This is a home video of me at an ice skating competition back in 2007. I wanted to add it to my final project because I thought it would fit the story line perfectly.
Originally, the video was on a DVD which I imported into my computer. I wanted to add it to Windows Movie Maker to add a Title page, Credits page and cut out the other skaters. Unfortunately, because the video was on a DVD, I had to convert it to become compatible with Movie Maker.
To do that, I googled dvd to mp4 converter. I found a lot of options but decided to download a trial version of the Movavi Video Converter. But because it was a trial version, it only converted half of my video; which was originally 7.5 minutes long. So then, I decided to try the WinX Free Converter. I was skeptical at first because of the last converter I downloaded, failed on me but everything worked out perfectly.
After downloading the converter, a screen popped up. To add the video, I selected +Video and My Folders appeared. I selected my video and it opened up in the converter. I then selected convert and it gave me the option of where I wanted to convert the file to and I chose my computer. Then, I selected Run. When it was finished converting, I opened it up in Windows Movie Maker.
To add my video, I selected the Add Videos and Photos on the Home tab. It took a couple of minutes before the video was fully uploaded. I then cut the video short by selecting where I wanted the video to start and selected the Set Start Point button under the Edit tab. I did the same thing for where I wanted the video to end and selected the Set End Point under the Edit tab. In addition, I added animations between the Title page and the Credits page. To do that, under the Animations tab, I selected the animation on the far right.
To make the video not sound as abrupt, I made the video fade in and out. To do that, I selected the drop down arrow next to Fade In and selected Medium. I did the same thing for Fade Out.
Here is the finished video: