You can capture video and audio to your computer by using Windows Movie Maker. To begin capturing, a video must be connected properly and detected on your computer by Windows Movie Maker. Some audio and video capture devices and sources that you can use include a digital video (DV) or analog camera or VCR, a Web camera, a TV tuner card, or a microphone. You can content live or from video tape.
When capturing video and audio in Windows Movie Maker, the Video Capture Wizard proceeds as follows:
- Select the capture devices you want to use. For more information about choosing capture devices, see Choosing a video and audio capture device.
- Specify where you want your captured audio and video file to be saved. For more information about choosing a destination for your captured audio and video file, see Choosing a saving destination.
- Choose the video setting. For more information about choosing a video setting for capturing video and audio, see Choosing a video setting.
- If you are capturing audio and video from a video tape in a DV camera or DV VCR, choose the method you want to use to capture video and audio. For more information, see Choosing how to capture from a DV device.
- Capture the video and audio. For more information, see Capturing video and audio.
- If you have a DV camera connected to an port, the camera must be turned on for it to be detected by Windows Movie Maker.