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1.Re: Windows Movie Maker Photo Slideshow Tutorial
Posted by jakeludington on 3/1/2004 10:20:35 PM
It should be noted that I poke friendly fun at everyone, especially myself, on a regular basis. Just wait for the release of my book, it will be open season on all the bad pictures of me appearing between the covers (of the book, that is).

As someone who spent thousands of hours assisting people in help desk scenarios, I find it to be particularly ineffective to verbally tell people to use keyboard shortcuts.

If there is an effective way to overlay a shot of my ...
2.Normalizing Audio Tutorial
Posted by jakeludington on 3/25/2004 2:05:12 PM
I've made a free tutorial on normalizing soundtrack audio available on my Digital Lifestyle site here:
http://jakeludington.com/free-tutorials/videos/moviemaker/normalize.html.

This seems to be one of the more frequent audio questions and while it isn't possible directly within Movie Maker, the process is not as hard as it might seem. For the tutorial, I demonstrated the ...
3.Re: Audio volume normalized; how to?
Posted by jakeludington on 3/1/2004 10:35:54 PM
The "easiest" way to accomplish this is to save only the audio from the video track, then open it in an external editing application.

Cakewalk Pyro (http://www.cakewalk.com) works great for a moderately priced commercial app. There's also Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.com), which is a very powerful freeware solution.

Once you normalize the audio in the external app, import it to the movie as the secondary Audio/Music track. Mute the video ...
4.Re: Can wind noise be removed ?
Posted by jakeludington on 3/1/2004 10:28:25 PM
Audacity offers a variety of noise removal options:
http://audacity.sourceforge.net
5.Re: Fading secondary audio tracks
Posted by jakeludington on 3/1/2004 10:25:26 PM
The best free audio editing app on the market is Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net). It supports a variety of plugins, does tons of multitrack layering if needed, and offers a greater depth of features than many of the commercial and shareware audio editing apps.
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