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Video Production and Editing Resources

Camera Access

Cambridge Community Television:
CCTV loans equipment to Cambridge residents in exchange for providing shows for their channels. To get certified to borrow their equipment, purchase a membership ($55) and attend a free camera workshop. Pre-registration is required. Download a membership form. Those wishing to bypass the certification class may rent cameras at commercial rates. For more information, call 617-661-6900 or visit their website.

Editing

New Media Center:
The New Media Center in 26-139 has a cluster of Macintosh computers, including several iMacs, with the following programs installed: Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, Maya animation software, and Shake special effects software.

Cambridge Community Television:
Editing suites are also available to Cambridge residents at Cambridge Community Television, in exchange for putting a show on their channel. You must purchase a membership ($55) and pass a certification test in Final Cut Pro. Download a membership form. Those wishing to bypass the certification class may rent the edit suite at commercial rates. For more information, call 617-661-6900 or visit their web site.

Editing on your own Macintosh:
iMovie comes pre-installed with all new Macs, and a good online tutorial is available. For free audio editing software, download Audacity. For free image editing software, download The Gimp. If you are feeling more ambitious, you may want to consider Final Cut Express or Final Cut Studio for editing.

Editing on your own Windows PC:
Windows Movie Maker is pre-installed on newer PCs. For free audio editing software, download Audacity. For free image editing software, download The Gimp.If you are feeling more ambitious, you may want to consider Adobe Premiere Pro or Vegas for editing.

More video production and editing resources

  • Tutorials on Acceptable.tv
  • The Digital Video Information Network (a.k.a. DVinfo.net, an online community and resource for video production information)
  • Freevlog Tutorials
  • IAP Sessions – How to make a video (an MIT TechTV Blog post covering the basics on making your own video from beginning to end)
  • *Updated! – Want to learn the basics of making a video? (an MIT TechTV Blog post covering the basics on making your own video from beginning to end along with many other resources)
  • Want music for your video? (an MIT TechTV Blog post on finding or making non-copyrighted music to use)