things first, launch Video Studio. Your screen should look like
this to the left. Here you click the piece of paper labeled on the
picture to start a new project. It will open a window asking for
template settings. Where it says project name, you put the desired
name for your music video. I just use previous template from the
choices at the right. That may be edited later to your specifications.
doing the above on the top you should notice that the highlighted
start button has moved to storyboard. Here is where you will be
doing just about all of your editing. The area I have labeled here
is where you chose what files to use. Make sure when you click on
the down arrow it says video. Then click the film reel adjacent
to it. Here is where you browse your pc for files that video studio
can deal with. Select a file you want and click open.
you should be confronted with a new set of options. The top timer
shows how long the selected clip is. The one below shows where you
can mark the beginning of the clip you want to show in your video.
The one below it ends where you mark out. In the second picture
you can scroll through the movie and pick where your starting and
ending points will lay. After you have marked out what parts of
the clip you do not want in your video you are then ready to place
them in the actual video. Now back to the first picture where the
You will see a number which is the volume of the clip you want.
Most situations in a music video you won't want the clip to be making
noise during your video, so turn it down to 0. The two buttons to
the right of it control points of fading sound, in or out. So after
tweaking the clip as you please move on to step 4. Keep in mind
that you aren't directly editing/ruining the clip itself.
this point, your clip should show up in the section I have marked.
It will be the first frame as a thumbnail of your clip. Click it
and drag it into the bottom part that is marked. Then, click the
button that is boxed in on the picture. Now your screen should look
like the second picture. Your chosen clip is now spread across a
timeline where you can tell what point you have clips in your song.
you can complete the previous steps, 3 and 4, once again. Now you're
building your video up. Keep on placing clips in the timeline and
fit it with the music as you like. My method is to have the song
playing with a timer on it so I can tell where my clips are.
your video is completed and you make sure it doesn't exceed the
length of your song too much you are then ready to put special effects
and other assorted things to implement into your video. Next click
effects on the top. Now you can put them into your timeline to go
with the clips. Experiment with these. I'm afraid I cannot help
much with this part because I do not have it installed so I could
you may add text to your videos where you see fit. Click title on
the top and you are ready to apply text. On the text menu you may
configure your text in many ways. To find out what something is
place your cursor over it and it will tell you what it does. Click
the big T to begin typing on your clip. The duration timer will
set how long the text will stay on your video. The very bottom button
there toggles how the text will appear. Once, again hover your cursor
over each button to find out what specific one does what. Type up
your text and place it down in the timeline at the bottom where
you want it with your specific part.
may be a confusing step so bare with me. Click voice at the top
of the screen. This feature will allow you to narrate your video.
My copy of video studio messed up so I have to put my song file
in at this point. If yours screws up as well then open your song
file here. Drag your selected file to the voice part of the timeline.
This is very similar to the video editing part, do it the same way.
And don't forget, if you get confused, put your cursor over something
for an explanation.
click on music at the top. Here is where you are supposed to put
your mp3 or wav file into the music section of the timeline. So
treat this like any other section, storyboard or voice and place
the song into the timeline accordingly. Now, that wasn't so hard,
was it? Your video is about done. Now, all you have to do is encode
it in your desired format.
the 10th and final step. Depending how you want your files is up
to you. But here are a few tidbits of info. Click finish on the
top. You may want to come here often to save your video as you go.
You can save at the bottom circle on the picture. The one above
it you click and it will allow you to render your movie in one file
with sound to make your video a success. Some formats may take over
an hour to encode, others 5 minutes. Be patient. In the second picture
you can see where I specified where to change format types. I like
asf files. Most people like real player files. To make real player
files, if video studio's won't work for you, they don't work for
me, then you must encode the file as an avi and use real producer
to make them real player files. Unfortunately, asf encoding won't
work on here for me either. So, if your stuff works then feel free
to make files as you please. Step 10 complete. Now I will explain
how to encode a simple real player file. Save the file as an avi,
you don't have to mess with the options except to pick the size
of the movie screen. But you need to go to the compression tab and
make sure that audio is on about cd quality. At least 64 kbps and
44.1 frequency. After you encode the avi, which takes a long time,
launch real producer from real.com. From there you can click ok
then follow along the windows and customize your video as you want
it. Put the stream at LAN or the first cable/dsl setting. That will
allow for excellent quality files and small size. After that is
done click start in the bottom left and it's encoded. Watch and