Video is the technology of electronically manipulating still images that represent motion.

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How to technically tell if a video has been sped up or not?

If given a youtube video, where one part of the video is normal, and the other part is sped up so slightly that it's hard to notice... is there a technical way of proving that it is sped up or not?
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Best transcoding path using Sorenson Squeeze for AVCHD video?

We have some AVCHD files (MPEG 4, 1280x720 H.264, AAC) that we have had a world of trouble editing with Premiere Elements. The main problem is that the audio and video get out of sync. Reviewing this ...
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Reasonable hardware for basic video editing?

We have an old duo core Windows XP machine, and it seems to be the case that, when using Adobe Premiere Elements 9, we frequently have situations where the audio and video are out of sync. We will ...
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Is there a way to find out if the current frame is a keyframe in Premiere Elements 10?

Sometimes I animate the properties of certain effects using keyframes. It's a really nice feature, but something has been bugging me about it. The Add/Remove keyframe button doesn't tell me whether or ...
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What's the right project profile for my WVGA60 videos in Premiere Elements 10?

I'm having issues rendering a project with Premiere Elements 10. Basically it gets stuck at "Estimated Time: 00:00:05" and never does anything after that. After I click Cancel the program just ...
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Filming a football game from inside the goal. Which camera is best?

So the problem is simple, I'd like a video camera to just leave on record and i can just leave it in the goal mouth, or more preferably at the top of the goal. I record all my games and then edit ...
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What could be causing these strange MP4 video playback corruptions on some machines?

(Note: the video is a screencast hence the desktop icons, that's not actually the desktop of the machine having the error.) We are using JWPlayer, and we rarely have this issue, but on it is ...
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Broadcasting video and bandwidth issue

I need to broadcast on the Internet weekly live video events. One attempt was made with Skype and it worked pretty well, but it was only with one user. We expect 50 users and we have a low bandwidth ...
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Music video lighting with small budget?

I'm shooting the main performance and possibly some other scenes of a music video for my band (I'm not in it) and the scene is like this: In a field or in a forest (some variation thereof). ...
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Halogen brightness for video

I'm trying to get an idea of the brightness of halogen lights before I go and buy any. I'm going to be producing a music video and for some indoor scenes I'll need lighting. I'm on a small budget ...
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How to make a video of an iPad (or other tablet) screen

I have been making some movies of my iPad for promotional videos and they all range from bad to worse in terms of video quality. I have used compact cameras and camcorders with pretty similar results. ...
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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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Is there a way to link the animation of two layers?

I am building a kinetic type-style video and am struggling to get some of the animations to sync correctly. In this particular example I am trying to have a text box (imported .ai file) rotate with ...
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Live Streaming and Recording Simultaneously

I will explain my situation first. I am getting married in two months and have many family members that are in bad health. They want to make the wedding, but just cant. We had the idea of streaming ...
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Projecting image from computer that is a distance away

For our schools theatrical production class, we need to project an image using a projector, however the only way to use the projector is to hang it on a lighting bar (Not a problem) The problem is ...
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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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How to create film sounds like those booms?

I'm about to make a (feature) film. And I'm sure everyone have heard the deep booms for instance in the big films. Often movies play a build-up song, a viola plays higher and higher and then ...
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Is it possible to hook up a Component video cable (like those from the Wii) to an old TV that only has classic RCA?

I already manage to hook the cables, but my video is black and white. Is there any way to fix this?
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Is 18 mm enough for video?

Do I need a lens that is wider than 18 mm to make a professional looking video (which should be wide enough to give us some space, so the audience doesn't feel like claustrophobia)? I'm going to make ...
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Do I need tripods etc. for filming?

I'm going to make a movie now with a D7000 I'm going to buy. I want it to look as professional as possible, but I don't want to blow the budget. (I'm a 16 years old student..) What equipment do I ...
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How to burn HD videos with menu system onto DVD media?

I'll be getting a HD editing rig soon at my studio where we make mostly corporate AVs. So far our format is PAL SD and usually the delivered product is a MPEG or AVI as the client demands. ...
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Converting from 8mm Video Tapes to Digital (PC)

Can you please assist with a recommendation about a good Video Capture Card / Device that can used to convert from 8mm Video Tapes to Digital (PC - Windows)? I found a site with lots of such devices ...
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What is the best way to distribute an audio/video feed from a computer to TVs over existing indoor coax cable?

We have existing coax cable in our office building and we'd like to put displays in our lobby and some other rooms in the office (where there are existing coax jacks). We'd like these displays all ...
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Bad video camera + little money = decent video quality

I have a Kodak Easyshare z950 camera. Previously I only used it to take some pictures while traveling. Now I want to seriously work with video. Not that seriously as in TV studio, but still I want to ...
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Is the Canon 550d ideal for documentary video production?

I'm confused as to go with the costlier body cheaper lens vice-versa, I have a budget at around $1000, and i am looking at the canon 550d with the 50mm f 1.8. I would like to get advice on the lens ...
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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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Does the M4V file type have direct support for Audio?

I am working with a video vendor who just ripped a dvd and sent me BOTH m4v files AND aac files (audio and video separately),. When I asked him why he did not just send 1 m4v file with the audio and ...
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Which decoder allows for fast seeking or how to configure k-lite codec pack?

I am using mostly Haaly Media Splitter for input and ffdshow for decoding (libavcodec). Actually I am ok with the default profile 7 installation of k-lite codec pack. At the moment I have the default ...
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Does a real “megapixel lens” exist?

Many of new model of lenses are defined as megapixel (i.e 1MP, 2MP, 5MP...). My problem is that I did not find any difference between a standard lens and a "megapixel" one, in the focus quality. I ...
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video bitrate - how large should my video be?

I created a video in movie maker from more videos I took using my canon 550d, but the file produced is an 11 minutes 806MB video. This is huge. Now, when I create the video using movie maker, it asks ...
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How to create timelapse video using CR2 RAW files?

I also took a bunch of pictures to make a timelapse and I'm using Windows Live Movie Maker to create the video. However, it wouldn't recognize the CR2 (raw) format. I installed the Canon RAW codec but ...
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What are the features you look for in an SLR when you mainly want it to shoot video

I want to buy a DSLR for shooting videos (semi professional video blogging). What I should look for in a DSLR if I am mainly focused on video shooting. I know this question overlaps with What ...
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Workflow for making interesting videos

I'd like to start a bit of a travel video blog about my adventures, but I'm wondering how I can: Make my videos interesting, and Make them look and sound reasonably professional. I currently have ...
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Are there any good video editing apps for photographers?

Photo editing apps like Lightroom have very intuitive ways (my opinion, of course) of performing operations on pictures. I occasionally do small video projects that I edit either in Sony Vegas on ...
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Does canon EOS 1000D support video recording?

I want to buy an entry level DSLR and EOS 1000D seems like a good buy but I have some doubts regarding it. Does it support video recording? Do I need to install some software for the video recording ...
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First steps in time lapse

I've always been fascinated by time-lapse videos, and i wanted to give it a try. I don't have much, just a Canon Digital IXUS970, which can record up to 4GB of video. (and i think this is enought to ...
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What are the advantages camcorders have over zoom digital cameras?

It seems that the latest models of compact digital cameras come with many features which used to be only in camcorders: image stabilization, low-light shooting mode and of course high-definition to ...
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How would I develop AGFA Moviechrome 40 film?

I recently was crawling through old boxes and came across my grandfather's old Canon Zoom 518-2 Super 8 video camera. Inside was a cartridge of AGFA Moviechrome 40 film. I'm wondering where/how I'd go ...
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What is the difference between an amateur and a professional camcorder?

It is known that professional photographers use SLRs & regular users use point & shoot camera. What kind of cameras do professional videographers use & whats the difference?
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Reading material for technical aspects of timecode and alignment

I'm a sound engineer with extensive live and recorded experience. My electronics and acoustics are pretty strong IMO but I've never had any extensive interaction with video/film production and post ...
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What applications can I film in and integrate photos, and narrating on iMac/iPhone/Maybe iPad

What applications can I film in and integrate photos, and narrating? I've played with iMovie and don't get it (ADHD), and video apps on my iPhone seem puny for a series of youTube like documentary ...
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Lag during clip playback in Premiere Pro CS5

I am using the 30 day trial of Premiere Pro CS5 trying to edit some clips of some game footage. The clips are in 1680x1050 and are roughly 3.5GB each. All the clips are saved on to my external USB ...
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How do I assemble a Dynacam Flycam 5000 (AKA ProAim Flycam)?

I bought the Dynacam Flycam 5000 (also sold as ProAim Flycam, and probably some other no-name brands) in a local shop the other month. Unfortunately no assembly instructions at all were included so I ...
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Paper camera software filters for post-production?

I have downloaded an android app called Paper Camera that provides real time camera filters such as a variety of 'sketch' and cartoony feels. I find especially interesting their filters 'Contour', ...
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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? ...