How to Create Stunning Home Movies Easily in Windows 7

Taking pictures and video is pretty much easier than before, especially with handheld devices. You may have accumulated a lot of footage on your memory card or on your computer. Instead of leaving them there eating up your storage space, you can create eye-catching movies from your rough video clips to get lifelong remembrance or share with the worldwide. In this article, a good movie maker for Windows 7: Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) is introduced to help you create home movies in minutes. Check the video tutorial about how to edit videos on Windows 7 first.

This video editing software for Windows 7 does all basic video edits like video clipping, rotation, image/sound enhancement, background music inserting, etc. And it also produces professional-looking videos by offering an extensive amount of transitions and effects, creating picture-in-picture, tilt-shift, close-up effect in an easy way. Follow below guide to learn how to make awesome home movies in Windows 7.

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1Import your media files

After installing this video editor for Windows 7, click the desktop icon to launch this program. Then select "4:3" or "16:9" to enter into the primary window. This program comes very intuitive, so you'll find it pretty easy to interpret and get started. To import your video clips, you can either click "Import" or drag and drop them directly into the program window.

When all files loaded, you can find them displayed as thumbnails in the left item tray. Now drag and drop them to the respective Timeline accordingly.

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2Edit your video with all handy tools

When all files come into place, you can begin to do common video edits like trimming, cropping, rotating, splitting, cutting, adjusting color, adding background music, change playing speed, volume, pitch, etc. Since it provides a Timeline and editing panel for precise video editing, all simple tasks will be achieved in no time. Note that the Timeline zoomer is very helpful when you want to fast locate the position in the video clip.

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3Enhane your video with 300+ effects

Besides all common editing tools, the movie maker for Windows 7 also provides an extensive number of visual effects, transitions, intro/credits, texts, sound effects, etc. to make your video more charming. And all these effects will be applied in a simple click or direct drag-and-drop. For example, if you want to apply a special effect like Snow, Rainbow, Fire, etc. to your video, just drag and drop to apply it to just a portion of a picture or the whole video clip.

Note that you can immediately preview the edited videos in a side-by-side window to check the real-time effect.

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4Save and share your movie

Your finished masterpiece can be shared directly with your friends on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter without leaving this video editor for Windows 7. Also, you can save your creation in many popular formats like AVI, MOV, WMV, MPEG, MP4, and more with excellent quality. Burning it to DVD to better preserve it is also possible. Just hit Create and select your option, then rest assured to get your desired output.

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Bonus tips:
It's worth to mention that this video maker for Windows 7 also includes a set of advanced tools: Power Tool to create professional home movies. Access the Power Tool window by right clicking your video clip and select the option, you can apply tilt-shift, mosaic, face-off, or jump cut in a click.

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Feb 03,2015 16:11 pm / Posted by Liza Brown to Windows

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