Technology Used by Club Members

Editing Software

The members of the club use various editing programmes, including:

Serif MoviePlus X6

A very versatile editor.

Price: 50

Sony Vegas

A good, fully featured editor with few cons.

Price: 20 - 300 depending on version. Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 for 40 is very good.

Adobe Premiere Elements

A very poor editor which eats disk space. Not recommended.

Price: 70 (don't bother)

Corel VideoStudio

Price: 50 for Pro X5 Ultimate Version


Go Pro Hero

Several members of the club have got Go Pro Hero 1 cameras which are used in many TV and film shoots for shooting extreme sports.


Panasonic SD900 Full HD 1920x1080p (50p) 3D Ready Camcorder

Several members of the club have got variants of this camera which, with the addition of a conversion lens, will shoot in 3D. It has many features which are of use to a film maker such as 3MOS sensor, Manual Control Ring and mic and headphone sockets.


Other Software

FXHome Hitfilm

Two programs, Effects Lab and Composite Lab allowed special effects such as explosions, gunfire and light swords to be added to video and professional compositing tools. They have now been superseded by HitFilm, In HitFilm you'll find 2D and 3D visual effects of a quality never seen before at this price point. Transform your filmmaking without needing a blockbuster budget.

FXHome Link


Daz 3D

A free 3D figure pose and animation program. Hundreds of free figures are available and the interface is easy to use after practise.



A free 3D object and figure creator. A steep learning curve but good fun.


Other Hardware


Datavideo manufacture video equipment including Mobile Video Studios, Mixer - Switchers, Chromakeyers, Converters and LCD Monitors.
A member of the club owns a chromakeyer including retro-reflective cloth and led ring.

Datavideo Link



Zoom produces a wide array of recording devices, including a line of portable handy recorders as well as multi-effects processors, effects pedals, drum machines and samplers.

Zoom H1 Link

Useful Links

Institute of Amateur Cinematographers

Lots of good information and a useful film library.

IAC Link

Mark Apsolon

A very interesting YouTube film maker who makes useful films.

Mark Apsolon Link


A good source of video and camera equipment, including lights and green screen setups.



Second hand, pre-owned, used film, tv & video broadcast equipment sales.


Creative Commons Music

Music for films with Creative Commons licenses.

Creative Commons Link


Products are described honestly and their own-brand products are usually excellent value.

Studiospares Link

Frugal Filmmaker

Very useful YouTube how-to videos for making video equipment cheaply.

Frugal Filmmaker

Stuart Mabbutt

Talks by one of the clubs collaborators.

Stuart Mabbutt Talks

IAC Competition Forms



Two useful and very readable books:

The Use of Microphones by Alec Nisbett.

Focal Press ISBN 0 240 50861 0

Producing Great Sound for Digital Video by Jay Rose.

CMP Books ISBN 1 57820 208 6