Hi everyone, this is Guillaume. I made this video especially for those who use the software “Windows Movie Maker”, To edit their videos, And who would like to add cinematic black bars, At the top and bottom of the screen, just like in almost every movies, To have a good enough professional rendering. Here we go, I took an old short film that I made, where I get attacked by a piece of furniture, Well … This is not the point. And it’s true that you can search in all imaginable and possible video effects in Movie Maker, At no time there is the possibility to add black bars. But, as I’m smarter than that, obviously, I found a solution to add them. First of all, I’m going to show you some settings to display your video in full screen. But my software is configured to make High Definition videos. So I’ll give you an upcoming video to show you how to do that, but it’s quite simple. Well, to calibrate your video in full screen, just do “Tools”, “Options”, And there normally, the basic configuration of the software is on “PAL”, and on “4.3”. So, you just have to reverse the options, And check “NTSC”, so don’t ask me what it means, I don’t know. And “16.9” and after you click “OK”. And there you immediately see the difference, your video will be calibrated in full screen, With 2 light black bars at the top and bottom. So I really advise you to save your video on your computer with this configuration, And if you really want big black bars well pronounced, like this, in the example, Well we’ll have to go through another software that you all know normally, it’s: “POWER POINT! ” Yeah, I’m talking about the POWER POINT that you used to make slideshows in high school or college. But you must have the 2010 version minimum. And yes, in fact, this software is a fucking video editing software, it’s great, you’ll see. That’s it, so we find in the middle of the screen, my short film with really light black bars. Well now I open POWER POINT. Here we are going to delete the text boxes, we don’t need them. Hop, we delete. This one, we delete it too. Then you will go to “Design”. In “Page Setup”. And in fact, you will calibrate your POWER POINT, in 16-9th ratio
There it is… You click “OK”. And that’s it, you caliber in full widescreen your slideshow. Well now you click “Insert”. ” Video “. And we will choose the video on the desktop, where there are really light black bands, or not at all. There it is, this one “Short film small piece of furniture”. Hop! We insert it. Now, you see that … it is full screen … And there are no black bars at all. So, here I’ll adjust my video, creating empty spaces at the top and bottom of the screen. And I’m just going to fill those white spaces with manually created black bars. To make it you do “Insert”, “Shapes”, you choose a rectangle. And you fill the white spaces. And you color them in black by doing “Format”, “Shape Fill”, “Black”. “Shape Outline”, “Black”. And now, we have a first black stripe at the top of the screen. We will simply do “Copy”, “Paste”. And we will go down the 2nd at the bottom of the screen. So here, if I press F5, you have a small preview of what it gives in full screen. And after that, it’s up to you to adjust your black bars as you prefer. Now we just have to create a final video from the slideshow we just made. So for that you click “File”. “Save and send”. ” Create a video “. Of course you choose the best possible quality, so HD display, and that’s it. And you confirm “Create video”. Well, we’ll export it on the desktop so we can both compare them. I am going to call it “Short film furniture with black bars”. And you do “Save”. That’s it, you will have a loading bar that appears at the bottom, you must wait until it’s finished, it’s quite long. Well, I saved you the loading time, so right now we will compare the 2 videos. The one we did with Movie Maker at the beginning, And the 2nd one we created from POWER POINT. If we open the first … We can see that there are no black bars … or very light … And if we open the 2nd. Created from the POWER POINT, we can clearly see that we have our black bars. This is it! Thank you very much for watching this video, I hope it could help you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me in the comment area. In the meantime, I’ll see you soon for new tips. Ciao!