Media creation and editing tools are used to produce and edit video, audio and graphics.

Media creation and editing software is available on Centre for Digital Scholarship computers and via web based portals.

Contact the Centre for Digital Scholarship for advice and information.

Lynda.com has an extensive range of courses on creating and manipulating media, including:

Do a search on Lynda.com for the particular software or skill you want to learn.

1. Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is a video editing software from Microsoft. It offers the ability to create, edit and publish videos.

Movie maker allows you to:

  • capture and edit video (from cameras, scanners or other devices)
  • import existing video files and edit them

Access Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is a free desktop application available for Windows.

On Library computers:

  1. Open the ZENworks window
  2. Click on General Applications
  3. Click on Program Installs
  4. Double click on MS Movie Maker 2012

For your own computer download the right version for your system -

Training and guides

 

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2. Prezi

Prezi is a web application for creating and delivering presentations.

Use Prezi to:  

  • create and edit presentations
  • share your presentations
  • collaborate with other Prezi users

Access Prezi

Prezi is available online and has a free basic plan. Paid options are also available.

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3. Other media creation and editing software

Audacity is free software for recording and editing audio. It is available on Library computers via ZENworks. Do the Up and running with Audacity course on Lynda.com

GIMP is a free, open source, desktop application for image editing.  Do the Gimp essential training course on Lynda.com

iMovie - view, edit and share movies on a Mac.  Do the iMovie for iOS essential training course from Lynda.com

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