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High-end graphics cards: is it needed or useless for video editing at i5 machine with quicksync?

I am in search of a graphics card that makes video editing fast. I think to buy an i5 cpu with a motherboard with quicksync (z68?) and an SSD. Quicksync on cpu is only for transcoding (h.264 and ...
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H.264 encoder with CLEAR options for specifying minimum & maximum video bitrate?

I almost never get stuck with things like this and kinda figure things out myself... but I'm at a complete loss here. I've used Handbrake, X-Media Recode, and lots of other encoders and they're ...
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Streaming with a Sony NX5

I recently obtained a Sony NX5, now aside from the fact that its pretty much a great camera in every way (afaik); it doesn't have a IEEE 1394 port. I assume this is probably related to the AVCHD ...
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WMV vs MP4 Streaming & Download

I work for a company that outputs videos in many formats. We currently stream movies in FLV format, offer downloads in a WMV and MP4 format. However in the interest of saving server space and ...
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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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Decoding and Using VITC?

Can any one give me more explanation on VITC? I need to identify the VITC code presented in the VBI signal. How does it's format work? how does one extract it? How are VITC embedded in a video signal? ...
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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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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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Best software tool to process image/video and obtain greatest level of zoom?

I would like to get advice on what is the best software to obtain the best level of zoom possible for a video. Do I need to resample the video? Are there tools that can do this live? (maybe selecting ...
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Final Cut Express: Flip a Video Clip

I'm sure this is trivial to do, but I've yet to find the right filter to Flip a video clip in FCE 4. For example, see what happens at the 0:42 mark in this video (Night Stand HD Pro) I see box ...
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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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What settings should I use when recording my child's play in a dark theater?

I am not sure whether this is a good question to ask in this forum or even if it is answerable. I'll let the community decide. I am a complete newcomer to video recording having purchased my first ...
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What program can develop videos like …? [closed]

What program can develop videos like this one:
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What metadata can be stored in a .dv file?

I'd just like to know what information I can expect to extract from a dv file. A lot of file formats have provisions for embedded metadata of all sorts, so my question is what if any data could a .dv ...
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Creating a “finger using device” effect like in iPhone app ads

I have been searching for quite a while on a tutorial of how to create the rotating phone ad with the finger coming in to interact with the app once in a while. There is an example of this effect in ...
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What are some simple video editor with Masking capability?

I want to focus faces of an image and move that focus to each of the faces one by one with a delay.The other area of the image should be hidden/blurred (btw this is called masking right?). Is there ...
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How to insert dynamic data into a produced video

I was wondering if anyone knew the technique or how to place dynamic information into a produced video? The idea is that you could, say connect to facebook, and then display your friends faces in a ...
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Convert a 60 fps video to a 24 (film) video - is it possible?

This may not be as simple a problem as it may seem at first, so read carefully. When I set my (Canon 60D, but this doesn't really matter at all) camera to record at 24 fps (I think it's actually ...
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Are there any (visible) differences between R1 and R2 DVDs (or blu-rays, thereof)?

I was wondering whether there is any visible difference between Region 1 and Region 2 movies. Region 1 is encoded in 23.976 fps standard, right? And Region 2 is 25 fps. But as I assume the movies are ...
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What's the difference between a DVCAM tape that is mini and a MiniDV tape?

What exactly is the difference between a DVCAM tape that is mini and a MiniDV tape? They look pretty much the same in terms of size. It seems like Sony is making DVCAM tapes that are the same size as ...
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How to add motion blur in timelapse videos?

I remember watching a video about timelapse photography. There was a moment when the narrator explained that there is a specific trick to make the videos "smoother": In the timelapse videos which ...
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Is it possible to hook up an external mic to a Nikon D90 to get better sound for video?

I'm getting bad sound quality on video taken with my NIKON D90. I think the mic is bad so I need to know if it is possible to plug a microphone into it some how?
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Convolution matrix for converting 1080i to DVD?

It's pretty common to shoot in HD but deliver on DVD. This requires a reduction in resolution from 1920x1080 to 720x480 (for NTSC). If you just interpolate and throw away pixels, you get bad aliasing ...
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Hardware/workflow for HD multicam shooting on a budget

I'm interested in doing some multicam shooting of my band's gigs. (This is a personal, not commercial, motivation, so my constraints include budget and cargo space — i.e., minimal equipment bulk. ...
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Best approach to go through tv series, annote key scenes?

There's this great TV series that I am a fan of. I would like to go through each episode, available on DVD, and make note of interesting scenes, i.e. funnt stuff, reoccurring events, etc. Is there a ...
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Hardware/software to project video wirelessly?

Anyone have any recommendations for ways to do screensharing of video on a Mac wirelessly over WiFi to a projector? In a solution that doesn't require plugging in some kind of USB dongle.
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Change sequence frame size Final Cut Express 4

I have a sequence in Final Cut Express 4 that has 1080p video in it, but when I export it, it exports as 720p video, because the sequence settings are set to 720p video. How do I change the frame ...
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Why do weathermen and amateurs use green screens when professional movie makers use blue screens?

I've seen a lot of "low budget" green screen setups. However, when I watch things about professional filmmaking, it seems everyone is using blue screens instead. (e.g. I've seen Industrial Light and ...
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Vertically shifted Image through RCA/Chinc connector

I am experiencing the oddest thing about a RCA-transmitted audio/video signal. The sound is transmitted correctly and so is the image. However the image itself is vertically shifted by roughly one ...
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De-Interlace footage in Avid Media Composer using standard effects

What's the best way to De-Interlace footage in Avid Media Composer using fairly standard effects? Assume the project media format and footage are interlaced.
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How to make a single video out of few pics of different resolution and videos of different resolution

We had a get-together party. I'm the most technically sound person in my group. I collected pictures & videos from all the friends who attended that party. Because, not all are taken using same ...
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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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Final Cut Express 3.5 HD quits unexpectedly

I am running FCE 3.5 HD on a Macbook Pro and whenever I start rendering, it (FCE) unexpectedly quits. Here’s the crash report: http://inventaweb.net/matthew/fcecrashlog.txt I have no idea if this ...
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Very Good Free Lossless/Lossy Video Encoding For Editing on Windows 7 (regarding fraps recordings)

I am looking for a very good method to encode video recorded with fraps in 1080p into an intermediate format which I can edit in Avid Studio. Most video files load up into Avid, as far as I know, but ...
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Producing DVDs that play everywhere

I produced a DVD a couple months ago and found out that people in the States had trouble viewing it. I am not totally sure what the problem is (could be PAL vs NTSC - I thought every modern US ...
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Automatically split takes into individual files in Final Cut Pro

One of my 'favourite' features in Adobe Premiere Pro CS family is automatic scene detection - its ability to spit out individual clips when capturing from tape using pause/stop information. As far as ...
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File compatibility for Final Cut Pro 7 project files with Adobe Premiere Pro CS4

The video editing labs in my university have Final Cut Pro 7 installed on them, and most projects that we work on are done in FCP. I don't have a Macbook so I personally use Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 ...
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The color in my Final Cut PX Viewer is way off

So I have a bunch of clips that I shot at 1080/24p/neutral with my T2i that all look pretty good which I'm trying to import into FCPx to assemble into a short film. When I first got FCPx last week, I ...
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Converting SECAM VHS to a digital format

A project I am part of would ideally require to incorporate extract of several hour longs video interviews from the 1980s. They are on VHS video tape, Stereo SECAM (French system). I have (good) ...
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Is there a method (or tool) to convert video from a SWF container to another more portable format (e.g., H.264)

I have a client who has misplaced the original source video, only has an SWF, and would like to use it in a non-flash environment. Is there any way to do this? So far, I've tried ffmpeg but it's ...
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The ProRes of Premiere Pro?

I'm going to be editing more and more DSLR videos, most notably music videos for my band as we start releasing singles and want to know if there is an intermediate format for both cutting and ...
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Best Digital recorder for use as a ‘body pack’ + good field recorder?

I'm looking at getting something to use as a 'body pack' as opposed to using a wireless setup when using a lavalier microphone. I've looked into Tascam DR-08 vs. Zoom H1 or other. I found a ...