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

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How to Record a Dark scene without any Noise?

I am using Nikon D3200, I am trying to shoot a dark scene. The scene is so dark and there is minimal amount of light. I am shooting in manual mode and these are my settings. ISO 200, f/5.2, Shutter ...
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Make a video look like it was taken from further away

I have a telephone video recording I would like to edit to make it appear it was taken from further away than it was?
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Video Encoding - Wasting Space

I am facing a common issue that I cannot find a term to describe: I have a few low quality VHS rips that were encoded with a certain Apple ProRes codec (irrelevant in the context of this particular ...
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FFmpeg MP4 to FLV too slow

I am converting .mp4 files to .flv using ffmpeg in centos. But the conversion time is extremely too slow! It takes about 1.5 hours to convert 500MB .mp4 file into .flv. I am using a linux vps with 2 ...
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Which sensor is better for video, cropped or full frame?

I was watching a you tube video on cropped sensor and they the author mentioned that for video it does not really matter whether you use cropped sensor or full frame? Does the sensor size matter for ...
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Capture Date For Video

I have tons of videos of my children and they have been moved from drive to drive many times over the years. Is there a way to easily get the date the video was taken? I'm importing them into iTunes ...
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How can I transcode a PAL-formatted videotape in the United States?

A friend has come into possession of a VHS tape whose video is encoded in the PAL standard. He would like to play this tape back and record the output into some format that he can easily play back in ...
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Recreate basic AVCHD from MTS files

My dad has a Sony HXR-NX5E which writes its output to SDHC cards in AVCHD format. Wanting to back up his video and not understanding the AVCHD structure, I originally got him to copy the contents of ...
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What is the best way to capture PC footage?

I'm trying to capture footage from a Desktop PC, I don't want to use FRAPS as the quality isn't good enough for what I need and it adds a load of overhead. I've tried a BlackMagic H.264 but when I ...
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Does youtube store different video files for different bit rate?

First of all, is the technique called "resampling" ? Does youtube make live resampling for every user ? Isn't it too cpu costly ? So far what i know about codecs is that it has to go through many ...
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After Effects - Making a compilation

I have been practicing with Adobe After Effects for quite a while. I've created some effects like gunshots, intros and such. I now want to learn how to combine many videos together, and with ...
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How to change lightworks project frame rate?

I created a project with 60fps. Imported videos which are at 25fps (using eyeframe converter). Did all my editing, took me forever and exported the project. Again used eyeframe converter to get .mp4. ...
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What compression should I use for archiving VHS tapes to HDD?

What do you recommended for capturing VHS for archiving on a HDD? Will DV PAL codec do? H264 at high quality? (I'm PAL over here btw). I want to retain the quality, but at the same time I don't want ...
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fps resampling dilema

I want to mix some vacation clips into a single video. The sources I have are: 48 fps 25 fps I don't care whether the end result will be at 24 or 25 fps but I do want to maintain the best viewing ...
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Should I use a GoPro Hero 3 Black for recording drama?

My school's drama department is looking for a camera to record our plays/musicals. I have looked and looked for a good camera that Records in 1080p at 30fps Has a mic-in port so we can connect ...
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What ffmpeg/avconv format and container will Adobe Premiere Pro accept, out-of-box?

All of these converted, but Premiere Pro only loads the audio. I use Ctrl-I to import the videos, and they come up as waveforms, and can only be placed on audio tracks. These examples use avconv, ...
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Burn a single HD video into a DVD without losing quality

I created a video (slideshow of 14.2MP photos and music) using Windows Live Movie Maker. The video's resolution is 1440x1080 and is as WMV with 840MB. Now what I want is to burn that HD video (no ...
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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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How is laserdisc information physically stored on the disc?

I know that Laserdiscs store video in an analog composite format. I also know that CDs and DVDs store audio data as a digitally-encoded waveform with the bits stored as pits and islands in the disc ...
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Optimal brightness for multiple screens

I am currently editing a video, and I have three screen I'm testing the video with. One new and one older connected to my PC, and a larger 42" LCD. The new has a good brightness and color ...
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How is each type of video camera stabilizer different?

What are the kinds of video camera stabilizers I could buy in the market? How are they different? What are the pros and cons of each?
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video lighting output levels

I am a long time still photographer beginning to work in video. I understand lighting pretty well, but what i am having trouble getting a hold of is the output level (wattage?) I will need for ...
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Line between photographer and video

Just been reading an article on dpreview about the panasonic gh4. The newest hyrbid that almost seems like a crossover product between photography and videography. The 4k video sounds pretty cool. 30 ...
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Invalid timebase converting videos from Galaxy S3

I have a video that I recorded on my phone and would like to flip horizontally. I am using the following command: avconv -i 20131117_220136.mp4 -vf "hflip" 20131117_220136.flipped.mp4 I get the ...
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How can flicker from a slide projector be removed from existing video footage?

Previously it was asked how to prevent flicker when recording a presenter and a slide show simultaneously. I'm interested in how to correct pre-existing video where there are flickering slides. Here ...
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What can cause poor quality video in Canon point&shoot camera?

I recorded some videos from my superzoom compact camera Canon Powershot SX150 IS. When I run these videos on camera itself, they run fine. But when I move them on PC and run it, I can see it being ...
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Minimising image noise within the recording of indoor office environments

Background I have a Panasonic HDC-HS700 camera that I am using to record indoor office scenes. The scenes are illuminated predominantly by fluoro lighting, with little natural light, however there ...
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Looking for a Graphics program

I Am looking for a good program to make graphics for 2d games. I have a lot if experience with adobe after effects but want to expand and make some game graphics for my friend who programs c# with a ...
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Record and edit two videos at same time

I have a need to record a lecture. I would like to capture video of the speaker and video of his slides. Optimally, I would like to hook up two recording devices, hit record on one program, then the ...
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Video editor with basic color correction for commodity hardware?

I have been using Adobe Premier Pro and After Effects on my main Core i7 machine for actual videos, but I would like to know which Non-linear video editor would work best for some of my slower ...
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Any way to batch stabilize video files?

I have a lot of videos that need stabilization... is there any way to batch stabilize them? edit: I'm on Windows 7 64-bit. I don't think that what kind of software and footage do I have... I'm just ...
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How do I move (rearrange) the orientation of a video?

I want to crop the video at some position and move the part next to the part that wasn't cropped. (See image, it explains better) http://i.imgur.com/qhSZy.png
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Thunderbold to HDMI ---> HDMI Switch ---> Saeco projector = No Video

I've the following hardware and a problem getting things work. projector Sanyo PLV-Z800 DeLock 87498 HDMI 1.3 Switch MacBook Pro 2010 just with miniDisplay Port MacBook Pro 2011 with Thunderbold ...
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How can I prevent adobe media encoder from trimming the end of the video?

I'm working with videos from a client that need to be converted to Flash from Quicktime. I've started to encounter a problem where Adobe Media Encoder will trim of a fraction of a second at the very ...
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solution for archiving digital video

What solution do you use for archiving digital video content? Are magnetic tapes adequate, or better setup another 8HDD raid5 server? I read some news that SONY will bring to market an 1.5TB tape ...
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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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Video & Audio Kit on a Budget

My group has a budget of ~£1000 to spend on high quality recording equipment so I need to do a little background research before I go off and advise them about what to buy. The aim is to be able to ...
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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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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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How to playback/convert a DV4 file?

I have two .dv4 files, taken from a CCTV and I cannot find a way to use them on either Windows or OS X. I've tried to open them with several applications, but to no luck! Does anyone have experience ...
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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 to automate the rendering of all possible combinations of a composition in Adobe After Effects?

I have a composition used to display current scores for a match on a tournament. It shows the two teams banners on both sides and their current scores underneath them. The scene also has various ...
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Distorting video with live sound

I am starting an art project that requires to create a program (running on my computer) that can be able to distort the image of the video projected according to the sound/noise that a mic captures ...
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Need a video/audio 'time base corrector' with a very large time buffer

We'll be receiving a media stream that will suffer varying time shifts, and we need a solution that will clock the video+audio out at a predictable rate. We can time stamp the input stream (assume ...
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Benro and Manfrotto Monopods - QR System

I was looking into some monopods to improve my on-the-run potential for some upcoming projects and I'd like to unify all my gear with one QR system so I can switch from a slider to tripod to monopod ...
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QuickTime File Format (Atoms & Flags)

What is the purpose of Media Atom 'flags' within the QuickTime videos, I see for the most part they are set to zero but what does this achieve? Documentation I am reading is the following: ...
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H264 framerate information?

Does raw H264 data (stripped from an RTP stream) contain information about the framerate? Or is the framerate derived either from RTP timestamps for stream reproduction or written the container files ...
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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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Achieving the Elf “Angel” effect

I'm looking to achieve something similar to this effect in a short film for 2 shots : This is from the new Hobbit movie, with of course a massive budget. To me it looks mostly a digital effect ...
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Inexpensive do-it-yourself Steadicam rig

Anyone have experience with a cheap DIY Steadicam style rig for a video camera? It doesn't have to take perfect picture, but be steadier than a handheld camera. Thanks.