Locate the Video Clip to Import
Once you have chosen to import a video clip in the previous step, you now need to locate the video clip saved on your computer.
- Navigate to the folder that contains all the components of your movie.
- Click on the video file you wish to import. Such file extensions as AVI, ASF, WMV OR MPG are the most commonly selected video types for Windows Movie Maker projects, although other file types can also be used.
- Check the box to Create clips for video files. Videos are often comprised of many small clips, which are marked by the creating program when the file is saved. These smaller clips are created when the video process is paused or there is a very obvious change in the filming. This is helpful to you, as the video editor, so that the project is broken down into smaller, more manageable pieces.
Not all video files will be broken into smaller clips. This depends on which file format the original video clip was saved as. Checking this box to create clips for video files, will separate the imported video clip into smaller clips, if there are obvious pauses or changes in the original video clip. If you choose not to select this option, the file will be imported in as a single video clip.