Edit Videos Taken On Digital Camera Movie Mode

You are able to edit any video you capture with any video camera.

Most digital cameras have the option of recording videos by setting the camera into a digital movie mode. With these videos you are able to edit the contents, just as you would any other video captured by a video camera. Once the contents have loaded onto your computer system, you can use the video editor already installed on your computer to edit your video without purchasing additional software.


1. Plug the USB data cable into the USB port on the side of the digital camera. Connect the other end to a USB port on the computer. Power on the digital camera and the computer states it has detected a newly connected device.

2. Click “Start,” “(My) Computer,” then double-click the digital camera icon. A window will load with all the files saved on the camera. Locate the video file, then click-and-drag it onto the computer’s desktop.

3. Open “Windows Movie Maker” (located on the “Start” menu). Once the program opens, click “File,” “Import,” and then choose the digital movie file you uploaded from the camera. The file momentarily appears as a thumbnail on the right side of the program.

4. Double click the file to load it into the video display window. Click the “Play” button, then click the “Mark In Point” option (next to the “Play” button). This marks the first frame of your video. When you find the last frame you want to use, click “Mark Out Point.”

5. Click-and-drag the video down to the timeline. This places the edited content into your project. Repeat the process with all the other video clips. Once complete, select “File,” “Save Movie As,” then title the video, select a location to save it to and click “OK.”

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