eZedia, specialists in digital media software technology, announced the launch of
Zoom-ed, eZedia’s Education Program at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in San Antonio, TX.
Zoom-ed offers education pricing for eZediaMX multimedia authoring software and resources such as lesson plans, media content, training, contests and information on technology grants and funding for K-12 schools, colleges an universities. Educators can access multimedia resources and learn how to incorporate digital technology into instruction in a meaningful way via the Zoom-ed Web, according to Stefan Embleton, eZedia’s president and CEO. As part of the launch activities, eZedia also announced the Zoom-ed Classroom Contest, giving teachers an opportunity to win one of three eMacs and eZediaMX software for their students. This contest is another way in which Zoom-ed provides inspiration for creative, interactive and collaborative teaching and learning, Embleton said.
On June 10, the digital media folks at eZedia released eZeScreen 1.0, the second in their series of plug-ins for iMovie 2. eZeScreen gives iMovie 2 users blue screen and green screen video effects.
You can position an additional movie over an iMovie 2 clip and adjust the transparency and fade levels of any selected color to add animated logos, talking heads or any QuickTime supported movie with the plug-in. Combined with eZeMatte, graphics and movies can now both be easily layered over iMovies, said Embleton.
eZeScreen is US$39 and eZeMatte is $29. Both require Mac OS X and iMovie 2.1.1 or greater, and can be purchased by visiting the eZedia Web site.
For further information about Zoom-ed and the Zoom-ed Classroom Contest, go to the
Zoom-ed Web site.