You can import photos and videos from many different kinds of cameras and devices to your PC using Movie Maker. When you import photos and videos, they are copied from the camera or device to your PC. After that, you can use them in your movies in Movie Maker, and they'll appear in Photo Gallery too.
Here are some devices that you might import photos or videos from:
- A digital camera or phone that's connected to your PC with a USB cable
- A Secure Digital (SD), mini SD, or CompactFlash storage card that's in a card reader
- A data CD or DVD
- A video camera that records to an internal hard drive or flash storage card
- A videotape that's in a digital video (DV) camera or High‑Definition Video (HDV) camera
If you have a webcam built into your PC or connected to your PC with a USB cable, you can record live video from a webcam and add it to Movie Maker.