Video Editing

CCPS has approved several applications for creating videos.

Photostory 3 for Windows is a simple video editing application that is easy to use. You can install it from the Software Installation Center in the Tech Services portal, or ask your building tech to install it if needed on multiple school computers.

Movie Maker is an easy video editing tool from Microsoft. Although Microsoft is no longer supporting it, CCPS continues to make it available for our staff and students. You can install it from the Software Installation Center in the Tech Services portal, or ask your building tech to install it if needed on multiple school computers.

OpenShot is a step above Movie Maker but anyone who has experience with Movie Maker should be ready to use OpenShot. It is available in the Software Installation Center for download and is approved for students and staff. One limitation is that it does not allow for voice recording within the application. If you install it, you will get a message about a firewall exception and will be asked to provide an admin username and password. Simply cancel that message window and OpenShot should launch. Click OpenShot Directions for links to tutorials.  CCPS Staff: These directions are also available as a OneNote notebook from within the CCPS network. Go to the TS Portal > DCIR Online Curriculum > Click the Tutorials link on the left > Click on the Video Editing Applications notebook under the Instructional Technology Resources library.

Shotcut is a video editor that is more advanced than OpenShot, but not as advanced as Adobe Premiere Elements or Premiere Pro CC. A cool feature is the ability to use chroma key or green screen effects. It is available in the Software Installation Center and is approved for students and staff. Shotcut allows for voice narration.  Click Shotcut Directions for more information on using this application. CCPS Staff: These directions are also available as a OneNote notebook from within the CCPS network. Go to the TS Portal > DCIR Online Curriculum > Click the Tutorials link on the left > Click on the Video Editing Applications notebook under the Instructional Technology Resources library.

Microsoft Office Mix is an add-on ribbon to PowerPoint and can be used to do a screen capture of your computer as well as other functions. You can install it from the Software Installation Center in the Tech Services portal.

Adobe Premiere Elements is an  advanced video editing application and is available for purchase at an educational discounted rate. Please contact Tech Services for the latest quote.