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Table of Contents Before Use What you can do with MovieShaker ... 5 Precautions for Use ... 6 About the MICROMV ... 6 Using MovieShaker ... 7 How to Use this Manual ... 9 How to Use this Help ... 9 Installing the software ...
Before Use What you can do with MovieShaker Movie making You can capture images directly from the MICROMV device connected to your computer with an i.LINK cable to make a final movie product. Shake! You can easily create a scene of approximately 30 seconds long including BGM, by using clips on the Clip tray at random, simply by clicking a button.
• The MICROMV device can record and play back about 60 minutes of video at the same high picture quality as the DV device (digital video camcorder). • All MICROMV cassettes are provided with Micro Cassette Memory. The MICROMV device is provided with a function (called "Multi-picture search") which allows you to use this Micro Cassette Memory to easily...
Using MovieShaker • The following table lists the file formats compatible with the Clip tray. Type Format Movie QuickTime Movie* AVI (includes movie saved as DV) MPEG1 MPEG2 MICROMV Still image Windows Bitmap JPEG PICT Sound WAVE AIFF * QuickTimeVR, QuickTime3D, and VECTOR files are not supported. •...
• Exporting a final movie product to a file is time-consuming to complete. Check the remaining battery charge before exporting. Use AC power whenever possible. The "MICROMV" or "DV-AVI" option takes a particularly long time. Also, use AC power to export a final movie product to a MICROMV device as this is also time-consuming.
How to Use this Manual This manual describes how to use MovieShaker, from capturing images from a MICROMV device to creating a movie. You can learn basic functions of MovieShaker following the manual. This manual describes only the basic operations of MovieShaker. More detailed operations are described in MovieShaker on-line help.
The right side area of Help, where explanations are displayed, is called the right frame. • When you click underlined text in the explanation, you can see an explanation of the underlined text. To search by contents When you select "Contents" in the left frame, a table of contents appears. When you click or double-click an item in the table of contents, the explanation of that item appears in the right frame.
Installing the software You need to install MovieShaker on your computer before using it. Perform the following steps to install the program, after exiting all other programs including anti virus software. Notes • Be sure to connect the MICROMV device to your computer after installing MovieShaker.
Note If this dialog (dialogue) box does not appear when the CD-ROM is inserted, start Windows Explorer and double-click on the installation file (SETUP.EXE) on the CD-ROM. Click "Install MovieShaker." A dialog (dialogue) box appears, from which you can select software to install.
Click "Next." The "Choose Destination Location" dialog (dialogue) box appears. The default destination, "C:\Program Files\Sony\MovieShaker," is already in the dialog (dialogue) box. Continued...
Click "Next" if the displayed destination folder is acceptable. z Hints • If you want to change the destination folder, click "Browse" to display the "Choose Folder" dialog (dialogue) box. Click a folder to select the folder to be the installation destination, and click "OK."...
Click to select "Yes, I want to restart my computer now." and click "Finish." Installation is now complete, and your computer will reboot.
To Install QuickTime 5 You need QuickTime 5 or later to use MovieShaker. If QuickTime 5 or later is not installed on your computer, you need to install it in advance. Note If a version of QuickTime earlier than QuickTime 5 is installed, uninstall it before installing QuickTime 5 or later.
To Install DirectX 8.0a If your operating system is Windows 2000 or Windows Me, you need DirectX 8.0a or later. If DirectX 8.0a or later is not installed on your computer, you need to install it in advance. Insert the MovieShaker CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. Clicking "Install MovieShaker"...
Basic Operation Starting MovieShaker Notes • Before starting MovieShaker, be sure to connect the MICROMV device to the computer and turn on the power of the MICROMV device. • Before starting MovieShaker, be sure to exit anti virus software, etc. •...
z Hints • When you start MovieShaker on your computer for the first time, a message appears to prompt you to set up and check the settings to use MovieShaker. Click "OK," and set up in the "Setting" dialog (dialogue) box shown on the screen. •...
Collecting clips You can capture images directly from the MICROMV device connected to your computer, and import them into the Clip tray with MovieShaker. For file type compatibility, see "Using MovieShaker." (page 7) z Hint You can collect a clip from the hard disk on your computer and/or external media and place it onto the Clip tray.
Clip tray Menu bar Insert a videotape into the MICROMV device. Note When you use MovieShaker for the DV device, select the "Device" menu from the Menu bar, and then click "MICROMV Device" to select it. Click the Capture tab. The Capture tab is highlighted, and the Monitor panel switches to the Capture tray.
Notes • The "Scan" button cannot be clicked after all thumbnail images have been imported. • If the length of images recorded on a videotape is extremely short, thumbnail images may not be imported even when you click the "Scan" button. •...
To capture an image while playing it back You can capture an image manually from a MICROMV device and specify desired parts while playing it back on the MovieShaker monitor. The captured file is imported into the Clip tray. Note Capturing stops if the MICROMV device is disconnected from your computer, its power turned off, or the videotape ejected from the MICROMV device.
Stop playing the videotape just before the point you want to start capturing. Note If the MICROMV device is in CAMERA mode, steps 3 and 4 are not necessary. Click the Play button. The image recorded in the videotape is played back on the monitor. When the start point to be captured is displayed, click the "Capture"...
To capture all images that have an index and arrange them on the Product tray (Dubbing) You can automatically capture all images that have an index contained on the videotape. The captured files are imported into the Clip tray, and then they are arranged on the Product tray as scenes.
Click the Capture tab. The Capture tab is highlighted, and the Monitor panel switches to the Capture tray. The Tool panel displays the Index tray where the information of the images on the MICROMV device (e.g., Cassette Labels for videotapes, date and time recorded, and recorded time) appears.
To make a shaken scene with collected clips You can easily create a scene of approximately 30 seconds long including BGM, using clips on the Clip tray at random. You can only use BGM provided with MovieShaker. A scene is automatically created and may have special effects in addition to those on the Effect tray.
Enter text and click "OK." Note Text is also used line by line at random, so some text you entered may not appear in a shaken scene. Click to select the "Text" check box. The text is used for shaking. z Hint The first time you enter text, the "Text"...
Placing clips to make a movie Select clips from the Clip tray and place them onto the Product tray to create your own movie. The clip placed on the Product tray is called a "scene." You can add an effect (transition) between scenes placed on the Product tray. On the Product tray, you will find the Storyboard Display and the Timeline Display.
Drop it on a Scene palette of the Storyboard. The clip is placed on the Scene palette of the Storyboard. z Hints • As you drag a scene over a chosen Scene palette, the palette is highlighted (or a vertical marker appears between the palettes) to indicate placement. Use this indication to guide placement.
To place a transition effect between scenes You can add an effect, such as a cross-fade or wipe effect, on a Transition palette of the Storyboard to provide an interesting transition from one scene to another. Click the "Transition" button. The Transition tray appears.
Drag the transition you want to place on the Storyboard. Drop it on the Transition palette of the Storyboard. The transition is placed on the Transition palette. z Hint As you drag a transition over a chosen Transition palette of the Storyboard, the palette is highlighted to indicate placement.
Editing effects, etc. To create a scene, select a scene from the Product tray to display it on the Edit tray, so that you can cut off unwanted parts (trimming) or apply effects. The changes you make to the scene are immediately reflected on the scene on the Product tray.
Edit tab Play button Storyboard Click a scene displayed on the Storyboard. The first frame of the selected scene is displayed on the Edit tray. Drag the Trimming knobs to specify the starting or ending point. The image displayed on the monitor also changes as the knob is dragged.
To apply effects to a scene Apply effects provided with the Effect tray to a scene to make it more visually interesting. To apply an effect to a scene, drag it from the Effect tray and drop it on the Edit tray monitor or the Effect palette.
Drag the effect you want to apply to a scene and drop it on the Edit tray monitor. The effect you dropped is applied to a scene, and the Effect range marker and the Effect knobs appear. You can move the Effect knobs. The effect appears for the duration of the trimmed portion of a scene.
To apply text effects to a scene Create a text effect on the Text tray and apply it to a scene, such as a title scene. Text effect appears for the duration of the trimmed portion of a scene. You can adjust the length of the text effect as desired.
Hints • The sample folder (in the default setting; C:\Program Files\Sony\MovieShaker\Samples) contains a white background file (white.bmp) and a black background file (black.bmp). These files can be used effectively as backgrounds when creating title scenes for a final movie product.
To remove a text effect applied to a scene To remove a text effect applied to a scene, drag the text effect from the Effect palette and drop it in the Trash in the MovieShaker window. You can also remove a text effect by clicking it and pressing the Delete key. You can also remove more than one text effect at the same time.
Volume control slider Speed control slider Move the Volume control slider to the left or right to adjust the volume. Moving the Volume control slider to the left turns the volume down, and moving it to the right turns it up. If you want to set the volume of a scene to fade in, click the fade-in check box to select it.
Exporting a final movie product You can save or export your final movie products. You can preview and check them before saving them. You can export your final movie product to a file for distribution or viewing by other people. To preview a final movie product After you complete your final movie product, you can check the final result on the monitor.
z Hints • If you press the Esc key using the keyboard while playing a final movie product on the Full screen monitor, the monitor returns to its original size. • If you right-click anywhere on the Full screen monitor, the pop up menu appears. •...
Click the "Export" button. The "Export" dialog (dialogue) box appears. Click to select "Export to file." z Hint If you wish to export your final movie product to the MICROMV device, click to select "Export to external device." This will pause the MICROMV device. "Export"...
Select the file type from the list and click "Next." When the confirmation dialog (dialogue) box appears, click "Yes." The "Save as" dialog (dialogue) box appears. Enter a file name and click "Save." The "Save as" dialog (dialogue) box closes, and the final movie product is exported to a file.
Additional information Troubleshooting If a problem occurs, please check the following items. If you cannot resolve the problem, contact your sony dealer. z Hint When you capture images from or export files to MICROMV devices, see "Limitations and notes for capturing from or exporting to MICROMV devices" of the on-line help.
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