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Does canon EOS 1000D support video recording?

I want to buy an entry level DSLR and EOS 1000D seems like a good buy but I have some doubts regarding it. Does it support video recording? Do I need to install some software for the video recording ...
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Tips to make a stopmotion walk

I'm making a game using photographs for the animation. I've asked a friend to walk in place, and taking pictures of each step, using a 6-steps cycle. It ended "cool", but as the photo session was ...
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137 views

Frame rate conversion during playback for maximal smoothness

So I watch my 25 fps DVD on my 60Hz LCD monitor... For now lets assume everything is progressive scan. It seems that current DVD programs (and all media players on PC's, like youtube, vlc, etc.) ...
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1answer
432 views

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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1answer
103 views

Workflow for making interesting videos

I'd like to start a bit of a travel video blog about my adventures, but I'm wondering how I can: Make my videos interesting, and Make them look and sound reasonably professional. I currently have ...
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2answers
223 views

Is there an online video converter?

Does anyone know of any services that will convert a large video (1gb+)? I've a bunch of files I'm looking to convert from mkv to mp4's. I'm on an older Mac and I've looked at some sites like video ...
2
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1answer
538 views

How do I edit video footage from an interview?

I was asked to produce a set of video interviews for a friend's wedding consisting of individual single-subject interviews (the interviewer is not on camera or mic) with the bride, groom, close ...
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Are there any good video editing apps for photographers?

Photo editing apps like Lightroom have very intuitive ways (my opinion, of course) of performing operations on pictures. I occasionally do small video projects that I edit either in Sony Vegas on ...
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Importing an .fcp file into FCPX

A friend of mine created our wedding video in FCP and now that I've got the project I've been trying to import it into the trial copy of FCPX (off the App Store) but it doesn't like it. I've read on ...
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1answer
348 views

What's the best setup to transfer a digital or analog video over 100 ft?

I'm looking for the best (price/quality) solution to send a digital or analog video signal to an lcd tv or beamer over 80 - 100 ft. The input can be hdmi, vga or dvi (all must be possible). The output ...
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69 views

What's a good, cheap, piece of gear to start with when adding lighting equpment to your toolset?

I now have a camera that I'm quite satisfied with, and also a couple of different microphones for recording audio that doesn't sound horrible. However, something I haven't paid attention to yet is ...
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1answer
48 views

Why does media show up in Final Cut but errors when rendering in Compressor?

I am building a video using media all on my local hard drive. When I watch the video preview in Final Cut, there's no missing media clips. However, when I bring the project into Compressor, the clips ...
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1answer
2k views

Encoding DNxHD using ffmbc

I have decided to re-encode my footage as DNxHD for editing. I am using ffmbc (downloaded here) to do the encoding. My source footage is HDV 1080i50. Therefore I think the best format to trancode ...
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2answers
163 views

Scaling optimal video frame dimensions

I'm trying to setup my site to store uploaded user content in a 640x360 frame size, which will be presented back for viewing in that frame size and in a smaller frame size. I'm trying to understand ...
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2answers
487 views

How would I develop AGFA Moviechrome 40 film?

I recently was crawling through old boxes and came across my grandfather's old Canon Zoom 518-2 Super 8 video camera. Inside was a cartridge of AGFA Moviechrome 40 film. I'm wondering where/how I'd go ...
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1answer
7k views

Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 - Looping a clip

I'm trying to get a clip to loop on my video for its entirety. (The clip is the water mark.) I can't really copy paste it everywhere, it would take hours (the clip is 10 seconds, on an hour long ...
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2answers
525 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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2answers
55 views

What applications can I film in and integrate photos, and narrating on iMac/iPhone/Maybe iPad

What applications can I film in and integrate photos, and narrating? I've played with iMovie and don't get it (ADHD), and video apps on my iPhone seem puny for a series of youTube like documentary ...
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3answers
887 views

Is it possible to make changes over several clips at the same time when color correcting?

Let's say I have 30 clips. The first 10 clips are filmed outside at day, the next 10 clips are filmed outside at night and the last 10 clips are filmed indoors. This means that I want to use three ...
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3answers
880 views

Good free m2ts to mp4 converter?

I'd like to convert some AVCHD footage (.m2ts) to mp4 files. Can anybody here recommend a good converter (preferably free) that'll do a good job?
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1answer
353 views

Color correction workflow

I completed my first short film in December. One of the most time consuming aspects of the project was making the colors look nice. I used Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 and the free Magic Bullet plugin. I ...
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1answer
226 views

Canon 600d vs Sony PD170 for video production

If you were to develop a short film, which one of these two cameras would you use? In a recent discussion with a friend he was claiming that a camera like the Canon 600d can produce videos of much ...
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How can I stitch together several m2ts video files into one large file?

I have recorded several community theater productions with a Panasonic TM900 camera. The settings on the camera were to record at 1080p @ 60 FPS. However, I noticed that the camera produces several ...
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0answers
227 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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1answer
280 views

Paper camera software filters for post-production?

I have downloaded an android app called Paper Camera that provides real time camera filters such as a variety of 'sketch' and cartoony feels. I find especially interesting their filters 'Contour', ...
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0answers
166 views

Is the high-framerate crop mode in the Red Scarlet camera practical?

I'm pretty excited by the new Red Scarlet, but one point seems very limiting about its (high-)framerate capacity: It's actually cropping the image on the frame when shooting at framerates higher than ...
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1answer
1k views

High-end graphics cards: is it needed or useless for video editing at i5 machine with quicksync?

I am in search of a graphics card that makes video editing fast. I think to buy an i5 cpu with a motherboard with quicksync (z68?) and an SSD. Quicksync on cpu is only for transcoding (h.264 and ...
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1answer
354 views

Nikon D3100 vs Canon EOS 600D [closed]

Which one is better? Please reply if you have used and seen images taken by both DSLR!
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1answer
253 views

H.264 encoder with CLEAR options for specifying minimum & maximum video bitrate?

I almost never get stuck with things like this and kinda figure things out myself... but I'm at a complete loss here. I've used Handbrake, X-Media Recode, and lots of other encoders and they're ...
3
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3answers
667 views

Understanding Video Formats and Attributes for use in FCP7

My question(s) for you today regard the converting of videos from various cameras for use in Final Cut Pro 7. I have footage of the same event from different angles all shot on different cameras (Sony ...
3
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2answers
904 views

How can I sync two videos together in Corel VideoStudio Pro X3

I have two videos of a dance at a dance competition taken by two different people. The videos are of the same dance but are from different angles. I want to create a single video that contains both ...
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0answers
62 views

How to preserve new audio when importing Premiere projects into After Effects?

I am working on a project in Adobe Premiere consisting of many small clips. For some of the clips I replaced the audio by unlinking the original videoclip from the original audioclip, cutting the ...
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1answer
29 views

Can't figure out which projector fits these features

What I need: reasonable resolution (not 640x480, maybe 1024x768 minimum, but I'm willing to budge on this) long life, no need to change parts connects to a standard computer VGA out What I don't ...
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0answers
250 views

How do I assemble a Dynacam Flycam 5000 (AKA ProAim Flycam)?

I bought the Dynacam Flycam 5000 (also sold as ProAim Flycam, and probably some other no-name brands) in a local shop the other month. Unfortunately no assembly instructions at all were included so I ...
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1answer
446 views

How can I find camcorders with high quality like Nikon D3100 but without its time limit?

I like the video clarity and quality of the Nikon D3100. However, it has a time limit on it, which I don't like. How can I go about finding an HD camcorder with similar video clarity to this camera, ...
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0answers
220 views

From Avid Media Composer to DVD?

I have a 1920x1080i project (a 50 minute film) in Avid Media Composer (version 3). How can I make a high-quality DVD from my project? Specifically: Can I export straight from Avid to a DVD format ...
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1answer
191 views

Recording 2-4 live video feeds in sync

I would like to video record my (and my friends') soccer match. I've bought a Chinese mini DV cam that I attach on top of the door and record on an SD card. But I want to do more: I would like to ...
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2answers
411 views

Hardware requirements for multiple TV channels (cable TV) digitization

I'm planning to start a service which archives TV video content (at low quality). I'm exploring what hardware and video digitization equipment will be needed. The TV channels in the geography I'm ...
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0answers
62 views

Decoding and Using VITC?

Can any one give me more explanation on VITC? I need to identify the VITC code presented in the VBI signal. How does it's format work? how does one extract it? How are VITC embedded in a video signal? ...
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1answer
335 views

QoS for video streaming

What are the most used metrics to evaluate the QoS of a video streaming session? I am looking for tutorials, papers, lecture notes, ppt, anything of that kind, or your own answer.
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4answers
7k views

How can I extend the ten minute video limit on a Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS?

This question addresses the fact that DSLRs have limits on video recording time and provides some speculation as to why the limit exists. It mentions that Canon has a 30 minute limit. I am recording ...
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2answers
124 views

Can I use a computer as the processing unit of a video camera instead of the onboard chip?

I have been wondering for a while if we could connect a camera to a computer and let the computer do the processing, that way we would have access to things that the camera wouldn't be able to do ...
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1answer
157 views

Camcorder for use as a webcam

I've been looking into a camcorder for use as a webcam, since all the webcams I have found don't seem to be up to the task I have in mind. My biggest issue is finding camcorders can can even be used ...
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3answers
4k views

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
109 views

Brightness and contrast ratio, inversely proportional?

I'm comparing the features of 2 projectors, which are very similar between them. They both have 1300 lumens. However I was surprised to see the following values: Projector 1 Brightness (lm) 3000 ...
2
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3answers
9k views

How do I specify baseline H264 profile using FFmbc?

I am using FFmbc (a FFmpeg derivative) to transcode some video files to H264 (in a mov wrapper). I want to specify baseline profile (to reduce CPU usage) but can't figure out how. There doesn't seem ...
2
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2answers
661 views

Best software tool to process image/video and obtain greatest level of zoom?

I would like to get advice on what is the best software to obtain the best level of zoom possible for a video. Do I need to resample the video? Are there tools that can do this live? (maybe selecting ...
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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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1answer
193 views

Final Cut Express: Flip a Video Clip

I'm sure this is trivial to do, but I've yet to find the right filter to Flip a video clip in FCE 4. For example, see what happens at the 0:42 mark in this video (Night Stand HD Pro) I see box ...
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1answer
68 views

Timelapse video with meta information on every frame

I have a set of images that I want to make a time lapse video with. I have done this a few times but now I want to add some meta information to every image. For example I have taken a picture every ...

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