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- Comparative Media Studies
- If you are a current student, or taking a CMS course, the CMS department has a limited number of video cameras and equipment available to MIT students. Contact CMS for more information.
- Cambridge Community Television
- CCTV loans equipment to Cambridge residents in exchange for providing shows for their channels. To get certified to borrow their equipment, purchase a membership ($55) and attend a free camera workshop on Tuesday, April 17th from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Download a membership form. Those wishing to bypass the certification class may rent cameras at commercial rates. For more information, call 617-661-6900 or visit their website.
- MIT Audio Visual
- To schedule borrowing a production kit, call MIT Audio Visual at x3-2808. Each kit consists of a digital video camera, microphone, tripod, and extra battery.These production kits can be picked up and returned to MIT Audio Visual offices in Bldg 4-017.
- On campus
- The New Media Center in 26-139 has a cluster of Macintosh computers, including 6 PowerMac G5s, with the following programs installed: Adobe CS2 Suite, Final Cut Pro HD, Maya animation software, and Shake special effects software (only on the dual processor G5s).
- Off campus
- Editing suites are also available to Cambridge residents at Cambridge Community Television, in exchange for putting a show on their channel. You must purchase a membership ($55) and pass a certification test in Final Cut Pro. Download a membership form. Those wishing to bypass the certification class may rent the edit suite at commercial rates. For more information, call 617-661-6900 or visit their website.
- At your desktop
- Those who wish to edit on their own computers can follow the links below to download free post-production software:
PC users: Windows Movie Maker is pre-installed on new PCs.
Mac users: iMovie is pre-installed on your Mac. Tutorial.
PC users can also download Avid Free DV Editing Software, a free program comparable to iMovie.
Avid Free DV Editing Software Tutorials.
For free image editing software, download The Gimp for Mac or PC.
For free audio editing software, download Audacity for Mac or PC.
The Digital Video Information Network (a.k.a. DVinfo.net)
(online community and resource for video production information)
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