Audio emphasis

Placing emphasis on a certain track within your project will keep users focused on the important information within. Windows movie maker allows you to place emphasis on the narration, music or video audio tracks.

In the main ribbon bar, click on the 'Project' tab. This will show you the options to place the emphasis on a certain audio element and change the volume levels of the other tracks.

When adding multiple items to the timeline, the audio elements within each source file will overlap, so it is important to adjust the levels of each clip you add. Of course, splitting a clip into multiple parts would allow you to change the emphasis of the audio on different parts of the video.

The project tab also allows a global setting for aspect ratio. If you are using any newer capture devices such as a mobile phone, webcam or small handi-cam, then you will most probably be using a 16:9 ratio for your image. Terms such as 1080p and 720p have become common place, but they all refer to a widescreen setup, however some older recording devices will use a square (4:3) resolution. The overall look of your final video output will be determined by the equipment used and the subsequent source file.

Aspect ratio

If you are unsure of the size of your source video, you can check this in the file's properties, or use a third party tool such as Mediainfo.

Further information on Aspect ratio's can be found on Wikipedia.

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