Screencast: Import from Camera or Hybrid

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1 Plug in Your Camera or Memory Card

If the footage is on your digital camera, you will need to plug it in and power it up.

Plug in Camera

Most cameras show up as a disk drive (like a USB memory stick).

Menu Commands

Menus and Commands

Whenever you see a command, such as File > Save Project, it refers to commands in the menu bar (top of the screen).

Keyboard shortcuts are given in parenthesis; for example, (Ctrl + S) indicates that the control key should be held and the 'S' key should be pressed once.

2 Open WMM, Import into Collections

Open Windows Media Maker and choose File > Import into Collections (Ctrl + I).

Import from Camera

Browse to your camera's video folder, select the videos you want, and click import.

Trouble Importing or Finding the Video on Your Camera?

If you cannot use or find the videos, they probably aren't in a Windows compatible format (the files might end in .mov or .mp4).

You can try converting them to the Windows Media format with the free video transcoding software MediaCoder

3 Videos Appear in My Collections

Now the footage should appear in the clips library.

Files are in Collections

Single click on a clip and press F2 to rename it.

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