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I changed the .mp4 extension of my video to .mpg and it still opens and plays fine (in VLC and in Windows Media Player). Why is this so?

I'm uploading a file to an external system that accepts only mpg or mpeg extension files. I had a mp4 file so I changed the mp4 extension to mpg and I was able to upload the file into the system. ...
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Is there a way to make Premiere reuse nested previews?

I have a rather effect-heavy clip in my project. I made it a separate sequence using nest from the context menu and rendered its preview to see it's ok. Now that it's rendered(shows green on top of ...
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Convolution matrix for converting 1080i to DVD?

It's pretty common to shoot in HD but deliver on DVD. This requires a reduction in resolution from 1920x1080 to 720x480 (for NTSC). If you just interpolate and throw away pixels, you get bad aliasing ...
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Windows software for recording multiple video/audio sources?

I'm looking into options for recording video game sessions, including multiple different video and audio sources. I'm only at the planning stage of this, but here is basically what I want to set up: ...
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Graphical editor for OggKate

Does anyone know of a graphical editor that let's one create and edit OggKate metadata for a file. I prefer using Ubuntu. Most of the examples I've found so far uses the commandline. I've come ...
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Hacking up a podcast functionality with the Behringer XENYX 1202FX.

There are two pieces of functionality which I need from the Behringer XENYX 1202 FX. Our podcast requires the use of Skype which means: Skype-out must go to an input on the mixer Skype-in should ...
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Copying h.264 video from TS into MP4 changes frame rate and time

I have large MPEG-TS file that I am converting to MP4 using the below command. If I seek to the same time in the video in both the MP4 and the TS file, the MP4 will be a few frames behind the TS ...
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Does a real “megapixel lens” exist?

Many of new model of lenses are defined as megapixel (i.e 1MP, 2MP, 5MP...). My problem is that I did not find any difference between a standard lens and a "megapixel" one, in the focus quality. I ...
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connect 8 projectors together to create a large image

For an experiment purpose i collected 8 projector with 5000 lumens and 1080P resolution. I need to connect them altogether to create a really large image? So, should i use 1 computer for each ...
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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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Places to look for sound tracks for videos

I'm wondering what's a good place to look for background music for our video productions. I'm not asking for a free one, but for any good place with a good categorization of soundtracks and songs for ...
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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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633 views

Duplicate layers X times and move 1 frame each time

I do a lightpainting video on After Effects (CS6 here) where I duplicate my layert to create continuous lines based on a moving light. I have a lot of comps to do and many layers to duplicate, then I ...
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Why does the color red always appear pixelated on TV and videos on the PC?

I hope this isn't off-topic. While technically about video production, it's not about a problem I am having. Have you ever noticed on TV how the color red is always noticeably pixelated? It's the ...
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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 ...
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656 views

H.264 or VP9 for encoding for YouTube?

I make short films which I distribute through YouTube. I know YouTube uses VP9 for streaming, but YouTube still recommends uploading with h.264. It makes more sense to me to upload in as similar a ...
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How to stay objective after viewing your edit hundreds of times?

When I start editting something I'm very sharp about cuts that does or doesn't work. But as I go through the process, in which I watch the sequence hundreds of times, I get used to it, and becomes a ...
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Encode settings for HTML5 background video

I want to create a website with a HTML5 video background. I have a short 1080p mp4 clip that I want to use (20s). I intend to run the video in a letterbox format (5:2 ish), full screen behind the ...
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Are there any good video editing programs with a command line interface?

I am currently looking for a video editing program which I can control via the command line. The main feature I need is the ability to add some overlay text. Is there anything out there that can do ...
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Why not filming computer or TV screens?

I see this all the time: a character is doing something on a computer or watching TV. Instead of filming the actual content of the screen, they film the scene with a fixed camera and add a layer with ...
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How can I find duplicate videos from a large set of videos of varying formats?

After losing a backup device with a bunch of my original videos I've had to download a large number of them (~300) back from Youtube. The new downloads are a mix of MP4 and FLV, and the originals are ...
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Why does all timecode start at 1 hour? (01:00:00:00)

Is there a reason timecode in Final Cut 7 and timecode in Pro Tools starts at the 1 hour mark? eg. 01:00:00:00? As opposed to all zeros? Some old broadcast standard that I don't know about?
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How do I write up a shot list?

I am writing a script for a short movie. How do I write a shooting script? Is it needed? What is the difference between a script and a shooting script?
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302 views

What equipment do I need to be able to produce 'HD quality' videos?

For starters, please forgive me if this question is very amateurish - if they sound that way, that's because I am an amateur. I would like to start shooting some webisodes in my garage and want to ...
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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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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's the difference between Behringer XENYX 1202FX and the Behringer Eurorack UB1202FX?

Behringer makes two mixers with preamps that look the same. One of them is Eurorack lineup. XENYX 1202FX (sometimes marketed as premium) EURORACK UB1202FX Here are the pictures: Could someone ...
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What sequence presets I must use with a GoPro and Adobe Premiere Pro CS 5.5?

I use a GoPro which output is mp4 files. I want to edit these movies into Adobe Premiere Pro CS 5.5. I'm a little lost about sequence presets to use. I've got the choice between Digital SLR, AVCHD, ...
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Recommendations for good “bad monitors”? [closed]

To make sure the songs still sound OK on crap systems like small radios and computer speakers I've been listening to recordings through my computers speakers, a surprisingly good value €50 Creative ...
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Looking for an 80's VHS effect!

I'm looking for a way to turn an HD video clip into 80's style VHS low-quality. Here is an example of the look I'm desperately looking for: Thank you!!!
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How do you subtitle a video?

I am making a small video (not really a film) that has muffled/hard to understand dialogue. The video goes for about 2 minutes and I only need to subtitle roughly 2 sentences worth - so it's not a ...
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Automatic conversion/encode video for Video On Demand streaming

I need an automatic solution to convert video clips for html5 (mp4/x264, webm/vp8) and flash (mp4/x264) video-on-demand streaming. For a site like Youtube, just much smaller. The input files are ...
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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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187 views

Simple Squib (gun wound)

I was wondering if there was a simple way to make a squib to imitate gun wounds without having explosives in an actors shirt.
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188 views

Is 360 video editing the same as traditional video editing?

With the rise and price drop in 360 video I'm wondering what the format is. Looking at the CENTR Camera doesn't even mention editing or file format. Ricoh Theta doesn't mention file format or serious ...
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872 views

ALL-I vs IPB. Which one to use

I'm fairly new do filmmaking. I've been trying to figure out which is best, but people seem to have very different opinions and everyone has his own arguments. My guess is that ALL-I should be better ...
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161 views

Video archive solution

We are a community TV station, looking to improve our video archive. Currently we archive our master files on external drives. But to make the archive easier to access, both for saving and re-using, ...
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Premiere 6 - how to add black between clips in a sequence automatically

We have regular fulfilment jobs for clients which require us to insert a few seconds of black between each clip in a contiguous file. It's not a great deal of effort to do it once or twice but when ...
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Sources to learn more about Audio/Video compression, codecs, algorithms etc.

I was quite surprised when I learned the fact that the MP3 codec is extensively based on the Fourier Transform. I'd like to learn more about these topics in general. When I say more I mean the working ...
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What video codecs can provide “adaptive quality”?

Background: I am trying to compress lossless bluray tracks to a more storage friendly size without a huge loss in quality. What I've been doing thus far: Exploring compression options with ffmpeg. ...
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Why use 35 mm film raw stock and camera?

I would like your suggestions and reasoning as this would be useful in making decisions. Why are film makers still using traditional 35 mm film raw stock and camera equipment to produce feature films ...
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Best H.264 settings for low bit-rate streaming video

I'm looking to stream some video from Flash Media Live Encoder with a video bitrate of around 150 Kbit/sec and audio of 50 Kbit/sec. The video will contain quite a lot of movement which I want to try ...
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1answer
277 views

Downsampling 4K footage for an increase in chroma sub-sampling

We have a Lumix GH-4 camera, which can shoot in 4K with 4:2:2 color space. I'd like to be able to convert the footage to 1080p 4:4:4 color space. I've read that there some ways of doing this: ...
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232 views

Is is possible to trim portions of clips in FCPX to save disk space?

I know that it's possible to selectively ingest in the import dialogue, but is it possible to delete "rejected" portions of clips once they've been imported, without deleting the whole clip? If not, ...
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1answer
838 views

How to get closed captions to appear on a live stream

I want to be able to stream live TV but also include the closed captions. My workflow is to use a Blackmagic Designs Decklink card (video source is SDI) and use VLC to capture and transcode the ...
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223 views

Automatically cut out sections of a video delineated by a sound.

Is there any way that I can automatically cut a video based on a sound. I have a couple of long sections of video that contain videos. I would like to remove the parts of the video that do not fall ...
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Is it possible in FFMPEG to change scale over time?

Ok, so using the overlay filter, one can change the x/y location of a video over time by using the "t" variable. For example, overlay=x='if(gte(t,2), -w+(t-2)*20, NAN)':y=0 can be used to start ...
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Effects LEDs are uncomfortably bright - can they be dimmed? (Boss ME-70)

I use a Boss ME-70 multieffects unit and its red LEDs are uncomfortably bright. When I bend down to adjust a setting, it's like having a red laser shining in my eyes -- I can't even read the controls. ...
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How to see if a video file is progressive or interlaced?

I can check the resolution of a video by Right Clicking -> Properties -> Details -> Video. Is there a way to see if the video is progressive or interlaced?
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How to Create a High Quality, Small File Size .mp4 from .mov

Recently, I helped a friend produce a short zombie comedy. He has now asked me to add it to the film's website as a digital download. I'm not having issues with the digital download. My issue is how ...

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