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Is it better to scale video or images when doing time-lapse?

Without caring for speed of processing, extra disk space needed, and other such factors, which of the following two is better (i.e. produces higher quality/better compressed video). Scale each ...
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Export high bitrate video in lightworks

My goal is to get a high bitrate video to a friend of mine, so he can then use the video and edit it for another use. I am to the point where i need to export the video. What export option is going ...
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optimizing / compressing video for web with Quicktime

I have a ~70mb (3 minutes long) m4v video that I need to get to a much more reasonable file size for playing on a site that will primarily be accessed via iPad. I don't know if it matters, but the ...
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Why does audio have standard bit rates whereas video does not

I got into live streaming recently and while I was reading up on encoding settings I noticed that even though there are rules of thumb, there doesn't seem to be a standard set of bit rates we could ...
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How to Setup Resolution and Frame Rate Between Two Cameras for Premiere Editting and YouTube

I have a Canon Vixia HF G10 and a Canon 70D. I need to do an interview requiring two camera angles. I need to figure out what the best way to ensure both cameras record video at the highest frame ...
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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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Best bitrate to responsive (web) video

So, I am a multimedia developer: I develop websites and that nerd things... My last site is responsive (fluid work in all devices - mobile, computer, television,...). A responsive website needs 4 ...
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How Can I Eliminate Moiré With Blackmagic 2.5K?

Just picked up Blackmagic camera. Shooting in 2.5K for a series of interviews and experiencing excessive moire throughout all subjects. There are no obnoxious patterns on anyone, so I'm wondering ...
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How can I change the movie format from .MOV to .AVI in canon 650D

I have Canon 650 D which I use for Video Shoots mostly,my question is: How Can I change the video format inside camera setting? is there any possibility to do that ? the reason because my Video ...
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Which low budget video camera would be appropriate for making travel/advenutre short films?

I run a small travel company in a remote Himalayan region. We are very much interested to shoot some interesting films of your trips and adventures. As our budget is low (somewhere around $200 to ...
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How to smooth out video

My video jumps when playing (and I know it has nothing to do with my harddrive, cause it does the same thing on my phone in the same spots), all through the video. Like every couple seconds it jumps, ...
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Help with the epiphan vga2usb frame grabber

I have been using the lowest level model of the Epiphan VGA2USB Frame Grabber to capture a video stream over vga. It is an okay piece of hardware. It is just very expensive for what it is and there ...
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Have to reduce the video size with losing the quality

I have a mov file with the size of 74 MB. because of the size it is getting slow to load in my webpages. i would like to reduce my video size. But if i do that by using online compressor the video ...
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FFMPEG output is blocky

I'm attempting to extract the individual frames from a raw AVC video stream. I'm doing this via the following ffmpeg command: ffmpeg -q 1 -i video_test.avc -f image2 frames/frames_%04d.jpg The ...
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DSLR RAW video: 1080p or 720p?

This question has probably been asked before, but could not find it. With the possibility of recording RAW video on a DSLR, file size matters because CF cards are limited. File size can be reduced by ...
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1080p video partly pixled after rendering

So I'm pretty new to video production and I'm struggling with properly rendering 1080p game footage. My main problem is that multiple frames of the output video are pretty pixled, looking like this ...
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What can cause poor quality video in Canon point&shoot camera?

I recorded some videos from my superzoom compact camera Canon Powershot SX150 IS. When I run these videos on camera itself, they run fine. But when I move them on PC and run it, I can see it being ...
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AWB and Auto ISO in fast moving scenes

I have recently asked about Auto ISO for video, and got great responses. I would like to have further clarifications in these regards. I am planning to film an event in a public place. The scene will ...
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Using 1080i on a 720P monitor will produce better image/video quality?

I have a LCD monitor which only has resolution of 1366 x 768, and it can support 1080i So, Should I output 1080i video to this monitor, or should I just use 720p? Which one is better? I have ...
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Auto ISO for shooting videos with DSLR

I'm just starting shooting videos with a DSLR (5DMIII). I already have a good background in photography. I was wondering if Auto ISO is good when shooting a video or if it is better to tune ISO ...
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How can 1080p films be so disproportionally lightweight?

I calculated that for a film of 2 hours with 30 fps, over a 1920*1080 (16:9) display with 32 bps (True Colour) had to weight : 2×3600×30×1920×1080×4 Bytes which is 1,7915904×10¹² so 1,8 TB... Is ...
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fps resampling dilema

I want to mix some vacation clips into a single video. The sources I have are: 48 fps 25 fps I don't care whether the end result will be at 24 or 25 fps but I do want to maintain the best viewing ...
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Does HD necessarily mean clear, high quality images?

I recently purchase an AXIS network camera that will be used at a scrap metal yard to photograph truck license plates. While the camera is probably sufficient for my purposes I was a bit confused ...
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Bluray I/O speed

I don't know if this is the correct place to ask this type of question, but here is it. I wanted to find a ball park size of each blu-ray frame size in bytes. This is my calculation which cannot be ...
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TV resolution/compatibility

My TV is a Sanyo HDTV, 1080p. I heard that if shoot at 720p the quality of the video is the same. Can anyone explain if there is a difference between the two resolutions, and in which case I use one ...
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Color temperature

If there is more than one light source, they should be the same temperature, right? If this isn't always the case, when should they be different?
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White Balance/ Filters

I have a silly question: Do I have to the WB before or after choosing a Color filter? If I do it after, then the camera will "see" white and the filter wouldn't make sense. If I do it before, why just ...
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How can I make a video such that the quality degrades if someone tries to record it using screen recording software?

How can I make a video such that the quality degrades if someone tries to record it using cam-studio or similar software? We create music videos which are often subjected to piracy. Although the CDs ...
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After Effects quality drops

I am trying to make a animation. There is a 3D animation which is sharp, I need to put some layers over it with descriptions about some parts that are shown. The original video is extremly sharp, but ...
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Do video formats support colour profiles?

Recently, I was reading a wiki, dedicated to one popular cartoon show and stumbled upon an interesting problem: From left to right: frames from the US iTunes, Australian iTunes and US iTunes version ...
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Windows Live Movie Maker Output Video Quality Low

I'm using Windows Live Movie Maker on Windows 7. I made a screen capture video with a third party app which produces .avi files. Its quality is perfect. Its properties: Resolution: 1280 * 720 ...
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Looking for an 80's VHS effect!

I'm looking for a way to turn an HD video clip into 80's style VHS low-quality. Here is an example of the look I'm desperately looking for: ...
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What codecs/formats are appropriate for full motion video recording for youtube?

I'm recording video game footage via lossless methods, after which I need to compress them and upload them to youtube. I'm not sure which format and/or codecs are best for this. I've been ...
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Is it possible that the actual video resolution of the t2i/550d is not 1920x1080

I don't know if i'm doing something wrong or this is the way my camera (550d/t2i) works. It seems to me that the video is softer than it should be. To test this I made a picture and video using the ...
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What equipment do I need to be able to produce 'HD quality' videos?

For starters, please forgive me if this question is very amateurish - if they sound that way, that's because I am an amateur. I would like to start shooting some webisodes in my garage and want to ...
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Not able to play 13Mb video file

I have developed a video which approximates to 13 Mb.I try opening it with Windows media player or Nero.It tries to open but then the player automatically closes. Format is .avi What could be the ...
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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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Why is my video alternating between blurry and sharp?

I notice this on a regular basis while watching videos I've downloaded. The image will alternate pretty quickly between blurry and sharp and sometimes the effect is quite drastic. Below is an example ...
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.Mov file corrupted after QuickTime Exporting for web

I recently attempted to export a large video file to the web through QuickTime Pro in hopes of uploading it to my web storage account and put on my website. However, when I encoded this .mov file, ...
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Are there any downloadable samples of 48 fps video?

I would like to compare 24fps to 48fps video, but haven't been able to find any video samples. Does anyone know of such samples? Being able to compare the same video at several framerates would be ...
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Changing position creates loss of quality in Premiere Pro CS5

I have a Premiere Pro (CS5) project with raw files that are of good quality (image looks sharp), etc. When I export it, no matter what settings, it looks worse. At first I thought it was an OS X vs. ...
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What video codecs can provide “adaptive quality”?

Background: I am trying to compress lossless bluray tracks to a more storage friendly size without a huge loss in quality. What I've been doing thus far: Exploring compression options with ffmpeg. ...
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How do I prevent Quality loss in the beginning of a video?

My company transcodes videos sent in by users (recorder by our own screenrecording software) I use FFMpeg to do the work using this command: /ffmpeg/ffmpeg -i in.mov -vcodec libx264 -fpre ...
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Hardsubbing ASS onto MPEG4

I have an ASS as the subtitle stream (with these fonts: - Orotund, jagb_.tff, jagw_.ttf, JUST.ttf, Gabrielle.ttf) in an MKV. What technique should I use to hardsub this subtitle stream onto the MPEG4 ...
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What does it mean to “check a waveform monitor to make sure that my highlights weren't clipping too much”?

In this article Roger Deakins talks about how he would "check a waveform monitor to make sure that my highlights weren't clipping too much". What does he mean by this?
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From Avid Media Composer to DVD?

I have a 1920x1080i project (a 50 minute film) in Avid Media Composer (version 3). How can I make a high-quality DVD from my project? Specifically: Can I export straight from Avid to a DVD format ...
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QoS for video streaming

What are the most used metrics to evaluate the QoS of a video streaming session? I am looking for tutorials, papers, lecture notes, ppt, anything of that kind, or your own answer.