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Adding fade-in fade-out effects in Windows Live Movie Maker

Recently I needed to add fade-in and fade-out effects to a video using Windows Live Movie Maker (WLMM). By default, you can only apply one effect per clip and I needed to apply two. It is possible to do this in WLMM. I searched the intertubes to find a tutorial on how to do it but did not find any that worked with the Live version of Window Movie Maker. So, after digging around the settings, I found the solution and thought I would create a video tutorial on how to do it. Here it is for your pleasure. Video transcript below, just in case.

Don't thank me; pay it forward!

I am a very lucky person in many ways. Some of the things I have learned and gained allow me to help others with no expectations of being repaid, in any form. But, I am no saint. I do not believe in absolute altruism. If my actions (anonymous or not) benefit others, it makes me happy, it makes the world a better place in which I and my loved ones live. It gives me something positive to do.

Recently, however, I have been trying to change my "no expectations" rule. 

Smart people having babies will not save the world.

Not to be boastful but on several occasions my wife and I have been told that we are the types of people who should be having babies. We are a well educated, socially, environmentally and economically responsible couple with forward-looking progressive views. The problem is, we don't want to have kids. There are several reasons for that but I will not go into them here as that is not what this post is about.

This post, as the title indicates, is about that fact that smart people having babies does not necessarily mean that the world will be a better place.

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