How to combine multiple clips into one in Windows Movie Maker

By Mar 24,2017 15:41 pm

When it comes to easy-to-use video editing software which can still produce professional quality projects, Windows Movie Maker finds itself at the top of nearly everybody's list.

While Windows Movie Maker allows you to cut, trim, rotate and combine video clips ect, in this article, we will focus on how to combine multiple clips within Windows Movie Maker, in order to produce the best work possible.

How to Combine Clips in Windows Movie Maker

Step 1: Add Your Clips

Click the Add Videos and Photos button under the Home tab, and then select the video clips you wish to use. You can also drag the file directly into Windows Movie Maker's Storyboard Pane.

Add Your Clips

Step 2: Arrange the Clips

Each of your clips will be separated within the Windows Movie Maker timeline by a thin break on the right side of the display. You can pick and choose the order of these clips by clicking on them and dragging them into the proper position within the timeline.

Arrange the Clips

Step 3: Save Your Video

Once you have all of your clips combined and sorted in order, you can merger the clips together then click on the play/preview button to run a quick preview of your work. Once you are pleased with the work you have done, click on the Movie Maker tab - located in the top left corner - and save your file. Remember, depending on how and what your project will be used for you will need to save your video in different formats or resolutions.

Save Your Video

Let's take a look at the video tutorial below on how to combine clips in Windows Movie Maker:

For more Movie Maker editing tips, check How to Edit Videos in Windows Live Movie Maker.

The Best Alternative for Windows Movie Maker

Though there are plenty of alternatives to Windows Movie Maker available for both Mac and PC, the one alternative that we suggest as the best is Wondershare Filmora.

Wondershare Filmora shares many of the same benefits as Windows Movie Maker including the one of the best aspects of both products: It is easy to use, and very intuitive for those who are working on their first project.

Filmora is also loaded with many features such as green screen, tilt shift and face off features. All of which go along with the basic elements one would expect from a video editing software, such as the ability to crop, trim, split and combine your footage, as well as loads of effects and transitions.

Why Choose Wondershare Filmora?

If you are new to the world of video editing, and are, perhaps, weary or unsure that you will actually be able to complete a video editing project, have no fear. Wondershare Filmora is made for you. With its easy to understand, and user-friendly setup, creating and editing a video project is as easy as dragging and dropping.

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Just check the video tutorial on How To Edit Video with Wondershare Filmora

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