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GoPro Hero 3+ Microphone Mounting

I own a GoPro Hero 3+ video camera which requires the following adapter to use an external microphone: http://shop.gopro.com/accessories/3.5mm-mic-adapter/AMCCC-301.html This makes mounting the ...
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Old Camcorder needs Repair

I have a Canon H680 Hi8 camcorder that fell off a shelf many years ago and hasn't been used since. Now I want to use its optics in a low-budget live video system for my church. Basically, I'm ...
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Does the project resolution affect the quality of a chromakey?

In FCPX: If I have 1080p footage in a 720p project, will the keyer effect (chromakey) lose quality? To ask the question a different way: Should I have a project with the same dimensions/resolution as ...
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Distorting video with live sound

I am starting an art project that requires to create a program (running on my computer) that can be able to distort the image of the video projected according to the sound/noise that a mic captures ...
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Corrupt images, when capturing from multiple cameras using the V4L2 API

I would like to grab images from multiple cameras under linux. I followed this presentation used the code and enhanced it for my purpose. It works very well for 1 camera. Once I begin to grab images ...
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scale an image inside a mask

Pretty new to after effects. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to scale an image contained inside a mask. Similar to photoshop. In Photoshop you create a mask and if you want to scale the ...
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Console Audio and Commentary Capture - Is it possible to capture both?

I've been scouring google to see if it's possible to record gameplay audio for consoles as well as live commentary from a microphone or headset. Most of what I come across, from either forums or ...
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ffmpeg re-encode libx264 without quailty loss?

According to the documentation for libx264 (h264) encoding, we can use a preset of veryfast, faster, fast, medium, slow, etc. https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/Encode/H.264 ...for constant quality ...
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gource and ffmpeg reduce video size

I try to create video with gource. I succeed with the following command line: gource $LOG_FILE --log-format custom --stop-at-end --caption-file ${FILENAME}_captions.log --caption-duration 3 --title ...
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Does the screen resolution override the source resolution?

I'm trying to figure out what is more important - the screen resolution or the source resolution? OK, so a Full HD 1080p file might be able to be played on a small HTC One mini screen, but due the ...
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Final Cut Pro- Reopen Library and Entire Timeline is Gone!

I was working with a library, arranged all my clips, audio, etc. and had a great 6 minute long video ready to go. When I closed the library, I shut my computer off. After I rebooted, I went to reopen ...
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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 ...
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Using a Flash to Light Video

I have a Nikon D3100. It has a built in flash. Can I use it as a light when filming videos?
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Optimizing MPEG2 Encoder in Adobe Media Encoder

We're looking at using MPEG2 as an alternative to ProRes 422 for delivery & archiving. There are many options in there which are beyond my knowledge; I would like to understand them and maybe get ...
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Cyberlink Power Director 12 Animated Gif Watermark

How do I add an Animated Gif watermark to my videos in Power Director? I have created an animated gif that I would like to use in the corner of all of my videos in Power Director, however when using ...
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Split video without re-encoding [duplicate]

I have a .MOV video (around 500 MB), that I wish to split into two parts : 00:00:00.000 to 00:02:10.000 00:02:10.000 to 00:03:23.000 but without re-encoding the video. One name that was often ...
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Can I use brand names in my short film? [duplicate]

Okay, there are two brands I want to use in my short film project: First one is Ford Focus. The car will be shown explicitly but I can cover the logo with something. Is it okay to film your own car ...
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Can H264 achieve “equivalence” with ProRes 422?

Has anyone done or seen any tests comparing Apple ProRes 422 with high-bitrate H.264? We use 422 as a delivery format to go to DCP for theatrical versions of trailers. The bitrate is around 150mbps. ...
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Final Cut- How to start audio fade from higher than 0db?

In Final Cut Pro, I drag the fade handle at the beginning of an audio clip to fade in. However, I want the audio to fade in Starting at -20 and fade up to 0. I don't want it to start from 0. How can ...
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43 views

Youtube 720p video has more MB than 1080p

I watched a video and downloaded with idm in 720p. I don't like the resolution and I decided to download 1080p. But I saw 720p is nearly 21 MB but 1080p is 10 MB. And I opened the video(1080p) I saw ...
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293 views

Can not render After Effects CC project as mp4 / h.264 any more?

I've made a 2 minute video on After Effects CC. There is no option to save using depreciated formats. Other answers suggest going to: Edit -> Preferences -> output -> enable Show Deprecated ...
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Best Sony Vegas Pro 13 videogame footage rendering options for YouTube

In order to practice video montage and Sony Vegas Pro 13 as a hobby, I sometimes record online videogames matches I play so I can edit them and show them to my friends via YouTube. I used an Adobe ...
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Is using a softbox as a back light a good idea when shooting indoors?

I'm shooting in a small apartment and I have had a lot of trouble setting up a back light because the subject is directly against a wall. I am looking at kits like this one, but I was surprised that ...
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HEVC binary to MPEG 2TS

I'm trying to convert a HEVC bit stream to MPEG-2 TS using ffmpeg. However I can't seem to perform the task without a wrapper such as mp4. Here is the command I was trying. ffmpeg -i ...
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Premiere CC uses vertical aspect ratio in multi-camera shot

I have 2 clips. One (from an iPhone) was accidentally shot with a vertical aspect ratio. I want to make a multi-camera sequence from them. Adobe Premiere CC is giving the multicam sequence a vertical ...
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“A Must have” ND filter stops for filming with Canon 5D Mk2?

The question is - which stops (ND 0.6, ND 0.9.....) are the most frequently used? I am currently choosing Tiffen ones and since there are plenty of different stops to choose from and I have nearly no ...
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After Effects rendering a video at base 99, but outputs as a 60 one

I've got a composition with only a video that was recorded at 100 fps. Apparently 100 fps is to much for AE, but it deals just fine with 99, which is OK to me. The composition was set with exactly ...
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Can I move an imported camera track in Maya without manually changing 500+ keyframes?

I have a match-moved camera track from Nuke but it's in the wrong place in my scene/environment, is it possible to select the camera's track and manipulate it without having to manually edit the 501 ...
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Can I shoot in 16:9 then change it to 4:3?

I'm trying to get the old film look with Canon 600D, so I will be shooting in 640*480 25 fps. But what if I shoot in 16:9 at 24 fps, will I be able to get the same 4:3 after editing? (The reason I'm ...
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Does raising the framerate while not changing the bitrate result in quality loss?

AFAIK, the bitrate is the number of bits per second. So let's say I have two videos, both using the same codec, bitrate settings and resolution. If the first one has a framerate of 25fps, but the ...
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69 views

Make a video look like it was taken from further away

I have a telephone video recording I would like to edit to make it appear it was taken from further away than it was?
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1answer
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Need a video/audio 'time base corrector' with a very large time buffer

We'll be receiving a media stream that will suffer varying time shifts, and we need a solution that will clock the video+audio out at a predictable rate. We can time stamp the input stream (assume ...
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48 views

How to start making videos

I want to learn to make videos like this one, where should I start? And what tools I can use?
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27 views

Loss of quality in after effects 3D layer

I have a 2D image layer that looks great as a 2D layer. Both .png and .eps files are (near) pixel perfect. However when I convert the layer to 3D, there is a massive loss in quality. Is there a ...
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46 views

How does YouTube convert between different videos resolutions?

What algorithm does YouTube follow to convert between different formats? Does YouTube store different videos (for different formats) on disk or store only 1 and convert from this to appropriate format ...
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Whats the most affordable way to setup a large screen outdoors for live video

My company produces some out door concerts that will have 15-18k people attend. I'd like to setup a video screen next to the stage that I can use to show a video feed of the concert. I don't have a ...
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What do I need for Noir lightning?

I'm new to film making as I have just purchased Canon 600D. I also have a tripod. What else do I need to get the low-key lightning often found in Noir films? From the film Whisperer in Darkness : ...
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How to set up Paid Live Streaming event?

I would like to set up a live class which may take place over a couple of days and I would like to stream it live. My question is, how do I set it up so it allows access to only people who have paid ...
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Simple way to downscale from 1080p@60 to 1080i@60

I have a Canon LEGRIA HF R56 which only outputs 1080p@60 from its HDMI port. Are there any methods to downscale this to 1080p@30 or lower? Googling this doesn't seem to throw up light. I guess I ...
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Find/replace duplicate comps?

I'm working on a giant project file that was obviously created by importing lots of other projects into one big one. Many of the comps use many of the same precomps ... from projects that were copies ...
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How to switch New Composition Settings Duration from Base 25 (time) to Frames?

In the tutorial I am doing the instructor has their Composition Settings enabling them to input the amount of Frames they would like the Composition to be. Picture is a little faded, it says "Frames @ ...
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One Frame Flash

In Scott Pilgrim VS The World there is this three frame sequence: The second frame seems to be actually lit much more, not just made brighter by an After Effects adjustment layer. How was this ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to embed VTT subtitles & chapters in webm video?

I have a video in webm format, and two files in webVTT format, chapters and subtitles. Is it possible to embed this two webVTT file in the webm in order to get only one file ? webm is a derivative of ...
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Auto split comp into separate render items?

Is there a script/plugin that will either (a) take layers from a comp and create separate render queue items for each layer; or (b) use markers in a comp to generate separate renders? I thought there ...
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2answers
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Any way to change properties of subcomp based on parent comp?

I have a dozen 'main' comps which have a bunch of nested comps. I need to create about 30 versions of each main comp, with different colors. The subcomps are animated shapes, which take their color ...
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Can I use any audio recorder for filming?

I've been trying to find an affordable mic for 600d DSLR. There's Rode VideoMic Go and Zoom H1 . But I still find these a little above my budget. My question is: Can I use something like this ...
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Should I use Magic Lantern as a beginner?

I'm getting a Canon 600 D. I will also get a 32 gb class 10 sd card. Do you think I shoujld get another card and install Magic Lantern into that? I really want to create time lapses.
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After Effects render on AWS EC2

I want to render my After Effects projects on an EC2 Windows AMI for better performance, but they only allow Windows Server editions which are no supported by Adobe. Will it work if I install After ...
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Using tablet/smartphone as external dslr monitor

I know there are apps like DslrDashboard and more but I would like to just get a real time monitor for my Nikon D5100. How is that possible?` Of course connected wiyh a Hdmi-cable.
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Using triplehead2go with ATEM 1 M/E

We have a triplehead2go digital edition that we would like to use with a ATEM 1 M/E video mixer. We tried setting the th2g to 3x 720 50p and the ATEM to 720 50p, but it didn't work. This was our ...

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