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Media Services

This guide gives an overview of digital media resources offered to faculty and graduate students by the Scholar's Commons. You'll also find tutorials, links, and advice for all students.

Video ~ also see the "Converters" and "Generators"

"CamStudio Open Source"  

Media Player Classic window


Tip1: Images for Video; Standard Screen 4:3 ratio, Widescreen 16:9 ratio.
Tip2: Video for DVD; Render as 720 x 480, 29fs.
Tip3: Video for BlackBoard; Convert to Flash from NTSC DVD AVI; Or render both MP4 and WMV, 4:3 ratio. Compare files size/quality.

Commercial Video Production/Conversion Services In the Tallahassee Area.
Digital + Video How To's -> Click Search
Downloadpedia Library of freeware, shareware and commercial software for Windows, Linux, and Mac.

Audio ~ also see the "Converters" and "Generators" tabs

Audacity logo

  • Audacity Record and edit sounds in Linux, Mac OS X, and other operating systems.
  • LyricsPlugin Add-on to view lyrics in WinAmp or Windows Media Player.
  • MP3 Player Buttons Code to put a series of buttons on your web pages for any MP3 file.
  • Wavosaur Sound editor, mastering, sample looping, sound designing, audio mangling etc.
  • Pure Date a.k.a. Pd Graphical programming environment for real-time sound, graphical and video processing. Created by Miller Puckette, the developer of Max/MSP.


TIP: The quality of microphone has greater effect on sound quality than quality of recording device.
Audioholics: Featured Reviews & Articles Tips & Tricks to connecting your system.

Images ~ also see the "Converters" and "Generators" tabs



TIP: Guide for images in powerpoint: 1024 x 768, (120 dpi variable)
Drawn! The Illustration and Cartooning Blog.
Graphic Artists Guild Handbook Copyright, contracts, pricing, trade practices & more.
Pre-Press Checklist Hosted by

Corbis: Royalty-Free and "Rights Managed" stock images for editorial, commercial applications...

Text & Document ~ also see the "Converters" and "Generators" tabs

Font usage, layout, theory & more.

Social Networking & Information Sharing ~ also see the "Converters" and "Generators" tabs

Social networking news.

PDA's, Handhelds, Mobile Technologies ~ also see the "Converters" and "Generators" tabs

Mobile Technologies in Libraries How the academic library is using pda's, handhelds and other mobile technologies.

Research & Scholarship ~ also see the "Converters" and "Generators" tabs

  • Dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, bios, tech terms, news, sports, weather & more.
  • ClassMarker
  • EndNote Bibliographies Made Easy, versions for Windows and Mac OS.
  • Google Scholar Search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.
  • RefWorks Online bibliographic management program.
  • Wolfram|Alpha Uses built-in algorithms and growing collection of data to compute answers; sources provided.
  • Zotero Helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources (citations, full texts, web pages, images, and other objects), and lets you share the results of your research in a variety of ways.
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