Free Multimedia Tools
This list of technologies encompasses applications that are freely available on the Internet and not part of Pacific's BoxerApps.
For more information about these services, please contact the Center of Educational Technology and Curricular Innovation at email@example.com. The Center can also provide guidance on how to best integrate these tools into your teaching.
- Screencast-O-Matic (explore and download) - is a screencasting software that allows you create a video of anything you see on your computer screen accompanied by a voice narration. A free online version allows for 15 minutes of recording time. You can find helpful videos on how to use this tool here: Screencast-O-Matic Help Videos.
- Audacity (explore and download) - is a free and easy-to-use audio editing and recording application. In addition to recording live audio, it also allows you to convert tapes, records, and CDs into digital recordings. Read Audacity Manual and Tutorials to get started.
- VLC (explore and download) - is a free open-source multimedia player. It can stream audio and video, play most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD and convert audio and video into a variety of formats. Quick Start Guide and Documentation located at VLC Help Wiki.
- iMovie (explore and download) - is a free Mac-based and iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini and iPod Touch) video editing software. It provides the basic, no-frills editing tools needed to put together a movie from a set of video clips. Additionally, it has integrated sharing options that automatically uploads your movie directly to your YouTube account. Download iMovie Manual (PDF).
- Windows Movie Maker (explore) - an equivalent of iMovie for Windows and comes already installed on all Windows computers. It allows you to create movies that incorporate video, still images, background music, and narration that can be customized further by adding titles, transitions, and video effects. Helpful resources: Getting started with Windows Movie Maker.