Last Updated: Jan 9, 2013
- PhotoStory 3
Create "movies" from still photographs. Add narration, music and motion effects. Creates a Windows Media Video.
- RealMedia Player (capturing video from the web)
The easiest way to capture a video from the web is to use RealMedia Player and the Download Browser Plug-in. It also has conversion tools for converting the downloaded Flash Video into other, more compatible video formats for viewing, editing or inserting into Powerpoint presentations.
PC Only Screen Capture Software - Captures video and audio from Screen or from YouTube or Google Video.
PC or MAC OSX Screen Capture Software - Captures video from Screen and Sound from Microphone
Xtranormal lets you to turn anything you type into a fully-animated CG movie. Set up your scene, type in your script, and animate it instantly.
- Prism Video Converter
For PC Only.
Use this converter to convert DVDs, Camcorder HD or Flash Memory stored mpeg or Quicktime .mov formats, etc. to WMV format for use on PC Powerpoint projects.
Note: The "free" trial expires after 30 days but you can open your Control Panel, choose Add/Delete Programs, then choose Prism and "Downgrade to Free Version"... on a PC this disables conversion to QT .MOV format.
- Real Player
Real Player can not only easily capture a video from the web using the Download Browser Plug-in but it has conversion tools for converting the downloaded Flash Video into other, more compatible video formats for viewing, editing or inserting into Powerpoint presentations.
- HandBrake Video Converter
Handbrake is free "open source" software that can be used on PCs and MACs to convert most digital video formats to MP4 format (especially useful for use on a MAC using i-Movie. It does not "crack" most DVD copy protection schemes and should only be used following Educational Fair Use Guidelines.
- DVD Shrink 3.2.xx
The link downloads a "zip" file that you need to extract. It can be used to "rip" from selected "in" and "out" points on a DVD. It is illegal to copy an entire DVD under Educational Fair Use Guidelines. DVD Shrink is to be used only when following Educational Fair Use Guidelines.
Warning: If searching for this software... do not get DVD Shrink 2010... it's not free and is being distributed illegally since they are charging you for something that is free.
Update: Powerpoint 2010 for PCs now has a SAVE AS VIDEO feature that creates a Windows Media Video from an "auto play" Powerpoint presentation with slide timings that will play on any computer. The video will include all narration, music, sound effects and video clips inserted onto the slides. Unfortunately, Powerpoint 2011 for MAC won't work for Powerpoint presentations with audio or video.
A special thanks to the staff at Kent State University's Student Media Studio (SMS) for putting together this amazing list of software programs.