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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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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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YouTube's 60fps runs smoother than games?

When watching a video on YouTube in 1080p 60 FPS the video runs very smooth and looks nice. When I play games on my PC with more than 60 FPS it does not feel as nice. Is there a difference between ...
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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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Changing QuickTime Conversion Default Settings for export

We recently just switched our production to anamorphic (SD) widescreen (720x486) and we're running into some issues getting our videos to export from Final Cut Pro (version 6) at the right size. To ...
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settings for editing in cs4

What initial setting should I be using in Premiere CS4 if I shot video on a Samsung HMX-q10 camera but shot in standard definition? When I tried DV NTSC the video looks very bad, like it's somewhat ...
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Repairing brightness problems caused by auto lighting optimizer

I've shot a video with my Canon EOS 1100D, but unfortunately forgot to turn the auto lighting optimizer off. Now the video footage looks really bad because there are random changes of brightness ...
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Why is Audio and Video out of Sync during recording?

I make a 30 second recording using a webcam on a laptop. When I play the .avi file afterwards, the audio and video are out of step. The sound starts arriving about a second after it should do and gets ...
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Advantage of converting GoPro video files with GoPro CineForm?

Having worked with GoPro cameras for a few years, I had originally ignored the GoPro CineForm Studio software. Probably out of the usual disregard for packaged software, but also due to it being ...
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Clip quality severely degrades when imported into Premiere Pro CS5? (appears interlaced)

I have a clip which is 720p30 and plays back perfectly smoothly when opened outside of premiere. When I import the clip into premiere and play it back it looks awful: http://imgur.com/JHVbl If I ...
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Automatically capturing stills from video presentation

I have a video training course supplied as AVI files. Most of the screens are shown as slides with a pointer moving around on them. I'd like to capture a screenshot of the slide automatically when ...
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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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Understanding Region of Interest selection in a Camera

I want to understand how ROI selection actually happens inside a camera? I have an ethernet camera, that can capture and send images to the PC, based on user defined ROI. The advantage of this is that ...
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Tracking box to full viewport

Basically, I've recorded a video of gameplay on my DS console using a camcorder, and I want to: Remove the shaky movement caused by me not having a tripod Stretch the screen to cover the entire ...
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Where can I publish a 50 fps video?

I've produced a video in 50 fps progressive. I am having a hard time getting anyone to actually see it: all popular online video players are artificially capped to 30 fps. Is there any way I can ...
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Fix timecode in merged vobs

I use mpeg streamclip to fix the timecodes in merged vobs. I would like a command line utility that does this without having to recode if possible.
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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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Is there a decent computer based, multiple video stream capture solution out there?

Recently, on a trip home to my dad's, I experienced some great conversations between him and my grandmother. I really wanted a way to record them. Here's my thinking: using a laptop connected to two ...
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Timelapse video with meta information on every frame

I have a set of images that I want to make a time lapse video with. I have done this a few times but now I want to add some meta information to every image. For example I have taken a picture every ...
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How does MKV segment linking work?

I downloaded a file vid1 that is in C:\dir1\ which links to another file vid2 in a subdirectory C:\dir1\dir2\ and it works if I move that file to dir1 (so both files are in dir1). I figure that it'll ...
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Video Booth / Video Guest Book for Events

I am looking for a solution for windows/linux to create a video guest book for a wedding. The application would run on a netbook or a laptop with a front facing webcam. Basically, people should be ...
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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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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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Embedded HD video looks fuzzy on full screen but fine at Vimeo

Any idea as to why an embedded HD video would get fuzzy at full screen, but looks fine at Vimeo using the same full screen icon. Using the full screen icon on the video player window on this ...
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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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Templates for video production?

I am planning to release short and basic videos on youtube. I would like to have a more polished look and feel so I am wondering if there are templates that you can use with, say, adobe premiere, that ...
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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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Can I use the videos marked as “youtube standard license” for a non profit video?

I'm creating a video for my institution. It's a scientific institution, so I suppose that the video can be considered no-profit (we don't make it to sell our products but to show our scientific ...
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In video, can previous frames effect results seen in subsequent shots?

While watch a shot on YouTube at .25 normal speed, I noticed two distinct images of the rocket fired at the ship from (25-26s). Is this an effect of the video, the film, or the result of a video ...
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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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Software for video cut automation / scripting

I am very new to a/v editing and need to automate a simple process. Basically what I need is a way for my mom to capture video from her camera and input a series of numbers like 1:02 1:30 1:55 2:34 ...
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How to mask everything except eyes?

I have a video containing a single person facing the camera. I would like to black-out everything in this video except for a small rectangular box around the person's eyes. I'm sure there are many ...
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Will I lose quality when converting avi to mkv?

I have a lot of *.avi files with either 1 audio track or several. All of them are mp3 encoded. The video codec is xvid4. However, when I play these avi files I can choose between the audio tracks ...
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Overlay an image onto live video feed

I want to take a live video feed (say from a security camera) and overlay an image over the top of the live video. Is there hardware/software to do this realtime? I don't care about storing the data, ...
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how to convert a video to black and white color without any shades

How can a video be converted to black and white color. It should not have any shades of gray color. Only two colors - black and white. There are many options to convert colored video to grayscale - ...