The process and techniques used when storing moving images, sound, metadata and other streams as a digital file.

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Adobe Encoder fps and duration doesn't match

I have After Effects project file 25 fps, 29 seconds duration long. After exporting i get 725 png files - looks normal so far. But then i merge it to mp4 using Adobe Encoder, I get total 24 seconds ...
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After Effects - output formats

Why do I only have these formats in my output? Where's Windows Media Format?
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Upscaling or downscaling videos

I was wondering, is upscaling from the videoplayer worse then upscaling the video during encode? For example, consider the original source of a video is 640 x 480. Which of the following will produce ...
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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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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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Is there an existing video format that records per-frame metadata?

I wish to stream a video with dynamic metadata. I know I could just steam the video and metadata separately, but ideally I'd like them to be bound permanently. Is there an existing protocol / ...
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Multiple video encoding loss

It's easier to explain my question using an example. Imagine you filmed a few short videos and want to combine them together in a sequence (probably with transitions and etc.). However, for some of ...
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Encoding Video For Archiving Using Premiere Pro CS6

I have a set of videos created in Premiere Pro C6 and currently I am encoding them in h264 for YT upload. The raws were taken using a Canon 700D @ 720p60. I was wondering what is the best encoding ...
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how to Rotate a 3gp video without re-encoding

I created a video in my cellphone holding the phone in portrait mode. The video is 720p and it looks perfectly fine in cell phone. I copied it on computer and when viewing it, the video looks 90 ...
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Player support for video DVD stored on a CD-R?

I want to produce many playable DVDs using a few burners (setting up a computer lab with each computer having an image of the same) I have close to no budget for this and am curious if a standard CD ...
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Exporting to multiple formats

these days we usually have to export our videos to multiple delivery formats - HD variants for projection, and we tend to have different settings for vimeo, youtube, and the other versions we might ...
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How to specify CRF quality settings for different encoding software

Is there a way of specifying a quality setting for h.264 that is not software dependant? I'm trying to help a colleague create a specification for outside contractors when they deliver video to us ...
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Variable Bitrates for Streaming?

I'm building presets for our users to convert the videos into an appropriate format for our online video repository. Since it's been awhile since I've built something like this from scratch, I've been ...
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Faster deinterlacing with ffmpeg and yadif

We are using two-step encoding with ffmpeg to encode raw .mov files to multiple .mp4 encodings ready for streaming over the Internet. Some of the videos are interlaced and we are using yadif to ...
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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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how to add video title without re-encoding the video

How can I add a video title, in the start of a video, without re-encoding the actual video and losing the quality? is it possible in iMovie or Adobe Premiere Pro ? or even any Windows software? is it ...
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ConvertXtoDVD5 saying Project size is too big

Basically, I have a folder containing some video files, the entire folder, according to Windows, is 1.98GB. I am using ConvertXtoDVD5 with the plans of burning these files to a disc, the target size ...
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Why processor is “better” for encoding than GPU?

I was reading this article and I saw that a CPU is better for video compression than a GPU. The article only says that happens because the processor can handle more complex algorithms than the GPU, ...
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Add image under the video with ffmepg

I want to extend basic usage of watermark and put it under the video. That means. I have input video 720x480 and image 720x20. On output i want to have video 720x500 where video aspect is preserved ...
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Is reencoding a YUV 4:2:0 video in a 4:2:0 colour space lossless?

I have a video that is stored in the YUV 4:2:0 colour space. Assuming I used a lossless video codec but set the output colour space to YUV 4:2:0, would this still be a lossless encode or would I have ...
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For a given bitrate, what video resolution is perceived as the highest quality?

I'd like to achieve certain approximate bitrate for video encoding. If I use higher resolution like 720p, I'll get more fine-grained image, but more encoding artifacts. If I use smaller resolution ...
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mp4 video exported from x265 does not play

I use x265 to encode a video and the output is mp4. Unfortunately, this file is not playable by any program. The input video is yuv if that matters. Do you know which the problem might be? Thank ...
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What setup do I need to record and render at the same time?

I need help figuring out how to record while my computer is rendering. I am very new to video editing, so this is my current workflow. First, I record footage using Fraps (30 fps, 1080p, .avi). I ...
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How to get ffmpeg/x264 to use same parameters as input?

I'm trying to accomplish a smart rendering workflow using ffmpeg/x264. In short, get ffmpeg to segment the input file. Locate the segment(s) with changes to be made. Re-encode altered segments with ...
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Why doesn't the duration of a Premiere Pro encoding scale linearly?

I have a long sequence (canon dslr and titles) (1hour) and as a test export 1 minute at h264 Blu-ray pre-defined setting (pal 1920x1080, upper field, low quality). This takes approx 1 minute to ...
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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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Creating menu for a video file (not for DVD)

I need to create a menu for a video, which will be written onto a disk not in a DVD format, but as a single file (f.e. mp4). The problem is that programs such as Adobe Encore are not able (as far as ...
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How to force Adobe Media Encoder to use 100% CPU and memory?

On my machine, Adobe Media Encoder is very slow. It takes 12 hours to render 4 minutes of 1080p video for YouTube (the video is based on Adobe After Effects project with an original MOV file and four ...
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Letterbox when converting 4k to 1080p

Got handed a pile of stock footage downloaded from various sites. And found one clip is 4k ( 4096x2160) I put it into AME to reexport it as DNx115 but when I set it to 1920x1080 23.976 I see ...
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What parameters should I select to get a high quality voice .wav file?

I'm trying to generate a high quality .wav voice-over using Microsoft Speech API. What should be the values of following parameters (they are part of this constructor): int samplesPerSecond, int ...
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Looking for a suitable lossy video codec to quickly record video in-game

I'm working on integrating a video recording functionality inside of a game, so that game footage can be automatically encoded to video and shared online from within the game. Currently I've ...
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ffmpeg re-encode libx264 without quailty loss?

According to the documentation for libx264 (h264) encoding, we can use a preset of veryfast, faster, fast, medium, slow, etc. https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/Encode/H.264 ...for constant quality ...
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Split video without re-encoding [duplicate]

I have a .MOV video (around 500 MB), that I wish to split into two parts : 00:00:00.000 to 00:02:10.000 00:02:10.000 to 00:03:23.000 but without re-encoding the video. One name that was often ...
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YouTube Compression: Why?

There's a lot of advice on the internet on encoding settings to apply to your video before uploading to YouTube (https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/1722171?hl=en, ...
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Large avi not playing to the end

I have recorded a 20 minutes game session from Minecraft using Kazam and saved the result as a 80 gig avi. When I try to open the file though only the first 8-9 minutes are played. Selecting it as a ...
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Video Encoding - Wasting Space

I am facing a common issue that I cannot find a term to describe: I have a few low quality VHS rips that were encoded with a certain Apple ProRes codec (irrelevant in the context of this particular ...
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Avidemux “too short” error

I'm trying to encode clips with x264 in avidemux. Problems come when I set video length to 10 seconds while I resample output to 1 fps (without changing duration): avidemux report "Too short" error ...
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rendering with the video card in MeGUI

I do not know this is the right forum to ask for help. I need help to speed up rendering with the software MeGUI 2500. First I render to premiere with the help of CUDA. CUDA makes the video card ...
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What needs to happen before we expect x265 to be in wide use, along with encoders something like Handbrake available for it?

I know that the project is already out and work has began on it. However, realistically speaking, a large number of things have to happen before it is ready for prime time. (For example, given the ...
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2GB vs 4GB Graphics card Memory for playback and encoding of Videos in Adobe Premiere CC [duplicate]

While looking into buying a new graphics card for the editing, live playback and encoding of videos in the new 64bit Premiere Pro CC, I was wondering about: 1) how and when a graphics card's ...
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Playing back 1080p and 720p videos (same bitrate) on a 720p display

Suppose a high quality, uncompressed video is re-encoded twice, with almost identical encoding settings at a relatively low bitrate of 4mbps, but at different resolutions, first at 1080p, and then at ...
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Why does variable bitrate still have a bitrate specified?

My understanding is that the vorbis algorithm uses a variable rate of encoding. So, when encoding videos with audio in vorbis format, why does Handbrake ask me for a bitrate? What does Handbrake do ...
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What kind of video encoder can do this? Blend multiple video frames together live

How can I recreate the effect in the video above? Having multiple camera frames blended together in a live stream Preferably better. I need some kind of video ...
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why is a video file with .mts extension so huge?

I just recorded a 2 minute long video clip with my Sony camera. The output is an .MTS file, which is ~450 MB. What is the reason for that? Could you please recommend a (preferably free) app that I ...
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h264 settings for large flat areas of slowly changing colour

I'm doing an animation for a projection mapping that simulates the sun casting shadows on a structure as it moves through the sky. Basically it's just big flat areas of colour that change over about ...
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What is the optimal codec and encoding parameters to encode Video Podcast?

I've got recorded PowerPoint presentation (video podcast) - static slides, mainly texts, some static infographics with voice of the presenter (speech only). It lasts about 1 hour and encoded to .avi ...
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Video fails to play in QT browser plugin. Encoding problem?

I have a video that fails to play in the QuickTime plugin in Internet Explorer on Windows 7, but it plays fine in the standalone QuickTime player. I suspect that this may be an encoding problem, and I ...
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What is the underlying difference between motion compensation and motion estimation?

I know that motion estimation has to do with calculating motion vectors, but where does motion compensation come into play. Can't we just do it with motion vectors, since, we are still calculating the ...
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What hardware should I get for a conversion farm for MXF => Prores

I currently use a mac pro for importing mxf files into FCP (equivalent to converting to prores, I believe) at about 3x realtime @29.97fps. I want to get a machine to run ffmpeg & do the ...