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Some of the free software that we recommend in our libguide comes from NCH Software. Users sometimes experience problems with these programs - whether it is in the installation process or in dealing thirty-party apps that come bundled with the software.
This article from MakeUseOf.com, "What’s The Problem With NCH Software & How To Remove It?", covers the details of the software issues. Use your own judgment in choosing which software to install on your own machines. Here is the list of NCH software that we have installed in the Student Multimedia Studio and share links to on our libguide.
Prism Video Converter
Thanks to a deal worked out by Kent State's Division of Information Technology, Kent State students now have access to a heavily discounted subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. For just $75 per year, students can download any or all of the products offered through Adobe Creative Cloud - from Photoshop to Lightroom, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and more. For more information, visit software.kent.edu.
The easiest way to capture a video from the web is to use RealMedia Player and the Download Browser plug-in. It also has conversion tools for converting the downloaded Flash video into other, more compatible video formats for viewing, editing or inserting into PowerPoint presentations. For more information about getting and installing RealMedia Player and using the Download Browser plug-in and conversion tools visit real.com.
Please note that the video platform KSUTube was replaced at the end of the fall semester 2016 with the new site Kaltura. No new uploads to KSUTube had been accepted after December 31, 2016.
Kaltura is Kent State's new video platform. All content from KSUTube was migrated to Kaltura in Fall 2016. Students and faculty can upload videos to Kaltura to share or to link to from webpages. Kaltura videos can also be password-protected and "hidden" from search engines if desired. To use, simply log in with KSU credentials and upload videos that can be shared via web link.
Use iSpring to convert a PowerPoint presentation to a Flash video or web page. UPDATE: PowerPoint 2010 for PCs now has a "Save as video" feature that creates a Windows Media video from an "auto play" PowerPoint presentation with slide timings that will play on any computer. The video will include all narration, music, sound effects and video clips inserted onto the slides. Unfortunately, PowerPoint 2011 for Mac won't work for PowerPoint presentations with audio or video.
New! AuthorSTREAM plugin for Powerpoint: Upload PPT with audio and video to web and convert to video