When it comes to making a video compilation, there is a plethora of ways and software you can use. This article will highlight a few of the most common and easiest ways to create video compilations.
How to Make a Video Compilation Using MiniTool Movie Maker
The most effective way to put together video clips and photos without having to use built-in software such as Windows Movie Maker (perhaps due to its unavailability) is to use the next best thing – MiniTool Movie Maker.
The MiniTool Movie Maker is an intuitive and simple Windows movie editor. It can seamlessly import popular video file types, such as .3gp, .rmvb, .avi, .mov, .flv. .mp4, .mkv, .vob, .wmv and more.
It also has the ability to export various video file formats, including .mpeg2, .f4v, .webm, .mp3, and more.
Here’s how to use MiniTool Movie Maker to make a video compilation.
1. Start MiniTool Movie Maker
Begin by launching the MiniTool Movie Maker application. The main interface lists movie templates, such as weddings, travel, love, and more. To save time, you can select the video template that suits you, import your footage, and create amazing videos in a matter of minutes.
2. Import Your Videos
You can import your videos on the home screen by clicking on the Import Media Files option. This allows you to import videos and other file types from your computer and other devices.
3. Storyboard Time
Once you import your video files, MiniTool Movie Maker places them in the Media Library. To make the compilation video, click and drag videos onto the main storyboard.
4. Arranging Your Files
Once all the clips are on the storyboard, you can arrange them in your preferred sequence.
5. Adding Video Transitions
To make an awesome and interesting compilation video, consider adding video transitions.
Video transitions connect one shot or video to another. They also help to highlight a jump between storylines, a particular mood, or a switch from one point of view to another.
You can also use them to spice up a narrative or move time in a particular direction. While video transitions might appear as a simple tool, they can be quite effective in centering a story.
How do you add transitions?
- First, choose the video transition you want
- Next, drag the transition into place on the storyboard
- You can also alter how long the video transition lasts as well as the type of transition if you change your mind
How to Make a Video Compilation: Trim or Split the Video Clips
You can choose to trim or split video clips with the MiniTool Movie Maker. The tool allows you to split any video into smaller parts. This way, you can cut out any unwanted footage at the end or beginning of your clip.
Here’s how to trim a video:
- Select the clip you want to trim or split
- Next, click the scissors icon
- Enter the trim/split window and drag the Vertical Line over the area you want to trim or split
Saving the Video File
After trimming or splitting your video, you can save it using the Export icon on the toolbar. This merges all clips and saves them as a single file. Before you save, remember to choose your preferred video format when prompted to do so.
Enter a new name for your new video and select your preferred location to save the video compilation.
Next, click the Export option to start the process.
Like any other great video editing tool, MiniTool Movie Maker offers the flexibility to save finished files in various locations. You can choose to save and export your files into devices such as your smartphone, iPad, flash drive, and more.
How to Make a Video Compilation Using Windows Movie Maker
Windows movie maker is a part of the essential software suite released by Windows. It can be used to create, edit, and publish videos on various sites such as Flickr, Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook, and OneDrive.
Here’s how to use software to make a video compilation:
1. Download and Install Windows Movie Maker if you haven’t already
The first step is to make sure you have Windows Movie Maker on your computer. If you don’t have it, you search the internet, download, and install the software.
2. Add Your Videos
Next, add your media (photos or videos) by selecting the Videos and Photos icon just underneath the Home tab.
You will get a prompt to choose the media you want to add. Select the videos and click the Open button to add the selected clips.
Alternatively, you can drag the photos and videos from File Manager or Windows Explorer directly to the Storyboard Pane on Windows Movie Maker.
3. Arranging Your Videos
This step requires you to arrange the video clips in whatever order you desire. All the videos you have imported will appear on the Movie Makers timeline. You can reorder the videos and photos in the timeline.
4. Insert Video Transitions
Video transitions are an important aspect of any video compilation, and Windows Movie Maker makes it quite easy for you to add transitions to your videos. You can choose any of the transition effects from the sidebar menu.
5. Save the Video File
Now that all the videos have been combined into one, you can preview your work to see how the final video cut will look like.
Once you are satisfied with the edited video, you can save it. To do this:
- Click the Home tab
- From the Share Section, select the Save Movie icon
- Your video compilation is now saved
As you can see, it is extremely easy to make a video compilation. And there is more than one way to do it. You can now choose whichever method works best for you and start making awesome video compilations.