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 can i check if a particular sound I used in my video was copyrighted?

Been using royalty free music for some time, however youtube shows that I am using some copyrighted material. So just wanted to know if there is any way by which I can check if a song is copyrighted ...
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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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Is Nikon D750 a good choice vs. Canon 5D Mark III for avid Videographer?Edit

My main uses for getting a DSLR for Video would be the following: HDR (Video/Audio) Panoramas Slow Motion Excellent Live View Good RAW Support Any other pro-features for videography.
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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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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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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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adding depth and motion to images for video

I was struck by some of the effects in the "god made a farmer" superbowl commercial... and was curious what programs are out there that let you take an image, and in a video, produce the illusion ...
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How to force After Effects to interpret footage at a specific framerate?

I just started using after effects CS4, and created my first video. But if i look at my final (rendered) video, its 2x the speed it was originally. I recorded a 22 second clip, and traced etc. Looked ...
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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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Video stream with delay

I need to capture a video stream from a web cam and then show it non-stop with a delay of 30 seconds or more. A server side linux software would be the best but a Windows GUI application will be ok ...
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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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Do I need tripods etc. for filming?

I'm going to make a movie now with a D7000 I'm going to buy. I want it to look as professional as possible, but I don't want to blow the budget. (I'm a 16 years old student..) What equipment do I ...
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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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ffmpeg - video with timer

I am currently working with the drawtext and drawbox filters to recreate a similar video appearance to what is shown below in the image. I am trying to see of a possible ways to add a count down timer ...
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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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After Effects Not Rendering Transparency (Quicktime Movie)

I have a comp that I made that is a write-on effect. I have selected the alpha channel toggle so in my view, I see the checkered background. When I queue to render, I select lossless + alpha (I've ...
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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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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 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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How to create slideshow/video from still images using a varying point of interest?

I have still images of a motorcycle's odometer, taken by hand whilst riding (varying angles) over the course of a 20000km motorcycle journey (i.e. the odometer is not always centered in the still ...
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Motion graphics vs compositing

I am really confused between the meaning of motion graphics and compositing. Is motion graphics mean using still image to create illusion of moving object and compositing is combining 2 or more clips ...
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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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Why processor is “better” for encoding than GPU?

I was reading this article and I saw that a CPU is better for video compression than a GPU. The article only says that happens because the processor can handle more complex algorithms than the GPU, ...
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HQ screen video capture

I'm trying to create a video out of what's shown on the computer's screen. Unfortunately, I can't seem to get it in high quality, and since there are small fonts on the screen - the HQ is important. ...
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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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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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poor quality export of still images from premiere

This is the actual source image to a video track in Premiere (a PNG): With no resizing whatsoever, and .flv output, this is a resultant frame from the exported video: How could I improve the ...
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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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Last bit of RGB changed

I'm going to compress a video but I have one problem. Is a frame with a bit(last bit) of each color(RGB) changed unacceptable or distinguishable from the original one in HD?
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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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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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convert horizontal side by side to vertically stacked 3D video

I have seen this and this post explaining how to crop and stack videos using ffmpeg. My question is - is there an easy (preferably one step) way to turn a horizontally stacked video into a vertically ...
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VLC Alternative for fine review media with possibly frames control and detailed codec informations

Some people around the web say that VLC is the cinderella of the video players, they say it make too much automatically picked video filters and conversions that not decode properly the media in the ...
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premier pro timeline

I need to edit some clips for part of my graduate research to 200ms. 200ms are equivalent to 0.2 seconds. Does the picture show this as 0.2 seconds?
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avconv converting videos in really bad quality

I have this linux command line app called avcon. It is used to converting files. For instance if I have a file called video.mp4 I can run avconv -i video.mp4 video.ogg and it will convert this ...
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How to save the phone rotation into a video?

I recorded a video from an android phone and turned it from portrait to landscape within the first 5 seconds. I noticed if I play the video in Windows Media Player - it shows up portrait then turns ...
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Who owns the RAW video, audio and photo footage in case the client does not pay the agreed price?

Hello to all here is my burning question: I came from Europe with all my equipment and worked for 3 months for a client. Prior to my coming there I send my terms for working and the agreed price and ...
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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: If there's no convinient way to do it i can head to ...
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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 ...