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

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Good open source Video Editors?

Sure, I could Google and find random software. But I rather have the opinion of users that have had hands-on with any open source video editors. So if you've used one that you like or know of any, ...
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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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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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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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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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I'm not happy with Final Cut Pro (X). What are my options?

I'm a editor who has been editing with Final Cut Pro for the last couple of years and I'm not impressed with the new Final Cut Pro X. I'm interested in looking for another NLE, such as Avid or ...
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Is is possible to trim portions of clips in FCPX to save disk space?

I know that it's possible to selectively ingest in the import dialogue, but is it possible to delete "rejected" portions of clips once they've been imported, without deleting the whole clip? If not, ...
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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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How to add motion blur in timelapse videos?

I remember watching a video about timelapse photography. There was a moment when the narrator explained that there is a specific trick to make the videos "smoother": In the timelapse videos which ...
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Places to look for sound tracks for videos

I'm wondering what's a good place to look for background music for our video productions. I'm not asking for a free one, but for any good place with a good categorization of soundtracks and songs for ...
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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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120fps 720p footage with real time playback on Ubuntu? + editing?

I have a laptop with an i7 CPU, 1.73 GHz, 8GB RAM, Ubuntu 10.04 with an "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5800 Series" graphics card. I have compiz enabled (which may be one of the culprits with the problem ...
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sync separate audio to video+bad-camera-audio, free NLE recommendations

Should I be asking this on askubuntu, or superuser? Or even http://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/? My use-case, in case the details help people understand what I'm looking for: My brother needs ...
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Easiest way to stitch GoPro videos that have been split due to length?

I am recording 15-minutes videos with my GoPro Hero 3 Black edition. The camera starts a new file every 10 minutes of recording by default. I do not think I can change this in a setting. When I do ...
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How can I achieve the Ken Burn Effect with greater control or in other software?

I am using the Ken Burns effect in Final Cut Pro X, however it does not allow me enough control over how it behaves. I end up having to cut the video in to multiple clips in order to get the effect ...
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Methods of Amplifying Poor Audio from Camcorder Recording?

I have a recording from a camcorder (with a broken mic) where the audio is 1) largely white noise and 2) almost in-audible sound from people chatting in a room. What methods could be used to amplify ...
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Video desyncs with the audio over time

I record footage with OBS and do voiceovers recorded in audacity. I process the audio in audacity, then sync the audio with the video. However, since I started doing it this way, the audio and video ...
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How can I stay motivated and become more productive as a video editor?

I really like the editing process, how it's possible to bring a vision you've had to live, by timing things just right, etc. It's a great art. Unfortunately I am super un-productive at it. This has ...
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Does Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 have a fullscreen mode?

Essentially what I'm looking for is a way to make Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 go fullscreen. I do not mean the fullscreen preview of the video or fullscreen on a specific panel (like the timeline). I want ...
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What are the names of different ways to fit video when the aspect ratios do not match?

If I want to communicate to someone editing a video, how can I tell in an unambiguous way how I want the video to be resized. 1) If I want the image to be cropped so that there are no black strips ...
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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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No audio during footage preview

I'm using AfterEffects CS6 on Windows 7. During footage preview/playback, I never get any audio. I have the Mute Audio option in the Preview panel turned off (audio is not muted). I checked the Edit ...
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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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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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Are there any video programs to trim and export multiple videos at once?

If I wanted to cut the first 10 seconds off of a handful of videos(12 videos), is there a program that will open all of the videos at once and let me trim the first 10 seconds off of them all at the ...
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Add an image in front of video using ffmpeg

I have many videos and I need to put an image in front of them for about 5 seconds, but adding it manually and rendering it each time would take really long, so I am asking if it is possible to do so ...
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What are the key PC specs for best editing HD videos?

My wife bought a GoPro Hero3 for some simple home video: kids, holidays, etc. The problem is that some videos are not playing very well on our old PCs. We want to buy a new one for video editing. As ...
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What do you call it when the footage has a rippling effect?

I have some footage from an action camera that has been affected by vibrations. The footage seems to have an affect that looks a bit like jelly. Is there a word for that effect and is there anything ...
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Combine multiple videos as separate streams in one mkv file

So I have multiple videos of the same scenery from different angles. These are stored as separate files. Can I combine these as multiple video streams within one file? For example I know this is ...
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Fixing desync in a large, long video file

I've got some moderately large, compressed video files (~2+ gigs, over an hour long) from a few Open Broadcaster Software streams to Twitch.tv. All output files (including the twitch archive's export) ...
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Best way to edit mashup video of downloaded movies?

So I wanted to do a mashup video for personal usage, meaning scenes cut from downloaded commercial movies or Youtube. This is typically relatively highly compressed h264-material. The workflow that I ...
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Software to Remove a Person from a Video

I have a video with multiple moving people, from which I would like to remove one person. I know this is possible and that software exists to do it (see this paper), but I can't find any available to ...
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Export rotated video out of Adobe Premiere

I am creating a video in portrait orientation but the TV I am putting this on cannot rotate the video while playing, so I need to export the video in landscape format. Is there a way to rotate the ...
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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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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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Indexing audio for video editing

What tools would you recommend to index the audio track for video editing? I'd like to be able to do a text search for words in the dialog to more easily locate video snippets. I'm using FC and/or ...
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How do I make a news-like lower third in kdenlive?

With the composite transition in kdenlive I am already able to let the the lower third (with the name and a line of additional information, just like in the news) appear. Now I want it to fade in (or ...
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How do I properly bake a texture in Cinema 4D?

I'm trying to bake a texture into a model, but the results are terrible. Here is the way it should look: But every time I bake it, it comes out looking like this: Am I missing something?
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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 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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Very Good Free Lossless/Lossy Video Encoding For Editing on Windows 7 (regarding fraps recordings)

I am looking for a very good method to encode video recorded with fraps in 1080p into an intermediate format which I can edit in Avid Studio. Most video files load up into Avid, as far as I know, but ...
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Linux command-line option to do video lens correction?

Is there a Linux command-line option to do lens correction on videos? (Either as a tool, or a collection of tools) Specifically, GoPro videos? I know I can do correction in GoPro Studio, but I need ...
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Remove Greenscreen Reflections?

My work has a green screen that my boss purchased with no knowledge of green screens or how to use or what to do with them. in Sept. 2014 he gave me the task to create employee introduction / ...
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How to mask everything except eyes?

I have a video containing a single person facing the camera. I would like to black-out everything in this video except for a small rectangular box around the person's eyes. I'm sure there are many ...
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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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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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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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Premier Pro versus Final Cut Pro

I am thinking about getting some video editing software and I was wondering if Premier Pro or Final Cut Pro is better in terms of ease of use, compatibility with other audio and video editing ...
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VOB editing with FFMPEG

I read that it is better to extract from vob H264 files within a .ts to have a lossless and more accurate sample, easy to cut, is that correct ? I used these commands : ffmpeg -i VTS_01_1.VOB ...