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Software Applications

This is a guide summarising current convenient and recommended software applications for use by library staff.

Video Editing

Product name Windows Movie Maker
Producer Microsoft
Cost Free
Function Video Editor (Windows)
Web site
  • Video editing capabilities
  • Addition of music tracks
  • Audio editing capabilities
  • Imports of video clips for editing, in a range of formats
  • Importing of video straight from camera
  • Exporting files in H.264 MP4 format
  • Storyboard and timeline view


Product name iMovie
Producer Apple
Cost Free
Function Video editing software (Mac)
Web site

  • Video editing functions,
  • Titles creation
  • Effects creation
  • Allows for a full soundtrack addition
  • Drag and drop functionality.
  • Simple operation



Product name Hitfilm
Producer HItfilm
Cost Free
Function Video editing and effects
Web site
  • Hitfilm has a range of features
  • Video and audio editing
  • Effects
  • Audio tracks
  • Soundtracks,
  • Allows for extra features by buying add ons.
  • Easy to use interface,
  • Complex functionality of the type used in some film making
  • Sophisticated post effects