Making video tell science stories

Thanks to Hannah Hickey for gathering the following information:

Video & Audio Hardware

  • Flip: Recently discontinued pocket camera, used by many of the panelists
  • Kodak Zi8: Pocket video camera that can connect to an external microphone
  • Audio-Technica ATR 3350: Cheap lapel mic that works well with the Kodak Zi8 camera
  • Canon EOS 5D: Digital SLR camera that can shoot HD video. Katherine used this to film aboard the ship. Phil uses two, one with a 50 mm f/1.4 lens and another with a 35mm f/2 lens.
  • Mikey: Plug-in mic for recording better audio on the iPhone. Todd uses this.
  • Zoom H2: Portable digital recorder popular for recording audio in the field

Video Editing Software

  • iMovie: Free software for Macs, used by many panelists
  • Final Cut Express / Studio / Pro: Popular video editing software for Macs, available at different price points
  • Adobe Premiere: Most popular video software that runs on both Macs and PCs. Available at different price points.

Audio & Slide Show Editing Software

Science Writers on Using Video

Other Resources

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