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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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4answers
1k views

What Beginner Video Editing Software Should I Use?

I need to edit a HD video file. I will need to zoom, pan and insert text. Also, I will need to insert small video clips into the main file (eg. zoom to a black TV screen and insert video to that TV ...
16
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2answers
10k views

How does YouTube encode my uploads 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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5answers
1k views

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 ...
2
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1answer
95 views

Simple video animation for teaching purpose

I am teacher , I am teaching web technologies and programming languages ,sometimes i need explain some technologies by some animation . here is an example https://vimeo.com/113530912 i wants know ...
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4answers
1k views

Premiere distorts picture while paused

Premiere is distorting footage while paused, making color grading ridiculously challenging. Whether the media is playing in the source monitor or the sequence monitor, the picture is pixelated and ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

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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6answers
10k views

How do I turn audio into video (that is, show the waveforms in a video)?

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 waveform on the screen and a ...
5
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2answers
921 views

Sync separate audio to video+bad-camera-audio, free NLE recommendations

My use-case, in case the details help people understand what I'm looking for: My brother needs some videos of him singing while playing the piano, to send in as an audition for a dinner theater. For ...
5
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3answers
9k views

Upon export in Premiere Pro, colors lose saturation when previewing in QuickTime

I working on a project that I originally began in Premiere Pro CS6 on Windows, converted to CC, and am not editing in CC on Mac. I was making some minor tweaks to the video and getting ready to export,...
5
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1answer
6k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

How can I achieve the Ken Burn Effect with greater control or in other software?

I am using the Ken Burns effect in Final Cut Pro X, however it does not allow me enough control over how it behaves. I end up having to cut the video in to multiple clips in order to get the effect ...
2
votes
4answers
759 views

Simple Video Editing Tool?

Can someone suggest free tools for video editing and video making? If you can include the feature much better. Hope to be able to get some of your advice. I need it badly. I am really not into ...
2
votes
2answers
276 views

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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4answers
28k views

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 ...
12
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5answers
13k views

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?
3
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1answer
1k views

Correct lens distortion with ffmpeg

It seems to be possible to correct lens distortion with ffmpeg. According to the manual you can adjust K1 and K2 values. What this means? How to use it correctly? Example still image - captured with ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
3
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1answer
4k views

What CRF or settings I should choose for h265 in order to achieve a similiar quality of h264?

I'm doing some experiments with HEVC x265. I have a raw footage and the quality of details of h264 with same CRF setting looks better than h265. Shouldn't be the opposite? Maybe my setup isn't the ...
0
votes
5answers
5k views

Which would be the best VFX software for an absolute beginner?

I am absolutely new to VFX designing and I have tried my hands on Blender, which I find quite useful. I tried After Effects, but couldn't do anything due to its complexity. I want to know about a ...
6
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6answers
3k views

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. ...
2
votes
1answer
515 views

Will Compression/Format of Audio Change when Uploaded to YouTube?

If I have a .wav audio file, put it in a video file, say a .wmv, as, if I'm not mistaken, that format basically just uses .wav for its audio, and upload said .wmv file to YouTube, will the compression ...
2
votes
2answers
366 views

How can I preview with audio in After Effects and be able to pause / resume the preview?

I am working on a series of animations which have elements that are timed to the beat of the background track in AE. It's crucial that they are lined up perfectly to the audio (they are DJ training ...
1
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2answers
249 views

AE - Composition video file/layer missing audio

In my case, I'm working with a file that does have audio, confirmed in the RAM preview and other checks mentioned above, however, I noticed after rendering, the first video file ha no audio (not even ...
1
vote
1answer
871 views

Can you render Adobe Premiere or After Effects projects on Linux using a render manager?

I'm looking for a way to render Premiere or Edius projects on linux via command line. As you may know, there are a lot of render managers like Deadline, Render Pal or Smedge in order to build a ...
60
votes
1answer
69k views

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 ...
20
votes
4answers
4k views

What factors are important for DSLR lenses for shooting video?

I'm about to upgrade my DSLR camera from a Canon XSi (450D) to either a Canon 7D or T3i (600D). I'm largely interested in the video features of the camera. I have several mid/high-end lenses that I ...
7
votes
3answers
4k views

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, ...
9
votes
4answers
829 views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
7k views

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 ...
8
votes
4answers
8k views

Correcting exposure flickering in time-lapse footage (in After Effects)

I have made some time-lapse footage of a flower blooming. It was taken inside, at night, with constant lighting. The pictures are great, but as footage, the exposure between frames is slightly ...
5
votes
1answer
690 views

How can I align photos for stop motion?

I just began to take the same photo everyday, in order to try to make a stop motion over the fall/winter season. As I have took now 3 photo (that's a start) I realized that they will not be well ...
5
votes
2answers
159 views

What should I be looking for in a low cost color correcting monitor?

I am in the market for a low-cost, color-correcting monitor. Please help me define "low cost." I don't want to skimp out but don't want to buy top dollar either. I know good monitors cost money. I ...
5
votes
1answer
500 views

Object moving to a position I didn't specify

I'm trying to do the following: At 0;00;00;00 orange triangle is offscreen and begins to move towards the center. At 0;00;03;00 orange triangle arrives at position 243, 135. At 0;00;03;00 orange ...
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vote
2answers
146 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
255 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
151 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
5k views

Low cost frame synchronized (genlocked) 3D stereo camera

I am trying to capture stereo video with 2 Microsoft LifeCam Studio USB webcams. Thus far, the best approach I've managed to come up with is my own tool written using OpenCV to capture video streams ...
5
votes
7answers
38k views

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 ...
4
votes
4answers
842 views

How to stitch images from DIY panorama video rig with 3 canon 60d's?

I want to build a camera rig with 3 canon 60d's to get some kind of panorama video. To verify my idea before building the real rig, I've implemented the setup in Blender to test all possible cases: ...
4
votes
2answers
486 views

How to make a film in black and white and add color to some objects?

How is a movie made to show selective colors. For instance, in Pleasantville a sister and brother are transported to the universe of an old black and white TV show, and the movie switches to being B&...
4
votes
3answers
20k views

How do I 'downgrade' an Adobe Premiere Pro project file to open in older versions?

Is there any way at all (perhaps with a plugin, paid or otherwise) to save an Adobe Premiere Pro project file so that it's compatible with an older version of the software? The scenario I have is that ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
109 views

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 ...
3
votes
5answers
329 views

Free video editing software

I'm looking for a free video editing application that works on windows that must have the following requirements: Must be able to take segments (cuts) of videos and add them together. Remove audio ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

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. ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I fix time-lapse image sequence exposure in Premiere?

I have created some time lapse animations using my Canon EOS camera. When I imported these sequences to premiere I noted small changes in luminosity between some frames. Is there any way to correct ...
2
votes
0answers
238 views

Rendering edit on linux [closed]

I use Adobe Premiere for editing and rendering videos which is a windows based software and then I use ffmpeg for converting those video clips into different qualities. As you may know rendering ...
2
votes
5answers
379 views

How to record HDMI video output?

How to record HDMI video, which is being sent from a notebook to a projector without interrupting it? The HDMI signal shows desktop activity and/or video game gameplay on different devices that run ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

Gradient banding

I have a video with a gradient background, with silhouette vector animations on top. The gradient therefore stays exactly the same throughout the video. However, rendering the video as mp4, I'm ...

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