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1answer
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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 ...
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615 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 ...
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435 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 ...
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Why deshaken video looks “wobbly” and how to fix it

When I filter a shaky video through deshaking filter (that fixes frames positions and rotations), the resulting video looks "wobbly" (example gif), i.e. while there are no per-frame displacements or ...
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2answers
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Can you measure the width of a character in an AE expression?

I have a type effect that requires a couple of layers, one with the type, and another moving behind the letters as they appear (simulating the little text bubbles you get when typing on an iPhone). ...
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2answers
211 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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1answer
149 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 ...
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2answers
93 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
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2answers
281 views

How to make this vector animation?

I would like to make a demonstration animation like this... ...
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4answers
383 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?
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1answer
122 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 ...
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2answers
506 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 ...
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3answers
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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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1answer
18k views

What exactly does “Ethernet-capable HDMI cable” mean?

What exactly does "Ethernet-capable HDMI cable" mean? Does this mean I can stream content wirelessly to my projector?
2
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1answer
692 views

Choosing the right format/codec for export

I have a few recordings from my Canon IXUS 90 IS that I have combined into one sequence. I am using this small project as a way to get to know Adobe Premiere Pro CS5. The pieces of video from the ...
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1answer
40 views

How to show a character in black and white mode with colorful background? [duplicate]

I want to show a character in black and white but the background/environment he reside remains colorful. I heard that through rotoscoping it will be possible. Is it correct? Could anyone please ...
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3answers
39 views

Can someone suggest a software for video format conversion for Mac?

I am newbie to this video world and have started using a Canon G7X to shoot video (I shoot casual video of my babies, family outings etc). Could someone help me find a good software which I can use to ...
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1answer
78 views

How to encode 60p MP4 video to play on TVs?

I have 60fps MP4 videos shot with a Canon G7x camera. They playback find on my laptop, however I would like for the videos to be playable on TVs that have video file playback capability (such as my ...
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4answers
189 views

Is it right time to buy 4K video camera?

I want to casual shooting (family, travels etc.), but I do not want to sacrifice the quality. Should I buy a camera equipped with 4K shooting? Is it the right time to buy a 4K camera or should I buy ...
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0answers
35 views

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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2answers
75 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 ...
1
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2answers
193 views

Why does quality degrade so much if just cutting video with ffmpeg?

I have tried to cut video with the following command ffmpeg -i "Вспомнить все (Total Recall, 1990).avi" -ss 01:07:29 -to 01:08:05 fight.avi Output: Input #0, avi, from '╨Т╤Б╨┐╨╛╨╝╨╜╨╕╤В╤М ╨▓╤Б╨╡ ...
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3answers
98 views

How do I create a video of typing math symbols

I am creating a training video on Calculus using my Mac, and I need to enter mathematical symbols such as integration and summation signs on my video. (The video is just a screen capture of me writing ...
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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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1answer
87 views

Cannot export video file in correct resolution

I am following this tutorial on how to cut out audio from my video (I actually wanted to cut out just part of audio but i know how to do that so its not a problem) @ 2:55 the video shows a window ...
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1answer
241 views

Editing 1440p @ 47 FPS in Premiere Pro CS6

I am attempting to edit the videos I've recorded with a GoPro Hero 3 in Premiere Pro CS6. However, the preview window jumps, is slow and not smooth at all. As this pretty much makes video editing ...
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1answer
107 views

Clip Library Management

Over time, as I've taken on more and more work (as a theatrical AV designer), I've built up a large collection of stock clips from a wide variety of sources, which always come in handy for smaller ...
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2answers
130 views

What is a description along the bottom of a video generally called?

Sorry about the terrible title question. I'll edit it if I get an answer to be more useful to others, or you're welcome to do so. I'm trying to find tutorials and even inspiration for stuff like the ...
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2answers
243 views

320 kbps MP3 -> laptop sound card -> studio headphones = what is the bottleneck? [closed]

I am usually listening to a) 320 kbps MP3 b) Spotify over WiFi on my c) Samsung Galaxy S4 d) HP laptop with internal sound card (I can't even google what card is there) over Sony Mdr-V6 ...
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2answers
709 views

Stream from a windows desktop to multiple TVs/apartments on a separate channel

How can I stream from my windows 7 desktop to TVs in multiple apartments in my building on a dedicated cable channel. Is it possible? If so, how can I go about it? The stream must play if someone ...
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5answers
1k views

How does graphics card's memory affect video rendering performance?

So, I'm asking that, since I've got a GTX650Ti 1 GB graphics, and it takes 5 minutes to render a simple 1 minute video with minimum effects. Is it normal? I've tried it both with Sony Vegas and Adobe ...
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2answers
1k views

Export video has different resolution Adobe Premier Pro

I try to export video in Adobe Premier Pro CS5 but it export the video using another resolution. So for example the original video (.mov) has resolution 1920x1080, but exported video has resolution ...
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3answers
185 views

Best practice recording VHS to digital

I have a home video on VHS which I want to transfer to someone else. As I don't have two VHS recorders I am looking into other ways to duplicate the footage. I am considering two options to do this: ...
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1answer
5k views

Can't import some .mov files into Adobe Premiere, it says “Codec missing or unavailable”

I am trying to import some .mov files into Adobe Premiere project, but I keep getting the following error message "Codec missing or unavailable", this only happen for certain .mov videos which have ...
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5answers
7k views

Professional text animation software

In addition to Adobe Flash, what other tools people usually use to make text animations. By text animation I mean, like animations that has a narration and word or letters from the narration dance on ...
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0answers
247 views

Screen-record tablet ink drawing on top of recorded video?

Is there software that allows me to 'screen record' tablet wacom ink drawing on top of a video being played back, and then output a new file with the drawing being part of the video? A wacom overlay, ...
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2answers
1k views

Compress or convert .mov to lighter format

My camera records videos in .mov format, what can I use to edit out the audio and lower it's size in a Windows environment?
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0answers
18 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 ...
0
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1answer
18 views

Want to learn the new iMovie

Can you recommend a good site with some online training for the latest iMovie on OS X? I have tried to play with iMovie over the years and I never seem to 'get' how it is meant to be used. Right now ...
0
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1answer
51 views

Reverse Darkening Face Out

Sometimes in documentaries, they have the face darkened out. Is their an effective way to undo this anoynmous effect? Obviously, the curves levels doesn't work as it just shows a bunch of square like ...
0
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1answer
135 views

Is there any option for mirror imaging in video editing software?

I recently encountered this video: ...
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1answer
204 views

Codec information application

I need to get video/codec information from several files (avi, matroska etc). Is there any alternative to GSpot? GSpot is outdated with lack of support for mkv, ogm, 264 ... I already know MediaInfo ...
0
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2answers
2k views

Converting from 8mm Video Tapes to Digital (PC)

Can you please assist with a recommendation about a good Video Capture Card / Device that can used to convert from 8mm Video Tapes to Digital (PC - Windows)? I found a site with lots of such devices ...
0
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1answer
532 views

Background color of MP4 rendering incorrectly in QuickTime

I am converting a .MOV file into .MP4, .OGV and .WEBM for web use. I have found that the background rendered by QuickTime and Safari is not white although the same MP4 has a white background when ...
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3answers
168 views

Adding 3d animations in a video

For a project we need 3d animations to start unfolding whilst a person is walking. The video camera will be moving. Using After effects, achieve such a thing? Also what is this called? So I can also ...

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