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A Few Good Tools for Video Editing

Which video editing tools are the best, easiest, and most affordable for nonprofits and libraries?

By: Kyle Andrei

February 15, 2012

Getting Good Audio on a Budget: How to Record Sound

Audio is the foundation for conveying your message effectively through video or auditory media. High-quality video feels weak with poor audio quality, whereas low-quality film with great audio can still grasp your attention. When it comes to radio, podcasting and other auditory media, audio quality becomes absolutely crucial. It determines how your listeners connect with your message, and whether you grasp their interest and bring them into your story’s setting

Getting Quality Audio for Your Video: A Few More Things to Consider Before Hitting Record

Before you hit “Record,” there are a few more things you need to consider and test. In Part 3 of “Getting Quality Audio for Your Video,” we’ll explain audio levels, two ways to save your files, the cables and memory cards you’ll need, as well as the last things to listen for before you start filming. 

Getting Quality Audio for Your Video: Understanding Microphones and Mic Placement

We’re going to talk about equipment in plain speak so someone with little or no video knowledge could record good audio by following these steps.

Getting Quality Audio for Your Video: Prepare and Listen

Getting good audio for your videos can feel like an anomaly. 

Audio is an essential part of your video; if no one can hear what someone is saying, they won’t be hearing the message you’ve worked so hard to capture. Don’t let poor audio be the downfall of telling your nonprofit’s story, mission and testimonies through video. 

Join TechSoup's 2016 Digital Storytelling Challenge!

We're excited to partner with TechSoup global for Storymakers 2016! For the sixth year, TechSoup's annual challenge will help nonprofits learn how to increase their storytelling skills for fundraising and advocacy purposes. We also have a contest in which we're giving away US$7,000 in cash prizes and a new camera.

How to Engage your Community with a Good Story

Storytelling is an important part of any nonprofit's work, whether they’re telling an impact story about the people they serve, or a story about the organization itself.

Regardless, nonprofits have to tell stories to strengthen their brands, draw in donors, and raise awareness around their mission. Stefan Hostetter spoke at our NetSquared Toronto event to explain how nonprofits can do just that: engage their communities with a good story.

Design, Create, and Inspire with Adobe Creative Cloud

TechSoup Canada is proud to announce two new additions to the Adobe donation program: Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps Plan and Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan. Now you can tell your story through a variety of media using Adobe Creative Cloud!

Click, Like & Share: The Power of Good Video

It’s 2013. You’re at home scrolling through your Facebook news feed. A billion other people are doing the same thing. What do you click on? What do you not? For me, a visual piece of content has a much better chance of catching my attention than simple text. We’ve seen the rise of memes and animated GIFs for this reason. We’ve also seen the viral explosion of videos such as ‘The Evolution of Dance’, the silly and light-hearted ‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ and the controversial ‘Kony 2012’.

Adobe Alternatives: Free Video Editing Resources to Get the Job Done

Storytelling is a great way to talk about your organization, to convey your mission, your values, or to support your next crowdfunding campaign. Videos are an easy and awesome way to use storytelling and to engage with your community. However, to make your videos you need a good video editing tool. One popular program is Adobe Production Suite, which is available to qualified organizations through our donations program (frequently out of stock due to its popularity!). In the meantime (or for organizations who don't qualify for Adobe), here are some free options to consider.