Some Video Editing Options
YouTube – you have a YouTube account as part of your board GAFE (Google Apps for Education) account; besides being a place to save your videos, YouTube also provides some video editing tools; you can easily move files between your Google Drive and your connected YouTube account and you can access your account from any device at school or at home.
WeVideo – a cloud based video editing platform you can access from any device here at school or at home. There is a free option which gives you access to some great editing tools but you are limited to videos of 5min or less of finished 720p video per month. You can connect it to your Google Drive and/or YouTube account to easily move files back and forth.
iMovie is on all the school iPads. There are lots of options with this software and no video length or resolution restrictions, but you have to keep using the same iPad until you are done your project since you can’t store an unfinished iMovie project somewhere else. Once it is done, you can upload your video to your Drive or to your YouTube account. Your teacher can reserve some iPads for up to a week of use if needed to complete a video project.
Windows Movie Maker – is on all the school computers (except the Chromebooks) and comes free with Windows so you may have it on your home computer as well. You save your work in your school folder on the network so you can continue to work on any school computer. You could start a Windows movie maker file at school and put it on a jump drive to take home to continue working on it, though that might be awkward if you have many associated files. Once your video is done you can upload to your Drive or YouTube account.
There are a number of other video editing options out there – some free and some paid, some simple and some quite complex so do some research and see what might work for you.
Video editing tutorial - broken down into 7 parts this tutorial covers all the basics of how to create your masterpiece once you have your footage shot, no matter which video editing software you are using.
We all have a YouTube account as part of our GAFE (Google) account which includes a video editor. How to access your account, how to use the video editor and more are explained in the file below.
More details on WeVideo can be found in the document below.
For more info on using iMovie go to our iPad page.
To find out more about how to convert files from one format to another, read the handout below.
Need to change the size of an image?
Try the program Paint on your PC (click on the resize option) or use the web-based programs PicMonkey or PIXLR Editor. Both of these also can be added to your Google Drive if that is where you do lots of your work.
If you manipulate images frequently and want to add an app to your mobile device you could try out apps like Reduce Photo Size or Simple Resize.
Need an easy and quick way to record an audio track?
Try Voice Record Pro, a free iOS app that you can download to your mobile device (and you can send files directly to your Google Drive account). Alternatively, if you want to work right in your Drive, a Google Drive Add-on you could try is Cloud Audio Recorder.
Need to blur a face in an image or video? Read about two options here.