Effects are transformations that can be applied to an audio or video signal to achieve a desired aesthetic result.

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Video with person 'writing on glass' effect

I'm trying to find someone who can make videos similar to one shown here: At 49 seconds, the actress writes on glass to explain the concept. ...
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Looking for an 80's VHS effect!

I'm looking for a way to turn an HD video clip into 80's style VHS low-quality. Here is an example of the look I'm desperately looking for: Thank you!!!
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How do I make something sound “cloudy” as though my ears are plugged using Ableton Live? [closed]

I'm working on a song that I'd like to have drums similar to Radiohead's "Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors." I love the way the bass kick sounds like it's cloudy, as though I were hearing it through plugged ...
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What do you call the video effect where water looks like it's standing still when filmed

I found a few interesting effects, which was labelled under the rolling shutter effect, however I was told that this was NOT an example of rolling shutter effect, what would you call this effect? The ...
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How to create and film ghost special effects

I need to film a piece that is supernatural in nature and has several characters that are ghosts. I've thought of numerous ways of accomplishing this but would like some suggestions on which would be ...
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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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Shutter slower than video FPS

I'm trying to shoot low light video on my RX100 m3 and I want to make the best of it. So it would make sense that the ideal setting (in many cases) would be to open the shutter for as long as it can ...
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Create quickly alternating clips in Premiere Pro

I'm putting together a scene with music that has a steady beat, and then the tempo increases to the point where the beat is far more rapid. I'd like to alternate between video clips on every beat. I ...
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Is it possible in FFMPEG to change scale over time?

Ok, so using the overlay filter, one can change the x/y location of a video over time by using the "t" variable. For example, overlay=x='if(gte(t,2), -w+(t-2)*20, NAN)':y=0 can be used to start ...
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Looking to get Youtube-quality video stabilization from a software based video editing application (on mac)

When I create edited films on iMovie and then export them to Youtube, Youtube's stabilization enhancement greatly increases the quality of many of my shakier action shots. Unfortunately, this same ...
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What is this filming technique called and how do I do it?

I hope I'm in the right forum for this question! Basically, I'm trying to create this effect, where the camera zooms in on Simba's face and the background seems to zoom in at a different pace. I'd ...
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Visual equivalent of VST

What would be most similar in concept to VST effects but for visuals? In other words, is there a standardized interface for running VisFX on a video in the same way that one can run VST realtime ...
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Difference Matte Keying software

I would like to know if anyone out there knows of any free software, or software not as expensive as Adobe After Effects, that can do Difference Matte Keying? I have searched the web a little and have ...
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Post-production workflow: VFX before color correction?

I'm shooting my first internet video tomorrow. It has a spaceship chasing and shooting at a superhero in it. With knowledge accumulated between ~a year ago and now and more focused research over the ...
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After effects: Moving text along 3D path

After Effects beginner here. The effect I'm after is where text is appearing from behind an object. So far, I'm using the position and rotation parameters. But the text is rigid. I found something ...
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zooming animation is not smooth in Premiere CS6

Animatedly, I tried to zoom into a video clip in Premiere by creating two Position keyframes and two Scale keyframes But the result is very shaky for some reason? What am I doing wrong with this ...
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Old video tape effect in Premiere Pro

I am creating a video promo, and the customer wants the "crap old soviet" style. We have shot the video on a Nikon D800 and it is being edited in Premiere Pro CS6, so the workflow is top-notch ...
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What Is That Misty, Glowing, Saturated Look 2000s Music and Pro Videos Have?

Is it just to do with the image sensor tech of the time or is it a deliberate effect? What is it called? A lot of music and pro videos shot during the 00s have that misty, glowing, saturated and ...
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how to do an amplitude modulation in Ableton Live [closed]

What I want is simple: I want to modulate the volume (amplitude) of one channel, with the amplitude of another channel. There's the vocoder effect which does something vaguely similar to what I'm ...
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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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Software to create nice presentations/infographics

I need to find some software that will help me create a nice and user friendly presentation, like this one : I prefere to use better effects and transition between ...
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Dynamic saturation exaggeration

What is this type of processing called? In some popular songs with a very strong bass beat, the strength of the bass beat is exaggerated by momentarily "turning down" the rest of the sounds while the ...
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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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Make a video look like it was taken from further away

I have a telephone video recording I would like to edit to make it appear it was taken from further away than it was?
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Interpolate Effects in After Effects

I have an image in After Effects that is slowly growing. After 5 seconds, I want the image to quickly grow. When I do this however, using 2 transition effects, the 'joint' at which the 2 transition ...
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Cluster laser stage lighting

I'm not entirely sure if this is on-topic here, since it's about stage lighting rather than audio or video directly, but I'll give it a shot. I've been looking at various types of laser stage ...
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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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Achieving the Elf “Angel” effect

I'm looking to achieve something similar to this effect in a short film for 2 shots : This is from the new Hobbit movie, with of course a massive budget. To me it looks mostly a digital effect ...
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Video editing objects from black and white to colour

For school we came up with a cool concept, the video starts in black and white and when a person in the video touches an object it turns to colour. Could you guys help us out here? Do you have any ...
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After Effects - Recreate a “distortion” or a special Radial Blur effect / Slowly pitch sound down

I would like to re-create an effect from the game Dishonored. The FX happens when I teleport or when I slow down time, the screen gets some radial blur and a strange kind of distortion at the edges. ...
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Easy script for making and overlaying video counters?

I wanted to make a family of videos like and I was wondering if there were any easy plugins/scripts to be able to create and increment the counter while watching a ...
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How to achieve the short particle bursts in this gif?

I've tried to create the short bursts similar to this gif but I can't seem to get the exact effect. I'm using particle world in after effects. Another problem I'm running into is the texture has some ...
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How did they make the nice moving shots in this video?

https://prismic.io/ - has a very nice explainer video and I was wondering how they made the nice "tilted" sliding effect on the screencast video? Also... how are they making the video being focused on ...
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Open source video editing software compatible with Linux [duplicate]

I've been looking around for open source software I can use to quickly edit some of my projects when I'm away from home on my Linux laptop and the best I've found so far is Blender. Does anyone else ...
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adding depth and motion to images for video

I was struck by some of the effects in the "god made a farmer" superbowl commercial... and was curious what programs are out there that let you take an image, and in a video, produce the illusion ...
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What is the Name of this effect

http://vimeo.com/86969394 I like to know how to do this effect but I don't know what is the term/name for it. The video above around 10 - 12 seconds in with how the title seems fixed to a point in ...
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What software and technique would I use to achieve this effect?

How would I achieve the digital distortion effect seen in this David Bowie video from 6:20 to 7:10? Is there a term for this effect to help guide future searches? Can't embed the video, so here's a ...
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Why is compression rarely included as a builtin effect? [closed]

I've bought a new analogue mackie mixer that I'm very happy with, but if I need one effect it would be compression. The mixer comes with 16 builtin effects and not a compressor. Is it expensive to ...
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After Effects stroke effect doesn't play

In After Effects I am trying to apply the Stroke effects to characters as described in this video: My Screen: Although as you can see even just going at the middle ...
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How 2D to 3D conversion is performed?

The Oscar winning movie Titanic which was picturized in 2D format and released in 1997 . It was again released in 3D format in 2012. But I wonder that how 2D to 3D conversion of movie frames is ...
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Fast Zoom Effect to New Camera

So I'm trying to recreate an effect that was used quite a bit in the first Hulk movie. I've seen it other places, but Hulk sticks in my mind. So the concept is that there are two cameras, one ...
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Video Editor with custom effect masking and shape/drawing overlays

I've spent a very long time on this and have been unimpressed with 90% of the main stream video editors, so I'd really appreciate some expert advice on this. I'm looking for a video editor (hopefully ...
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How to make a fake 3d effect (The Matrix 3d rotation style) from 2 video sources?

I have two sources from differents points of view of the same scene. I'd like to start the video from one camera, stop it, and make a rotation to the second source just like a famous The Matrix scene. ...
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How to paint on video?

Is there a specific name for this technique? so I can search for tutorials about it.
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What are some ways to simulate an explosion?

I'm beginning production on a film in the next few weeks, and I need an explosion in one of the scenes. It's not super complicated, just one shot a few seconds long with an explosion coming off the ...
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Blur a face using only one video layer with Premiere CS6?

so with the new built-in masking option of the gaussian blur and similar effects in the CC version of Premiere Pro it's pretty easy to limit effect to a specific area of the video in order to e.g. ...
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Overlaying Images on top of each other so they both show

I would like to show an animation of an transparent image being overlaid on top of another image, But have both images show on the screen at the same time. The first image would be on the screen then ...
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Does anybody have suggestion to recreate this light trail effect?

Maybe you know this wonderful video: Can someone help me to understand how the LED trail effect has been done?
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Paper camera software filters for post-production?

I have downloaded an android app called Paper Camera that provides real time camera filters such as a variety of 'sketch' and cartoony feels. I find especially interesting their filters 'Contour', ...
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How should I go about doing this same exact effect for an upcoming project?

A client has tasked me to create a How-to-video for Hotel/Flight booking app. They sent me this video and told me to that they would like the same video. The problem is I have no idea what kind of ...