F. APPLYING VIDEO
Movie Maker currently offers 28 video
effects. Do periodically check the Movie Maker web,
however, as new effects are sometimes made available for download.
Video effects can be applied to clips,
portions of clips, or multiple clips. Use the Preview
Monitor to view effects. Go to Collections. Click
Video Effects to see effects thumbnails. Click the
Collections icon a second time to expand the pane. Click on
each thumbnail to see the effect in the Preview Monitor.
Moving effects, such as Fade In From Black, will be easy to
see. Others, such as Blur, that do not involve motion may be
more difficult to preview. Click Play to view the selected
To see effects details, click on the Views
icon and click
Details. In this view, you can see more effects at once,
clicking on each to preview.
Video effects can be applied in either
Storyboard View or Timeline View.
In Timeline View, drag the effect on top of the
clip and release the mouse. You can apply up to SIX effects to
one clip. The effect is not visible in the Timeline thumbnail,
but a star is placed on the clip for each added effect as an
In Storyboard View, the effect stars appear
in box in the lower left corner of the clip. One star = one
effect. Two stars = two effects, etc. The advantage of
adding effects in Storyboard View is that you can pass the mouse
over the effect box to see what effect(s) has/have been
applied. So, applying effects in Storyboard View may be
preferable, although Timeline View also works.
3. Using the video effects box
To access the video effects box, drag an effect
onto a clip in Storyboard View. Next, right-click the effect
in the small square in the bottom left corner of the clip.
The Video Effects Box will open.
this box, you can quickly add or delete effects. The left
window lists available effects. The right window list
displayed effects. By using the add/remove buttons, you can
make changes quickly, particularly if a number of effects have