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Whiteboard animation: how to zoom and draw a motion?

I want to make a video that will mix a whiteboard drawing animation in the style of RSA Animate videos (so speeded-up drawings) and stop-motion. I think I'm almost ready to start but I still have two ...
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2answers
2k views

What is the most effective way of slowing down footage?

I want to experiment with slowed down footage and I see several ways in doing that with my current set-up. I have the following hardware/software at my disposal: After Effects CS5.5, Twixtor Pro, ...
3
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1answer
180 views

Repairing brightness problems caused by auto lighting optimizer

I've shot a video with my Canon EOS 1100D, but unfortunately forgot to turn the auto lighting optimizer off. Now the video footage looks really bad because there are random changes of brightness ...
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5answers
2k views

Software to capture high quality screen-casts

I want to record video tutorials but I can't get the program to capture my screen with high quality, and not just that, when I try to edit it in After Effects scaling and positioning the fonts and ...
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3answers
27k views

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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3answers
680 views

Difference Matte Keying software

I would like to know if anyone out there knows of any free software, or software not as expensive as Adobe After Effects, that can do Difference Matte Keying? I have searched the web a little and have ...
3
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1answer
157 views

Is there a decent computer based, multiple video stream capture solution out there?

Recently, on a trip home to my dad's, I experienced some great conversations between him and my grandmother. I really wanted a way to record them. Here's my thinking: using a laptop connected to two ...
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1answer
2k views

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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2answers
977 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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471 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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1answer
148 views

Reduce render file size in After Effects

I am making a simple travel map, like the one in the Indiana Jones movies. I followed this tutorial: (German) When I want to save it as a video (render it), the ...
2
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1answer
31 views

Is 0.0036% time inaccuracy on a consumer-grade camcorder expected?

I did an experiment on our church's camcorder (Sony Handycam HDR-CX380) recently to test whether it was the source of a time inaccuracy between our video recordings and PC audio recordings of sermons ...
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1answer
124 views

Streamable Container for HEVC (H.265)

flv is a container which can be used to stream videos while they are being encoded. flv supports h.264 codec. However, flv doesn't support hevc codec. Is there any container for hevc which is ...
2
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1answer
89 views

How to recover a video that has no time index?

I have a wmv video file that was recorded using widows media encoder. However, while recording, the computer lost power and the video is was not "completed". The video will play in most player, ...
2
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1answer
253 views

how to Rotate a 3gp video without re-encoding

I created a video in my cellphone holding the phone in portrait mode. The video is 720p and it looks perfectly fine in cell phone. I copied it on computer and when viewing it, the video looks 90 ...
2
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1answer
155 views

How to deal with this heavily underexposed footage

I recently was at friends birthday with a few musical performances and this friend asked me to film the event. Unfortunately, it was really badly lit (I did notice it, but I couldn't do anything about ...
2
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4answers
175 views

Detect GoPro camera model from MP4

I have raw video file named GP010661.MP4, which seems to be taken with GoPro. Is there a way to detect the exact GoPro camera model and mode used for this video? This is the the output of ExifTool: ...
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2answers
370 views

Adobe Premiere Pro CC editing/playback performance

Dropped Frames and Latency Woes I recently switched from Final Cut Pro X to Premiere Pro, and I've run into a performance issue. To be clear, I've seen several questions about Premiere's rendering ...
2
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1answer
639 views

Avconv rotating mpeg4 - video loses quality

I'm a newbie in video editing on linux and am trying to rotate a video I took with my phone using AVCONV on an Ubuntu 12.04 machine. It all seems to go honky dory except the output is losing quality. ...
2
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1answer
131 views

Which different EDL types exist?

Edit decision lists are integrated in every pipeline nowadays. I've seen different types of it, but wikipedia only knows CMX 3600 EDL and a xml modification. Which other formats exist and what are ...
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3answers
449 views

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 ...
2
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3answers
5k views

Zooming in on one layer in After Effects

I desperately need step by step instructions on how to zoom into the child sitting in the window. This composition is an animation, I have a bunch of layers but I specifically want to zoom into the ...
2
votes
2answers
336 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 ...
2
votes
2answers
918 views

Any way to change properties of subcomp based on parent comp?

I have a dozen 'main' comps which have a bunch of nested comps. I need to create about 30 versions of each main comp, with different colors. The subcomps are animated shapes, which take their color ...
2
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1answer
405 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 ...
2
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2answers
124 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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3answers
251 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 ...
2
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3answers
5k views

Adobe premiere is lagging in preview window

Video in source preview is lagging but it plays fine in video players. What may cause this? Why premiere is not using standard codecs for source preview? Specs: Video is: h264 2704x1536 @29.97fps ...
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4answers
715 views

What is the most compatible compression/Codec to in Handbrake use for video that will be played in Chrome and Safari browsers?

I am going to re-sample a bunch of videos to be played through web browsers. (Current video is large, 3 MB for a 4s clip. Hoping to compress by 90%). Use: These videos will be played in a web-based ...
2
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5answers
6k 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 ...
2
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2answers
844 views

How to make this vector animation?

I would like to make a demonstration animation like this... As I am really ignorant about animation making, I even don't know how to describe it. I think this is ...
2
votes
1answer
6k 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 ...
2
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4answers
727 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?
2
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1answer
546 views

How to encode a video for the iPhone with Handbrake

I've been trying to encode a video trailer for mobile Safari playback (iPhone). Using Handbrake for Windows, I selected the source .mov file and chose the iPhone 4 preset. I then checked off the Web ...
2
votes
1answer
147 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
1k 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
266 views

Errors in Windows Movie Maker

This is my first time of using Windows Movie Maker so, I'm not sure what the problem is. What I want to do is to make a video with 5 short videos, each lasting 3-4 seconds, with a background music. ...
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0answers
297 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, ...
2
votes
1answer
23k 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
votes
1answer
790 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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vote
1answer
36 views

Unable to hardcode subtitles in FFmpeg on Mac to mov

I would like to hardcode subtitles using FFmpeg, I'm trying to do this using the following command: ffmpeg -i grdedFinal.mov -vf subtitles=portSbs.srt gradedFinalwithSubs.mov which returns the ...
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1answer
51 views

What is the correct MPEG-2 FourCC?

In my attempts to encode a video to MPEG-2 in an MOV (which seems to be a valid combination, at least according to Wikipedia), using ffmpeg (-vcodec mpeg2video) and other tools, I have become ...
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2answers
49 views

After Effects: Shortcut for showing all transforming properties of a layer

just wondering if there is a shortcut in after effects to reveal all transforming properties (scale, position, opacity, etc.) of a selected layer at once?
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1answer
25 views

Identifying source of audio drift between camcorder and recording PC

I'm recording our church's sermons using a standard consumer-grade camcorder (Handycam HDR-CX380). Depending on mixer circumstances (our church moves around a lot), I'll either run a line from our ...
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vote
1answer
42 views

How can I reduce size of video files on a Sony XDCAM?

I bought a decent camera (Sony XDCAM) however I have a problem with the output file size. The .MTS files it makes work fine in my editor, and they create the quality I need, but the 2 gig per 10 ...
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vote
1answer
933 views

How can I reduce the size of a webm to 2MB?

Let's say that I have a webm of XMB, and I want to resize it to 2MB in order too upload it to some websites. How can I do it? Is there a website? Can I downsize them in mass?
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1answer
145 views

How are video and audio streams placed in 'container' files and what interrelations do they have?

So far I have been guessing my way through the types of audio/video streams and getting them mixed up with containers. For example, I have had a friend tell me that a video file which won't play on my ...
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1answer
1k views

Build linux render farm in order to render adobe premiere projects [duplicate]

I edit my videos on Adobe Premiere (or even Edius) and I want to build a linux based render farm for rendering my projects. The concepts I've found in my research are 'render manager' and 'frame ...
1
vote
1answer
181 views

Can't browse Photos library in Final Cut Pro X

I can't browse the Photos library from within FCPX. It just says "Open Photos to see your photos in this list". Yes, I've closed and reopened both Photos and FCPX. I had everything working, but now ...
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1answer
166 views

Crossfading audio at beginning and ending of video

The html5 video tag has a loop attribute. When playing a video in a continuous loop, it doesn't do this seamlessly. I hear cracks and pops at the beginning. With ffmpeg I am able to trim .05 seconds ...

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