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

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merge and convert swf

I'm having major issues combining/merging(lossless) swf video files into a single file then converting to something more useful(mp4). I've tried using premiere but no audio as it doesn't import the ...
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Hardware requirements for multiple TV channels (cable TV) digitization

I'm planning to start a service which archives TV video content (at low quality). I'm exploring what hardware and video digitization equipment will be needed. The TV channels in the geography I'm ...
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What settings should I use when recording my child's play in a dark theater?

I am not sure whether this is a good question to ask in this forum or even if it is answerable. I'll let the community decide. I am a complete newcomer to video recording having purchased my first ...
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Reading material for technical aspects of timecode and alignment

I'm a sound engineer with extensive live and recorded experience. My electronics and acoustics are pretty strong IMO but I've never had any extensive interaction with video/film production and post ...
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Software advice - for creating animations

I need to make a sort of animation. Not that I am going for same feel or style but I would like to make something that is sort of similar to the animated sequences in "Monty Pyhton's Flying Circus". ...
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First steps in time lapse

I've always been fascinated by time-lapse videos, and i wanted to give it a try. I don't have much, just a Canon Digital IXUS970, which can record up to 4GB of video. (and i think this is enought to ...
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What is a good workflow for producing High quality High definition Videos suitable for a final upload to the internet.

I'm entering my third week into the video editing world, and have already put up a few test videos to youtube. But overall, I am unhappy with the results so far. Quick background: I am recording ...
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What is a good wireless solution for video monitoring for BlackMagic Design Cinema Cameras?

We are looking for a video monitoring solution that is portable and used with the BlackMagic Design Camera. I found a link with devices that look great. ...
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How do I make a news-like lower third in kdenlive?

With the composite transition in kdenlive I am already able to let the the lower third (with the name and a line of additional information, just like in the news) appear. Now I want it to fade in (or ...
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How do I set up an RTMP stream server and URL endpoint?

I've got a Haivision Barracuda, which can stream RTMP to a URL (secured by username/password) set in its interface, but have very little experience of streaming video. What software do I need (Windows ...
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presenter (speaker) change detection from a video clip?

I was wondering if there is an easy way to detect presenter (speaker) changes from a video clip. I have some presentation / panel / seminar type videos, and want to add markers whenever the speaker ...
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What hardware/software to get fastest possible access time in AVC/h264 files?

Sometimes I watch a video that I don't want to see from beginning to the end, but only some parts. Sometimes I need to quickly find some scene/spot in a video. The less keyframes there are, the longer ...
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How can I make professional video using an iPad?

I am willing to make an educational guidance video. And since I want to make it using an iPad, what things should I keep in mind? And which specific camera app will be better over the inbuilt camera ...
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cross platform software to convert video to image sequence

I'm looking for a piece of software I'm even sure it exists. Here's what I would like this software to do: be free (ideally open source, but free and closed source is also fine) be cross platform ...
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focal length vs shutter speed vs fps [duplicate]

I'm confused about the relationship between focal length and shutter speed, and the relationship between shutter speed and FPS. Can somebody explain in more detail here? What I read is that shutter ...
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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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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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Simple software program for converting H264 video in to flashvideo flv for website?

my question is: Which simple, lightweight, straightforward, easy to use software for Win7 can do the following: A) import/convert on the fly MP4 (H264) movie into FLV (Flashvideo) and apply ...
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How to focus when recording video using a DSLR?

I'm looking for advice on how to adjust focus effectively when using a DSLR to record video. I find it difficult to judge focus on the small LCD screen on the back of the camera when focusing ...
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I am not able to take video with my SD card

I purchased a Sandisk ultra with 64GB of memory for like 60$ but now it will not allow me to take videos. Why is this and is there any way to change it? When I display the info on the screen I can see ...
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How does graphics card's memory affect video rendering performance?

So, I'm asking that, since I've got a GTX650Ti 1 GB graphics, and it takes 5 minutes to render a simple 1 minute video with minimum effects. Is it normal? I've tried it both with Sony Vegas and Adobe ...
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How do I create a zoom transition in Premiere Elements 9?

Could you tell me how do I zoom in Adobe Premiere Elements 9? And I mean a slow zoom transition, not a non-transitioning zoom that "jumps" into zoom from one frame to the other. Thanks
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What are the minimum camera characteristics required to record a movie for cinema?

What are the minimum characteristics required for a camera to project a movie taken by it on a standard cinema screen? I mean anything that affects the quality of the picture seen on the screen. What ...
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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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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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Is it right time to buy 4K video camera?

I want to casual shooting (family, travels etc), but i do not want to sacrifice the quality. Should I buy a camera equipped with 4K shooting? Is it the right time to buy a 4K camera or should I buy a ...
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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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How Was This Isometric Vector-looking Video Made?

I'm dying to find out how this beautiful video was made - what program produces these semi-3D animated marketing pieces? There are flat lines curving around text content in a fixed camera view...it ...
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How can I cut a few seconds at the beginning of a large video file?

I have a large (~3GB) video file and I would like to trim just a few seconds at the beginning (~3s). What would be the fastest way to do this without having to process all the video file?
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Blur out an irregular shaped section of the frame using Sony Vegas Studio

I have a video in which a person is speaking something. He is right in the middle of the frame. I want to blur out all of his surroundings like you have when you shoot a photograph or a video with a ...
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What software and technique would I use to achieve this effect?

How would I achieve the digital distortion effect seen in this David Bowie video from 6:20 to 7:10? Is there a term for this effect to help guide future searches? Can't embed the video, so here's a ...
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Best practice recording VHS to digital

I have a home video on VHS which I want to transfer to someone else. As I don't have two VHS recorders I am looking into other ways to duplicate the footage. I am considering two options to do this: ...
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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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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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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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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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Save existing project to an external drive Final Cut Pro X 10

I have a project with events saved on my Mac drive. I want to save this project on my external HD drive to clean space and work on this project later. I copy pasted Final Cut Events and Final Cut ...
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Tool to clip segments of a video

newbie here, I want to remove some segments of an MP4 video I have. Which easy to use tool would you recommend. Preferably free. I'm using Windows.
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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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How can I add fade in and fade out effects to a video?

I tried searching for freeware on Google which can do this. But I have not been able to find a software which clearly mentions fade in or fade out in its specifications. I wanted to have a scene with ...
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How do I recover truncated AVI/DV video?

Short version: I believe I have truncated but otherwise valid AVI/DV files that won't play in any player I've tried (Adobe Premiere, MPC HC, VLC). I assume the stream data is intact but truncated, and ...
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Exported MOV from Flash Pro with alpha channel doesn't retain transparency

I have an animation I've exported from Flash Pro CS6 as a MOV file with an alpha channel (ignore stage), and I want to do some editing in AE CS6. When I go to import the MOV as Strait-Unmatted, I do ...
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Is there a way to link the animation of two layers?

I am building a kinetic type-style video and am struggling to get some of the animations to sync correctly. In this particular example I am trying to have a text box (imported .ai file) rotate with ...
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Lag during clip playback in Premiere Pro CS5

I am using the 30 day trial of Premiere Pro CS5 trying to edit some clips of some game footage. The clips are in 1680x1050 and are roughly 3.5GB each. All the clips are saved on to my external USB ...
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Why does compressor output 960x540 when frame size is specified “up to 1280x720”?

Is there any way to produce output video at 1280x720 resolution using the "Apple Devices HD (Most Compatible)" setting in Compressor? When I specify a frame size of "up to 1280x720", the output ...
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Are Mini DV and Digital 8 considered film?

MiniDV is using magnectic tape as storage and use the discrete cosine transformation compression technology. Does the use of magnectic digital tapes no more film?
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A way to create a moving graphic annotation

imagine I have a video of a car moving from right to left, and that I want to add a graphic annotation in a specific frame at a certain time. I would like that this graphic annotation, after I have ...
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What lenses are preferred for DSLR video?

I do plenty of Macro and product photography (love the Tamron 60mm Macro). I have no idea what videographers who use DSLR like for lenses. Any advice and broadest usage appreciated. Assume camera in ...
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What is the video codec name of videos made through the Canon 600d DSLR

I need to know the name of the codec? They have the file extension of .mov but i need to know what codec that is. What is the video codec name of videos made through the Canon 600d DSLR?