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

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Good open source Video Editors?

Sure, I could Google and find random software. But I rather have the opinion of users that have had hands-on with any open source video editors. So if you've used one that you like or know of any, ...
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What codec will my Youtube uploads be output in and what codec should I use to upload?

Related to What codecs/formats are appropriate for full motion video recording for youtube? I'm wondering exactly how I can expect Youtube to handle my videos. I know they have a rather zealous ...
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My Canon Powershot SX40 stops recording regularly and predictably.

I have a Canon Powershot SX40 HS and am having problems with recording. I start to record and it only lets me for a short period of time. Then it stops recording by itself. It seems to stop every ...
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Non-Linear Video Editor for Free or Cheap That Does These Things

Background I bought a couple of handicams 6 months ago, and have since then been making videos and editing them and publishing them. http://www.youtube.com/user/Sathyaish Over the period, I have ...
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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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Is there any automated online service for making white board animation?

I want to know is there any website or software available to make white board animation as following?
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Render srt subtitles to video?

I have subtitles in .srt file format, and I need to render them on top of video file (prefereably mp4). I have tried handbrake and mediacoder so far, with no luck. What should I do?
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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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How to record a video of computer screen movements

Can someone suggest good softwares for making a video tutorial of computer screen, like is done on most computer tutoring sites? I am looking a software that can capture a video of my blackberry ...
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How can I crop a video with ffmpeg?

I have an MP4 file of a screen recording that I need to crop down. How can I accomplish this without using expensive tools like Adobe Premier or Final Cut? I prefer ffmpeg because I have used it ...
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Cheap solution for shooting with multiple (>2) cameras in sync (genlock or LANC?)

I'm doing research into natural phenomena in computer vision, and I'm looking for a method of shooting video from multiple camera angles. It's likely that the subject will move very erratically, ...
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How do I get a totally white background without the subject being too bright?

I would like to do a product demonstration similar to the White Room's demonstrations done by Apple, such as iPad 2 Product Demonstration What type of lighting is used to keep the whites extremely ...
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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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How to losslessly encode a jpg image sequence to a video in ffmpeg?

I have a large set of jpgs that I want to convert to a video losslessly (or, at the very least, very close to losslessly as long as the encoding time isn't much higher than otherwise). Naively, I ...
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The ProRes of Premiere Pro?

I'm going to be editing more and more DSLR videos, most notably music videos for my band as we start releasing singles and want to know if there is an intermediate format for both cutting and ...
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ffmpeg drawtext filter - create transparent background with text

I am currently working with the drawtext filter. So far I have only been successful with drawtext option configurations to use the right font and place the text horizontally centered. How could i get ...
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Add an image in front of video using ffmpeg

I have many videos and I need to put an image in front of them for about 5 seconds, but adding it manually and rendering it each time would take really long, so I am asking if it is possible to do so ...
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Compare an original video with a transferred video?

I want to compare an original video with the same video but transferred through a device. How can I do that? I want to compare them to improve the transferred video quality. The video is transferred ...
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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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Video with person 'writing on glass' effect

I'm trying to find someone who can make videos similar to one shown here: At 49 seconds, the actress writes on glass to explain the concept. ...
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placing text in video filmed environments

I really love mixing reallife environment with floating text over buildings or virtual paintings on the walls. When the camera moves, the text also moves and looks like it is really attached to the ...
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Command Line Tool for Converting Image Sequence to Quicktime .mov Video

I have large number of numbered .tif files and I'd like to convert them to a .mov/Quicktime video file for further editing in Final Cur Pro X. Therefore no artefacts should be added in the process. ...
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Animation over video

I have a video of a guy doing push ups. On that video I want to be able to draw some lines showing what angles the arms should be at when the guy is down and up. The lines should follow the guy on ...
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Upload a video to Youtube without losing contrast

I've been trying to upload a video to Youtube which had been created in Vegas Movie Studio HD 11 and rendered as an MP4 file. You may notice the text has become sharper and the watermark is now almost ...
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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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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 easily insert frames at the end of a video?

I need to insert a still image for several seconds at the end of my 1080p video. I can't find how to do that with Virtual Dub. Tried with Microsoft Movie Maker but it messes the resolution, changes ...
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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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Error FFMPEG when convert video to MP4 with baseline presset

I have this command in ffmpeg: ffmpeg -i '/var/www/sites/default/files/private/videos/original/reel para web en loop_2_2.mp4' -vf 'scale=640:480' -strict experimental -vco dec 'h264' -vpre ...
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How to compress video size without losing quality or resolution? [closed]

I have video of 300 MB, and i want to reduce its size to maximum 150-200 MB, so how can i achieve it without losing quality or resolution, is there any free toll to achieving it?
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How do I turn audio into video (that is, show the waveforms in a video)?

Graphic design newbie here. I have to create a video. Part of it involves "showing" a radio interview. Rather than just having a black screen and listening to the audio, I'd like to have a varying ...
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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 crop a section of the video screen in Premiere Pro?

Hi I've taken a 1080p screen recording on my desktop but only want a specific crop of the actual recorded screen in the final video. How can I do this in Premiere Pro CS4?
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What codecs/formats are appropriate for full motion video recording for youtube?

I'm recording video game footage via lossless methods, after which I need to compress them and upload them to youtube. I'm not sure which format and/or codecs are best for this. I've been ...
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Best way to batch rotate 3000+ h.264 videos?

I have approximately 3000 short video clips, each about 3 seconds in duration. I need to rotate each of them 90 degrees. What is the best way to do this? I have Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, as ...
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What kind of camera do I need to record a moving object in order to do motion tracking?

I have a few markers that I use to make augmented reality pictures for DIY projects. It's working fine when the camera is fixed. Now I would like to use them on a moving object to do basic motion ...
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Free software to synchronize audio and video recorded at the same time

So I just filmed something using two webcams and a separate audio recorder. This means I have 3 files, 2 video, 1 audio and they all need to be synced and then I need some sort of software which will ...
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how to blur a short scene in a video

I need a software which can blur a scene from a video file. I have thought about VirtualDub and Adobe Premiere but I am not sure if they provide the desired functionality. My requirement is to blur a ...
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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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Avoiding motion blur from a network camera

I'm a newbie here. I have a problem that I don't really understand. Hopefully, someone can share their experience. If I have an ip camera of 1) 640x480(sensor width = 3.6mm), 2) focal length from ...
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How to remove little camera movements

I want to remove little camera movements from a video. Is this possible? I tried virtualdub with deshaker plugin, but it only works for shaking. Shooting position: bridge Weather: strong wind ...
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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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Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Crop a video and export at the exact cropped size

I have a video that has 4 up-down-left-right black borders of different sizes. I want to get rid of these black borders so the exported file has teh exact size of the cropped area. To start doing ...
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What is the best way to distribute an audio/video feed from a computer to TVs over existing indoor coax cable?

We have existing coax cable in our office building and we'd like to put displays in our lobby and some other rooms in the office (where there are existing coax jacks). We'd like these displays all ...
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Software Advice for producing video ads

I am developing a web application and going to launch it soon. I am already done with the website, photos and brochures, and only the video presentation is missing. To present the app, I just want to ...
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How to connect a camera to a computer 100ft away?

We are trying to live stream our worship service on Sunday morning. We have located an ideal spot for the video camera. Unfortunately it is 100 ft away from the sound and network connections which ...
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Adding a time stamp to a video

Anyone know of a program that will add a visible date and time stamp to a video file? Preferably, I can just put in the start time of the video and it will just keep incrementing the time as the video ...
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Adobe Premiere preview video lagging

I am attempting to edit video in Adobe Premiere CS6. When I create a sequence and try to play it back in the preview screen, the video is extremely choppy, which makes editing very difficult (dance ...
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How to convert an MTS file without loosing quality?

I have shot some videos on a Panasonic v720 camcorder. The videos are huge. I used the internal feature of the camcorder to convert to MP4 and the quality was reduced very much. What is the best ...
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Preventing flicker when recording live presentations

Say someone's giving a presentation with the projector image next to them. What I see when recording this is the screen flickers, kind of like top-to-bottom scan refresh that's actually visible. What ...