Did you know that as a University of Maryland student you are eligible to download and use free software from Adobe, Microsoft, and other companies? Check out TERPware for instructions! For audiovisual projects like the one you're working on in this class, we especially recommend Adobe's Creative Suite 6 Master Collection, which includes Adobe Premiere. Click here to download it for Windows or here to download it for Mac.
For tutorials on Adobe Premiere, Handbrake, and audiovisual production techniques, check out the fantastic learning tools which area available to the University of Maryland communityfree of charge at Lynda.com!