Either an individual or a software or hardware platform that manipulates and combines source video clips in to a finished, combined output 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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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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How can I stitch together several m2ts video files into one large file?

I have recorded several community theater productions with a Panasonic TM900 camera. The settings on the camera were to record at 1080p @ 60 FPS. However, I noticed that the camera produces several ...
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Automatically cut out sections of a video delineated by a sound.

Is there any way that I can automatically cut a video based on a sound. I have a couple of long sections of video that contain videos. I would like to remove the parts of the video that do not fall ...
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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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How do you subtitle a video?

I am making a small video (not really a film) that has muffled/hard to understand dialogue. The video goes for about 2 minutes and I only need to subtitle roughly 2 sentences worth - so it's not a ...
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Can Sony Vegas Pro be used or compared to the output produced by Final Cut Pro for professional use?

I am a PC user and use Sony Vegas Pro. I really like it for editing purposes. I do not like Adobe Premier or Avid which work on Windows and believe that the top 3 tools are AVID, Sony Vegas, and ...
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Non-Linear Video Editor for Free or Cheap That Does These Things

Background I bought a couple of handicams 6 months ago, and have since then been making videos and editing them and publishing them. http://www.youtube.com/user/Sathyaish Over the period, I have ...
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Looking For A Video Editor that will maintain the codecs of the original source video

Im trying to test various video/audio codecs by editing clips from larger videos that have the codecs I want to test. Although every video editor i have tried changes the codecs of the clips i create ...
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Creating a split screen video of a multitrack recording

It's fairly common to see videos in which, to accompany a piece of music created using overdubs, we see a split screen showing the artist performing each overdub. What functions, in which software, ...
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Bulk/Mass Edit Video Audio?

I have 100 videos that need editing so that I can level the and amplify the audio track. However I do not want to have to extract the mp3 track from each one and edit it then merge it again with the ...
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Live video processing

I was wondering if there was any software that can process video on the go. For example I need to merge few video inputs (see image) and then pass the processed video to software that streams video ...
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How should we back-up our media files for our production studio

We've had a video production studio for about 6 months, and we're revisiting how we should back-up/archive our client files and in general what our workflow should be with about a 8K limit on ...
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Adobe Premiere preview video lagging

I am attempting to edit video in Adobe Premiere CS6. When I create a sequence and try to play it back in the preview screen, the video is extremely choppy, which makes editing very difficult (dance ...
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Is there a good collection of examples of the different type of video cuts?

So I'm a beginner when it comes to video editing, but I hear and read about a lot of different types of cuts between clips, e.g. jump cut, smash cut, etc. I always felt it would be great to just see ...
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Adding voiceover without video recompression

I have some mp4 video files with pretty poor video quality. I need to add a voiceover translation. I have seen some video software programs that could do the job but unfortunately most of these ...
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How to create a good short video with limited supplies and time

My buddy and I are contemplating putting a project up on Kickstarter. Most projects have a video (nice quality for the most part) that users can view to get a gist of the project and decide whether or ...
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Choosing the right program for video editing

I've used Premiere and After Effects in the past, but I'm still somewhat unclear as to the different roles and responsibilities of each program in the process. When I need to mix audio, I do ...
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Windows software to turn a 3gp video on its side before upload?

My camera phone takes video in 3gp format. I've inadvertently taken a video sideways and want to turn it 90 degrees for upload to services such as YouTube and Facebook. What software package can 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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Equipment/setup recommendations (1 camcorder, 1 mic)

What are some of the best options for setting up an indoor, stationary scene? The project is an instructional video with one human subject speaking. The final end product will be interspersed with ...
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Reverse the blade tool (merge clips together)

I'm trying to make a transition to Final Cut Pro X from iMovie. Although I'm finding it quite simple and I'm in love with the more advanced features such as how easy keying is, I seem to have a ...
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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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Tracking box to full viewport

Basically, I've recorded a video of gameplay on my DS console using a camcorder, and I want to: Remove the shaky movement caused by me not having a tripod Stretch the screen to cover the entire ...
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Is there a Jahshaka manual?

I downloaded Jahshaka, but I have no idea how to use it. Anybody know where to find a manual for it? Or even their website? I went to the SourceForge page, and clicked on the link to their website. ...
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Graphical editor for OggKate

Does anyone know of a graphical editor that let's one create and edit OggKate metadata for a file. I prefer using Ubuntu. Most of the examples I've found so far uses the commandline. I've come ...
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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 software do I need to edit commercials out of recorded sports games?

I have been using HD PVR to capture some of my football games to PC and now I want to edit out the commercials. So I'm wondering what is the software that will do all these needs: Allow me to edit ...
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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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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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Video editor with basic color correction for commodity hardware?

I have been using Adobe Premier Pro and After Effects on my main Core i7 machine for actual videos, but I would like to know which Non-linear video editor would work best for some of my slower ...
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How to fix choppy/lagging video from Canon t3i?

I recently started using a Canon t3i to record video. When I upload the files to my computer (PC), however, the video is very choppy-- it lags even more dramatically when I try importing it into my ...
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How can I automatically remove pauses from a video?

I have dozens of video files containing scenes of movement interspersed with 5-10 second periods of nothing happening (many identical frames in a row). There's no audio track and I'd like to strip the ...
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What software can we use to create this slideshow video

I am trying to create this video using adobe premier pro. ...
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How do video producers cope with matching or normalising inputs from multiple differing devices?

I am looking to make a music video from a number of live shows by getting fans to send in their clips taken at the shows. We run our timing from a backing drum track on Cubase, so that is fixed, which ...
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How to mark multiple ins and outs in Adobe Premiere?

I need to cut multiple fragments from one video. If I use IN and OUT markers, then I can't accomplish the task, because when I set second IN marker, previous one disappears. I would like to mark ...
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Freezing/repeating the last frame of a video clip in Apple Motion 5

I have two clips running at the same time. One is a computer and the other is a clip that I've made to look like its running on the computer screen. I've used four corner motion tracker to keep the ...
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Video Editor for syncing mult camera videos

I am working on a project on human-robot interaction that involves me capturing videos of two humans working on a task together. Eventually, I will analyze the videos and try to model how these humans ...
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Software to edit .mov files from a Canon 7D

I have some video files I recorded using a Canon 7D (.mov encased H.264). The recording is full HD resolution at 30fps. I need to... Adjust the white balance and saturation Combine several short ...
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Easiest way to create a continuous shot effect using multiple cameras?

Here is the Script: Lets take the opening scenes of Hugo, of course the film bagged Academy awards, In the scene that starts by following the kid (Hugo), carries on and on for some time with many ...
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What tool should I use to animate text on an EXTREMELY high resolution “screen”?

I need to make a video with extrodinary dimensions. The "screen" will have to be large enough to hold a very large amount of text and diagrams.... say 20,000 By 20,000 pixels. The text is going to ...
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Adobe Premiere CS6 search slidebar

CS6 has made it easier for me by making me have to use the keyboard to fast forward without having to hold it, but i preferred the control of being able to use the sort of slidebar. Does anybody know ...
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Recorded video changes dimensions while play

I have recorded a video of a blackberry simulator using Cam Studio and i use Nero for playing. I used fixed region dimensions of width 454 and Height of 762 inorder to capture simulator dimensions to ...
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Canon 60 PC Adobe Premiere and After Effects Workflow

I have a Canon 60D, which obviously uses the h264 codec for capturing. I am using Adobe Premiere and After Effects -- and I've already seen how both can handle h264 footage natively (Thank you Jason ...
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What is a good utility for trimming .dv files without losing metadata?

I'm using a mac and I'd prefer a free utility, but don't mind using a commercial tool if I have to.
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How do I render each time increment on Premiere Pro CS5/6?

I want to write a script that automates rendering in a way that each, say, 30 seconds of a longer video becomes a separate video file. How do I approach this without having to manually highlight and ...
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Simple software program for converting H264 video in to flashvideo flv for website?

my question is: Which simple, lightweight, straightforward, easy to use software for Win7 can do the following: A) import/convert on the fly MP4 (H264) movie into FLV (Flashvideo) and apply ...
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Reverse engineering: which video editing software was used on this video?

With my staff we have to create a video similar to ...
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What are the audio production capabilities in Sony Vegas Pro because I see mostly plug-ins only?

I have read that from the NLE video editors Sony Vegas Pro is better than the competitors in terms of the audio editing capabilities. But using it there still seem to be a limited set. Mostly the ...
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Tools to combine a video with an animated logo

I'm wondering, what tools would you suggest that I use to create an animated logo like the following. Say I have a logo that represents a roaring tiger head. I would like to have an intro video that ...