Tips, Tricks, Resources, and Services

 

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VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE OPTIONS


Basic Editing - Free

PC’s - Windows Movie Maker
Standard on Windows 7 and 8 - it is available as a free download for Windows 10. (Support will end for program in January 2017)
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows-Live/movie-maker

Mac’s - iMovie
Standard on Mac computers – it is available for iPads and iPhones through the app store.

App’s - Adobe Premiere Clip
Video editing app for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices - available through the App Store or Google Play.

Consumer Friendly – Costs

PC’s and Mac’s - Adobe Premiere Elements
More advanced than iMovie or Movie Maker, however, it does offer different levels of editing (from basic to advanced) that adapts to users’ experience and ability. Ranges from $60 to $100

Professional – Costs

PC’s and Mac’s - Adobe Premiere Pro
Subscription based payment structure: $29.99/month or $239.88/year

Mac’s - Final Cut Pro X
Apple software: $299.99/license

There are pros and cons for each program, influenced by users experience, and ability.


VIDEO SHARING


Up to 20 minutes: Facebook
Longer, more produced videos: Vimeo, YouTube
Shorter videos from mobile device:  Vine (up to 6 seconds)Twitter (up to 30 seconds), Instagram (up to 60 seconds), or Flickr (mostly for photos, but can be used for up to 90 seconds)



CLOUD STORAGE / BACKUP

iCloud - Apple product
Available for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, but works best with Apple products.
Monthly charges: 5GB: free, 50GB: $0.99, 200GB: $2.99, 1TB: $9.99, 2TB: $19.99

OneDrive - Microsoft Product
Available for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, but works best with Windows products. Easy to open and edit files in other Microsoft applications (like Word or Excel)
Monthly charges: 5GB: free, 50GB: $1.99, 1TB; $6.99

Google Drive
Available for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, works equally well on all platforms. Can set-up automatic video and photo backups from your Android device. In addition to storage space, you get office tools, such as documents, spreadsheets, forms, etc.
Monthly charges: 15GB: free, 100GB: $1.99, 1TB: $9.99

Dropbox
Available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, Kindle Fire, works equally well on all platforms. Best for sharing files with others.
Monthly charges: 2GB: free, 1TB: $8.25

Amazon Cloud Drive
Available for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, Kindle Fire, but works best with Amazon devices.
Monthly charges: 5GB: free for Prime members, $59.99/year unlimited  


PHYSICAL STORAGE / BACKUP

For phones or other mobile devices: MicroSD cards, or higher capacity cards (it all depends on compatibility with your device)

For computers: External hard drive - some of top rated brands: WD, Toshiba, Seagate, Samsung, Buffalo, G-Tech, LaCie



VIDEO AND AUDIO TIPS

Video

Audio



SERVICES FOR AVON LAKE RESIDENTS & BUSINESSES

Duplicating or Digitizing Media

Formats: Hi-8 video, VHS, S-VHS, Mini DV, DVD
Cost: $10 for first copy - $5 additional copies - $3 shipping

Copies of Past ALC-TV Shows – Above charges apply


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