editing software

MEDEAnet webinar: A step before editing: how to help a student group work collectively

Finishing shooting and entering the post-production phase is crucial in all video making and especially in collective works like student productions. In this webinar we will present techniques of organising rushes, checking our initial intentions in relation to our shootings and spending time for preparation and planning before going into the editing room. We will also give advice on choosing and making the most of our editing software as well as some tips on editing.

This webinar was held on Wednesday 26 February 2014 and attended by 51 participants.

To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/greek-webinar-2014

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MEDEAnet webinar: A step before editing: how to help a student group work collectively

Finishing shooting and entering the post-production phase is crucial in all video making and especially in collective works like student productions. In this webinar we will present techniques of organising rushes, checking our initial intentions in relation to our shootings and spending time for preparation and planning before going into the editing room. We will also give advice on choosing and making the most of our editing software as well as some tips on editing.

This webinar was held on Wednesday 26 February 2014 and attended by 51 particpants.

System requirements: 
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Author

Speakers Menis Theodoridis, Film Director specialized in the use of media in education, Greece Maria Leonida, Film director and Media Educator, Greece George Pitsakis, Film director and Editor, Greece

Year

2014

Length

56 mins

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Overstream: free online subtitle editor

Overstream is a free online editor for creating and synchronizing subtitles to any online video (YouTube, Google Video, MySpace Video, Veoh, Blip.tv, Archive.org and Vimeo.com), store subtitles on the Overstream server, and send the link to the subtitled video to other users, friends or colleagues.

Overstream supports all languages, however, in order to work, the language must be installed on the viewer's computer.
Both javascript and cookies need to be enabled in your browser in order for this website to work as intended. Also, the Overstream Editor and Player require Flash Player version 8 or above to be installed.

For more information, visit the FAQ section of the webste http://www.overstream.net/help.php

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Javascript, Flash Player 8 (or above), cookies, languages installed

IrfanView - viewing and editing software

IrfanView is a fast, small, innovative freeware graphic viewer that can be also used for editing. It is intended as free only for private, non-commercial and/or educational use (schools, universities and libraries) and for use in charity or humanitarian organisations.
The software is currently supported and a list of recent changes can be seen on the website. A FAQ page quite rich of useful information is also provided on the website.
Some IrfanView features:
• Many supported file formats
• Multi language support
• Thumbnail/preview option
• Paint option - to draw lines, circles, arrows, straighten image etc.
• Toolbar skins option
• Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD)
• Show EXIF/IPTC/Comment text in Slideshow/Fullscreen etc.
• Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters
• Fast directory view (moving through directory)
• Batch conversion (with advanced image processing)
• Multipage TIF editing
• File search
• Email option
• Multimedia player
• Print option
• Support for embedded color profiles in JPG/TIF
• Change color depth
• Scan (batch scan) support
• Cut/crop
• Add overlay text/image (watermark)
• IPTC editing
• Effects (Sharpen, Blur, Adobe 8BF, Filter Factory, Filters Unlimited, etc.)
• Screen Capturing
• Extract icons from EXE/DLL/ICLs
• Lossless JPG rotation
• Unicode support
• Hotkeys
• Command line options
• PlugIns

Language support can vary with the version. The current version supports the languages listed aside. English is anyway always supported.

System requirements: 
Software is developed for Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 , 2008, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.

Embedplus – editing Youtube videos for education

This free application facilitates the embedding, editing and customization of Youtube videos.
Among the most important features of Embedplus:
• Start your video at a certain time
• Ignore boring parts of the video
• Add annotations to videos
• Movable zoom service that allows you to dynamically magnify the area you point over
• Crop interesting parts of a video
• Instant replay service
• Instantly watch videos at a slower rate to clearly see what happens
• Real-time reactions, an option for seeing people’s reactions to the same video you are modifying
The website contains also a special page about how the application can be used in the context of teaching / training. Using EmbedPlus teachers will be able to :
• Highlight turning points in videos they want to share with their students using the jump buttons on the player
• Skip irrelevant parts in a video
• Offer additional information beyond what is presented in a video using annotations.
Students on their part can use it to:
• Get a closer and clearer understanding of video contents covering complicated events using the slow motion and zoom effects that EmbedPus offers
• Easily access their videos and view text and other objects within a video

Aviary Advanced suite

Aviary is a free suite of online creative applications, from graphic design to audio editing, which can be used right in the web browser. The advanced suite includes:
- Phoenix, Image Editor
- Talon, Screen Capture
- Raven, Vector Editor
- Peacock, Effects Editor
- Roc, Music Creator
- Myna, Audio Editor
- Falcon, Image Markup
- toucan, Swatch Editor

Lighting techniques 2: Lighting for greenscreen

In this tutorial Eve Hazelton shows how you should set up the lighting for filming (someone in front of) a greenscreen and gives you some tips and tricks on how to get it right (visiting the actual location and looking at the lighting there for instance). The second part of the tutorial includes adjusting the recording with editing software to make it all seem realistic, without flaws giving away the greenscreen. A summary in screenshots and photographs and a bit more information also gives you an idea of the tutorial.

Table of contents: 

Most important tips:
1. Background Plate
2. Use your fist!
3. Even Lighting
4. Light the Subject
5. Be gentle with your alpha matte!

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Author

Eve Hazelton (director of photography)

Year

2011

Length

16 minutes

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