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

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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 - ...
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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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FPS for the internet

HI I want to know how many FPS I should use for a video for the internet. I guess it depends on where I am going to show it? youtube, vimeo, etc?. if you can, please, give me a list of possibilities, ...
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DVD playback jagged

One of my DVD plays jagged when objects moves fast in the picture, I want to know what is this effect called and hope someone could give a solution. I have VLC. It is like this:
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What software do I need to edit commercials out of recorded sports games?

I have been using HD PVR to capture some of my football games to PC and now I want to edit out the commercials. So I'm wondering what is the software that will do all these needs: Allow me to edit ...
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For time-lapse videos, what software should one use?

I have the following starting position: I have a GoPro Hero 2 and have done some timelapse series. I took them and stitched them together with the software that go pro provides. This all worked well. ...
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Video Editing/After Effects Forum To Ask For Help

I was wondering if anyone could suggest a good/active forum for Adobe After Effects/Video Editing in general. I require the forum to ask for help in editing a file/some HD video or finding someone ...
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Converting from 3/4" video to digital.

Our company has approximately 27,000 hours of video stored on 3/4" video tapes. We have begun the process of converting the video digitally with the current setup: Sony U-MATIC VO-5850 & Sony ...
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What artifacts result from image stabilization in iMovie?

I just tried the iMovie image stabilization feature for the first time. It seems to me that it adds some sort of shimmery artifact, but it's not so easy to tell. Most manipulations 'cost' something, ...
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Change output using a .jsx script for After Effects CS6

I've made a script that will loop through a (.txt) interchanging elements of a certain composition. Within the script, I add each changed composition to the render queue and output it. How can I ...
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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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Effective working at audio/video editing sessions (avoid fatigue making steady progress)

Background I've just completed an editing project to produce video highlights of an awards evening for my local community radio station. It was a voluntary non-paid project and I'm very pleased the ...
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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 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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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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Correct font properties for subtitles

I'm editing a video using Adobe Premiere CC, I need to put subtitle. What is the best font properties? I'm using: Font Family- Arial Rounded MT; Font Size- 15; Color- #FFF600; Strokes > Inner ...
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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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Are these beginner's paid-for programs comparable?

I've found these low-end but non-free programs and can't decide with which to go. They're all seem to be around $50-$80 (One time. Not subscription). My question - are they all comparable, or are some ...
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Linux - looking for a way to produce analog effects for video

I am looking for a way to make analog video effects like those: You may want to turn the volume down a bit: ...
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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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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 ...