Alteration after recording. Cutting, moving, or otherwise adjusting the various aspects of video.

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How do I add a crosshair guide to a FCPX angle editor viewer window?

I need to keyframe the Y position transform of a moving subject to keep her in the center of the frame and would like a set of crosshairs to help me do it. I've seen solutions which employ Motion ...
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Easiest way to create a continuous shot effect using multiple cameras?

Here is the Script: Lets take the opening scenes of Hugo, of course the film bagged Academy awards, In the scene that starts by following the kid (Hugo), carries on and on for some time with many ...
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Annotating sports video: design principles?

I was watching Match Of the Day (a soccer highlights show for those not from the UK) and I've found they use this software Piero to annotate the football matches. When annotating video of moving ...
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Color grading ; Anybody familiar working with Da-Vinci Resolve? [closed]

I've heard of this tool, Blackmagic's Da vinci resolve, as its available for free from the site but the Package including its consoles and all costs much. Is there anybody here familiar with this ...
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How to force After Effects to interpret footage at a specific framerate?

I just started using after effects CS4, and created my first video. But if i look at my final (rendered) video, its 2x the speed it was originally. I recorded a 22 second clip, and traced etc. Looked ...
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Lightworks problems importing, editing, and exporting using Canon EOS Rebel T3i

I'm using Lightworks 11 for Windows and I can't import the .mov files from my Canon EOS Rebel T3i. Lightworks identifies the .mov files as "Apple / H264" but the show up in a red color. Other .mp4 ...
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Effective working at audio/video editing sessions (avoid fatigue making steady progress)

Background I've just completed an editing project to produce video highlights of an awards evening for my local community radio station. It was a voluntary non-paid project and I'm very pleased the ...
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How much to charge for a re-posting of a video? [closed]

Created a short promotional video for a client, it's an online magazine. For the sake of example, let's say I charged the magazine $700. The video is embedded into the magazine using a proprietary ...
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Which software use people in PBS? FCP or Premiere? [closed]

I am interested which software do people use in PBS? Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere?
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How to reverse video in different software packages

One of the basic edits one can make to a video is reversing it such that it plays backwards. The goal of this community wiki is to show beginning users how to reverse footage with different video ...
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settings for editing in cs4

What initial setting should I be using in Premiere CS4 if I shot video on a Samsung HMX-q10 camera but shot in standard definition? When I tried DV NTSC the video looks very bad, like it's somewhat ...
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Repairing brightness problems caused by auto lighting optimizer

I've shot a video with my Canon EOS 1100D, but unfortunately forgot to turn the auto lighting optimizer off. Now the video footage looks really bad because there are random changes of brightness ...
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How do you play a clip backwards in Sony Vegas?

While editing some vocals the other day, I accidentally hit a key in Vegas and the scrub head started going backwards, playing my audio in reverse. I wasn't trying to do this at the time and got it ...
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How to stay objective after viewing your edit hundreds of times?

When I start editting something I'm very sharp about cuts that does or doesn't work. But as I go through the process, in which I watch the sequence hundreds of times, I get used to it, and becomes a ...
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Creating effects/transitions in AviSynth or Lightworks

I'm very much an amateur video maker, but I am trying to broaden my skill set a bit and start creating my own effects and short video clips to supplement the recordings I make in a more substantial ...
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625 views

How to easily insert frames at the end of a video?

I need to insert a still image for several seconds at the end of my 1080p video. I can't find how to do that with Virtual Dub. Tried with Microsoft Movie Maker but it messes the resolution, changes ...
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Are there free OpenFX plugins available?

I read that Sony Vegas Movie Studio (the non-pro version) supports video and audio effect plugins via the OpenFX standard. Are there any such plugins available as freeware or open-source? So far I ...
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Software for video cut automation / scripting

I am very new to a/v editing and need to automate a simple process. Basically what I need is a way for my mom to capture video from her camera and input a series of numbers like 1:02 1:30 1:55 2:34 ...
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Tool to clip segments of a video

newbie here, I want to remove some segments of an MP4 video I have. Which easy to use tool would you recommend. Preferably free. I'm using Windows.
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How to add closed captioning to MPEG-2, QuickTime MOV, or AVI/DV for cable broadcast?

I need to add closed captioning to a short video that will be broadcast on our cable TV system. The cable system will accept MPEG-2, QuickTime MOV, or AVI/DV formats. This is in the United States, ...
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How do I move (rearrange) the orientation of a video?

I want to crop the video at some position and move the part next to the part that wasn't cropped. (See image, it explains better) http://i.imgur.com/qhSZy.png
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Batch processing individual frames into video

I’m new at video editing… and hoping someone can direct me to the best software for my needs. Running on windows OS. I need to build a video from frames in tga format, convert them in different ...
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FCP Editing: Timeline Footage Looks terrible in timeline & export its 4:3

Im having difficulty in final cut pro, My captured footage looks absolutely terrible on the timeline and when its exported it’s in 4:3 and looks squished, What is the BEST outcome I can setup with ...
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How can I crop a video with ffmpeg?

I have an MP4 file of a screen recording that I need to crop down. How can I accomplish this without using expensive tools like Adobe Premier or Final Cut? I prefer ffmpeg because I have used it ...
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Editing AVCHD on older XP host?

I just bought a Sony camcorder that records videos in AVCHD. I only have a modest, older XP host with an Athlon 64 X2 5200+ and 2GB of RAM. It looks like I should first convert the AVCHD files into ...
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How to create a ragdoll effect on a human?

I make an action(combat) short-length film and I use After Effects and 3DS MAX to edit it. I want to make a battle scene where the one guy hits another guy and the second one is thrown away like a ...
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Command-line tool to split video at timepoints?

I have an hour-long video that I want to split into individual clips at arbitrary timepoints. I could do this by hand in iMovie, or even borrow a machine with Final Cut, but there are upwards of ...
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What is/are the best free tool/tools for editing my videos?

I need to complete 4 specific tasks on my videos. Stabilize. Crop to Anamorphic Convert resolution up or down to 720p Convert to mp4 (H.264) Can someone point my in the right direction to the ...
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What's the best before editing format to convert to?

I am making a production for my companies trade show booth. We're going to be running 2 40" inch TVs one cycling a few videos of our products in production and one cycling through a bunch of product ...
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Tool for cutting and joining multiple parts of a video

I need a tool that allows to make multiple selections in a video and make a new video by joining all of that selections. The tool should allow to save the project, so that I could close the program, ...
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Sony Vegas 10 Video made from smaller quicktime mov videos look crap on youtube

this has been a painful drama for days, trying to get a nice video on youtube for my girlfriend. It looks great on the mpg file sony vegas generates, but after uploading to youtube it look more than ...
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Favoriting/Subclipping with Long Clips in Timeline in FCPX

I'm editing a project where I have 5 very long clips. I'm going through, favorite-ing the good portions ("subclipping" per se) and then organizing my clips from those subclips. A problem I'm running ...
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How to create super smooth slow motion clips in After Effects that will be edited in Premiere Pro

I would like to make one of those 600fps slow motion clips that can are on YouTube. such as this ...
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Slow HD video whilst editing

I use Adobe Premier 5.5 to edit my videos. I have always seemed to have slow editing. I upgraded the PC which now has 8 Core 16gb of DDR3 2333mhz ram 1gb 460 gpu 6 hard drives, 1 is SSD So, I ...
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Keyboard shortcut for cut video AND sound at current position in premiere cs5.5

I know about Ctrl+K which cuts video at current position, but which shortcut will allow to cut video AND sound?
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Rendering video with pixel aspect ratio 0.9091 (in premiere CS5.5)

I have a video (from my Android Nexus One). Dimensions are 720 x 480. The pixel aspect ratio is, according to data embedded in the file, 0.9091. Now, editing the video and exporting it to a media ...
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ProRes in Premiere - no audio

I'm experimenting with switching from Final Cut to Premiere. However, most of my source material is ProRes. When I drag a ProRes Quicktime into Premiere (after setting up a new 'custom setting' to ...
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How to simulate a photo being taken from the photographer's POV in a film?

How would I go about simulating a photo being taken from the photographers POV in a film? I want the still to be part of the shot, with moving images before and after the still. And I want the ...
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What is a good efficient way to isolate clips from long movies?

I am making a video that is an analysis of various films. My hope is to get clips from the movies to demonstrate various points I'm talking about. I'm using Kdenlive on Ubuntu. One issue is that it ...
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How to burn HD videos with menu system onto DVD media?

I'll be getting a HD editing rig soon at my studio where we make mostly corporate AVs. So far our format is PAL SD and usually the delivered product is a MPEG or AVI as the client demands. ...
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Video Editing/After Effects Forum To Ask For Help

I was wondering if anyone could suggest a good/active forum for Adobe After Effects/Video Editing in general. I require the forum to ask for help in editing a file/some HD video or finding someone ...
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What Beginner Video Editing Software Should I Use?

I need to edit a HD video file. I will need to zoom, pan and insert text. Also, I will need to insert small video clips into the main file (eg. zoom to a black TV screen and insert video to that TV ...
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How do I edit video footage from an interview?

I was asked to produce a set of video interviews for a friend's wedding consisting of individual single-subject interviews (the interviewer is not on camera or mic) with the bride, groom, close ...
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What applications can I film in and integrate photos, and narrating on iMac/iPhone/Maybe iPad

What applications can I film in and integrate photos, and narrating? I've played with iMovie and don't get it (ADHD), and video apps on my iPhone seem puny for a series of youTube like documentary ...
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Screen-record tablet ink drawing on top of recorded video?

Is there software that allows me to 'screen record' tablet wacom ink drawing on top of a video being played back, and then output a new file with the drawing being part of the video? A wacom overlay, ...
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Choosing an import format: AAF vs OMF

I am developing a video rendering application. I would like to import editing projects from non-linear video editing application like Avid or FCP. Which format should I start with, AAF or OMF? What ...
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About film making techniques

I have developed a big interest in film making recently (I hope it isn't a fad). I am interested more in the technical side like cinematography, editing, lighting etc than acting, direction etc. I am ...
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Creating a “finger using device” effect like in iPhone app ads

I have been searching for quite a while on a tutorial of how to create the rotating phone ad with the finger coming in to interact with the app once in a while. There is an example of this effect in ...
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How Do I Film A Rotating Object With White Background?

I often need to rotate object when making video and rotating with hands is not convenient. I wish there was a helping rotational hand spehere that would rotate as i film object where i could set ...
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Premiere Create custom frame size

I have downloaded a video from youtube to my laptop. It is 640x360px mp4 format. I'd like to edit it a little bit with Premiere CS5. How do I create a new project with the same resolution of my video? ...