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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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VGA Splitter Switch?

I'm looking for switches that can take two VGA inputs, and an audio input from each, and switch between them to one VGA+audio output. Basically, I want to be able to go from one input to another ...
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Audio monitoring w/ headphones through HDMI port

I'm looking at a new camera that has a mic in and audio control, but no headphones out. Is there a way to get live audio out of a camera using the HDMI port and plugging into headphones? I want to be ...
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2answers
37 views

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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69 views

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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2answers
55 views

Presentation to Video conversion

I'd like to make several online language courses, and was thinking about incorporating video into a lecture. I was looking for a way to convert presentations (PowerPoint or OpenOffice) directly to ...
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1answer
8 views

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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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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33 views

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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1answer
28 views

Force subtitles to play as default

I've added different language subtitles to individual m4v movies, and they show fine when selecting the subtitle track in both Quicktime and VLC. I would like to have them so that the subtitles ...
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30 views

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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1answer
38 views

How does one recover a video stream with missing headers?

I have some video files which were stored with the format headers in separate files. Unfortunately, the disk crashed, and the header information has been lost. I still have large chunks of stream ...
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1answer
109 views

GoPro video lose color quality while exporting in Premiere CC [duplicate]

I am trying to solve this know gamma shift problem upon exporting from Adobe Premiere CC. I have video recorded by GoPro Black edition. The video quality is great but after compiling the video in a ...
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2answers
104 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 ...
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2answers
23 views

mistake importing footage

I am kind of new to video (1 year). When I import video footage into Premiere, I sometimes get duplicate clips. Only the long ones. I think I am not importing my footage correctly. Does it have to do ...
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1answer
18 views

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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1answer
52 views

Why does compressor output 960x540 when frame size is specified “up to 1280x720”?

Is there any way to produce output video at 1280x720 resolution using the "Apple Devices HD (Most Compatible)" setting in Compressor? When I specify a frame size of "up to 1280x720", the output ...
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2answers
48 views

How to make a video presentation with the possibility to go to the next or the previous “video-slide”?

I've tried to make a Power Point presentation but I've to many videos and rendering inside so the presentation doesn't have a good portability and continuity. I would like to make directly a video, ...
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2answers
22 views

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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1answer
59 views

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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0answers
36 views

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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3answers
161 views

h264 settings for large flat areas of slowly changing colour

I'm doing an animation for a projection mapping that simulates the sun casting shadows on a structure as it moves through the sky. Basically it's just big flat areas of colour that change over about ...
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3answers
449 views

How to detect and extract words from audio/video stream online in a webpage itself?

I have a video (or audio, I think it is not important) stream/file which does not contain subtitles. But it has clean english speech. Is it possible to detect and extract words from it. I don't need ...
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0answers
9 views

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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0answers
17 views

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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2answers
477 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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1answer
383 views

restart encoding with ffmpeg when bad source

I have an ffmpeg process which saves a stream from wowza server, but when the stream in wowza is interrupted for a second or so sometimes ffmpeg cycles in: [segment @ 0x671a10] st:0 PTS: 9600015 DTS: ...
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2answers
70 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
50 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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2answers
45 views

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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0answers
27 views

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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2answers
23 views

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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1answer
37 views

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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3answers
76 views

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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1answer
23 views

“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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2answers
29 views

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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2answers
104 views

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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1answer
32 views

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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vote
2answers
34 views

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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1answer
50 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?
2
votes
1answer
48 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
28 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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3answers
13k views

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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3answers
90 views

What is the most lossless way to rip a laserdisc to a Mac?

I want to rip a LD to my Mac as a digital video file. I will create a DVD from this file eventually, but I'm primarily interested in playing it on my laptop. What video output from the Laserdisc ...
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1answer
25 views

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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2answers
33 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
65 views

Why HD broadcast camcorder still pictures quality (still frame from video) beat out DSLR?

I've taken pictures with a HD broadcast camcorder and a DSLR at the same event. When I get the still pics from camcorder footage, the image appears to be more professional/outstanding feeling than the ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Help with playback stutter in Sony Vegas Pro 11

I've got 2 DSLRs in my kit, a Nikon D7000 and a Nikon D3S, for 1080i and 720p respectively. I experienced stuttering playback with footage from both cameras, and figured it was something with Nikon's ...
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1answer
9k 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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3answers
9k views

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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