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Media and Communications Tools 

Screen Recording

Camtasia (Win/Mac) *Recommended for projects that require both screen recordings and advanced editing

Camtasia is video editing application with a sophisticated screen recording tool. Its main purpose is to create screen recorded videos, but it can be used to edit and publish any type of video. Camtasia is able to record the screen and webcam video simultaneously.

Availability: Available in CIRT and for checkout

SnagIt (Win/Mac) *Recommended for projects that require screen recordings with limited editing

Snagit is primarily a tool for creating screenshot images, but it also has the ability to make screen recordings. SnagIt excels at creating short videos that need little editing.

Availability: Available in CIRT and for checkout

Knovio (Online)

Knovio is a web-based (or mobile app) used to create narrated PowerPoint presentations with webcam video. Knovio allows for the addition of quizzes into video and it will work with Canvas.

Availability: Licensed for the ASL/Interpreting Program Free accounts are available on the service's website.

Screencast-o-matic (Online)

An easy to use, recording tool that can be used on any computer without installing a permanent application. Screencast-o-matic has basic editing features. The free service can record for up to 15 minutes.

Availability: Free accounts are available on the service's website

Jing (Online)

Jing is a free and simple application for sharing images and short videos of your computer screen. Jing gives you the ability to add basic visual elements to your captures and share them fast. Screen recordings can be up to 5 minutes long.

Availability: Free accounts are available on the service's website

Telecommunications

BlueJeans (Win/Mac/Android/iOS) * CIRT's recommendation for web conferencing

BlueJeans is the video conferencing tool provided by UNF. It supports scheduled meeting as well as open meeting rooms. Conferences can be recorded, and BlueJeans supports screen sharing.

Availability: Available for UNF faculty on request http://unf.bluejeans.com

Google Hangouts - Video calls (Online)

Google hangouts is a multi-function tool for computers and mobile devices. One of its features, Voice Calls, allows up to 10 people to join a live video call with screen sharing and the option to record the call and publish it to YouTube.

Availability: Free accounts are available on the service's website.

FaceTime (Mac/iOS)

FaceTime is Apple's one-to-one video teleconferencing tool that can be used on Apple computers, and iOS devices.

Availability: Available on Aplle devices and computers.

Skype (Win/Mac/Android/iOS)

Skype is a telecommunications application software that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls from computers, tablets and mobile devices via the Internet to other devices or telephones/smartphones.

Availability: Free accounts are available on the service's website.

Design

Bridge (Win/Mac)

Bridge is used to manage all media files. It does not have any built-in editing capabilities, but it will open files in the correct editor and allows for additions and changes to metadata.

Availability: Available for faculty in CIRT and by ITSR

Illustrator (Win/Mac)

Illustrator is a vector-based image editing tools used to create. Vector images are generally smaller than other types of images and can be scaled to any size without quality-loss. Illustrator is commonly used to design logos, labels, charts & graphs, and elements for motion graphics.

Availability: Available for faculty in CIRT and by ITSR

InDesign (Win/Mac)

InDesign is a page layout application used to design printed and electronic layouts. InDesign is commonly used to design, books (including e-books), magazines, brochures, flyers.

Availability: Available for faculty in CIRT and by ITSR

Lightroom (Win/Mac)

Lightroom is used to manage and correct photographs. It has better management features compared to Photoshop, but less tools for editing.

Availability: Available for faculty in CIRT and by ITSR

Photoshop (Win/Mac)

Photoshop is a digital imaging software used as a tool for photographic correction and manipulation, digital painting, and illustration.  

Availability: Available for faculty in CIRT and by ITSR

 

Video Production

iMovie (Mac) *Recommended for most Mac projects.

The video editor that comes standard with all Mac computers. iMovie lets you organize all your video clips, and use them to create videos.

Availability: Available for faculty in CIRT and by ITSR

Premiere Pro (Win/Mac)

Premiere Pro is a professional video editing suite. Premiere has tools to make advanced editing techniques like keying (removing the background of a video) and multiple-camera shots.

Availability: Available for faculty in CIRT and by ITSR

Media Encoder (Win/Mac)

Adobe Media encoder is used to prepare digital video for publication. It has conversion tools that assist with processing large numbers of videos at one time.

Availability: Available for faculty in CIRT and by ITSR

After Effects (Win/Mac)

After Effects is used to create special effects and animations for video projects.

Availability: Available for faculty in CIRT and by ITSR

Camtasia (Win/Mac)

In addition to being a screen recording tool Camtasia is also a first-class video editor. Camtasia is more advanced than iMove and Movie Maker, but less advanced than Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro.

Availability: Available for faculty in CIRT. Faculty may request a licenseof Camtrasia from CIRT.

Final Cut Pro (Mac)

Final Cut Pro is a professional video editing suite with similar functionality to Premiere Pro.

Availability: Available for faculty in CIRT.

Audio Production

Audacity (Win/Mac)

Audacity is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.

Availability: Available in CIRT, the Software Center, and Self Service.

Audition (Win/Mac)

After Effects is used to create special effects and animations for video projects.

Availability: Available for faculty in CIRT and by ITSR

Mapping

ArcGIS (Win)

ArcGIS is the standard for creating professional levels maps. It allows for sophisticated cartography, adding data to spatial visualizations, and may publication options.

Availability: Available for faculty in CIRT and by ITSR.

ArcGIS Online

ArcGIS Online, Is the online version of ArcGIS. It is a great tool for creating and publishing online maps.

Availability:Free accounts are available on the service's website. 

ESRI Story Maps (Online)

Story maps are web apps that combine web maps created using ArcGIS Online, ESRI's cloud-based mapping system, with multimedia content—text, photos, video, and audio.

Availability:Free accounts are available on the service's website. 

Google Maps (Online)

Google Maps is an online map commonly used for directions. It also allows for the creation of maps that can contain my forms of media.

Availability:Free accounts are available on the service's website. 

Google Earth (Online)

Google Earth is both an online atlas for exploring the globe and a content creation tool. Content can be overlayed on top of the 3D globle and shared in different formats.

Availability:Free accounts are available on the service's website. 

3D Design

Tinkercad (Online)

Tinkercad is an easy to use, basic online modeling program. Create models by combining basic shapes like spheres and cubes.

Availability:Free accounts are available on the service's website. 

3DS Max (Win)

3DS Max is a sophisticated, professional level modeling tool. It is difficult to learn, but powerful and has many options for modeling and rendering 3D works.

Availability: Available in CIRT

Blender (Win/Mac)

Blender is an Open Source tool that is similar in concept to 3DS Max. It is very powerful and complex.

Availability: Free download from the website.