The same MIT Services that offer video recording – AMPS and OCW – also provide editing services. AMPS provides a full menu of fee-based options for editing, but OCW only edits videos they will later publish.
The New Media Center (NMC) makes video editing stations available to the MIT community. It is a great resource that provides the tools necessary to produce multimedia projects, such as
digital video, photo scanning and manipulation, web authoring, and more.
The NMC is a do-it-yourself cluster of 24-inch iMacs loaded with
For more about editing video, watch this tutorial from IAP2009.
A wide variety of commercial software is available for video editing:
iMovie (Mac only; free with Mac OS X)
iMovie is a proprietary video editing software application which allows Mac users to edit their own home movies. It imports video footage to the Mac using either FireWire or by importing files from a hard drive.
Windows Movie Maker (free with Windows XP and higher)
Windows Movie Maker is a video creating/editing software includes in Microsoft Windows. It contains features such as effects, transitions, titles/credits, audio track, etc.
Final Cut Pro ($)
Final Cut Pro is a professional non-linear editing software application, and will only run on Mac computers.
Adobe Premier ($)
Adobe Premier Pro is a professional-grade, real-time, timeline-based video editing software package. It is part of the Adobe Creative Suite, but can be purchased separately.