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How to Make Time lapse Video in Windows Movie Maker

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May 21, 2024• Proven solutions

Windows Movie Maker is designed to be intuitive and interactive. It allows you to easily upload video files and enhance it using different editing features. You can easily adjust the different parameters of the video. Saving your video after your editing process will also be easy. One editing tool that Windows Movie Maker provides is the slow motion/timelapse feature. In case you want to make slow motion/time lapse video in Windows Movie Maker, we provide a comprehensive tutorial for you to follow.

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How to Make Timelapse Video in Windows Movie Maker

Step 1 Open Your Windows Movie Maker 2012

Though the official site does not offer the downloading of Windows Movie Maker, you can download it clicking here . If you already installed it, you can simply launch it.

Step 2 Importing Videos and Photos

 Importing Videos and Photos

The first thing you need to do is to load all the necessary files. After launching the software, it will relatively be easy to load the videos by selecting import. Make sure that you will only import the videos that you need to make time-lapse video in Windows Movie Maker since adding too many files can make your timeline too congested.

Step 3 Change the Speed

 Change the Speed

After importing the video files, you may now change the parameters for the video. This step is quite crucial especially if you want to create a high-quality video. You may do this by selecting the tools and then going to option. The first parameter that you have to change would be the length parameters. The smallest time frame is about 0.125, and the largest is 64x.

If you want a Timelapse video, you can choose 4x to 16x, the 32x and 64x would also make your video look weird if your original video was shot under normal speed.

If you want a Slow-motion video, you can choose 0.5x or 0.25x, please be mentioned that the 0.125x will might makes the video look freezing if your original video was shot under normal speed.

Step 4 Save Video

 Save Video

On the menu located at the Top, click File and then choose the publish option. Select ‘Save on the computer’ and you may simply click Next. Choose the desired location of your movie and the parameters. When you make time lapse video in Windows Movie Maker, you can also burn it into a DVD or upload it directly to social media site and video sharing sites like YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo.

OK, let's take a look at the video below to check the steps about how to make a time lapse video in Windows Movie Maker

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Liza Brown
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.
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