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Graphical editor for OggKate

Does anyone know of a graphical editor that let's one create and edit OggKate metadata for a file. I prefer using Ubuntu. Most of the examples I've found so far uses the commandline. I've come ...
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3answers
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What is the best way to capture PC footage?

I'm trying to capture footage from a Desktop PC, I don't want to use FRAPS as the quality isn't good enough for what I need and it adds a load of overhead. I've tried a BlackMagic H.264 but when I ...
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Why use 35 mm film raw stock and camera?

I would like your suggestions and reasoning as this would be useful in making decisions. Why are film makers still using traditional 35 mm film raw stock and camera equipment to produce feature films ...
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About film making techniques

I have developed a big interest in film making recently (I hope it isn't a fad). I am interested more in the technical side like cinematography, editing, lighting etc than acting, direction etc. I am ...
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3answers
876 views

Video with person 'writing on glass' effect

I'm trying to find someone who can make videos similar to one shown here: ...
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253 views

What are some simple video editor with Masking capability?

I want to focus faces of an image and move that focus to each of the faces one by one with a delay.The other area of the image should be hidden/blurred (btw this is called masking right?). Is there ...
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1answer
331 views

Creating a “finger using device” effect like in iPhone app ads

I have been searching for quite a while on a tutorial of how to create the rotating phone ad with the finger coming in to interact with the app once in a while. There is an example of this effect in ...
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333 views

Are there any (visible) differences between R1 and R2 DVDs (or blu-rays, thereof)?

I was wondering whether there is any visible difference between Region 1 and Region 2 movies. Region 1 is encoded in 23.976 fps standard, right? And Region 2 is 25 fps. But as I assume the movies are ...
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1answer
510 views

Video Subtitles Specification [CHK and PAC]

I'm wondering if any of you have experience dealing with CHK and PAC subtitles. I'm working on a project (from a software point of view) and we need to open these subtitles and convert them into a ...
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2answers
615 views

What's the difference between a DVCAM tape that is mini and a MiniDV tape?

What exactly is the difference between a DVCAM tape that is mini and a MiniDV tape? They look pretty much the same in terms of size. It seems like Sony is making DVCAM tapes that are the same size as ...
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1answer
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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?
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1answer
64 views

How can I find good quality discounted audio gear?

I need to buy some basic accessories (XLR cables, mic stands and clips, etc) on a tight budget. I'd rather pay more for quality gear than buy something cheap that will break quickly, but a lot of ...
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566 views

Ad Free Video Streaming to Web

I'm currently working with a charity that broadcasts our event to the web. The event is about a week long (24 hrs per day), and gets in excess of 2000 viewers at times during the stream. I am ...
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Which container format for ProDVX F150

I need to produce a video that can be played by a ProDVX F150 (a small black box device which plays video from a flash card). It's hard to find real specs for this thing, but webshops say it does: ...
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253 views

How Do I Film A Rotating Object With White Background?

I often need to rotate object when making video and rotating with hands is not convenient. I wish there was a helping rotational hand spehere that would rotate as i film object where i could set ...
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250 views

How does MKV segment linking work?

I downloaded a file vid1 that is in C:\dir1\ which links to another file vid2 in a subdirectory C:\dir1\dir2\ and it works if I move that file to dir1 (so both files are in dir1). I figure that it'll ...
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1answer
723 views

Lossless HDCP stripper?

Is there a product that allows you to strip HDCP from HDMI and that does not loose quality?
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1answer
31 views

How can I see each frame of a mpeg transport stream under windows?

I am looking for a tool, preferably free, that will allow me to see and save each frame from MPEG-2 Transport Stream (video/mp2t).
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851 views

Non-Linear Video Editor for Free or Cheap That Does These Things

Background I bought a couple of handicams 6 months ago, and have since then been making videos and editing them and publishing them. http://www.youtube.com/user/Sathyaish Over the period, I have ...
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1answer
337 views

Recording a gaming console onto my computer from my TV

So I have a TV with two types of inputs. Composite (just mono), and coaxial - yes it's a pretty old TV. I play a video game that I want to record some matches of onto my laptop so I can edit the clips ...
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Premiere Create custom frame size

I have downloaded a video from youtube to my laptop. It is 640x360px mp4 format. I'd like to edit it a little bit with Premiere CS5. How do I create a new project with the same resolution of my video? ...
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1answer
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What is a good utility for trimming .dv files without losing metadata?

I'm using a mac and I'd prefer a free utility, but don't mind using a commercial tool if I have to.
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1answer
151 views

What metadata can be stored in a .dv file?

I'd just like to know what information I can expect to extract from a dv file. A lot of file formats have provisions for embedded metadata of all sorts, so my question is what if any data could a .dv ...
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1answer
511 views

How can I align photos for stop motion?

I just began to take the same photo everyday, in order to try to make a stop motion over the fall/winter season. As I have took now 3 photo (that's a start) I realized that they will not be well ...
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1answer
173 views

Hardware/workflow for HD multicam shooting on a budget

I'm interested in doing some multicam shooting of my band's gigs. (This is a personal, not commercial, motivation, so my constraints include budget and cargo space — i.e., minimal equipment bulk. ...
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2answers
91 views

Livestreaming Youtube

I have a Vlog on Youtube that I would like to stream live via LiveStream, but the quality looks like complete garbage. It's blocks and just all around not what it looks like in the browser. Does ...
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2answers
10k views

Is it possible to hook up an external mic to a Nikon D90 to get better sound for video?

I'm getting bad sound quality on video taken with my NIKON D90. I think the mic is bad so I need to know if it is possible to plug a microphone into it some how?
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1answer
50 views

Reading material for technical aspects of timecode and alignment

I'm a sound engineer with extensive live and recorded experience. My electronics and acoustics are pretty strong IMO but I've never had any extensive interaction with video/film production and post ...
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1answer
340 views

Video Booth / Video Guest Book for Events

I am looking for a solution for windows/linux to create a video guest book for a wedding. The application would run on a netbook or a laptop with a front facing webcam. Basically, people should be ...
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1answer
59 views

Software advice - for creating animations

I need to make a sort of animation. Not that I am going for same feel or style but I would like to make something that is sort of similar to the animated sequences in "Monty Pyhton's Flying Circus". ...
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How to add motion blur in timelapse videos?

I remember watching a video about timelapse photography. There was a moment when the narrator explained that there is a specific trick to make the videos "smoother": In the timelapse videos which ...
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1answer
28 views

Best approach to go through tv series, annote key scenes?

There's this great TV series that I am a fan of. I would like to go through each episode, available on DVD, and make note of interesting scenes, i.e. funnt stuff, reoccurring events, etc. Is there a ...
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2answers
156 views

What could be causing these strange MP4 video playback corruptions on some machines?

(Note: the video is a screencast hence the desktop icons, that's not actually the desktop of the machine having the error.) We are using JWPlayer, and we rarely have this issue, but on it is ...
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1answer
491 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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1answer
122 views

How to choose a VCR for pulling stock footage from VHS for theatrical release

I'm making a documentary and some of our historical footage is on VHS. I'll be capturing the footage into our Non-Linear editor (We already have the analog to digital converter worked out). What ...
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1answer
82 views

Hardware/software to project video wirelessly?

Anyone have any recommendations for ways to do screensharing of video on a Mac wirelessly over WiFi to a projector? In a solution that doesn't require plugging in some kind of USB dongle.
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1answer
231 views

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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2answers
123 views

Does anybody get a strobing effect when filming video with the D90?

I often shoot indoors for interviews with my D90, but I often get a sort of strobing with it. Check out the attached picture, to help you see it on a picture, I added red marking, so simply look on ...
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1k views

Good open source Video Editors?

Sure, I could Google and find random software. But I rather have the opinion of users that have had hands-on with any open source video editors. So if you've used one that you like or know of any, ...
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4answers
7k views

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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2answers
235 views

How can I create an effect of pictures like an album

I am using Vegas Pro 10 and I can't find a (good) way to make pictures flying through the screen. Well, it's a little bit difficult to describe but what I am thinking of is a screen, where you can ...
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2answers
472 views

What is the best workflow solution for editing a movie in FCPX and creating specific effects for it in Motion 5?

Since there is no way to send a clip directly to Motion 5 from Final Cut Pro X, only to open up general effects, transitions and generators; what is the best workflow for actually using Final Cut Pro ...
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1answer
259 views

What are the various desktop streaming software used by justin.tv and similar sites?

I want to create a channel to which various users could stream their desktop. I’m looking for the best solution for them. So far I’ve found Dyyno (free but too simple), WireCast (expensive and too ...
3
votes
3answers
595 views

Can I use unlicensed music as soundtrack for a video?

I'm shooting a 1 min. promo video for an iPhone app startup. Can I use unlicensed music as long as I mention the artists on the closing credits? Are there any other resources available to help ...
3
votes
1answer
112 views

What are some tips for shooting green/blue screen footage?

I am completely new to shooting on a green/blue screen. What are some tips to getting good results when shooting on a green/blue screen? Is there a difference in the way you shoot green screen ...
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vote
1answer
104 views

How can I put a camera with a standard tripod point on my head?

I've got a video camera with a standard screw-in tripod point. I would like to put that camera on my head to make a video while cycling. Are there any helmet mounts or similar I can purchase designed ...
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2answers
50 views
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1answer
1k views

Need webcam presentation software for digital projectors

I am about to do a presentation of a mobile application at a conference. I have a good USB webcam to use, so I can point at the phone, but want to put it through my laptop and then through a projector ...
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2answers
362 views

Convolution matrix for converting 1080i to DVD?

It's pretty common to shoot in HD but deliver on DVD. This requires a reduction in resolution from 1920x1080 to 720x480 (for NTSC). If you just interpolate and throw away pixels, you get bad aliasing ...
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1answer
1k views

Is there a Jahshaka manual?

I downloaded Jahshaka, but I have no idea how to use it. Anybody know where to find a manual for it? Or even their website? I went to the SourceForge page, and clicked on the link to their website. ...

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