windows Movie Maker 2.6
Step-by-Step instructions on making a video with Movie Maker 2.6 (Printable pdf)
Microsoft Online Tips for Movie Maker 2.6
Atomic Learning Movie Maker 2 TutorialsFHSU has a subscription service to this tutorials repository. They have lots of quick videos on how to do everything in Windows Movie Maker 2. Sign in to Tiger Tracks, then come back and click here to visit their Movie Maker Tutorials or search for the program in their "Applications" drop down menu.
iMovie is now part of the iLife series from Apple that includes Garage Band, iPhoto, iDVD, etc. Many Macbooks come with iMovie pre-installed.
Step-by-Step instructions on making a video with iMovie 3/4 and '08 (Printable pdf; side-by-side comparison of version changes)
Atomic Learning Movie iMovie TutorialsFHSU has a subscription service to this tutorials repository. They have lots of quick videos on how to do everything in iMovie. Sign in to Tiger Tracks, then come back and choose the version you want. or search for the program in their "Applications" drop down menu.
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