Tuesday, May 13, 2008

NEW! Pinnacle Studio Plus version 11

Pinnacle is one of the only video editing software companies that has an easy to use video converter for your home computer. It's called a Dazzle box and you can see the picture at the right of this screen. It hooks to your PC via USB and accepts your camera cables or your VHS video machine cables. Then you upload your VHS footage into your computer and edit it on Pinnacle's great Studio Plus software or Windows Movie Maker. Also the Dazzle box contains software that lets you burn straight to DVD which helps you transfer your older VHS or Hi 8 footage.
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Saturday, May 03, 2008

Video below edited using..

The star wars silent movie below was edited using the new Adobe CS3 Production bundle with Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop and much more. Adobe outdid themselves with this grouping. The virtual sets in Adobe Ultra CS3 are just amazing. For media teachers, it's a package that offers unlimited tools and teaching possibilities for very little money. I want one for my home editing system.

Time for Media teacher to share what works!

For two years I have been teaching Media Production to high school students and it's been the best experience of my life. I am so often shocked at their skill with only 4 months of shooting and editing. I have some students who come into my classroom saying they are computer phobic and become the best video editors in the classroom. We've won awards, produced amazing stop motion and effects driven pieces and had a lot of fun. I am posting one of the student's work here who will surely be George Lucas one day.