We’ve pulled together a list of the best resources available for Duke’s video community below. Take a look!

Guidelines, Policies, Best Practices

Hardware & Software

  • Adobe Creative Cloud license – For Duke faculty and staff, Creative Cloud accounts (includes Adobe Premiere) are available for purchase for $150 per year. (It’s free for students.)
  • Final Cut Pro license – Final Cut Pro is video editing software for Macs. The Duke licensed cost is $150 for a perpetual license. This is 50% off the normal cost.
  • Captioning services – Preferred providers of captioning services at Duke-specific rates.
  • Multimedia Project Studio – Two multimedia production facilities for Duke students, faculty and staff. Labs feature high-end, integrated hardware and software to create graphics, audio and video, including Apple’s Final Cut Pro for video editing.
  • Duke Digital Initiative – Resources for students and faculty to experiment with new technology.
  • DukeCapture/Panopto – Automated lecture and event recording system at sites across Duke campus.
  • Warpwire – Allows Duke community to distribute media files (like video) via streaming servers with control access by group and NetID.
  • Duke Link – This teaching and learning center in Perkins Library has video equipment available for students and faculty to use.
  • 2013 POV Documentary Equipment Survey – A list of the most common equipment and software used by documentarians. Good starting point when you’re shopping.
  • 2014 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award Winners – Another equipment and software list.


  • HR Special Development Programs – Offers numerous professional development workshops, including ones on certain multimedia tools.
  • Lynda online training tutorials – Duke students, faculty and staff can access the entire online training library through a university-wide site license. Topics include graphics, video editing and training on specific video editing software like Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro.
  • ProComm – Professional development program for communications professionals at Duke.
  • OIT training – Both in-person and online training to support Duke students, staff and faculty.
  • OIT Tech Tutors – Looking for dedicated help getting started or completing a multimedia (audio/video), graphics or web design project you are working on? OIT is here for you!
  • Center for Documentary Studies – Offers continuing education courses on film/video and multimedia.
  • YouTube help center – Getting started guide and searchable help index.

Peer-to-Peer Learning


Producing Video

Music Resources

Footage Resources

Public Domain Images