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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 ...
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Is it possible to recreate VirtualDub Deshaker functionality in Adobe Premiere/After Effects?

I'd like to automatically stabilize some poorly-shot shaky footage in Adobe Premiere or After Effects. VirtualDub Deshaker analyzes frame motion, computes smoothing, adjusts frame position, scale and ...
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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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How can I make “videosongs”?

Not purely audio, but definitely related! Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn have "pioneered" the 'videosong' format. Rule 1 - What you see is what you hear. (No lip-syncing for instruments or voice) Rule ...
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Cool Edit Pro alternative for Mac?

I just can't find a program similar to Cool Edit Pro for the Mac. Any idea?