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

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Quality Full HD Camcorder - DSLR or dedicated one?

I am a passionate photographer and currently own a nikon d80 with a handful of lenses, all Nikon Nikkor ones. Unfortunately, that camera has no video recording capabilities. I have missed so many ...
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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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Visual equivalent of VST

What would be most similar in concept to VST effects but for visuals? In other words, is there a standardized interface for running VisFX on a video in the same way that one can run VST realtime ...
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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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How can I extend the ten minute video limit on a Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS?

This question addresses the fact that DSLRs have limits on video recording time and provides some speculation as to why the limit exists. It mentions that Canon has a 30 minute limit. I am recording ...
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Battlestar Galactica Style Lens Flare?

How are lens flares akin to that in shows like Battlestar Galactica, SGU, etc. achieved? Here is an example:
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Easiest way to stitch GoPro videos that have been split due to length?

I am recording 15-minutes videos with my GoPro Hero 3 Black edition. The camera starts a new file every 10 minutes of recording by default. I do not think I can change this in a setting. When I do ...
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Transcription Methods/Times

I figured I'd leave a question here while I did the manual labor, but what do you find is the best way to transcribe footage? I'm an editor and the first thing I like to do is create a script of ...
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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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What lighting setup is recommended for filming a presenter in front of a TV screen?

i will be filming a presenter in front of a 48" TV with graphics on it. The presenter will be pointing at the graphics at times to explain certain things. We will be doing this in a tiny studio on a ...
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Does raising the framerate while not changing the bitrate result in quality loss?

AFAIK, the bitrate is the number of bits per second. So let's say I have two videos, both using the same codec, bitrate settings and resolution. If the first one has a framerate of 25fps, but the ...
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In cartoons, what is created first - video or sounds?

In some modern cartoons the animation of face, particularly mouth, is very realistic - most of vowels are mimicked correctly and on-time by mouth movements. (Particularly I'm talking about Family Guy ...
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Will remote shutter releases stop and start video?

I'm trying to figure out how I can remotely stop and start video from my Canon Rebel t3i. Is this possible at all? I know there are shutter releases that will snap off pictures, but will the same ...
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Transcription Methods/Times

I figured I'd leave a question here while I did the manual labor, but what do you find is the best way to transcribe footage? I'm an editor and the first thing I like to do is create a script of ...
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How to convert an MTS file without loosing quality?

I have shot some videos on a Panasonic v720 camcorder. The videos are huge. I used the internal feature of the camcorder to convert to MP4 and the quality was reduced very much. What is the best ...
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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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Why is Adobe Media Encoder so slow?

I have a 2.5 hour corporate event that I edited in Premiere Pro. There are AE clips, sound, imported video, the works. When I run it out to AME, the source resolution is 1440x1080 and I am ...
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Canon 600D/ T3i Video Output and Converting?

I purchased Canon 600D Few days ago. I am very new to the kind of photography and Videography . I generally use my camera for taking pictures in auto mode .But yesterday I was in the party I shoot ...
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How are 3-dimensional overlays synchronized with videos?

One popular feature on TV nowadays is to create 3D overlays on top of the recorded content. Also, as the camera changes direction or position, the 3D content view is subsequently adjusted. How is this ...
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Command Line Tool for Converting Image Sequence to Quicktime .mov Video

I have large number of numbered .tif files and I'd like to convert them to a .mov/Quicktime video file for further editing in Final Cur Pro X. Therefore no artefacts should be added in the process. ...
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Canon DSLR home-video. Need advice

I own a Canon 1100d/T3i with very decent lenses (85mm/f1.8 and 35mm/f2). I really like shooting movies at home with it as the depth of field and the clarity of the subject are really beautiful. The ...
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Difference Matte Keying software

I would like to know if anyone out there knows of any free software, or software not as expensive as Adobe After Effects, that can do Difference Matte Keying? I have searched the web a little and have ...
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An easy way to create videos for YouTube from mp3 files

Is there an easy way to convert multiple mp3 files to video files at once? I could of course use a simple video editor, but I was thinking more of an app that would take multiple mp3 files, set the ...
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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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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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Combine multiple videos as separate streams in one mkv file

So I have multiple videos of the same scenery from different angles. These are stored as separate files. Can I combine these as multiple video streams within one file? For example I know this is ...
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Add an image in front of video using ffmpeg

I have many videos and I need to put an image in front of them for about 5 seconds, but adding it manually and rendering it each time would take really long, so I am asking if it is possible to do so ...
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How does one recover a multiplexed video stream with missing headers?

I have some video files which were stored with the format headers in separate files. Unfortunately, the disk crashed, and the header information has been lost. I still have large chunks of stream ...
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Creating stereoscopic video from two video files

I've got two video files, each created with ffmpeg from a series of JPEG images, which I've obtained from rendering with a stereo camera in Maya. I would like to somehow merge together these videos ...
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Using cell phone camera to record and play back in theaters?

I know this might sound absurd but can i use use a cell phone camera NEXUS 4 & iphone 4s to be specific, to record 1080p HD videos and will those videos be good enough to play in a theater ...
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Fixing desync in a large, long video file

I've got some moderately large, compressed video files (~2+ gigs, over an hour long) from a few Open Broadcaster Software streams to Twitch.tv. All output files (including the twitch archive's export) ...
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create subtitles track by automatic timing of existing text

1 00:00:01,000 --> 00:00:04,000 I am using Adobe Premiere to produce videos in English by gluing together multiple clips put together from lots of different footage or sources. I do have a text ...
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placing text in video filmed environments

I really love mixing reallife environment with floating text over buildings or virtual paintings on the walls. When the camera moves, the text also moves and looks like it is really attached to the ...
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Record on laptop from streaming camera via RCA cable

I have a video camera that only 'streams' the images and has no way of recording them. Currently I'm plugging the RCA into a TV and then recording from that, but I need to be mobile and so need to ...
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zooming animation is not smooth in Premiere CS6

Animatedly, I tried to zoom into a video clip in Premiere by creating two Position keyframes and two Scale keyframes But the result is very shaky for some reason? What am I doing wrong with this ...
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Simple way of clipping video files?

What is a simple way of extracting a video clip from, say, an .avi file? An example: I only want between 1:05 and 1:35 of this video, and I want to save the clip as its own file. I have been using ...
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Will lens softness be apparent on DSLR video footage?

The one-line question above had to be vague, so let me elaborate: Let's say that I'm using a Canon T4i (doesn't necessarily have to be that camera) with a Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM lens to shoot 1080p ...
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Animation over video

I have a video of a guy doing push ups. On that video I want to be able to draw some lines showing what angles the arms should be at when the guy is down and up. The lines should follow the guy on ...
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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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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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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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Create a Video File or PNG Sequence of Writing Out A Word

I was wondering if there is a generator, or something out on the web where you type a word, and it would create a video file of it being written out. I want to embed the file on a site, so when you ...
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Rendering video from Photoshop CS6 leaves background grey where it should be white

On export of an animation from Photoshop, the rendered video has a grey background where it should be white. We have tried multiple settings and documents and nothing we've tried works. These are ...
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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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Free software to synchronize audio and video recorded at the same time

So I just filmed something using two webcams and a separate audio recorder. This means I have 3 files, 2 video, 1 audio and they all need to be synced and then I need some sort of software which will ...
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How to batch process hundreds of videos?

I have hundreds of videos in storage I need to distribute online. I'd like to do the following for each clip: Add a pre-roll video Process the audio (audio leveling, generic hiss/noise reduction ...
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How to trim a video with frame precision using ffmpeg?

I need to trim videos with a precise end frame, however, ffmpeg seems to cut the video at the nearest first key-frame. So I don't have enough control over the ending frame. I try to insert key-frame ...
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Export rotated video out of Adobe Premiere

I am creating a video in portrait orientation but the TV I am putting this on cannot rotate the video while playing, so I need to export the video in landscape format. Is there a way to rotate the ...
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Split-screen closed-circuit sports recording

We want to make recordings of high school hockey games for coach and player reviewing. However, getting a good shot of the entire rink with one camera is impossible. Using a student to record the ...
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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 ...