Here are some of the digital video tools I use.
Part of the iLife suite which comes pre-installed on every Mac. It is a quick and easy video editing application.
I have not used the latest version (part of iLife ’08) however it should be noted that this new version has a very different workflow compared to previous versions.
iMovie ’08 makes viewing and working with video as intuitive as enjoying your photos. A built-in library automatically organises your video, so all the clips you’ve captured and movies you’ve created are just a click away. With its revolutionary interface, iMovie makes it quick and easy to browse your library and create new movies. And iMovie is built for sharing. In just a few steps, you can add movies to your website, publish them on YouTube, and create versions for iPod and Apple TV.
I have used Final Cut Express, but for quick videos I prefer the simplicity of iMovie.
This is part of Windows XP (and Windows Vista) which allows simple video editing.
With Windows Movie Maker, you can use your computer to create and edit home movies with a few simple drag-and-drop moves. Then you can share your movies through the web, e-mail, your computer, or CD.
Generally I use this only if I don’t have access to my Mac, or the files are all in WMV format.
Exporting can be somewhat slow.
An excellent tool for converting video into various different formats, very useful if converting video for mobile devices and Windows PCs, note this is Mac software.
VisualHub bridges the gap between numerous complicated video formatting standards, and people that just want to get the job done.
Primarily a DVD burning application, it also have video conversion functionality.
Online video conversion tool that doesn’t require you to install anything. I have also been recommended zamzar.com, however due to the plethora of pop-ups and the fact you have to give an e-mail address means that I for one would not use it.
The infamous video website that allows users to upload and share their video.