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Chapter 12. Creating Movies with Windows... > From Projector to Project: Creating ... - Pg. 145

Creating Movies with Windows Movie Maker 145 · Click the clip in the timeline to select it. The first frame appears in the monitor. Use the monitor controls to move to the position where you want the good clip to start, and then select the Clip, Set Start Trim Point command (or press Ctrl+Shift+Left arrow). Use the monitor controls to move to the position where you want the good clip to end, and then select the Clip, Set End Trim Point command (or press Ctrl+Shift+Right arrow). · In the timeline, drag the Start Trim triangle to the right to set the starting point of the good clip. Drag the End Trim triangle to the left to set the end point of the good clip. In either case, you can eliminate the trim points by selecting the Clip, Clear Trim Points command (or by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Delete). Adding a Transition Between Two Clips In video editing, a transition is an effect that accompanies the change from one scene to another. In Movie Maker, the default transition from one clip to another is a jump cut : an immediate scene change from the first clip to the next. Movie Maker also supports a second type of transition: the cross-fade. In this transition, the first clip fades out while the next clip fades in. It can be quite effective as long as you don't use it for every scene change. To create the cross-fade transition, first make sure you're viewing the timeline and scroll until you can see the two clips. In particular, you want to see the end of the first clip and the beginning of the second. Then use your mouse to drag the second clip to the left so that it overlaps the first clip. Use the timeline to judge the length of the transition and remember that most cross-fades last only one or two seconds. Adding Narration, Music, and Sound Effects