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Video and Animation Resources Index

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  • Twitter in Plain English - fun use of stop motion to explain Twitter
  • Some really cool videos demonstrating a few different techniques
  • The Wilderness Downtown, an interactive video by Chris Milk and Arcade Fire
  • Polished Video blogging






Tools (alphabetical)

  • 8mm Vintage Camera
  • Adobe Premier 
    • Another video editor is Adobe Premier. The difference between it and FinalCut Pro is that you must encode your video files prior to importation. The mechanics once you're into the working program are similar to FinalCut.
    • Adobe Premier is also available on the computers in the ATEC labs.
    • Review by Hetal Thakkar 
  • Adobe After Effects           
    • An Adobe software which is used to create graphics and visual effects in video during the post production process.
    • Also perform non linear editing.  
    • After effects available at the ATEC labs.  
    • Adobe After Effects Review  


  • Adobe Character Animator  (Francis Eyth)

               A new plug-in for After Effects introduced this year that allows you to animate a 2D character, which is set up in Photoshop via layers, using mic                and camera input from your computer's webcam. Your camera and mic basically automates your 2D character's mouth and facial expression                animations!  

               Also there are many parameters that more advanced/technical animation or software practitioners can access to further polish an already quick                and automated animation production process.  

  • Adobe Dynamic Link
    • Quickly share assets between After Effects and Premiere Pro without rendering/exporting.
    • Review by Jenna Lovato 
  •  Adobe Flash   
    • Flash is a vector-based animation tool. It is also a very powerful tool. Vector-based means that you can enlarge your animations with losing any image quality.  
    • Also available on the computers in ATEC.
    • Review
  • Adobe SpeedGrade
    • Color correction and color grading 
  • Adventure Game Studio
  • AndroMedia Video Editor
  • Animation Desk for iPad 

    • Mobile application that allows users to create hand-drawn animations on iPad.
    • Paid and free version.
    • Review 
    • Review by Yidan
  • Animoto
    • Web site and mobile app for simple video creation.
    • Review
  • Anyclip 
    • www.anyclip.com
    •  Search engine for any clip of any film.  
  • Aurasma (may have use in text tools as well)    Karyn            
  •  www.aurasma.com

               Aurasma is changing the way we interact with the world.

               Turn everyday objects, images, and places into new opportunities for engagement

               through striking augmented reality experiences.

  • Blender 
    • Free 3D content creation
    • www.blender.org 
    • Review 
  • Camtasia 
  • Camstudio 
    • CamStudio records all screen and audio activity on your computer and creates industry-standard AVI video files or bandwidth-friendly SWF videos. 
    • Free download link
    • Review by Matt.




  • Cinema 4D   
    • Modeling, animating, and rendering application. 




  • FinalCut Express
    • Final Cut Express is a now discontinued video editing software. It is based on Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Pro X, however it was created for consumers. Despite its discontinuation it is still used by amateur and professional video editors.   
  • FinalCut Pro
    • FinalCut Pro is the industry standard for video editing. One of the great features is you don't have to encode your video footage prior to importing into the program. (Encoding takes a lot of extra time).
    • FinalCut also has additional programs that work seamlessly with FinalCut, such as SoundtrackPro where you can tweak your audio to get it just the way you want it, and then re-import it into your working FinalCut file.
    • You can purchase FinalCut Pro on campus with your student discount for $599. It is available on the computers in any of the ATEC computer labs.
    • Review



  • Quicktime (Daniel Ramos)  


              Quicktime Tool Review  


  • Qik Video
    • A calling app created by the Skype team that allows you to directly record & trim footage (aka, private conversations) and add special tinting in addition to other basic effects.
  • ReelDirector
  • RPG Maker
  • ScreenR
  • Screencast-o-matic
    • Screen recording app
    • Can be used to make tutorials or study videos
    • Review
  • SloPro - 1000fps Slow Motion Video
  • Sencha Animator
  • SnapChat
    • Real-time picture/video service that lets the sender determine how long the receiver can view a picture or video. You can also draw and add captions to your messages.
    • http://www.snapchat.com/
    • Review
  • Sony Vegas

  • Sticker.fm

  • Switchcam
    • web app that automatically synchronizes footage of an event from multiple cameras and turns the footage into one interactive video
    • uses sound-recognition algorithm to sync video
    • can schedule geo-tagged events and people can become part of the camera crew
    • http://make.switchcam.com/
    • Review
  • Toon Boom
    • A global leader in 2-D animation software. Toon Boom is not as challenging as other programs to learn from
    • Homepage
    • Consumer Review
  • Tumult Hype  Karyn Narramore
  • Ustream 

  • Video Grade
    • iProduct compatable
    • Downsized, portable version of AfterEffects
  • VideoSpec 
    • About VideoSpec
      AppleScript studio App (Xcode 3.0 on Leopard) making use of MediaInfo CLI, MPlayer, FFmpeg, qt_tools and AtomicParsley binaries to display detailed informations on video files. Compatibility of analyzed media file with QuickTime Player v.7.6 is provided with indication on the installation status of the displayed QuickTime Component and its download link as well as compatibility with iPod/iPhone/AppleTV. Suggestion on alternate movie player to QuickTime Player is proposed and preview of video files is available using mplayer binary tool. Furthermore, integration of Bitrate Pro adds calculation capacity with multimedia files.
    • http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/video/videospec.html 
    • Review
  • Vimeo 

    • Platform for uploading videos online. 

    • Review 

  • Vimeo Enhancer

  • Vimeo for iPhone

  • Viddy
    • Free. Compatible with Androids & iOS
    • A basic app that lets you add customized soundtracks to your clips
    • Easy sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr
    • Review 
  • Video Pad
    • Free Video Editing Software for Mac
    • Similar to Final Cut in many ways, but free 
    • Video Pad Tool Review  
  • VideoToolbox
  • Vine 
    • is a mobile-app owned by Twitter that enables its users to create and post short video clips.
    • Review
  • Vyclone
    • A social video platform that lets you co-create, sync and edit multiple views of a shared moment.
    • Review
  • Vyou 
  • WeVideo 
  • Windows Movie Maker 7 (Trevor Whalen)
    • PC-based movie editing
    • Review
  • WonderShare Video Editor
  • YouTube Doubler 
  • YouTube Downloader 
    • download videos from youtube 
    • Review 
  • YouTube In-site Editor
    • Edit videos after they are uploaded to YouTube 
    • Review
  • Youtube 
  • Wideo.co

Comments (1)

LaurieB said

at 11:00 pm on Mar 20, 2011

“Simple and easy, when you need edits now”
Cuts is the new kid on the block and is all about remixing viral video. They don’t host content, but instead take videos from other sites (YouTube, Google, Myspace). With Cuts you can trim, loop, add preloaded sound effects, and insert captions to enhance the original. Editing is straightforward, consisting of changes to the sound, caption, and navigation levels for the video. Every edit can be re-cut, embedded, and emailed. In the future, Cuts will be expanding into simple editing for digital movies and TV shows.

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