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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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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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 lot....
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How can I stay motivated and become more productive as a video editor?

I really like the editing process, how it's possible to bring a vision you've had to live, by timing things just right, etc. It's a great art. Unfortunately I am super un-productive at it. This has ...
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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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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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How do I move (rearrange) the orientation of a video? Using ffmpeg

I want to crop the video at some position and move the part next to the part that wasn't cropped. (See image, it explains better)
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What is the Marketshare of the big three video editing (NLE) software packages?

Cannot find a source to see market share or change for top video editing software tools used today. The big three are: Avid Final Cut Pro Adobe Premiere Pro (after effects) I know Avid is still used ...
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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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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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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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Does Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 have a fullscreen mode?

Essentially what I'm looking for is a way to make Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 go fullscreen. I do not mean the fullscreen preview of the video or fullscreen on a specific panel (like the timeline). I want ...
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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 hardware....
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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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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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Selectively blur many but not all of the faces in a video

Shooting videos of Ninjutsu events. Top man insists that there are privacy issues as some of the participants don't want their faces to appear in the resulting video. Would really love to be able to ...
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Premiere distorts picture while paused

Premiere is distorting footage while paused, making color grading ridiculously challenging. Whether the media is playing in the source monitor or the sequence monitor, the picture is pixelated and ...
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Does repeatedly saving a video degrade its quality?

I take a video file, let's say an mp4, and use, let's say Windows Movie Maker, to repeatedly just save it, with no edits. Every time, the software has to convert the video into a format it can edit, ...
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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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How to burn timestamp onto video?

I want to burn timestamp from the video meta data on to the video. I'm having great difficulty in finding a good tool that does that. Is there a video editing tool out there that allows timestamp ...
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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 put this video effect of switching from one scene to another very rapidly?

In many music videos, for example in T.I. feat. Lil Wayne - Wit Me music video from 1:14 - 1:17, u can see the video effect where the video switches from one scene to another very, very rapidly, ...
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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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How to trim out black frames with ffmpeg on windows?

I have a short video and I'm trying to cut-out all the blank or near blank frames. This isn't a case where I care about the breaks in a video that could be dark. I literally want all near black-...
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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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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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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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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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Add intro and outro to multiple files (batch)

I am fairly new to video editing but I have a ton of video files that I need to add an intro and outro to. I do a lot of other print work and in photoshop I can batch file folders to repeat the same ...
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Free video editing software

I'm looking for a free video editing application that works on windows that must have the following requirements: Must be able to take segments (cuts) of videos and add them together. Remove audio ...
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Batch video editing software that can trim without re-encoding

What application is there that can open a video, modify it, and save it? (the software that I am using now, only allows the video to be used as a source, and then exported) I have adobe premier, but ...
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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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fix a few videos with bad white balance?

I have a few video that i made with my olympus though and i made the mistake of not setting my white balance to sunny (or auto) it was set to incandescent while being outdoor scenes. now I got a few ...
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How do youtube professionals record audio for their video?

If some professional has a video, and they want to do a voiceover for it, how do they do it? Do they first remove unwanted clips from video and then record audio using audacity while seeing the ...
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Remove audio from video annotation in ActivePresenter

I've been creating screencasts lately (cut with real footage) with ActivePresenter. ActivePresenter allows one to add "annotations" and they can be in various formats including both audio and video ...
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How do I add an effect on certain length of the original clip in Premiere Pro CS6 using Keyframes?

Example: I have a clip of 2 mins in my timeline and I only want to add blur effect to certain length (say 45 seconds to 50 seconds) of the clip.
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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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Need to learn about Video stitching

I need to start learning about video stitching. I have studied about this and have some knowledge that the video should be converted into image sequences, then image alignment is done [geometric and ...
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Is it possible to speed up footage by more than 4x in Sony Vegas Movie Studio?

I have set the clip playback speed to 4.000 (to run at 4x the orginial speed) as show below. This is as high as the software allows. I would like to go further, perhaps as much as 12x as fast. I ...
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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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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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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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Keeping metadata (time/date) when extracting frames from video

Circumstances I recently started to extract frames from videos (GoPro) for underwater photography. I'm currently using Adobe Premiere Pro to do so, which works, but when I imported these new photos ...
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Lightworks detects aspect ratio incorrectly and clips video from ShadowPlay

I'm using Nvidia's ShadowPlay to record some game footage, and I am trying to edit it in Lightworks. When I import it, it clips off the edges of the content. I have the project set at 1080p 30fps (I ...
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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 ...