Digital Media Labs: Frequently Loved Software – Video, Animation and Film

Final Cut Express

Designed for advanced editing of digital video and high-definition video, this software is considered a step above iMovie in terms of capabilities, but a step underneath Final Cut pro and its suite of applications.

Final Cut Pro

Apple’s flagship video-editing software. Offering a variety of effects, transitions and title-generators, you can create an entire production and send it straight to You Tube.


iMovie lets you enjoy your videos like never before. Browse your clips more easily, instantly share your favorite moments, and create beautiful HD movies and Hollywood‑style trailers. Offers many of the same features of Final Cut Pro, with ease and simplicity for the entry-level movie-maker.

Manga Studio (Animation)

Easily create your own professional comics and manga from start to finish!

  • • #1 comic software worldwide
  • Start quickly with your own sketches, photos or illustrations
  • Digital penciling and inking tools will help you save time over hand-drawing
  • Keep the feel of pen and paper with full tablet pressure sensitivity
  • Add dimension and depth with tons of screen tones and special effects
  • Powerful coloring and illustration features based on real world comic tools
  • Everything professional and aspiring comic artists need


An interface designed especially for video editors. Smart templates for making changes on the fly during editing. And easy-to-use motion graphics tools for creating eye-catching titles, transitions, and effects. Motion is the perfect companion to Final Cut Pro.

Movie Draft SE

Professional screen-writing software for stage and screen. Allows you to move, edit and name individual scenes independently.


Watch Internet video, HD movie trailers, and personal media clips. Also great for converting movie formats or video screen-capture when needed. Whether it’s on the web or on your desktop, QuickTime Player brings your digital media brilliantly to life.