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How to Use Story Remix 2021

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Story remix is the successor to Windows Movie Maker. Like Movie Maker, it allows you to edit videos. Unlike Movie Maker, it is still in the works, and does not have all the full features of Movie Maker, yet is the only Microsoft-supported program that edits and makes videos. This will teach you how to use Story Remix.

Steps

Part 1 of 3:Starting a Video

1Upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update. This update has an updated Photos app that has the Story Remix.

If you are running a version prior to Windows 10, you can upgrade by following these directions.

If you are running a version of Windows 10, you can upgrade by following the directions here.

2Launch Photos. In the Photos app, tap"Create", then choose"Custom video"or"Automatic video".

For"custom video", you will need to choose the photos/videos before you can start editing.

For"automatic video", you still choose the photos/videos, but the editing is done automatically and can be changed instantly by tapping the"Remix"button.

3Add the video and photo clips. Drag the pictures and videos from the panel on the left side and release when the clips are in the timeline.

Part 2 of 3:Editing Your Video

1Choose the volume of individual clips (if they are video). Click on the speaker in the clip to select it, then drag the volume slider on the clip to the desired volume. You can also right-click, then choose"Volume".

2Choose"Trim"to trim the video clip or change the duration of the photo. You can choose a desired length.

3Choose"Resize"to crop the photo/video. Choose whether you want to remove the pillar bars or fit the entire photo/video.

4Choose filters. Tap the"filters"button, then choose the appropriate filter.

5Choose text effects. Choose the clip, then click on"Text", then click on the desired text effect, then type a caption. You can also right-click on the desired clip, then choose"Text".

6Add camera motion. Choose the motion button, then choose how you want the clip to pan.

7Name your video. Tap the pencil icon to name/rename your video.

8Undo and redo. If you make a mistake, click on Undo or Redo in the corner or press Ctrl+Z and Ctrl+Y.

9Add 3D effects. Choose"3D effects", then choose the desired 3D effect.

Part 3 of 3:Finishing Your Video

1Change the theme. This changes the text, the music, the overall effect, and more.

2Change the music volume. At the top toolbar, tap"Volume", then adjust the overall volume.

3Add music. Tap"Music", then choose from a few automatic looping songs or choose your own.

You can also choose to synchronize the video to the music.

4Change the aspect ratio. Choose from 4:3, 16:9, or portrait mode.

5Save to OneDrive. Tap"Add to cloud"to save the project to OneDrive for editing later.

6Export the video. Tap"Export or share", choose a video quality, and you are done. You can now upload your video to YouTube or share it with your family or friends.