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Studio Resources to support Media & Design during COVID-19: Recommended Software

Resources for supporting the UT community working on media and design remotely during this crisis.

Audio Applications

AUDACTIY
  • https://www.audacityteam.org
  • Mac, Win, Linux
  • Audacity is an open source audio editing and recording program. With multitrack editing capabilities, it can be used for a wide range of projects including podcasts.
GARAGE BAND
  • https://www.apple.com/mac/garageband/
  • Mac, iOS
  • GarageBand is free for mac. It is a multitrack music editor and recorder that includes a free sound library of instruments and samples that can be layered and mixed with recorded input.

Video Applications

HITFILM EXPRESS
  • https://fxhome.com/hitfilm-express
  • Mac, Win
  • HitFilm Express is a multi-track video editor great for a wide range of projects. The software has a range of purchase options including downloading a free version. HitFilm Express will run on mac or windows and export to a range of pre-set, popular file types.
ADOBE SPARK
  • https://spark.adobe.com
  • web, iOS, Android
  • Adobe Spark is a tool for visual story telling. You can use it to create short videos, social media graphics, and web pages.
IMOVIE
  • https://apps.apple.com/us/app/imovie/id377298193
  • Mac, iOS
  • iMovie is a very popular and free video editor by Apple. While primarily single track editing, you can add titles, photos, and work wtih green screen as well as add audio tracks such as narration. This software is commonly used for many class projects.
GREENSCREEN by DOINK
  • https://apps.apple.com/us/app/green-screen-by-do-ink/id730091131
  • iOS
  • GreenScreen is an inexpensive ($4.99) app for iOS. It allows you to take green screen video or photos that are saved to your camera roll. Don't have a green screen? This app has an eye dropper function to just record in front of any solid colored wall.

Design Applications

CANVA
  • https://www.canva.com
  • web, iOS, Android
  • Canva is an online design tool. It features drag and drop designing and is loaded with both free and inexpensive content ranging from design elements to photos to templates and layouts. Projects can be shared, enabling group work, and completed design can be downloaded in popular formats such as PDF and PNG.
GIMP
  • https://www.gimp.org
  • Mac, Win, Linux
  • Description GIMP is an open source image editor. GIMP allows you to manipulate images, paint and draw, and collage images and has a wide range of tools included. Projects can be exported to common formats including PDF, PNG, and JPG.
ADOBE SPARK
  • https://spark.adobe.com
  • web, iOS, Android
  • Adobe Spark is a tool for visual story telling. You can use it to create short videos, social media graphics, and web pages.
SCRIBUS
  • https://www.scribus.net
  • Mac, Win
  • Scribus is an open source layout tool that can be used for projects such as designing booklets, brochures, magazine layouts, etc. Projects can be exported to formats such as PDF.
VENNAGAGE
  • https://venngage.com/
  • web based
  • Venngage is a web tool for creating infographics. Free accounts allow you to create and download up to 5 infographics that can be downloaded as images or PDF.