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Adobe CC Post-Production Workflow (Story, Prelude etc.)

I've never understood the post-production workflow Adobe has designed. I understand the steps from the editing stage onwards (assume this is a large enough production to require all steps): ...
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Compressor 4.1: Why can't I select the group I made for distributed processing?

I'm currently trying to get distributed processing to work using two different computers on the same network running the same versions of osx, fcpx, and compressor. When I go to choose the group I ...
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Clip Library Management

Over time, as I've taken on more and more work (as a theatrical AV designer), I've built up a large collection of stock clips from a wide variety of sources, which always come in handy for smaller ...
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What software do you recommend to easily import and edit tapes?

We've got loads of tapes filmed with an old camera that are just sitting there never being watched, and we want an easy way to import and play with them. We purchased the Dazzle DVC100, which seems ...
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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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Ideal video format for Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is very slow in converting from MP4 to whatever it's using as its preferred/interim format. What is their preferred format, so I can convert to it using faster and/or GPU ...
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Software recommendation for creating videos for demoing research results

I wish to create a video that demonstrates my research results, which comprise of images (graphs, tables, visualisations, etc), image sequences and videos. An example video which achieves what I am ...
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What's the best way to set up a live webshow with multiple Skype video inputs?

I'm running a small weekly live webshow with an investor on the other side of the planet. We are using Google Hangouts on Air, but it's not really great. What is the best system to set up for ...
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Origin of “desktop capture engine”

I'm trying to locate a desktop capture driver. I am using Flash Media Encoder 3.2 and had a device listed as "desktop capture engine" in my list of devices. Allowed me to stream my desktop. I had no ...
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Production management app

I have been wondering if there is such thing as an iOS/Mac app that I can use to: Plan filming dates Assign jobs on set Have people be able to complete editing jobs (and send them if possible) Page ...
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Where can I get Rapid?

I was watching this video by CorridorDigital and I heard them mention Rapid. I can't find it on Google. Could someone link me to it. ...
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An effective technique for ducking in Sony Vegas?

I'm trying to wrap my head around ducking effect. Say, I have two tracks: A music with pretty harsh peaks and drops (it's a dubstep) A vocal voiceover I also have two Track Compressors applied to ...
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Adobe Media Encoder CC do not work/start/load on Win8 x64

So pretty much it. Simply clicking the .exe nothing happens, no errors, no nothing. It just simply do not work. Premiere works and when exporting video and clicking Queue simply nothing happens, AME ...
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Software Advice for producing video ads

I am developing a web application and going to launch it soon. I am already done with the website, photos and brochures, and only the video presentation is missing. To present the app, I just want to ...
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Video recording using external microphone and smartphone

My plan is to record gameplay (using fraps) and myself using a Galaxy S + microphone. I then want to glue them together into one video - picture in picture kind of thing. My concern is for the part ...
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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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Marvel-like Image Flipping Technique

What software can I use to create the "Marvel" movie like flipping effect that accompanies pretty much every Marvel movie? I am looking to create a home movie on my PC that flips through a bunch of ...
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Save existing project to an external drive Final Cut Pro X 10

I have a project with events saved on my Mac drive. I want to save this project on my external HD drive to clean space and work on this project later. I copy pasted Final Cut Events and Final Cut ...
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Lossless extracting of JPEGs from an MJPEG video

Using the Timelapse app on my Sony NEX-6 camera, I get an AVI which contains an MJPEG stream. However, I'd like to take all the individual frames into Lightroom as normal photos, to do my ...
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Adobe Premiere Elements 11 Crash Issues (Adobe Premiere Elements has stopped working)

After installing Adobe Premiere Elements 11 Trial I opened the Editor and pressed New Project. Than our beloved Windows error: Adobe Premiere Elements has stopped working contact there, do this, do ...
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Looking for a free dvd burning program which has basic video editing to make a menu?

I just shot some video in 720 using my kodak playsport zx5. I know HD videos don't fit on DVD and i'll have to compress / edit them. I don't want to buy any advanced programs right now since i'm just ...
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Software to combine two videos of the same scene?

I think this software idea seems simple enough to have been created, but it might be so specific that no one has done it. I'm just wondering if it already exists. I'm looking for some program which ...
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Batch resize videos with “pan and scan” cropping

I am trying to prepare a collection of ~120 video clips to be played in VLC Player and projected on a low-res (1024x768) projector during a DIY electronic music event. The source clips are all super ...
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Calculate projected area in Cinema 4D

I would like to calculate the projected area of an object in Cinema 4D R12 on the Mac. Initially I am fine with calculating the projected area on one of the principal planes, but if a method exists ...
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Video tutorials: how to add labels, comments, arrows etc

I'm planning to make a video tutorial about one application. I would like to make it without speaking, but I would like to add comments to video. Is there a video software that allows you to add ...
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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 does Salman Khan make his screencasts?

Just wondering what software he uses. I see his videos regularly and I'm somewhat impressed by the video and audio quality of his screen-casts.
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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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After effects rendering

I have a small problem with rendering.When i render with default setting my video size is more than 1 GB and i was using only 10 pics, some solids and 1 null object.Can you please tell me what setting ...
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What software was used to create this stylized screencast for Disqus 2012?

I am making a video and want to have a stylized screencast like the Disqus 2012 video: https://vimeo.com/43917945 What software is used to create these sorts of animations?
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What is the difference between mkv and mp4 files?

I don't know if this is the correct exchange site to ask this question. I would like to know what is the difference between mkv and mp4 files?
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exporting .mov vr to multiple still frames

Ive got a quicktime VR in .mov format i need to strip the all still frames (in total there are 250) out of it and have them in as individual images, preferably pngs or jpegs. I was looking at using ...
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For time-lapse videos, what software should one use?

I have the following starting position: I have a GoPro Hero 2 and have done some timelapse series. I took them and stitched them together with the software that go pro provides. This all worked well. ...
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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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How do I 'downgrade' an Adobe Premiere Pro project file to open in older versions?

Is there any way at all (perhaps with a plugin, paid or otherwise) to save an Adobe Premiere Pro project file so that it's compatible with an older version of the software? The scenario I have is that ...
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Options to speed up Hobbyist Rendering?

How can I speed up hobbyist animation-rendering project? It would be cool to see things faster, I use tools such as Blender.
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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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Environments in which to stage an animated scene

I'm looking to shoot a short computer-based set of scenes, however I'm not sure what suitable (3D) engines/environments would be available to facilitate this. I'm aware of the Source engine, in which ...
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Where can I publish a 50 fps video?

I've produced a video in 50 fps progressive. I am having a hard time getting anyone to actually see it: all popular online video players are artificially capped to 30 fps. Is there any way I can ...
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Unwanted letterboxing using Wirecast

When I create a 1280 x 720 pixel image in Photoshop CS5.1 for use as a title slide in Wirecast, the resulting image is letterboxed. I have a similar problem with 720p video feeds from a Black Magic ...
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Professional text animation software

In addition to Adobe Flash, what other tools people usually use to make text animations. By text animation I mean, like animations that has a narration and word or letters from the narration dance on ...
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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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How can I align photos for stop motion?

I just began to take the same photo everyday, in order to try to make a stop motion over the fall/winter season. As I have took now 3 photo (that's a start) I realized that they will not be well ...
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Need webcam presentation software for digital projectors

I am about to do a presentation of a mobile application at a conference. I have a good USB webcam to use, so I can point at the phone, but want to put it through my laptop and then through a projector ...
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Transfer Avid project from one machine to another

How can I transfer an Avid Media Composer project -- with all media -- from one computer to another? Are there any issues with duplicating media when transferring media files?
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Combining multiple Videos

Does any one know about any free software for windows with which I can combine multiple videos and create a video like this? ...
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What is a good workflow for producing High quality High definition Videos suitable for a final upload to the internet.

I'm entering my third week into the video editing world, and have already put up a few test videos to youtube. But overall, I am unhappy with the results so far. Quick background: I am recording ...
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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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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 ...