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Digital Media Production Guide : Video Editing

This guide highlights various software and tools you can use to create digital video projects

Video Editing

Get step-by-step instructions for adding music/sound effects and creating your own title clips and end credits:

Digital Media Life Hacks--Music & Sound Effects

Digital Media Life Hacks--Titles/End Credits

Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker: One Free Download

Import and edit slide shows and videos

Quickly add photos and footage from your PC or camera into Movie Maker. Then fine tune your movie just the way you want it. You can move things around, speed it up or slow it down—it’s up to you.

Edit the soundtrack and add a theme

Enhance your movie with audio and a theme. Movie Maker adds transitions and effects automatically so your movie looks polished and professional.

Share Video online

Facebook and YouTube


PC Option


iMovie  Free on most MACs or can be downloaded for $14.99 (also available for iPad.)

With a beautiful, streamlined design, iMovie puts the focus on your video and lets you tell stories like never before. Browse your video library, share favorite moments, and create beautiful HD movies and Hollywood-style trailers. And with iCloud, you can enjoy them in iMovie Theater on all your devices.

MAC and iPad options

Video Pad

PC and MAC options

 VideoPad Free Video Editor:

  • Edit video from any camcorder Capture video from a DV camcorder, VHS, webcam, or import most any video file format including avi, wmv,mpv and divx.
  • Full of transitions and visual effects Over 50 visual and transition effects to add a professional touch to your movies.
  • Amazing Audio Tools Import and mix music tracks like a pro. Record your own narrations with the click of a button. Use sound effects from the free Sound Effect Library

    Complete Video Optimization Fine-tune color and other visual effects. Slow down, speed up or reverse video clip playback. Reduce camera shake with video stabilization. Add photos and digital images to your sequences

  • Create videos for DVD, HD, YouTube and more Burn movies to DVD for playback on TV, or as a standalone video file to share online or put on portable devices.

How to Use Video Pad


Kinovea: Free to download 

Kinovea is a video analysis software dedicated to sport. It targets primarily the coaches, athletes and medical professionals.
It can also be useful in ergonomics and animation study.

Slow down, study and comment the technique of your athletes or of yourself.

Enrich the video by adding arrows, descriptions and other content to key positions

Observe two videos side by side and synchronize them on a common event.

Measure distances and times manually or use semi-automated tracking to follow points and check live values or trajectories.

Export your analysis to spreadsheet formats for scientific study and further processing.

PC option

You Tube Video Editor

You Tube Editor logo

With the Video Editor, you can:

  • Combine multiple videos and images you've uploaded to create a new video
  • Trim your clips to custom lengths
  • Add music to your video from a library of approved tracks
  • Customize clips with special tools and effects

You can get to the Editor at

How to use YouTube Video Editor