Digital media: Create audio & video resources for research

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Some research may require that you create audio or video at some stage in your research process. It may be part of your data gathering (recording bird song or a linguistic feature, capturing a patient's unnatural movement, recording an interview), your dissemination (showing your results as moving images, presenting your research as a podcast) or just something your choose to do. In any case, you have a lot of resources at your disposal. The lists below gives a little taster of the kind of tools, services and training you may opt to use.

  • Animoto – create videos of images, video–clips, and music
  • Audacity – program for recording and editing sound
  • Camtasia – record onscreen activity
  • Captivate – record onscreen activity
  • FreeStudio – convert video and audio files between different formats
  • Garageband – personal recording studio
  • iLife – applications for working with images, audio and video on Mac computers
  • iTunesU – academic podcasts (audio and visual material)
  • Snagit – screen capture tool
  • Podcasting – audio and video for download

The IT Learning Centre offers a range of courses about creating and using audio, video and images.

The podcasting at Oxford website contains information and guidance by the IT Services podcasting team, who have substantial experience of creating, editing and delivering audio and video podcasts.