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Education - Video Editing and Production Guide: Video Editing - PC

How-to guide on video for senior education students.

Windows Movie Maker

Split a video

You can split a video into two smaller items and then continue editing. For example, after splitting a video, you can move one video in front of the other to change the order in which the videos play in your movie.

To split a video into two items

  1. Click your movie, and then drag the playback indicator to the point where you want to split the video.

  2. Under Video Tools, on the Edit tab, in the Editing group, click Split.

Speed up or slow down a video

You can change the speed of your video in Movie Maker to make the it play faster or slower.

Click the video, and under Video Tools, on the Edit tab, in the Adjust group, click the Speed list, and then click a speed (depending on how much you want to speed the video up or slow it down).

Save movie to your computer 

  1. Click File, click Save movie.

  2. Select Recommended for this project.

  3. Browse to the location where you want to save your movie. Compose your file name and click Save.

Save Project (still working on movie)

  1. Click File, click Save project.

  2. Select Recommended for this project.

  3. Browse to the location where you want to save your movie. Compose your file name and click Save

Copyright and Fair Use

2.1 By students:

"Students may incorporate portions of lawfully acquired copyrighted works when producing their own educational multimedia projects for a specific course."

4.2.1 Motion Media

"Up to 10% or 3 minutes, whichever is less, in the aggregate of a copyrighted motion media work may be reproduced or otherwise incorporated as part of a multimedia project created under Section 2 of these guidelines."

For more information, visit the Copyright Crash Course.

Harper, Georgia K. The Copyright Crash Course. U of Texas Libraries
   and U of Texas at Austin, 2001. Web. 11 March 2014.

For more information on copyright and fair use in an academic setting, visit this SAU LibGuide on Copyright Law.

Video Download and Conversion


Open Source Video Transcoder


Video Converter. Convert online videos to MP3 or save as a video file.
Caution: do a custom download to avoid add-on toolbars.  

Create a Video: Avidemux

Avidemux logo

Windows, Mac, Linux

avidemux screen shot

Designed for quick and basic video editing. Users can cut, encode, and filter video.

Audio Editor

Record and edit sound with
this free audio software

  • Audacity is available for Windows, Mac, and other operating systems.
  • Cut, copy, and mix recordings.
  • Alter the speed and ptich of an audio file.