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Getting Started with Video Recording Software

Reviews and resources on video recording at CWU

iMovie

Software: iMovie

Features

  • Title pages, transitions, sound effects, allows editing of separate video and audio streams, allows mixing of video and still images
  • Includes higher level of editing capacity than most free/included video software
  • Potential downsides: takes longer to learn because there are more features to figure out, not always intuitive

Hosting

  • Not a hosting platform, allows for export to host elsewhere
  • Exports to Youtube and Vimeo, also exports to most video formats (.mp4, .wav)

Access to Software

  • Default software on Mac computers

Quicktime

Software: Quicktime

Features

  • Very simple and easy to use.
  • Allows for recording just voice, computer camera and audio, or screencast with audio.
  • Ability to trim the ends of your video after recording
  • Potential downsides: Doesn't let you edit in the middle of your recording

Hosting

  • Not a hosting platform, allows for export to host elsewhere
  • Exports to most video formats (.mp4, .wav)

Access to Software

  • Default application on both PCs and Mac computers