Here is a quick list of the most common terms used in Windows Movie Maker. A great tool for those new to movie making.Using Other Presentation Software?
In Windows Movie Maker or other movie making software, the storyboard is an editing area located at the bottom of the window. It is a panel of pictures or other movie clips, laid out in the sequence that will be shown in the movie.
The picture on the left shows the storyboard view in Windows Movie Maker.See also ~
Storyboard View in Windows Movie Maker
The Timeline view of Windows Movie Maker or other movie making software shows the components of the movie such as photos, video and audio clips in the order and timing that they will appear in movie.
The picture on the left illustrates the timeline view in Windows Movie Maker.See also ~
Timeline View in Windows Movie Maker
A video capture is the process of transferring the video you recorded from a video camera or other video recording device (such as a cell phone), to your computer. This process is done by attaching the video camera to your computer, with a special USB cable (which usually comes with the camera on purchase).
Video can be captured and/or sent to a variety of sources/output devices as shown in the picture on the left.
4. Video Clip
A video clip is a small section of a larger video presentation. A series of video frames are run in succession to produce a short, animated video. This compilation of video frames results in a video clip.
The picture on the left shows a video clip in the Windows Movie Maker timeline.See also ~
Import Video Clips into Windows Movie Maker
Edit Video Clips in Windows Movie Maker
5. Video Frame
A video or movie frame is a single picture or still shot, that is shown as part of a larger video or movie. Many single pictures are run in succession to produce what appears to be a seamless piece of film or videotape. Each frame can be selected on its own to print out a single photograph.
The picture on the left shows many frames in a reel of movie film.
Video transitions are the visual movements as one picture or video clip changes to another.
The picture on the left shows a video transition in progress across a single image in the video clip.See also ~
Add Video Transitions in Windows Movie Maker
Windows Movie Maker video effects differ from video transitions. The motion applies to the individual picture itself rather than to the change from one picture to another.
The picture on the left shows a sepia video effect applied to the video clip.See also ~
Add Video Effects in Windows Movie Maker