Hands On: Video


Popcorn:   “Popcorn makes video work like the web. We create tools and programs to help developers and authors create interactive pages that supplement video and audio with rich web content, allowing your creations to live and grow online.”  (I haven’t tried.)


Editing software

iMovie – simple and not very powerful. Easy to learn, but gets annoying fast if you have much to do.

Windows Live Movie Maker

Final Cut Pro – the generally preferred editor.  No longer available. For a while it was available if you PHONED for it — not ordered online. Don’t know if it still is.

Final Cut X- professionals, in particular, are outraged over the new Final Cut X which has eliminated some of the features of Final Cut Pro and is not backwards compatible.

Adobe Premiere Pro – the other (hard to learn, powerful) favorite, along with Final Cut Pro. Available free via campus agreement with Adobe 2011-12.  Some Final Cut Pro users are switching to Adobe Premiere Pro rather than Final Cut X.