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How to make sense of video file formats?

In digital video, there are all these different kinds of files: m4v, mov, mkv, mts, mp4, mpeg, and a host of others, and I can't seem to find a clear answer as to what each is good for. (By contrast, ...
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2answers
630 views

Post-production workflow: VFX before color correction?

I'm shooting my first internet video tomorrow. It has a spaceship chasing and shooting at a superhero in it. With knowledge accumulated between ~a year ago and now and more focused research over the ...
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2answers
98 views

Sync audio and video, equipment?

I need some help or tips in the area of video and audio sync. Think a music videoclip, where the audio is recorded independently to create a master audio track and then the video will follow along. ...
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1answer
45 views

Why is my Premiere timeline scrollbar thumb non-proportional?

In almost every app on Earth, the width of the scrollbar thumb (aka scroller or knob) is proportional to the amount of content present in the window, relative to total content. Yet in Premiere Pro ...
2
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1answer
189 views

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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901 views

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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3answers
4k views

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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2answers
43 views

Best format for audio track with a single/few images

What would be the best (e.g. most compact) format for a "video" that is actually an audio track with a single static image the whole time? (example) And if it was not one static image, but a slow ...
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1answer
63 views

Recording Video Games and uploading to YouTube

System Specs: -GTX 660 Windforce 2GB -i5 3570k Ivy Bridge -2 x 4GB 2133Mhz RAM -Processor HydroCooled (H100i) -My HDD is old and 500GB -Case Corsair 500r(Awesome cooling) -Nevermind about the internet ...
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3answers
974 views

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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0answers
135 views

Removing silence and no movement from videos

Using Windows 7, which program helps me Remove silence, like the option in adobe audition Remove still images in video, when nothing happens in the same program? Both functions should require a ...
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1answer
222 views

How does Salman Khan make his screencasts?

Just wondering what software he uses. I see his videos regularly and I'm somewhat impressed by the video and audio quality of his screen-casts.
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3answers
2k views

Looking to intentionally distort video

I am looking to intentionally distort a video file. Filters and effects are not really doing it for me, they are simply too generic or predictable over the course of a 2-3 minute video. I am looking ...
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1answer
93 views

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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1answer
57 views

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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4answers
2k views

Batch video editing software that can trim without re-encoding

What application is there that can open a video, modify it, and save it? (the software that I am using now, only allows the video to be used as a source, and then exported) I have adobe premier, but ...
0
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1answer
10k views

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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1answer
249 views

What is this strange second camera?

I don't know is this is the correct place to ask this but ... I've watched several "making of" of current movies and noticed a thing i cannot explain. What is this strange "secondary" camera you ...
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5answers
573 views

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 ...
5
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1answer
4k views

How do I change frame size, preserving width (using ffmpeg)?

I'm new to this StackExchange site, and to using the ffmpeg encoder. I have a video that is 720x480 (3:2) that I would like to change to 720x406 (16:9) to match the other videos I have for a site. I ...
5
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1answer
414 views

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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4answers
2k views

Who owns raw footage?

I am working at a Multimedia Production placement for my college course for a company that wants a promotional video. I shot about 4 hours of video. They believe claim that I have no right to use the ...
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4answers
97 views

Would it be legal to use Cott-produced, generic beverages in a film?

Walmart sells a line of beverages manufactured by Cott with very generic labelling, for example: Cott Grape soda image Since these drinks bear no brand name, I know there are no trademark/brand ...
4
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1answer
7k 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
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3answers
221 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 ...
4
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3answers
1k views

Can Sony Vegas Pro be used or compared to the output produced by Final Cut Pro for professional use?

I am a PC user and use Sony Vegas Pro. I really like it for editing purposes. I do not like Adobe Premier or Avid which work on Windows and believe that the top 3 tools are AVID, Sony Vegas, and ...
4
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4answers
7k views

How do I record a computer monitor without banding/flickering with a Canon t2i/550D?

As you've probably guessed, when recording video with a computer monitor in frame I am getting banding. I'm aware that this has to do with refresh rates of the monitor vs the scan rate of the camera ...
4
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1answer
461 views

D7000 HD video format - can each frame contain metadata?

In fact the question is the other way round: I shoot a HD video with my Nikon-D7000, and along the way things happen, such as I change zoom, focal length, light levels change such that the D7000 ...
3
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1answer
1k views

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 ...
3
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1answer
27 views

Terminology connected with camera movement

As non-English speaker, the terms connected with camera movement are not always clear to me, and I believe that they are technical enough to be confusing even for some English speakers. Please write ...
3
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1answer
675 views

Combine video and audio TS segments coming from HLS stream

Apple HLS streams MPEG-2 TS files containing video and audio data in packetized elementary stream format. These segments (.ts files) can be joined in order to build final video. Recent version of HLS ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
466 views

Whiteboard animation: how to zoom and draw a motion?

I want to make a video that will mix a whiteboard drawing animation in the style of RSA Animate videos (so speeded-up drawings) and stop-motion. I think I'm almost ready to start but I still have two ...
3
votes
1answer
306 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
59 views

Simple way of clipping video files?

What is a simple way of extracting a video clip from, say, an .avi file? An example: I only want between 1:05 and 1:35 of this video, and I want to save the clip as its own file. I have been using ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

What is the most effective way of slowing down footage?

I want to experiment with slowed down footage and I see several ways in doing that with my current set-up. I have the following hardware/software at my disposal: After Effects CS5.5, Twixtor Pro, ...
3
votes
1answer
93 views

Repairing brightness problems caused by auto lighting optimizer

I've shot a video with my Canon EOS 1100D, but unfortunately forgot to turn the auto lighting optimizer off. Now the video footage looks really bad because there are random changes of brightness ...
3
votes
1answer
150 views

Is there a decent computer based, multiple video stream capture solution out there?

Recently, on a trip home to my dad's, I experienced some great conversations between him and my grandmother. I really wanted a way to record them. Here's my thinking: using a laptop connected to two ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

video bitrate - how large should my video be?

I created a video in movie maker from more videos I took using my canon 550d, but the file produced is an 11 minutes 806MB video. This is huge. Now, when I create the video using movie maker, it asks ...
3
votes
2answers
590 views

What are the advantages camcorders have over zoom digital cameras?

It seems that the latest models of compact digital cameras come with many features which used to be only in camcorders: image stabilization, low-light shooting mode and of course high-definition to ...
3
votes
3answers
430 views

How can I make “videosongs”?

Not purely audio, but definitely related! Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn have "pioneered" the 'videosong' format. Rule 1 - What you see is what you hear. (No lip-syncing for instruments or voice) Rule ...
2
votes
2answers
198 views

Are the properties (bitrate, fps) of my h.264 video OK for the web?

I'm converting a Flash vector animation to an mp4 video for the web. After trying and failing with Swiffy, it's the only way I have of preserving the work "for posterity", once Flash is gone. When ...
2
votes
1answer
113 views

GoPro Dual HERO 3D stereo system only compatible with HERO3+ Black Edition units?

I need to shoot stereo video in perfect sync. I realized that GoPro offers Dual HERO System but they only list compatibility for HERO3+ Black Edition units. So I assume the currently selling cheaper ...
2
votes
2answers
90 views

What is good software for video editing under Linux?

I plan to create some homemade video lectures and I am under Linux. Is there comfortable open-source tool that has the following abilities: to clear noise to have a few sound channels to allow ...
2
votes
2answers
239 views

How to make this vector animation?

I would like to make a demonstration animation like this... ...
2
votes
2answers
850 views

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 ...
2
votes
4answers
351 views

After Effects Alternative for Windows

I use Sony Vegas for video production but would like to be able to create more visual effects. Are there any cheaper alternatives for Adobe's After Effects? Or is there an extension for Vegas?
2
votes
1answer
110 views

How to convert large iMovie-imported videos preservig aspect ratio?

I have a camcorder that does 1024x576 videos imported from a camera on a MacBook, using iMovie. But, those videos are H.264 encoded (I think), and that's not convenient for sharing where most of my ...
2
votes
2answers
432 views

Video tutorials: how to add labels, comments, arrows etc

I'm planning to make a video tutorial about one application. I would like to make it without speaking, but I would like to add comments to video. Is there a video software that allows you to add ...
2
votes
3answers
11k views

Can I manually change an .mp4 to .m4v by changing the extension in the Finder (mac) or explorer (win)?

I need to change an .mp4 (h264, AAC-Audio) to an exactly same .m4v. Can I just rename it from "X.mp4" to "X.m4v"? By renaming, I mean clicking on it in Finder (Mac) or Explorer (Win) and renaming it.

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