How to Create a Stunning Short Video with PowerPoint and Windows Live Movie Maker

Microsoft PowerPoint and Windows Live Movie Maker could be a perfect combination to create a stunning short video for wedding, birthday, graduation, goodbye slideshow, etc. First of all, both programs are available: most people have Microsoft PowerPoint installed and Windows Live Movie Maker is totally free. Windows Live Movie Maker is designed to make simple short video out of pictures, but how to create these pictures? And PowerPoint is exactly the answer.


Download Windows Live Movie Maker for free and then follow the steps below to turn your PowerPoint to video using Windows Live Movie Maker.


Part 1: Save PowerPoint as pictures


First you need to create the PowerPoint slideshow with all the text and picture contents involved. Please don’t waste your time to add animations, transitions, background music or video clips to PowerPoint, because all these effects will be removed when saving PowerPoint as pictures.


Step 1: Open your PowerPoint and click “Save As“, in the popup windows, choose an image format as “Save as Type“, like JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF.

Save PowerPoint as pictures


Step 2: A prompt will show up, choose “Every Slide” to save all the PowerPoint slides as pictures.

Save PowerPoint as pictures


Now you can see all the PowerPoint slides have been saved as pictures.

Save PowerPoint as pictures


Part 2: Create video using Windows Live Movie Maker


Now it’s time to decorate these pictures with animations, transitions, music and video clips in the Windows Live Movie Maker.


Step 1: Import the pictures into Windows Live Movie Maker. Click “Home” → “Add videos and photos” and import all the output PowerPoint pictures.

PowerPoint to Windows Live Movie Maker


Step 2: Add background music. Click “Add music” to insert songs as background music.

PowerPoint to Windows Live Movie Maker


Because the timeline has been removed in Windows Live Movie Maker, you have to go to “Options” of “Music Tools” to set the timing of the songs.

PowerPoint to Windows Live Movie Maker


Step 3: Add animations to the pictures. Click “Animations” tab and you can add transitions and animations to the pictures. To save time, you can apply one animation to all pictures.

PowerPoint to Windows Live Movie Maker


Step 4: Add visual effects. These visual effects can be found in the picture format of PowerPoint.

PowerPoint to Windows Live Movie Maker


Step 5: Project setting. Click “Project” tab and you can set:

Audio mix: Set audio and video to play at the same volume or one louder than another

Fit to music: Automatically adjust duration of pictures so that video and music end at the same time

Aspect ratio: Choose widescreen (16:9) or standard (4:3) screen size

PowerPoint to Windows Live Movie Maker


Step 6: Save the movie. The output video format is WMV.

PowerPoint to Windows Live Movie Maker


Besides PowerPoint and Windows Live Movie Maker, another combination is PowerPoint and PPT to video converter. The difference is that you should add animations, transitions, music and video clips, etc. when creating PowerPoint slideshow for all the features can be retained after conversion.


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