Add a grayscale effect to a video with Windows Movie Maker

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Prerequisites

Windows Movie Maker is a video editing program that comes by default with Windows XP but that's not the case with Windows Vista or 7.


However you can download and install on your PC: Here

Getting Started

If you want to change your video to black and white, here's how:
  • Open Windows Movie Maker
  • Click "File> Import Media Items"
  • In the window that opens,browse for your video and click on the "Import" button
  • At bottom left switch for "Storyboard: to "Timeline" and drag an drop your video to the timeline pane:
  • Now open the dropdown menu to the right ("Edit Section") and select "Effects"

Drag the "Grayscale" video effect in the timeline below.

A star icon will appear, right click on it and adjust the "Fade in" or Fade out" options.

You can also choose other video effects and follow the same procedure.


Lastly, save the video. Click Publish movie and select the location where to generate your new movie.
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