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Video noise and harsh shadows on green screen caused by feet

We have a recurring shoot where we continue to run into the same two issues. Our set consists of a medical exam table sitting on top of a green screen. The talent sits on the exam table and we record ...
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Footprint or breadcrumb animation

I'm after a very specific effect and I haven't found an effective way to accomplish it. Basically, I want dots to appear along a path and disappear over time. The dots should not move after they're ...
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1answer
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Power for lav mic plugged into a Zoom H5?

I have a handheld Zoom H5 recorder and just ordered a lav mic (Voice Technologies VT4001). The Zoom's spec sheet lists its inputs as 2 "XLR/TRS combo jacks" capable of providing phantom power at ...
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0answers
8 views

how to ad clips and images in a eddited video? [closed]

hi i need help I would like to make a video based on a speech with images and clips in it, I am using stupeflix to make videos, I need help in making the video with the images and clips. and also can ...
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2answers
5k views

How to change active camera in after effects ( or render a different camera )

I added a camera to my comp, however, when I render it uses the active camera, and not camera1. How do I Either make camera1 my active camera, or make it so that I can render out camera1
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2answers
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Whats the best video camera for shooting weddings and Docs? [closed]

I was just wondering what would be the best professional Video Camera for shooting weddings and documentaries? I have a Canon 6D but want to invest in a prosumer camera that I can move around and keep ...
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16 views

What is the best video software to create slideshows/lectures/powerpoint presentations? [duplicate]

I would like to create educational videos for my youtube channel. The videos will not have any camera footage, but will contain powerpoint slides, pictures and my voiceover. I'm a complete novice but ...
2
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2answers
54 views

Workflow for Adobe Premiere?

I'm new to editing. I'm from a photography background, using Lightroom. I've a set workflow for processing my images there, taking them from initially applying metadata, through triaging into folders ...
0
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1answer
19 views

Importing VOB from DVD results in squeezed image

When I import VTS_01_1.VOB into VirtualDub or Avidemux or try to play it with Media Player Classic, it plays in dimensions 352x576 (squeezed) which should clearly be 576x352. But when I play the file ...
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278 views

What is the most compatible compression/Codec to in Handbrake use for video that will be played in Chrome and Safari browsers?

I am going to re-sample a bunch of videos to be played through web browsers. (Current video is large, 3 MB for a 4s clip. Hoping to compress by 90%). Use: These videos will be played in a web-based ...
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1answer
31 views

How do I build a circle which serves as a particle attracter using After Effects Trapcode Particular?

I want all particles that I emitted to settle down on a circle shape after animating them in space. What would be perfect is to be able to draw a circle shape which works as a particle attractor after ...
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1answer
42 views

Ingesting professional sony beta and sx tape into iMac thru Canopus ADVC 110

I'm trying to capture sony beta and sx tape into my iMac. I know I need a device between the deck and computer. I believe that device is the Canopus ADVC 110 converter (have yet to purchase this.) ...
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1answer
145 views

Lossy output with FFMPEG JPEG 2000

I'm trying to achieve a lossy JPEG 2000 output with FFMPEG, but no success so far. Using this command line: ffmpeg -i input.dpx -pix_fmt yuv420p -vcodec libopenjpeg output.jp2 As a result I get ...
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1answer
39 views

Need to reach a low data rate of about 1.5 - 2 MB/min (200 - 267 kb/s)

I am working on a project involving live streaming. My goal is to reach a data rate of no more than 200 - 267 kb/s when streaming. Is it possible to reach such low rate while keeping an acceptable fps ...
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4answers
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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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0answers
16 views

What is the ffmpeg filter equivalent of “Automatic levels” for colors?

Looking at the documentation about filters there seems to be a curve filter to manipulate color with the following presets: color_negative cross_process darker increase_contrast lighter ...
3
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4answers
154 views

How to remove an object (Tooth) in After Effects

I have a 5 second Video clip of our main Character smiling and when he opens his mouth we see that his tooth is gone. We have painted the whole tooth black but there is a shine on it and it doesn't ...
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0answers
344 views

Premiere Pro CC 2014 renders incredibly slow / Cineform

I created a movie with Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 and I have serious performance issues when it comes to export the movie. The first 10% renders pretty fast and takes 1 hour. Then it takes for every ...
2
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2answers
222 views

encoding 4:2:2 in 10-bit with libx264

I believe that libx264 is now capable of doing 10-bit 4:2:2 encodings, but I can't seem to get it to work. I'm using ffmpeg (info below), and I've also tried the x264 encoder directly. I've tried ...
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1answer
65 views

Which mic to buy for amatour dslr video shooting: RØDE VideoMic vs. Zoom H1?

My gear is a Canon T5i DSLR, and I take home made videos in family gatherings, kids playing, birthday parties, etc. The internal mic is really bad, especially in noisy environments. I am thinking of ...
4
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3answers
3k views

How can I capture/convert HDMI from an HDCP protected input?

Basically the situation is I have a PS3 and I want to be able to split a lossless HDMI connection to my TV and something to a capture card. Using an HDMI splitter I can connect to the TV just fine but ...
2
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1answer
44 views

Equipment for video recording in a florescent lighted classroom

What economy equipment is needed to record an educational event being presented in a classroom under florescent lighting with no exterior windows? I am envisioning two hd-camcorders, each tripod ...
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1answer
37 views

How to add Letterbox to the Video I have shot?

I would like to add letterbox to the 1080p video I have shot. How can I add it? Which software should I use? I have Premiere Pro and After Effects. What technique should I use?
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4answers
3k views

How to get FFMPEG to join non-sequential image files? (skip by 3s)

I have a bunch of images, that follow this pattern. 0001.png 0004.png 0007.png 0010.png 0013.png 0016.png 0019.png ... They're in the correct order, but FFMPEG ignores anything after the first ...
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2answers
181 views

1080p60 recording has very strong compression artifacts, default Neat Video not reducing them much

In attempting to record in the highest quality on a JVC GC-PX100 camcorder, I've been recording 1080p video. Unfortunately, viewing the video upon edit shows very strong compression artifacts, which ...
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1answer
24 views

Why are some of my videos I just uploaded to Youtube in HD and some aren't?

I recorded two tutorial videos using Hypercam, and then edited them with Windows Live Movie Maker, both of which exported "For High Definition Display"(or something like that), but when I uploaded ...
2
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1answer
38 views

How come my Adobe Illustrator file doesn't show up in After Effects?

I had created an Adobe Illustrator animation/illustration file with 9 layers each depicting a drawing that progresses. I tried to import the file to Adobe After Effects successfully, but the ...
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0answers
23 views

Most-efficient inexpensive way to speed/slow video track to sync with audio track?

My machines are a few Android tablets (not the newest, but not too old either) as well as a Mac running OS X 10.9.5 (not about to upgrade the OS - long and irrelevant story why). Sometimes I do a ...
4
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4answers
247 views

Batch processing individual frames into video

I’m new at video editing… and hoping someone can direct me to the best software for my needs. Running on windows OS. I need to build a video from frames in tga format, convert them in different ...
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0answers
10 views

how to make a video that shows data parsed from xml file or database?

i need to make a video that shows weather info that i get from either database or xml file, the video needs to take values automatically and show them in places in the video. what tool do i need to ...
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3answers
291 views

Do video formats support colour profiles?

Recently, I was reading a wiki, dedicated to one popular cartoon show and stumbled upon an interesting problem: From left to right: frames from the US iTunes, Australian iTunes and US iTunes version ...
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3answers
146 views

Good Intermediate Format for Combining Videos

I have a bunch of PNG files in separate directories that I'll turn into videos with FFMPEG. Say each clip will be a minute long. I then want to stitch those together into a final video. The final ...
6
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3answers
4k views

Best Lossless Video Encoder For Editing

I'm looking for a good video encoder to compress HD files for editing within Sony Vegas Pro and Adobe After Effects. What video codec would provide the fastest possible encoding and decoding? Also, ...
2
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2answers
36 views

Recording of Lectures: Tips for compressing video with mostly still images

I have several recordings of lectures, some with powerpoint slides, some with writing on a blackboard. They are several GBytes each. However most of the time the video is a still image (besides maybe ...
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2answers
324 views

Lossless conversion of yuv420p10le to yuv420p

I have an mp4 movie, containing an h264 video stream (pixel format yuv420p10le), and an AAC audio stream. My favorite player cannot read the yuv420p10le pixel format. I was wondering if it is ...
1
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4answers
94 views

Recovering severely underexposed video

I need to recover some badly underexposed video. The video is virtually black with no detail at the moment. I don't need it to be perfect but I would like some ideas on a process I could follow to ...
1
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0answers
423 views

Lossless Editing by Combining Clips with FFmpeg x264

My new Canon Vixia HF G30 video camera has an option to encode directly to 35 Mbit/sec Mp4 at 1080p60 and it does a nice job. I primarily use it to record my daughter's high school basketball games. ...
4
votes
1answer
24 views

After Effects - How to avoid annoying gradations if I render a mp4?

I created a light in After Effects. My preview works as expected: But if I render my composition as a mp4 file, I get these strange gradations errors: I've tried every option in the comp ...
2
votes
3answers
128 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
21 views

Is reencoding a YUV 4:2:0 video in a 4:2:0 colour space lossless?

I have a video that is stored in the YUV 4:2:0 colour space. Assuming I used a lossless video codec but set the output colour space to YUV 4:2:0, would this still be a lossless encode or would I have ...
0
votes
2answers
664 views

animating a line that is a 3d layer in after-effects

What I'd like to do I'm trying to draw a 2D smiley face with the pen tool on a 3D layer...and then change it to a frown (or a sad face). I was able to do this in as 2D layer...but I'd need help on ...
2
votes
2answers
28 views

Adobe Premiere - Restore Audio to A/V Clip After Deleting

Say I add a bunch of Audio/Video clips to a sequence, then delete all the audio (Alt-select it and delete); I work on it for some time, close Premiere, re-open.. etc., Is there any way to restore the ...
16
votes
1answer
26k 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 ...
1
vote
2answers
53 views

Lavalier vs. cardioid mic for low-budget amateur DSLR video recording?

I have a Canon T5i DSLR, and I take occasional videos in parties, family gatherings, kids playing, birthday parties, etc. The internal mic is really bad, especially in noisy environments. I am ...
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3answers
22 views

Which (video game) recording program fits for these criteria?

Record games File size has to be small (fps doesn't need to be higher than 30, resolution is only 720×480) Barely uses cpu The program does not lock the framerate or anything else that changes my ...
0
votes
1answer
9 views

Camera randomly re-connects to PC

I don't know if it's the right place to post this question or I should go to StackOverflow, but I'll give it a try. I've got my camera connected to PC. It works just fine. But sometimes, let's say ...
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0answers
29 views

Blu-Ray authoring on an Apple Mac

hope this is the right place for this query I am after some advice on authoring blu-ray discs on a Apple Mac, I normally use Apple DVD Studio Pro from the FCP studio package, but this does not offer ...
1
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3answers
61 views

Is it feasible to manually implement chroma keying?

I have a weak computer (Atom N270 & onboard, 2006 Intel graphics) and it's super slow to do video editing on modern resolution videos, preferably 720p and up. I was wondering if I could manually ...
3
votes
3answers
44 views

Changing the aspect ratio of a video

I have a video (.mpg) and currently it has the wrong aspect ratio (16:9). I now want to change it to the correct aspect ratio (5:4). How can I do this? I know that on VLC player I can change the ...
0
votes
2answers
29 views

Equipment needed to record sound when filming an interview with two people

I am currently filming interviews for a project and to date, a friend has kindly lent me the following sound equipment. Unfortunately, I am going to have to give this equipment back very soon and ...

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