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Selectively blur many but not all of the faces in a video

Shooting videos of Ninjutsu events. Top man insists that there are privacy issues as some of the participants don't want their faces to appear in the resulting video. Would really love to be able to ...
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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 ...
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How did cameramen manually focus in the film days?

In the days before LCDs and digital cameras, manually focusing an interchangeable lens still camera wasn't a whole lot different than it is today. In most designs, you had a mirror that gave the ...
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How to reduce wind noise from a video?

I am using a Canon EOS-650D to record video and I have a problem with wind/noise on my recordings. Can anyone tell me how can I reduce noise/wind from the recorded video. I usually edit my videos on ...
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Want to try green screen with my elementary students. What do we need. Using Mac OS 10.5.8

I am looking to put together an affordable portable studio to use with elementary school students. Doesn't have to be fancy just affordable. Budget around $200. I have seen some green screen kits ...
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How does Apple Motion compare to Adobe After Effects?

I am looking at Apple Motion and Adobe After Effects. How to they compare to one another? What are the pros and cons of each?
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Is there any plugin for After Effects to create a 'kinetic typography' video?

I was looking at some kinetic typography videos - like the one below - and wondering whether there is a plugin for Adobe After Effects CS4 that can help with this. If not, then is there any other easy ...
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How to achieve “Acid Burn” saturation?

The TV show 'Utopia' has become renowned for its stylized visuals, including a type of saturation that is frequently described by reviews as "Acid Burned"... Director Marc Munden, who shot the ...
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How to make a video from a still image and an audio file?

I have an image file (png) and an audio file (aiff). How do I combine them to make a video file that shows the still image and plays the audio file? Target operating system: either OS X Lion or ...
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My Canon Powershot SX40 stops recording regularly and predictably.

I have a Canon Powershot SX40 HS and am having problems with recording. I start to record and it only lets me for a short period of time. Then it stops recording by itself. It seems to stop every ...
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373 views

How to make a video from a still image and an audio file?

I have an image file (png) and an audio file (aiff). How do I combine them to make a video file that shows the still image and plays the audio file? Target operating system: either OS X Lion or ...
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What does a phantom technician do on a production set and why would a director need one?

I just saw a video and in the credits is listed "phantom technician" ? What are this person's duties, and why would a director need one on a production set? Here is the video reference: ...
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What is the best way to clean the outside of audio/video cables

What is the best way to clean a cable that has gotten sticky. I know the best thing to do is to not get them sticky in the first place, but after time they get dirty/sticky all by themselves. Lets ...
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What should I be looking for in a low cost color correcting monitor?

I am in the market for a low-cost, color-correcting monitor. Please help me define "low cost." I don't want to skimp out but don't want to buy top dollar either. I know good monitors cost money. I ...
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What is the name of that color test in video production with the beep?

What is the name of those colour test screens at the beginning of videos? I've used it before in Final Cut Pro but I forget what it's called. Thanks.
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Should you shoot flat when shooting with a DSLR?

I've read a bit about how it can be useful to use a "flat" profile for shooting video on a DSLR which produces only compressed video. For example as described in this article. The reasoning is that ...
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How do I rig a Kino Flo to a gobo arm like this?

I want to know how to rig a 4-bank Kino to a gobo arm like this. I can tell they're using two arms, but I don't understand how it is attached to the first, nor do I know what mounting plate they have ...
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Orbits in After Effects

I'm new to After Effects and I might be asking about obvious stuff, but I searched this site and elsewhere and can't find an answer. Basically I want to orbit some points in a setup similar to the ...
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FCPX => DaVinci Resolve => FCPX color grading round trip

I'm trying to get my (non-graded) video from Final Cut Pro X through DaVinci Resolve 10.1 Lite, and back into FCPX for the last bits (audio, logos etc). The first part wasn't that hard, just export ...
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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 ...
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ffmpeg: how to losslessly encode many jpg images to a video?

I have a large set of jpgs that I want to convert to a video losslessly (or, at the very least, very close to losslessly as long as the encoding time isn't much higher than otherwise). Naively, I ...
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What are the rights to exported video from the Apple's Keynote app?

When I make an presentation in the Apple's Keynote with transitions an like, and export it to an video, can I publish the video as commercial - as my own work? I'm added the soundtrack later - it ...
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120fps 720p footage with real time playback on Ubuntu? + editing?

I have a laptop with an i7 CPU, 1.73 GHz, 8GB RAM, Ubuntu 10.04 with an "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5800 Series" graphics card. I have compiz enabled (which may be one of the culprits with the problem ...
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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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Is it possible that the actual video resolution of the t2i/550d is not 1920x1080

I don't know if i'm doing something wrong or this is the way my camera (550d/t2i) works. It seems to me that the video is softer than it should be. To test this I made a picture and video using the ...
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Why is my video alternating between blurry and sharp?

I notice this on a regular basis while watching videos I've downloaded. The image will alternate pretty quickly between blurry and sharp and sometimes the effect is quite drastic. Below is an example ...
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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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Reasonable hardware for basic video editing?

We have an old duo core Windows XP machine, and it seems to be the case that, when using Adobe Premiere Elements 9, we frequently have situations where the audio and video are out of sync. We will ...
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Shutter slower than video FPS

I'm trying to shoot low light video on my RX100 m3 and I want to make the best of it. So it would make sense that the ideal setting (in many cases) would be to open the shutter for as long as it can ...
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34 views

Which software application did they use to create LHC data processing animation?

I would like to know which software application did CERN use to create the LHC data processing animation? ...
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1answer
416 views

Windows Software to record from Webcam & Screen

I'm looking for software which can simultaneously record video from my computer's web cam at the same time as recording the content displayed on screen. More Detailed Requirements Run on Windows 7 ...
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What is the best method to record a home video of multiple players?

What is the best method to record a home video of multiple players? I see people doing this all the time on the internet but I want to pick the easiest one. For example, I want one video that has 2 ...
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How can I achieve the Ken Burn Effect with greater control or in other software?

I am using the Ken Burns effect in Final Cut Pro X, however it does not allow me enough control over how it behaves. I end up having to cut the video in to multiple clips in order to get the effect ...
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Best rendering output for 720px X 480px Sony Vegas Pro 12

I'm pretty new to video editing so please excuse if my question is rather entry level. I have a bunch of archival films that were converted MPEG-2 at 720px by 480px. I'm required to put a watermark ...
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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 ...
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Are there any wearable IP cameras?

I'm trying to find a wearable camera (to mount on a helmet, or on the shoulder) that support live-streaming video over a WiFi-network or the mobile phone network (HSPA or LTE) to a custom video ...
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Shoot moving clouds

I need to shoot the clouds and how they are moving during the time. I saw a lot of time similar clips on youtube and always shot it is just a set of animated photos. Am I right? If yes, is there any ...
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Premiere Elements “Debug Event”: Keyframe error

I have encountered a probable bug in Premiere Elements 10, and fortunately I've also found a workaround which is why I wrote my own answer below. But since I haven't been able to solve the underlying ...
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628 views

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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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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creating a lossless mp4 screencast

I'm trying to create a screencast for playback on the web. Would like to use h.264, webm, and ogg. The source files are in the Apple Animation codec, and they look perfectly accurate. However when I ...
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Looking For A Video Editor that will maintain the codecs of the original source video

Im trying to test various video/audio codecs by editing clips from larger videos that have the codecs I want to test. Although every video editor i have tried changes the codecs of the clips i create ...
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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 ...
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Creating a split screen video of a multitrack recording

It's fairly common to see videos in which, to accompany a piece of music created using overdubs, we see a split screen showing the artist performing each overdub. What functions, in which software, ...
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1answer
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How do I film a friend's wedding?

My friend asked me to video tape his wedding. I have minimal experience behind a video camera but I'm comfortable with technology. I'm mostly looking for composition and logistical advice on filming a ...
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235 views

Methods of Amplifying Poor Audio from Camcorder Recording?

I have a recording from a camcorder (with a broken mic) where the audio is 1) largely white noise and 2) almost in-audible sound from people chatting in a room. What methods could be used to amplify ...
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146 views

Premiere Pro doesn't play AC3 audio stream from .MTS file

I have video clips from two cameras. They were recorded in AVCHD, which I've imported as .MTS in Adobe Premiere Pro. The clips taken from one camera works fine. The others don't play audio. I've ...
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1answer
29 views

Black and white DSLR video quality

I'm trying to achieve this kind of look on a video I'm shooting ...
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1answer
31 views

How can I keep my project-specific Motion elements together with my Final Cut projects?

I'm producing a video with several graphics animations, and some of them need to be done in Motion. What's the best way to store a Motion animation that will only be used in one place in one FCP ...
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Create quickly alternating clips in Premiere Pro

I'm putting together a scene with music that has a steady beat, and then the tempo increases to the point where the beat is far more rapid. I'd like to alternate between video clips on every beat. I ...

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