There are many different options for video recording and editing. Options that are supported by Middlebury ITS and offered free for faculty, staff, and students at Middlebury are:

Video Recording, Including Screen Capture

  • Panopto (integrates well with Canvas and allows for easy embedding of videos into Canvas pages and assignments)
  • Zoom

Video Editing

  • Panopto (limited and clunky editor, but fine for basic trimming)
  • Adobe Premiere (advanced editing tools, free on Middlebury-owned computers, education-discounted version available for personal computers)


Panopto is a video and audio storage service that allows you to upload, edit, store and share video and audio files with varying levels of privacy settings. Panopto


Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is an advanced video editing software available free on Middlebury-owned computers. An education-discounted version is available for personal computers. Learn more about Premiere Pro at



Zoom is Middlebury’s videoconferencing tool. It allows you to schedule and record online meetings or invite remote guest speakers to your class or event.

Additional Options

There are many other video recording and editing platforms available. Below are a few popular options that have been shown to be reliable and easy to use. These options are not directly supported by Middlebury ITS.

Quicktime (Mac)

  • Easy to use
  • Free
  • Mac version can record and trim video or audio, including screen capture
  • Note: There is a Windows version that may be found on some older PCs. It is only a player and cannot record or edit video. The Windows version is buggy and not recommended for use.

Camtasia (Mac and Windows)

  • Advanced recording and editing options, including screen recording
  • Not free, but offers a free trial period to test it out
  • Available for Mac and Windows

iMovie (Mac)

  • More advanced recording and editing options
  • Available for Mac only
  • Free for Mac users

Windows 10 Photos App (Windows)

  • Basic video editor
  • Replaced Windows Movie Maker, which is no longer supported but may be available on older PCs
  • Free for Windows users

Screencast-O-Matic (Windows, Mac, Chromebook)

  • Basic video recording and screen capture
  • Basic video editing
  • Free for recordings up to 15 minutes (paid subscription for longer videos)

Handbrake is a free software for compressing and converting video files, if you are looking for a tool to make large video files smaller without greatly compromising quality.