Multimedia Software

This range of software allows you to capture and edit videos, images, sound, text and animation.  Most is free…

Recommendations *** Must have    ** good     * OK

** Free Screen recording software
*Clone DVD2DVD copier
**Fair Use WizardFree – DVD clip editor
*** Free – online video and sound file convertor
**Microsoft Moviemaker 2Free – video editor
**Real Player – Free – video player and downloader
*** Serif Movieplus X3- £5 from LRC Sandscorcher
***VLC Media PlayerFree – Media Player
**WinkFree – Screen recording software

Images and Photos
**Adobe Photoshop Elements
**GimpFree – Photoshop equivalent
***InkscapeFree – Drawing Package
***IrfanviewFree – Photo Editor
***PaintNetFree – Image Editor (includes memory stick version)
***Paint Shop ProFree – Image Editor
**Pix-to-ExePhoto Presentation Software
*Photo StoryFree
***SnagIt 7.25Free – Multifunction Screen Capture Software
other online editors here

*Anvil Studio
Free – Midi recording
***AudacityFree – Sound editor
**Microsoft Sound RecorderFreealready in windows
**SuperFree – Multimedia encoder
*SwitchFree – Audio encoder

***CutepdfFree – pdf creator
**Omnipage OCRFree (with printer) – digital text convertor

*BlenderFree – 3D pixar style Animation
***Drawplus X4
Free download starter edition at – Stopframe & Keyframe animation
*PivotFree – Stickfigure Animator
***ScratchFree – programmable animations
**Stop Motion ProStopframe Animation
* – animated gifs from photos

Game-Making Software
Free – (3-D Authoring Software)
***Game MakerFree – Gaming Software

Multimedia and Collaboration
***Matchware Mediator 9Free LLS – CD from LRC – Multimedia Authoring
***PosterousFree – blogging site
**PreziFree – presentation software

Microsoft Office
We use Office 2003 – installed on school computers (to be upgraded to 2010 during this year 2010-2011)
Students can buy the latest office suite from for £37.89.
Our video editing software Serif Movieplus 3 is available from Mrs Walton in the LRC for £5 (would be £70 usually).

Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. How can I download embedded videos off YouTube or other sites and play them on my computer?
A1. When on the page of Youtube, insert the letters KISS between the www and youtube.  This will take you to the alternative website KISSyoutube.  When the video has downloaded, choose the mp4 option for High Quality 480×360 or High Definition 1280×720.  Both of these can be edited using Movieplus.