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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Preventing flicker when recording live presentations

Say someone's giving a presentation with the projector image next to them. What I see when recording this is the screen flickers, kind of like top-to-bottom scan refresh that's actually visible. What ...
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Tricky full body video conferencing

I'm trying to setup a way to do video conferencing between two individuals. The tricky part is that the users need to be able to touch the screen and have the other user see their hand on their end. ...
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filming objects that emit light in low light conditions

I have a Canon HF100 HD camera which I'm using to produce video for youtube and other online video channels, in HD. I need to primarily shoot video of objects and people in low light conditions, ...
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What are or where to find SDI record start/stop ancillary packet specification for Sony, Red or Panasonic

SDI video coming out of cameras can trigger the video recorder to start and stop via ancillary packets usually contained in the HANC space. I've found the ARRI specification for this packet in their ...
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Replicated circles are blurry in Motion

I'm animating a circle in Motion. I'm using the Sequence Replicator and the Scale setting to make the circles become larger towards the end. When I do that however, the circles get blurry, much like ...
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How to reduce noise in old, low-light DV-8 video

I have some old, low-light, pretty noisy DV8 video that I'd like to clean up. What is the best tool/technique to remove noise from low-light scenes? I also want to change the gamma correction to ...
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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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Is there an online video converter?

Does anyone know of any services that will convert a large video (1gb+)? I've a bunch of files I'm looking to convert from mkv to mp4's. I'm on an older Mac and I've looked at some sites like video ...
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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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How can I sync two videos together in Corel VideoStudio Pro X3

I have two videos of a dance at a dance competition taken by two different people. The videos are of the same dance but are from different angles. I want to create a single video that contains both ...
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How do I take optically faithful videos of glow props in the dark?

I own a small business making LED glow props and though the technology is sound, taking good footage of them in use is proving to be far more difficult than I expected. I've tried with all sorts of ...
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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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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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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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Recording and playing video with variable frame rate

We are using a streaming camera to record and to play back surveillance video. This camera sends a rtsp stream which will be recorded by our application as a H264 video. In our application, the ...
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Remove audio tracks from multiple MKV files

I've got a multitude of MKV files each containing two audio tracks that correspond to two languages. In each of the files, the English language is the second track and it's the only track I need for ...
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Subtitle SubRip (*.srt) Positioning

I like SubRib (*.srt) subtitle positioning, as shown below: 28 00:02:25,016 --> 00:02:27,393 {\pos(200,250)}- <i>Naw</i>, you're fired. - What? But that makes me wonder is whether this ...
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What specs should I be looking for in a camera to record board-game sessions?

I'm a computer science engineer with no experience and very little knowledge in camera and video processing. I would like to record boardgame sessions (timelapse for example) and record boardgame ...
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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 ...