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1answer
79 views

Even though Apple Motion is used with FCP could I still use it with iMovie?

I don't want to get FCP just yet but I still want effects from motion.
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1answer
102 views

Is it possible to raise H.264's QP without fully re-encoding the video?

Is it possible to lower the H.264 video quality and bitrate without fully decoding and encoding it? Are there H.264-specific algoritmhs that can create a video with higher QP based on encoded video ...
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1answer
233 views

Premiere Custom Dip To Black Transition

I would like to use a simple transition throughout a project in a large number of places. The default Dip to Black transition gets me almost there, with one missing feature - there appears to be no ...
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1answer
37 views

Acceptable to adjust colour levels dynamically

I am using Premiere Pro CS6 to produce a short film and have some questions about the levels video effect. Is it generally considered good practice to make adjustments to the RGB levels throughout a ...
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1answer
734 views

repeat crossfade in a sequence of images

I am trying to animate a series of drawings. I have 10 drawings of 10 states of an object and I would like to have a crossfade between each states and this repeated for about 2 min back and forth. I ...
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1answer
59 views

Equipment for documenting an adventure journey

I will be traveling to India in a few weeks and I want to document the journey. Now I'm looking for the right equipment. There are two constraints: First, the amount of work I want to put into ...
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0answers
74 views

How would I wirelessly broadcast a Coax signal?

I have four cameras (360x240), all with a Coax/BNC output. Currently, they're all wired to a common (and badly-placed) point. What I would like to do is add a wireless COAX transmitter connected to ...
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3answers
3k views

How to burn timestamp onto video?

I want to burn timestamp from the video meta data on to the video. I'm having great difficulty in finding a good tool that does that. Is there a video editing tool out there that allows timestamp ...
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2answers
505 views

Audio noise reduction: how does audacity compare to other options?

Audacity's noise reduction filter is pretty good. Before I use it, though, I want to know if I'm missing out on any fundamentally different approaches that may work better. I have some recordings of ...
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1answer
531 views

Setting timecode in Premiere Pro by using file creation date of clips

I have filmed a small rock concert with 4 cameras. One of the cameras was filming short sequences (about 3 mins Clips), then paused for a few minutes and than resumed. Now it is quite a lot of work ...
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1answer
532 views

ffmpeg drawtext clipping to a bounding box

I'm trying to create a transparent box with some text in it and then overlay that onto a (bigger) existing video. I know I can do the text directly over the video, but I need the text bounded inside ...
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2answers
74 views

Why does digital cinema focus on prime lenses?

Why do digital cinema cameras, e.g., BlackMagic, Canon C series, etc. focus on using prime lenses over zoom lenses? Bear in mind that by "zoom lenses" I am referring to lenses with variable focal ...
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1answer
700 views

Automatic Motion Detection in existing GoPro video files

I have quite some hours of footage stored on disc. It's all static video of a bird's nest. Is anybody aware of an application that makes it easy to automatically scan these files and to jump ahead to ...
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73 views

Marshall Video Cameras and BMD ATEM

I've been looking at some of the Marshall Video gear to be used with my BlackMagic ATEM TV Studio. I'm wondering if anyone else has used any of these? Specifically the CV550-CS/B http://www.marshall-...
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2answers
99 views

How to convert 25p to ntsc dvd?

I need to build a ntsc dvd from a 25p movie. I've read about different solutions: Using twixtor to get ntsc framerate Using DGPulldown to flag it up to 29.97fps What is the most professional way ...
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1answer
213 views

How do I make titles look like they are in the room as an object?

I want the titles to look like they are actually there moving with other objects in the room
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1answer
784 views

Waving flag in After Effects from vector

Could anyone provide some insight on how to go about animating a vector flag (such as the one pictured below) to wave in the wind. Simultaneously, how could also animate what's "printed" on the flag ...
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1answer
6k views

How to downsample 4k to 1080p using ffmpeg while maintaining the quality?

I have some 4K 3840x2160 footage in MP4 format that I need to bring down to 1080p. I tried running ffmpeg -i orig.mp4 -vf scale=1920:1080 smaller.mp4 but the result is very poor quality, with ...
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2answers
95 views

Why does premiere perform so badly when it shouldn't?

In this screenshot you can see it using 20 gigs of ram, without using any gpu or cpu, while the render window being open for 5 minutes without any progress. Gpu cuda setting is enabled, 3 gigs are ...
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1answer
35 views

How long should the maximum length of an exr sequence be? [closed]

I'm wondering if there is a maximum length for an exr image sequence or an image sequence in general. In After Effects I'm having trouble to load long exr image sequences The Image sequence is ...
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1answer
233 views

Adobe Media Encoder 2014.2 Part of audio missing in mp4 AAC rendered files - cache problem?

Using Encoder 2014.2 for mp4 file encoding in 4 different resolutions 2 different HW systems - Windows 8.1 64, Intel i7, SSD, Nvidia GTX 780x2 SLI Configured Watched Folders with 4 different presets ...
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3answers
314 views

lift adobe premiere ram allocation limit?

I am working on my fight premiere video. I do have a really expensive high end computer. First I only used 16 gb of ram and when it would use the 16gb adobe would freeze and it would kind of get stuck....
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2answers
3k views

How to animate the outlines of text (After Effects)

Is there a method in After Effects of animating the outlines of text as seen in the example below?
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1answer
2k views

How to live feed video from a Nikon D3200 to a Mac?

I have a Nikon D3200 and I want to take pictures/record video from my mac, I mean use the nikon like a web cam or something, I use Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro for editing if that could work....
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1answer
41 views

How to change the pace of imported mov video clip in after effects

Sorry for noob question or a possible duplicate. We got a .mov inside a AE project. What we are trying to do is change the tempo of this so duration isn't 4 sec for example, but instead cause our ...
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1answer
42 views

How can I save the project for premiere cs 5.5?

I edited a project in Premiere CC and my client owns Premiere CS 5.5, how can I save the project file so he can use it too?
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1answer
99 views

How to import clips from one project into another in Adobe Premiere?

I have imported one project into another in Premier. After that I got all clips I had in old project visible in new one, at left. But I need only some of them. Unfortunately, when I am trying to ...
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2answers
214 views

Embedded Timed Text for closed-captioning? Is that possible?

I am going to be working on a video project that needs closed captioning. The requirement we got from the client says.... Closed Captioning Embedded Timed Text subtitle track (ISO/IEC 14496-17) ...
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0answers
115 views

Producing and streaming to a local Network

i'm facing the challenge of creating a "TV-Show". To understand why i do this i will explain it in detail, but summarize it in the end, for the ones who just want to know what my problem is. LONG ...
2
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1answer
7k views

Faster deinterlacing with ffmpeg and yadif

We are using two-step encoding with ffmpeg to encode raw .mov files to multiple .mp4 encodings ready for streaming over the Internet. Some of the videos are interlaced and we are using yadif to ...
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1answer
63 views

Looking for a Video Program/Feature that allows smooth frame-to-frame skipping (when moving progress bar)

Does anyone know of a program, or feature in VLC, that allows you to skip smoothly from frame to frame when dragging the progress bar? Right now, when I drag it in VLC, it jumps several frames.
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2answers
425 views

MXF files in Premiere Pro cs5 mac only playing/dispaying audio

Hi I'm having issues with my MXF files in Premiere Pro cs5. When I bring my mxf files into my project its only playing back audio, i can't even see video. It's like its only reading it as audio. If ...
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1answer
42 views

Synchronise in Premier Pro

Background: I've created a multi-cam sequence with three cameras in Adobe Premier Pro CC, which was working fine. I then came to add an additional camera, using CMD + Double Clicking on the Multicam ...
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3answers
256 views

Can I use h.264 codec inside .mp4 container for my website

I would like to use h.264 as the codec inside .mp4 container for my user uploaded videos for my website. But I saw somewhere that h.264 is non free. I am unsure whether I can use this technology or ...
1
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2answers
112 views

How to cut out pauses and unneeded places from video in Adobe Premiere?

I have a long video and wish to cut pauses and unneeded places from it. Currently I know how to select mark ins and mark outs Unfortunately, this does not allow to have multiple ins and outs in ...
3
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2answers
864 views

How to shoot a scene of someone riding a bike?

I'm shooting a short film and there is a scene I'd like to film where a guy is biking and the camera follows him through his bike ride. All I have to film on is a Sony a3000 camera, I don't own ...
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2answers
656 views

How to compress video size without losing quality or resolution? [closed]

I have video of 300 MB, and i want to reduce its size to maximum 150-200 MB, so how can i achieve it without losing quality or resolution, is there any free toll to achieving it?
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1answer
209 views

ffmpeg split file retains original length

I've losslessly extracted 30m from a ~1.5h long video using the following ffmpeg command: ffmpeg -ss 0 -t 00:30:00 -i in.mp4 -acodec copy -vcodec copy out.mp4 The split was successful and out.mp4 ...
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1answer
2k views

What is the best universal video format / extension so that it can be viewed on iPad and PCs

So, someone asked me this question today, and I am very curious about the answer. This person wants to put up a video on a website, and wants it to be viewable on both the iPad and on PCs. They don't ...
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0answers
38 views

No change to mask when parent's source text size changes

I have two mask layers, each whose 'Parent' is a type layer. When I change the Scale of the type layer, the mask layer adjusts its size proportionately, but when I change the size of the type using ...
2
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2answers
351 views

Can I record directly to a computer with the HC-V250?

I'm considering purchase of the Panasonic HC-V250, but my primary use case is recording directly to a folder on my computer. (I do a lot of post-production editing, so I need all the files on my ...
1
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2answers
102 views

Matching audio levels across multiple clips

Let's say I have two video clips in Premiere Pro: a) A clip with people talking - sound is recorded a bit low b) A clip with people talking and a loud sound (eg. a gunshot) in the middle How do I ...
1
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0answers
39 views

Looking for advice on lighting my set

I have a bit of a crappy set for my Youtube stuff and, recently, I had a small windfall of sorts and was able to buy some lightbulbs and clamp lights. No, I couldn't buy a proper lighting kit, (it was ...
1
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3answers
200 views

What's the minimum software for reliably live-streaming a conference?

With a DSLR's HDMI-out feeding into a Mac, what's the minimum necessary software to do a live web broadcast from a conference? UStream is $99/month and up. YouTube has a live streaming service, but ...
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2answers
80 views

Automatic motion blur in video editor?

Is there an alternative to the automatic motion blur in After Effects for Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas or Final Cut? I use it mainly to sync text/image animations with sound cues, however After Effects ...
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1answer
68 views

Is there any method to create an audio visualizer as seen in video below

So I've been looking for a certain effect to add to videos for my channel, and in doing so I can safely say that the internet is filled with useless and endless templates for simple audio ...
2
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1answer
770 views

Poor and low quality on import/render Adobe Premiere

I record a video step-by-step using Microsoft Expression Encoder 4, encode the file with 'Best Quality' preset, the result info in file its: ID : 2 Format ...
2
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1answer
61 views

Linux - looking for a way to produce analog effects for video

I am looking for a way to make analog video effects like those: You may want to turn the volume down a bit: If there's no convinient way to do it i can head to ...
3
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5answers
328 views

Free video editing software

I'm looking for a free video editing application that works on windows that must have the following requirements: Must be able to take segments (cuts) of videos and add them together. Remove audio ...
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0answers
119 views

After Effects: Apply motion tracking to a scaled layer

After effects 10.5 (CS 5.5) I have two clips a layer with a smoke wisp curling up, much bigger than it will appear a layer with some slightly shaky footage of a broken machine just sitting there ...

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