The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Software

 Video Editing || Audio Editing || Animation & Motion Graphic || 3D printing || Presentation, Graphics and Design


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Free Media Resources 

Free Audio/Video resources from ORE

Name Description 
OpenShot Free, open-source, cross-platform video editor
Shotcut  Free, open-source, cross-platform video editor
Kdenlive  Free, open-source, cross-platform video editor
iMovie Free, available for Mac and iPhone
Audacity Free, open-source, cross-platform audio software
Videoshop - Video Editor Free, offers in-app purchases, iPhone
VSCO Free, mobile cross-platform photo and video editor
WeVideo Free, online and cross-platform video editor
DaVinci Resolve Free version available; Linux, Windows and Mac video editor

Video Editing

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iMovie  is basic video editing software available on Macs.

User Forum

 

Final Cut Pro X is professional video editing software available on Macs.

Quick Guide | user forum

 

Adobe Premiere Pro CC is professional video editing software available on Macs and PCs.

quick guide | video tutorials | user forum

 

Movie Maker  is basic video editing software available on PCs.

 

Audio Editing & Composing

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Audacity is free, open source software used for recording and editing audio.

quick guide | user forum

 

GarageBand  is music editing software that is popular for creating music and podcasts. It has built-in audio filters that can be used for recording instruments and features over 100 virtual, synthesized instruments.

quick guide  user forum

  

Logic Pro X is a audio editing software application and MIDI sequencer that can be used to create high-end instrumental and voice recordings. 

quick guide | user forum

  

Animation and Motion Graphics

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Autodesk Maya is 3D animation software for animation, modeling, simulation, rendering, and visual effects. 

quick guide | tutorials | FAQ user forum

 

After Effects CC is compositing and motion graphics software that is installed on the PCs in the lab.

video tutorials user forum

 

Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.

website 

 

Character Animator CC  Create 2D characters in Adobe Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC and bring them to life in Character Animator CC (Beta). Act out movements and record your voice using your webcam and microphone. 

Character Animator CC User Guide

 

Motion is compositing and motion graphics software that ties seamlessly into Final Cut Pro X. 

quick guide | user forum

 

 

3D Printing

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TinkerCad is free 3D design software that is web-based. It is great for beginners and has interactive tutorials.

website

  

MeshMixer is free 3D modeling and analysis software that is often used to check a file's printability.

website

 

Sculptris is free 3D digital sculpting software that is great for organic modeling.

website

 

SketchUp is free 3D modeling software that is very popular and easy to use.

website

 

Autodesk Mudbox A digital painting and sculpting software provides 3D artists with an intuitive and tactile toolset for creating and modifying 3D geometry and textures.  Free-to-use for educational use.

website

 

Autodesk Fusion 360 is a professional level, free-to-use modeling software that is accessible and feature rich.  Free-to-use for educational use.

website 

Presentation, Graphics, & Design

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Microsoft PowerPoint is popular presentation software used to create slideshows. Users can import images, sounds, and embed video for enhanced presentations.

quick guide | user forum

 

Adobe Photoshop CC is graphic design software used for editing and manipulating raster based images, like photos, scans or video. It is installed on both the iMacs and the PCs. 

quick guide video tutorials FAQ 

 

Adobe Illustrator CC is illustration software that is vector-based. Images can be drawn and edited from scratch using a variety of simple tools that can be easily resized, reshaped and adjusted. It is installed on both the iMacs and the PCs.

quick guide | video tutorials FAQ

 

Adobe InDesign CC is desktop publishing software that can be used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. It is installed on both the iMacs and the PCs.

quick guide | video tutorials | user forum

Staffed Hours

Sunday-Thursday 12-10pm
Friday & Saturday 12-5pm


Production Rooms

Monday-Thursday 12-9pm
Friday - Saturday  12-4pm
Sunday  2-9pm


3D Print Services

Monday-Friday 12-5pm

Contact Us

Email:  dml@library.umass.edu
Phone: 413-545-6258

Digital Media Lab
W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Lower Level
University of Massachusetts Amherst
154 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003