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POLS X232: Comparative Nationalisms Online (Bingham): Video Editing

Sample Planning Documents

Video Editing Software

You will pick a video editing software to use for your film. Two options:

Option 1: Open Shot

Option 2: Camtasia (30-day free trial)

Camtasia is video-editing software from the company TechSmith. For the video project in this class you will sign up for a free 30-day trial to be able to use it for free. If you would like to get familiar with Camtasia before your 30-day trial begins, you can access it on the computer in the Faculty Innovation Lab (yes, it's open to students too!) in the library. Ask at the library front desk to get access to the lab.


  • Watch the Camtasia series  on the TechSmith Youtube Channel: 

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