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VideoPad Editor

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Creating videos is a great way to have students relate course content to their personal lives, work in production teams, or demonstrate their learning in creative ways. Here are some ideas to start your thinking.

Documentation: Use the camera and microphone to record student work and performances.

Peer Feedback: Use video as a great medium to get students to begin to provide each other with feedback. Watching in pairs or small groups can become a catalyst for powerful conversations.

Create Pecha-Kucha Presentations: Pecha-Kucha presentations are becoming more popular due to their time efficiency and engaging characteristics. The 20×20 (20 slides/images for 20 seconds each, with oral descriptions) presentation is made easily in iMovie

Story Telling: have students tell personal stories and turn them into digital stories using pictures and images from their classroom and their lives.

Photo Essay: Photo-essays are powerful ways to convey messages through visuals and text. Students can easily add text-based-slides to iMovie using another app called iMovie Extras.

Microscopy: The camera in the iPad works perfectly for recording through the optical piece of a light microscope. You can easily take video of live specimens under a low powered microscope.

Slow Motion Analysis: In imovie, you can easily scrub through video clips in slow motion at an appropriate speed, frame by frame. During an experiment or demonstration, students can record and then slow down footage to find out exactly what is going on.

Create Animated Films: By using iMovie in conjunction with other apps such as Animation HD or iMotion HD, students can create beautiful stop motion or animated films, stringing together various short clips, adding voice overs, sound effects, and music.


It’s free and has many features. Operates like most professional video editing programs.


Free version expires every 7 days, requiring you to re-up your account. Some complaints have been that when you re-up, some advanced features are taken away. This has been averted by running an uninstall and starting completely over from scratch.


Also available for Android and iPad

You can import pictures or videos and audio, cut, paste, eliminate unwanted parts from the frame, zoom the image, add effects, export, etc. It also provides a visual interface, with drag-and-drop functions that make it easy to use and facilitate the work of an editor.

How to use

Watch a getting started training video from the developers.

Its operation typical to most montage tools: import your files, and drag and view them into a  timeline. It also enables the creation of movie credits, the addition of subtitles, and the application of Chroma key green screen to add fictitious environments, among other utilities.

These are some of the characteristics of this program:

  • Capture video from almost any camcorder. It is compatible with many cameras’ software. You can import practically any video file, because VideoPad Video Editor support almost all video formats.
  • Add transitions and effects. VideoPad Video Editor provides more than fifty customizable transitions and effects to get an expert look
  • Green Screen. Use the transparency function of Chroma Key and add a virtual backdrop or a scenario
  • Share. Save the video to upload it to YouTube, Facebook, Flickr or another social networking site
  • Export in multiple formats. Once you have finished your film, export it in HD or a special format to watch it on a mobile device or to upload to the Internet

If you want to know more about VideoPad Video Editor before you download it, feel free to check the developer’s website

System requirements

The minimum system requirements for a correct download and installation are the following:

  • Operating System: Windows XP or later (32 Bit or 64 Bit)
  • Processor: Intel Pentium II
  • RAM Memory: 64 MB
  • Graphics Card: Graphics card compatible with Windows
  • Sound card: Sound card compatible with Windows
  • HDD Space: 4.2 MB of free space


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