To kick this thread off here are just a few for starters. I shall be regularly updating this list so please return often.Shared DVD Menus Created by Forum Membersviewtopic.php?t=19453Bit Rate Calculators
These are used to help you work out (surprisingly enough) the best bit rate to use so that your completed DVD will fit onto a DVD disc.http://dvd-hq.info/Calculator.html http://www.videohelp.com/calc.htm Audacity.
This is a sound editor. You can export the soundtrack from your video editor as a WAV file. Open the file with Audacity and make powerful alterations, fades, cuts, mixes, clean out unwanted sounds, echoes and a variety of other useful edits. You can then save the cleaned up sound file and then import it back into your video editor.http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Increase your collection of transition effects for
with several more provided by forum member Stefan Burger.http://www.burgers-transition-site.de/FX Bench
This was also provided to us by forum member Stefan Burger.
FXbench is a programmable Filter-Extension for Video editing applications.
As the first of its kind, FXbench adds powerful and flexible programming capabilities by providing a development environment and a simplified and secure programming language via the NLE-applications plugin interface.
FXbench comes along together with 118 predefined filter definitions that can be used out of the box, without any further knowledge of the programming language. Due to the nature of FXbench, those sample filters source code is accessible to everyone who is interested to learn more about FXbench programming.http://www.burgers-transition-site.de/d ... index.htmlPGCEdit
This stands for Program Control Edit.
This enables you to make changes to a DVD's program flow and a numbr of other tweaks such as changing the aspect ration from 4.3 to 16.9 as outlined in this post viewtopic.php?t=12880
by forum member helge.http://www.videohelp.com/~r0lZ/pgcedit/index.html
This enables you to alter the Menu Buttons on your DVD's and also control the actions of the up,down,left,right buttons on you DVD remote control. For an example see this post viewtopic.php?t=12020http://www.dimadsoft.com/menuedit/download.phpExtra Moving Paths and Picture in Picture Effects for MediaStudio
Some of these are provided by Terry Stetler and the others by myself.http://www.steve-jones.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/24pip.ziphttp://www.steve-jones.pwp.blueyonder.c ... rtrait.ziphttp://www.steve-jones.pwp.blueyonder.c ... ngPIPs.zipSuper
This piece of software converts almost any video format into almost any other video format. Very useful if you've downloaded DivX Xvid or MPEG4 files off the internet and then find you are having difficulty editing them due to their highly compressed nature.http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.htmlLooping Video Backgrounds
A collection of 3D looping backgrounds many of which were provided by forum member Klowtherhttp://www.videographics.info/joomla/in ... elect&id=4FRAPS
Realtime Video Capture Software - Have you ever wanted to record video while playing your favourite game? Come join the Machinima revolution! Throw away the VCR, forget about using a DV cam, game recording has never been this easy! Fraps can capture audio and video up to 1152x864 and 100 frames per second!http://www.fraps.com/3D models for use with cool3d and Cool3d Production Studio.
There are hundreds of free 3d models that can be downloaded off the internet by doing a search of Google. click here
Just look for 3DS models.
An example site is:http://www.klicker.de/models.htmlSmart compositions / DVP files for MediaStudio 8
A number of our members have posted a few of their creations on this forum.viewtopic.php?t=10841viewtopic.php?t=12255Free compositions for Cool3D and 3DPS
Supplied by forum member Klowther. These are amazing and a must have download!Videographics.inoDVD Menu Templates
If you own more than one Ulead product or different versions of the same product, the following article describes how to import them into your lastest version. It also describes how to create a DVD Menu from scratch if you own PhotoImpactviewtopic.php?t=11378Free fonts
Looking for some extra fonts to use in your video titles, there are hundreds available on the internet. Here is another Google SearchAnti flicker filter
Provided by forum member Boba
in this linkviewtopic.php?t=12222Audio filters
There are plenty of free audio filters that can be inserted into VideoStudio and MediaStudio be doing a Google Search
this search produced 499,000 hits.
Once downloaded install them into your (install folder)/aft_plug/VST
A few example sites are:http://www.freesoundeditor.com/incagene ... g.htm~mainWinDv - Capturing Videos via an IEEE1394 firewire
WinDV is a small and easy to use Windows application for capturing videos from DV device (camcorder) into AVI-files and for recording AVI-files into DV device via FireWire (IEEE 1394) interface. Capturing is very reliable thanks to use of large buffer queue. Timestamps recorded on DV tape by camcorder can be used to automatically split captured video into multiple files. During transmitting to DV, several AVI-files can be joined together to form final video recording.http://windv.mourek.cz/AC3 filter
AC3Filter is a DirectShow filter for AC3 decoding to play .AVI with AC3 audio tracks and MPEG2 (DVD). Version 1.01a supports realtime AC3 encoding for SPDIF output. http://www.videohelp.com/tools?tool=186Music
If you are using Freeplay Music for:
1. *Programming content to be included in an ASCAP, BMI or SESAC licensed National US TV Broadcast, as well as later rebroadcasts of the same within the US (EXCLUDES Local-only TV, regional only TV, Public and Community access TV, Closed Circuit TV, Web Broadcasts, Advertising Commercials or Promos, and any Radio Broadcast use.)
2. Feature-Length Films for U.S. theatrical release by a major U.S. film studio (in exchange for music cue sheet compliance)
3. Personal Non-Commercial Use (Non-revenue generating or associated) Personal use does not include any broadcast use - web, blog, podcast or other
4. Educational, Non-Commercial use (limited to student use on school grounds for in classroom projects- non broadcast)
Then Freeplay Music compositions and recordings may be used (broadcast, synchronized and/or copied) without fee. These reproduction rights, known as master synchronization rights, are absolutely FREE and are granted in perpetuity, provided a Freeplay Music $0 dollar license is signed and faxed to us and Freeplay Music is accorded appropriate screen credit as follows, with size and placement on a most favored nations basis with all other music providers: "Music Provided By http://www.freeplaymusic.com
". In addition, provided the first broadcast appears on a U.S. National Network Broadcast (non Cable Broadcast), then Videocassette/DVD Master Recording and Synchronization rights fees are also FREE. To obtain your $0 Freeplay Music license please contact us at 212-974-0548. http://www.freeplaymusic.com/Edit 03/01/2008. Please view this link regarding "freeplay music"viewtopic.php?p=142346#142346GIF animations
Have fun and make your Web site come alive with free GIF animations. Create your own GIF animations with Ulead GIF Animator, the industry standard for creating GIF animations.
Ulead Animation Collection (3.74MB)
Inside you will find 450 professionally-designed and ready-to-use animations.
GIF Animation Collection - Holidays (4.23MB)
Here you can find over 400 animations in a zip file covering St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day, and more. Check 'em out.
GIF Animation Collection - General (99.5KB)
An even smaller zip file with 10 animations that have a school and graduation theme.http://www.ulead.com/download/freeanima ... wnload.htmAVS DVD Player
AVS DVD Player is a compact and easy-to-use program that has a simple user-friendly interface allowing you to start watching DVD movies with no additional software. AVS DVD Player includes snapshot feature. You can make snapshots of any favourite moments of your DVDs in no time and without any effort. Just select the picture, click the special program tab or use F7 keystroke, and save a ready snapshot in the folder you want.http://www.avsmedia.com/DVDPlayer/index.aspxThe Rename
THE Rename is a program designed to help you to rename files and folders en masse with a number of possibilities and options.
This is a freeware program. You can use it in any situation (professional and personal use)http://www.softempire.com/the-rename.htmlBulk Rename
This one is compatible with Vista. Bulk Rename Utility is a utility which allows you to easily rename files and directories, based upon extremely flexible criteria. Add date-stamps, replace numbers, insert strings, convert case, add auto-numbers, process folders and sub folders....plus loads more! Cliprex DVD Player Professional
Cliprex DVD Player Professional software is the free solution for playing DVDs on the PC. Cliprex DVD Player Professional will handle playback of both commercial and consumer-created DVDs. Beside DVD video it supports most well known video standard formats, like DIVX, XVID, MPEG, WMV, ASF, Video CD, Super Video CD and any other videofile you have the codec installed forhttp://www.cliprex.com/www.flashkit.comhttp://www.flashkit.com/index.shtml
Large collection of Music, Sound FX, Sound Loops, Fonts, Movies, Animations, Effects and more.
This site contains a mixture of Freeware
Royalty free loops for download and use in your multimedia projects. Powerful searching and realtime flashtrak previews make finding audio easy!
Free image hosting
1489 True Type Fonts (6 New)
Welcome to Flash Kit Fonts. We have an ever growing list of shareware and freeware fonts for download. Interactive font previews, powerful searching and fast downloading make this a powerful font resource site. Favourites lists allow you to save your personal font choices.
Providing you don't mind uploading them one at a time they are FREE and last forever. If you want to upload several at once then you can purchase credits to enable bulk uploading - prices appear quite reasonable. These images can be used with the 'img tags' on this user forum. Useful to enable our forum members to display screenshots when creating tutorials or assisting members solve problems.http://www.imageshack.us/3gp Converter
To use this I found it is best to save your video using the MJPEG compressor and then selecting a user defined file size matching one of those listed below. (You don't need a Nokia Phone - mine is a Sagem)Question:
How can I convert all or any of the media files out there to 3GP format?Answer:
The easiest way: download Nokia Multimedia Player with 3GP support.
Download it from here: http://www.nokia.com/nokia/0,8764,42291,00.html
This is normal video player for PC platform (Windows OS), but it has several additional functions (conversion to 3gp format).
1) Download and install player.
2) Launch Nokia Multimedia Player. Open your video file (avi or mpg).
3) Press File -> Save as...
4) Enter filename of your 3gp file, and choose resolution and size limit:
MMS 64KB, 128*96
MMS 95KB, 128*96
MMS 95KB, 176*144
Custom 200KB, 128*96
Custom 200KB, 176*144
Custom 300KB, 128*96
Custom 300KB, 176*144
No size limit, 128*96
No size limit, 176*144
5) Click Save. File converted. That's all!Add some fun to your shows - free video clips!
Here's a good source for free video clips - lots of different kinds and subjects from historical footage to old cartoons, etc.
You can also share your own non-copyrighted videos.http://www.archive.org/details/moviesDivXLand Media Subtitlerhttp://www.divxland.org/subtitler.php
DivXLand Media Subtitler allows you to create and edit external subtitle files for AVI, MPG, WMV and all type of videos fast and easily. The subtitle creation process consists in using a plain text file containing the dialog lines in sequential order and applies these lines as subtitles into the opened media file during the video playback using just a click. The program includes cutting-edge features to edit and improve existing subtitle files as well. Now with support for more than 30 subtitle formats.Not only can you create DVD Workshop 2 subtitles with this program but you can also download ready prepared subtitle files (Subtitles) open the file with DivXLand Media Subtitler and then save as a DVD Workshop subtitle file.Subtitle formats currently supported:
Adobe Encore ? Advanced SubStation Alpha ? DKS ? DVD Subtitle System ? DVD Subtitle ? FAB Subtitler ? JACOSub 1.7 ? Karaoke LRC ? MAC DVD Studio Pro ? OVR Script ? Pinnacle Impression ? PowerDivx ? PowerPixel ? QuickTime Text ? RealTime ? SAMI ? SonicDVD ? Sonic Scenarist ? Spruce DVD Maestro ? Spruce Subtitle ? SubRip ? SubStation Alpha ? SubViewer 1.0 ? SubViewer 2.0 ? Tabbed values (generic format) ? TMPlayer ? TurboTitler ? Ulead DVD Workshop
? ViPlay ? ZeroGSubtitle Workshop
I found this one after finding the one above. This one appears even better than the previous one.DetailsDownloadManualSubtitles
Google search showing links to an extensive collection of ready made subtitles. So if Aunty Flo is hard of hearing and you've volunteered to convert her old VHS tapes, spruce it up with subtitles that will make you appear like your the local Whiz Kid! Windows Movie Maker 2 Creativity Fun Pack
Make home movies like a pro with this brand new collection of creative extras, including video titles, music and sound effects. Whatever the occasion, there's something here that will help you make your home movies even better!
Note: Do you only want the titles or the music and sound effects? No problem. Choose either the Full Fun Pack
or the Partial Fun Pack
that you prefer.
All sounds and music are provided by SoundDogs.com.
SoundDogs.com has delivered sound effects for over 60 feature films, including Academy Award nominated films Meet the Parents, The Wonder Boys, As Good as It Gets, The Green Mile, Titanic, Stuart Little, and Jerry Maguire. They have over 155,000 sound effects, music clips, and samples online.Titles and End Credits
Choose from a selection of six Countdown, The end, and blank video titles to add to your home movies. Use the blank clips to add your own titles using the Movie Maker titling engine.Static Video Titles
The Creativity Fun Pack contains 16 static titles slides that you can use as-is or add your own titles to. These slides cover many occasions, including Mother's Day, Father's Day, and graduation.Music Tracks and Music Transitions
Courtesy of SoundDogs.com, this fun pack has three full-length songs that you can add to your graduation movie or any kind of movie. There are also five music transitions to add dramatic interest to your home movies.Sound Effects
Choose from more than 50 new sound effects, including party sounds; graduation ceremony sounds; and a bunch of miscellaneous sounds, such as cars, buzzers, and clicks.Countdown Timer for MediaStudio / VideoStudio
Credit where credit is due, the original link was put on by Terry Stetler
I tried to download the zip file but couldn't with Firefox or Internet Explorer.
I did manage to get a copy by pasting the link into "Getright". As mentioned above its only 400kb in size so I have placed a copy on my website for our fellow members to download. It works with Video Studio and also Media Studio.http://www.steve-jones.pwp.blueyonder.c ... mecode.zipFree Transparent PNG Files
I ran into a lot of transparent files that could be used in VideoStudio, MediaStudio. You may wish to look some of them over.http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/freedo ... hearts.htmTons of FREE Photo related stuffhttp://www.photo-freeware.net/category-downloads.php