Here you’ll find a list of video, photo, audio and media related software as well as some other ones and links to their websites. A lot of it is open source and as far as I know it’s all free, but I may be wrong. The list is pretty self-explainatory. It’s arranged after type of software; videoeditors, pre-production related, effect and 3D, etc. My goal is to give links to free software, but there is constant development and I can’t keep track of everything. I add new links to the list as I stumble upon them. If you know of one that should be on this list, if you find a dead link, software that is no longer free or bad software, please drop me a note! Thank you!
= Runs on Windows platform
= Runs on Mac OS platform
= Runs on Linux platform
Please note: The software is hosted by other sites. I only give you a link to where you may download the software and I do not take responsibility or vouch for these sites. I have not tested all of this software my self and can not vouch for it.
Celtex . . . . . Scriptwriting and pre-production software. Works online and lets the rest of the crew add their progress.
Storyboard Pro . . . . . Storyboard and planning software.
Cinergy Script Editor . . . . . Free script editor.
Sonnyboo.com . . . . . Templates for storyboards, callsheets, scripts, contracts etc.
Dependentfilms.com . . . . . Storyboards, callsheets, all the paperwork you’ll need for Excel, Acrobat and Word.
Lightworks . . . . . Offers a free version of the professional editing software.
Zwei-Stein 4 Video Editor . . . . . Free video editor for multiple platforms.
Cinelerra . . . . . Editor for Linux. Open Source hence multiple developers. The two versions may not be the same.
Jahshaka . . . . . Open source editor and effect software.
Avidemux . . . . . Simple editor for multiple OS.
LiVES . . . . . Open source video editor.
Kino . . . . . Editor with basic sound and video effects for Linux.
Nikon View NX . . . . . Actually a stills organizing software, but includes a simple editor named Nikon Movie Editor
Effects & 3D
Davinci Resolve Lite . . . . . Free version of Blackmagic’s professional grading software
CinePaint . . . . . Open sorce, free post-production software for multiple platforms.
Blender . . . . . Heavy 3D application.
PovRay . . . . . Software for creating 3D graphics.
Freyja . . . . . 3D application.
SketchUp . . . . . 3D application from Google.
Dusty . . . . . Dust and smoke particle generator.
Inkscape . . . . . Open source vector graphic editor.
Paint.net . . . . . Photo editor.
Gimp . . . . . Advanced photo editor similar to Photoshop, but free.
Nikon View NX . . . . . Organizer and viewer. Neat when working with RAW images from Nikon cameras.
LiveQuarts . . . . . Image editor with layers.
Pixen . . . . . Pixel based editor.
EOS Image Manager . . . . . Open Source photo manager.
ExifPilot . . . . . Tool for extracting and editing the EXIF-data, the meta-data of digital pictures.
Time Lapse Assembler . . . . . Simple software for creating a timelapse from a sequence of stills.
Faststone Image Viewer . . . . . Excellent image viewer and organizer that reads a lot of formats.
Media players & codecs
Perian . . . . . Plug-in that let’s you play more formats in Quicktime.
XBMC . . . . . Media Center. Plays all your media files on a 10 foot interface.
Plex . . . . . Media Center. Based on XBMC. Great for organizing movies and TV-series. Downloads info from IMDB automatically.
VLC . . . . . Open source media player for multiple platforms.
Miro . . . . . Previously known as Democracy. Plays videos and let’s you search, organize, subscribe to online video channals and download videos from YouTube, Google etc.
Kinoscope . . . . . Video subsciber and publisher similar to Miro.
MPEG Streamclip . . . . . Converter and simple trim-editor.
ffmpegX . . . . . Video and audio encoder.
Flac . . . . . Open Source audio codec.
Vorbis . . . . . Open Source audio codec.
7zip . . . . . Free alternative to WinZip.
The Unarchiver . . . . . Unzipper for Mac. Works on Linux and Windows with workarounds.
Cyberduck . . . . . Simple and neat FTP client.
SmartFTP . . . . . FTP client free for personal and educational use.
LibreOffice . . . . . Open Source free office suite.
Bean . . . . . Word processor.
NeoOffice . . . . . Free Java-based word processor for Mac.
AbiWord . . . . . Small and fast word editor.
Open Office . . . . . Free replica of Microsoft’s Office tool.
Mozilla Firefox . . . . . Free internet browser. My personal favourite.
Opera . . . . . Free internet browser.
Mozilla Thunderbird . . . . . Free mail client form the people who gave us Firefox.
Scribus . . . . . Tool for desktop publishing and graphics.
Transmission . . . . . Small and simple yet a powerful BitTorrent client.
uTorrent . . . . . Small and simple BitTorrent client.
Recuva . . . . . Software for recovering lost or deleted data.
CCleaner . . . . . Great tool for keeping your Windows PC clean.
Dead link? Bad software? Software that is no longer free? Know of something I should put on the list? Please let me know!