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Tool Factory Movie Maker

Item #: 2125 | Grades 2-12

Capture your audience with Tool Factory Movie Maker. Editing video clips and claymation have never been this easy! Edit together video clips, photos, text, and sound effects to create your very own studio-quality movie production. The simple click-and-drag interface allows you to easily browse for clips and add them to the movie timeline. There are hundreds of clip art files to select from, but artists can always create their own original files using the built-in video capture feature.

This is a fantastic program for creating claymation or Disney-style animation. Browse for a whole group of sequential images, and insert them all at once onto the timeline. Click the 'play' button and watch your sequential animation come to life before your eyes!

Select from a myriad of transitions to craft an easy flow between video scenes. Enhance your project using fun effects such as blur, black-and-white, fade in/out, emboss and more. It's easy to rearrange and crop your video clips using the drag-handles along the movie timeline. Preview your production in the movie preview window, or view the show as large as your computer screen will allow. Movie production has never been this easy!

Feature include:
  • Resource bank of images, video and sound with literally hundreds of clip art files.
  • 10 Special effects for video or image.
  • 19 Transitions including wipe, checkerboard, cross-fade, and reveals.
  • Record audio directly into the movie timeline.
  • Crop movies or images using easy drag-handles.
  • Record video with an easy capture tool.
  • Adjust timeline to suit your pace.
  • Click-and-drag to add, or reorder selections on the timeline.
  • Create studio quality movie productions in minutes!
  • Large buttons allow for easy click-and-drag additions and manipulations!

Tool Factory Resources Bank is also included. Get hundreds of copyright-free clip art files and templates to get you started

Use Tool Factory Movie Maker to:

·Edit together video clips with cool transitions.

·Create a slide show of a class field trip.

·Build a claymation or animation sequence.

·Tell a historical story of a character.

·Record class productions and skits.

·Record school plays and recitals.

·Demonstrate science concepts.

·Record chapter reviews for extended study.

This is a fantastic supplement for Flip Video cameras, or digital still cameras that have a video capture feature. Simply transfer and edit your footage on the timeline.

Tool Factory Resource Bank is included with every purchase. Get hundreds of clip art files and easily edit, create, and archive new banks of clip art. Customize any of the existing banks, save multiple versions of each bank, or create new banks altogether. The resource bank helps you organize existing content, or archive images taken from the internet. Since the banks are searchable, it's easy to compile materials specific to a particular subject.
Minimum system requirements: Windows 98SE (Windows XP recommended), P3 750 MHz, 64MB RAM (128MB recommended), 50MB HDD space, (Direct X 9) 32 bit color, resolution of 800 x 600.
This title is also a part of the following product suites:

Tool Factory IT SystemGrades K-12
Tool Factory's IT System fulfulls all your software technology needs with one single purchase. With 25 configurable programs, you'll reach students of all age ranges and abilities. Get software tools, curriculum software, and online subscriptions. $1499.95
Flip Video Ultra Mobile LabGrades K-12
Tool Factory’s Flip Video UltraHD 60-Minute Mobile Lab has 12 60-Minute HD camcorders, batteries and rechargers, tripods, and all the software you need to start a classroom video program. The easy-to-use Flip Video cameras make this the perfect video equipment package for schools. $595.00
Outdoor Tough Digital Camera Mobile LabGrades K-12
This rugged lab includes 8 16MP waterproof, shockproof Olympus cameras, one high powered 16MP and 50x WideZoom Olympus camera, Gorillapod flexible tripods, extra battery power, high quality 16MB Class 10 memory cards and everything else you need to capture digital still and high definition video during your outdoor assignments or sports events. $3429.00
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