A 'coder-decoder' computer program capable of encoding and/or decoding a digital data stream or signal.

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Color shifts in Quicktime when playing h264 encoded movie from After Effects

If I preview my project in After Effects all colors appear as they should. However, if I render using either the AE renderer (lossless/best) or Media Encoder (YouTube 1080 H264) the colors are all ...
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What is the relationship between hardware acceleration and DXVA/QuickSync/Cuda?

Many video playback applications (e.g. VLC Player, MPC-HC, etc.) are highly configurable. For example: VLC Player allows you to enable: QuickSync and/or DXVA Freemake allows you to enable: CUDA ...
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Video codec for simple animation?

I am generating an animation in Matlab, composed of simple diagrams. The images are characterized by fine structures, strong contrasts and mostly discrete colors, e.g. there are few-pixels wide black ...
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ffmpeg concatenation introduces video stutter but does not affect audio

I've gone through several different variants of this process and it always causes me problems. I've gotten it working sometimes but it doesn't seem to be consistent. I have a video camera which ...
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Converting videos and time accuracy; pitfalls and solutions

I need to compress some videos about laboratory experiments which contain motions of some objects. Since in analysis time intervalls on the video are needed as accurate as the camera captured them, ...
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Canon C100 mk1 AVCHD vs MP4

I recently bought a Canon C100 mk1 after lots of comparing, specs etc. Now I have a question which I cannot really find a final answer for on the interweb. The Canon C100 can record in either AVCHD ...
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How can I set the first frame of a video to an I-frame and the rest to P-frames (preferably with ffmpeg)?

I'd like to try to do some datamoshing like this tutorial. But I'd like to be able to do it programatically, so instead of vdub and avidemux, I'd like to figure out how to do as many parts of this ...
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Reasons for using DNxHD instead of ProRes?

I often use ProRes or DNxHD codec without any thoughts, because the quality is very similar, even though the code and the compression algorithm certainly is very different. I would like to know in ...
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What is the difference between AVCHD and ProRes in terms of quality?

Depending on the project and the camera of course I often have to work with ProRes or AVCHD codecs without any thoughts. I assume that the code and the compression algorithm certainly is very ...
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Making Premiere Pro Project Codecs Cross-Platform Compatible (Windows & Mac)

I work on a Mac and I need to send a Premiere Pro CS6 project file to someone who works on Windows. He has QuickTime Pro 7 installed. The project contains the following types of clip assets: Apple ...
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H.264 encoding in PowerDirector 10

I want to make videos for youtube, and I want to encode my videos in MPEG-4, but the PowerDirector 10 says that I need to activate the video codification by hardware and I activated it in the ...
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Change codec so seek bar works in Windows Media Player

The library I work at has been converting VHS tapes to DVDs. They used a Magnavox ZV427MG9. The DVDs play in Windows Media Player, but the seek bar doesn't work. It works fine in VLC Player. It is ...
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What means “Data: Skeleton” in an .ogv file?

My Question: I made a screencast with recordmydesktop (Version 0.3.8.1). When I investigate the rendered file with avprobe I see, that there is Stream #0.0: Data: skeleton in the produced file. I ...
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Can't Import Video with Alpha to Premiere

This is really annoying. I've heard a lot about how Apple have removed a lot of different codec uses including the most needed Quicktime RGB+Alpha one in After Effects. I can no longer import videos ...
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How to compress video size without losing quality or resolution? [closed]

I have video of 300 MB, and i want to reduce its size to maximum 150-200 MB, so how can i achieve it without losing quality or resolution, is there any free toll to achieving it?
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Poor and low quality on import/render Adobe Premiere

I record a video step-by-step using Microsoft Expression Encoder 4, encode the file with 'Best Quality' preset, the result info in file its: ID : 2 Format ...
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How to encode apple ProRes on windows or linux?

Is it also possible to encode video with Apple ProRes on windows and linux?
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Video format to get my comp to export under 50Kb

I have an approx. 8s long video in Adobe After Effects CC, res. 200x200px. I need to export it so it has <= 50Kb, which format should I choose so it keeps the most quality but falls under these ...
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Is there a video type for vector animation?

Is there a vector-based video type, preferably open-source, so that an animated clip could be produced using "rules" instead of pixel-compression? This would mean lossless resolution-independent ...
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Dxtory recording randomly crashing game

Whenever I try to record gameplay with Dxtory (using the h.264 codec) my game will crash after a seemingly random amount of time, although it is usually after at least 30 minutes. Dxtory produces no ...
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Saving disk space, but not quality

I'm pretty new at this... I captured my analog 8mm video tapes in .avi, planning to edit them with Premier. But I need to make space in my external hard drive. I have the Adobe Encoder, but I'm ...
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Does youtube store different video files for different bit rate?

First of all, is the technique called "resampling" ? Does youtube make live resampling for every user ? Isn't it too cpu costly ? So far what i know about codecs is that it has to go through many ...
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Mp4 Video Container and the Codecs use with it

I have started to learn about mp4 file format, and I just learned that mp4 is nothing but just a container that defines the structure of the video file, and that it has different codes inside it for ...
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Can H264 achieve “equivalence” with ProRes 422?

Has anyone done or seen any tests comparing Apple ProRes 422 with high-bitrate H.264? We use 422 as a delivery format to go to DCP for theatrical versions of trailers. The bitrate is around 150mbps. ...
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Premiere Pro PC timeline only plays for a few frames and then no Audio after installing Miraizon DNxHD / ProRes Codec

Since installing Miraizon DNxHD / ProRes Codec I am not able to play my timeline in real-time. It gives me a few frames and then the video freezes and audio keeps playing. I changed from Performance ...
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Video for Windows Codec x264 and VP80

I'm looking for VfW codec to encode H264 and VP80. I already found: x264vfw And VP80vfw The 1st is bugged and lost the start and the end. The 2nd do not install on Windows 8. Why VfW ? to use ...
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Why does compressor output 960x540 when frame size is specified “up to 1280x720”?

Is there any way to produce output video at 1280x720 resolution using the "Apple Devices HD (Most Compatible)" setting in Compressor? When I specify a frame size of "up to 1280x720", the output ...
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Having trouble with an screen recording saved as AVI from Rylstim Screen Recorder

When I save the recording it produces an AVI. The AVI play perfectly on my computer. When I bring it into Premier though it gets extremely choppy. The AVI file also won't process on YouTube, I was ...
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Are there any recent 64-bit VFW screen capture codecs out there?

I'm currently editing some video screen capture recordings I did under Linux using recordMyDesktop (basically OGG Theora video files). Since there's currently no way to import Theora video into After ...
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Codec genealogy / kinship: DivX, MPEG-4 Part 2, H.263

Yes, I know, H.264/AVC is here for everyone, and we're moving (slowly) towards H.265/HEVC, so why bother with these historic formats? Well, just because it's history. I admit my research has been ...
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How can I examine Quicktime file internals? [duplicate]

How can I examine a QuickTime file: is there a standard utility? Or passable third party utilities? I'd like to be able to try to debug these problems myself before resorting to "randomly install ...
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How does one recover a multiplexed video stream with missing headers?

I have some video files which were stored with the format headers in separate files. Unfortunately, the disk crashed, and the header information has been lost. I still have large chunks of stream ...
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What Codec Shows Absolute Black?

I need a codec that outputs an absolute black. Encoded some samples with .AVI no compression and the black background of my video is very dark. Contrary in other codecs like Apple ProRes or H264/MPEG4 ...
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Youtube convert my video on bad quality

I have some problem with video and its representation on youtube. When I upload video which was encoded with MPEG4 or H.264 codec, I get bad quality video after youtube processing. What is this ...
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What is the most compatible compression/Codec to in Handbrake use for video that will be played in Chrome and Safari browsers?

I am going to re-sample a bunch of videos to be played through web browsers. (Current video is large, 3 MB for a 4s clip. Hoping to compress by 90%). Use: These videos will be played in a web-based ...
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Vegas pro will not show video for avi with mp4v fourcc codec?

I have a few avi videos that are encoded with the mp4v fourcc codec. I have Sony Vegas Pro 8 and it will not open the video part. It will bring the files into the file manager, but when I drag them ...
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converting to .MJP files

I would like to convert some short videos to .MJP format, and none of my preferred tools for video conversion can do this. Can anybody suggest free software that can achieve this? OSX preferred, but ...
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How to bring a SketchUp Animation into After Effects

I made a simple animation in SketchUp and am trying to bring it into After Effects. When I do the AVI is all black in Footage and Composition. Reading around it sounds like the most common issue is ...
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Can I get smoother playback by converting a video to a non-interpolation codec?

Although I've read the about page, I'm not sure whether this question fits here. If it doesn't, please refer me to a better StackExchange website. I'm using a 5 year old laptop. Sometimes, when I ...
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Does mjpeg handle interlaced video correctly?

I'm using mencoder/libav to capture an interlaced source to mjpeg. Now, my hunch is that mjpeg is a codec that handles only full-frames, progressive video - because I assume it compresses single ...
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Clear and informative tutorial on video file formats

...I think I will want to make a tutorial that covers video file formats, and their relationship to video codecs. There seems to always be a lot of confusion around these topics for emerging media ...
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Where does the 'extra' data come from when transcoding video?

This is something I've never quite understood, but have always wondered. Forgive my basic knowledge here, but I've tried to research this without a specific answer as to what is going on. When I ...
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Convert VfW-codec based video to “normal” (Windows)

my CCTV software (GeoVision) supplies me with AVI videos with the FourCC "GMP4" codec ("Geovision MP4"). The codec is supplied as a Video for Windows 32-bit driver only, so I had to set up a virtual ...
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ALL-I vs IPB. Which one to use

I'm fairly new do filmmaking. I've been trying to figure out which is best, but people seem to have very different opinions and everyone has his own arguments. My guess is that ALL-I should be better ...
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Can't import some .mov files into Adobe Premiere, it says “Codec missing or unavailable”

I am trying to import some .mov files into Adobe Premiere project, but I keep getting the following error message "Codec missing or unavailable", this only happen for certain .mov videos which have ...
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What compression should I use for archiving VHS tapes to HDD?

What do you recommended for capturing VHS for archiving on a HDD? Will DV PAL codec do? H264 at high quality? (I'm PAL over here btw). I want to retain the quality, but at the same time I don't want ...
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Retaining quality while re-encoding with same codec

Just say I have a bunch of separate clips (DV stream format .dv), and I join them using Quicktime 7. If I then export them out as a new .dv file, am I losing any quality? Is there a loss in quality ...
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TitleBox .seq2 animation files

I am using TitleBox for dynamic graphic animations. There are several was to play an animation in this tool, but the "safest" seems to be the internal "animation file" object, which comes with a tools ...
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poor quality export of still images from premiere

This is the actual source image to a video track in Premiere (a PNG): With no resizing whatsoever, and .flv output, this is a resultant frame from the exported video: How could I improve the ...
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How do I edit source material from DVDs in Final Cut Pro?

I'm currently undergoing a project where I have to edit some material only available from DVDs. Basically I need to export a clip or two from the DVDs, and edit them in FCP for use on the net. The ...