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Does oval-shaped bokeh indicates that the aspect ratio of the image was modified?

In Mission Impossible III, I notice very often that bokeh is not circular, but has a shape of an oval. For example, here are two images where such bokeh is noticeable: Does it necessarily mean ...
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Is it possible to automatically generate highlights from video?

Given a video of a soccer/futbol match recorded from a single camcorder. Is there any way to create a highlights video that would only show the goals? Since the view is static, is it possible to say ...
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Recovering severely underexposed video

I need to recover some badly underexposed video. The video is virtually black with no detail at the moment. I don't need it to be perfect but I would like some ideas on a process I could follow to ...
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24 views

Final Cut - split clip into separate clips

Is it possible to split long clips in several short clips? Now I can open clip in timeline and edit, split, delete, rename parts of clip. But when I go back to project how can I use sub parts of this ...
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29 views

Connecting camera to computer to film

I am not sure if this is the right area for this but anyway: I want to hook my camera (Pentax K-R) to my computer to give me a live preview of what the camera sees. Then for the camera to save ...
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86 views

Make video look like it was shot in a dark room

So I'm working on a video that I want to look a bit cooler. It was shot in a normally illuminated room (no special equipment, only normal light bulbs), it looks like this: With a person sitting in ...
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10 views

Razor all clips in timeline underneath in/out points

I've just synched a lot of clips using PluralEyes, and imported this in PPCC. Since I'm relatively new to this program (using Vegas earlier), I wanted to check if there is a way to automatically razor ...
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35 views

How to have a non square video inside a video? [closed]

Is there any free software available for green-screening? I prefer Linux, but Windows is also fine.
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45 views

What to do when camcorder angle does not cover entire area to record?

I'm trying to record an indoor soccer game from the middle of the bleachers. However, I cannot backup enough to get the entire field in the recording area. I thought about fish-eye lenses but I'm ...
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40 views

Letterbox when converting 4k to 1080p

Got handed a pile of stock footage downloaded from various sites. And found one clip is 4k ( 4096x2160) I put it into AME to reexport it as DNx115 but when I set it to 1920x1080 23.976 I see ...
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45 views

What parameters should I select to get a high quality voice .wav file?

I'm trying to generate a high quality .wav voice-over using Microsoft Speech API. What should be the values of following parameters (they are part of this constructor): int samplesPerSecond, int ...
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47 views

How Can I Reduce Noise On a 5D Mk3?

The internet is full to bursting with comparisons of noise on the 5D Mk3 at different ISOs, but there is next to nothing about how to reduce noise or work with it / around it. I am experiencing noise ...
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445 views

4k vs. 1080p on a 1080p monitor

Is it smart to watch a 4k video on a 1080p monitor versus watching it in 1080p (especially on youtube)? Is there any difference for the human eye?
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How to handle Rode VideoMic Pro during transport?

Unlike, for example, Zoom H5 which is shipped in a rock-solid plastic box, Rode VideoMic Pro is shipped in a cheap plastic piece which holds it in the box. The piece is much bigger than the microphone ...
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2answers
44 views

See layers beneath the solid I'm editing in After Effects

I have imported a photo into one layer and I created an opaque solid on top of it. I want to animate the solid with the Brush tool (Write on). When I enter layer edit mode for the solid I can't see ...
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3answers
40 views

Looking for a suitable lossy video codec to quickly record video in-game

I'm working on integrating a video recording functionality inside of a game, so that game footage can be automatically encoded to video and shared online from within the game. Currently I've ...
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1answer
32 views

Ingesting professional sony beta and sx tape into iMac thru Canopus ADVC 110

I'm trying to capture sony beta and sx tape into my iMac. I know I need a device between the deck and computer. I believe that device is the Canopus ADVC 110 converter (have yet to purchase this.) ...
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32 views

What is the best software to do color pass effect for a film?

I want to select a colour which the computer picks up on and then only allows that colour to be viewed on the video, hence turning the rest B&W. (for example like Sin City) What is the best ...
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Linux command-line option to do video lens correction?

Is there a Linux command-line option to do lens correction on videos? (Either as a tool, or a collection of tools) Specifically, GoPro videos? I know I can do correction in GoPro Studio, but I need ...
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125 views

How to make a film in black and white and add color to some objects?

How is a movie made to show selective colors. For instance, in Pleasantville a sister and brother are transported to the universe of an old black and white TV show, and the movie switches to being ...
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1answer
85 views

Rendering without quality loss in Kdenlive

I've used SimpleScreenRecorder for screencasting. The settings are shown below. This file is of very good quality. I've then added this clip to the Kdenlive project with the same settings as the ...
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1answer
29 views

Video rendering time is measured in man-hours. How is that calculated?

I know that man-hours are used as a unit to measure time in things like modelling and other work actually done by people, but I also hear man-hours used to refer to graphics rendering time. How is ...
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1answer
32 views

Bulk cutting and compression

I am looking for a piece(s) of software that can cut bulk videos into pieces and compress them. So say I have 10 videos each 20 min, I would like to make a setting 5 min and the output would be 1 ...
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2answers
54 views

Tessellation-like animation in after effects

I am trying to make something I've seen on the local new in the after effects. Now, let's say there's a large picture that has text on it "WBC" or something like that and those letters, when zoomed in ...
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1answer
36 views

What is a subtle displacement at the moment of the cut?

In In the blink of an eye book (page 6), Walter Murch explains that displacements at the moment of the cut should be either subtle or total: What we do seem to have difficulty accepting are the ...
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1answer
58 views

Why is my Time Ruler in After Effects displaying seconds like this?

I know that cmd clicking on the time stamp in the left corner alternates between frames and seconds, but why are my seconds displayed like this? every other screen of the app I've seen with other ...
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73 views

Split one video file into small files made up of it's scenes

I'm trying to come up with a workflow to take completed short films, and split them up into individual files based on where each shot that makes up the film starts and ends. I've used the scene ...
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1answer
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Premiere CC Button Editor Unaligned

Above is the Screenshot of the results of adding new buttons using the the Premiere CC button editor. For the life of me I cannot get these buttons to align to center or align to anything at all. ...
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181 views

YouTube 3gp encoding settings

I'm building a new media site and I'm taking cues from YouTube for which video file formats I should offer for widespread usability among mobile and desktop clients. I'm doing all transcoding using ...
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24 views

How to avoid quality loss of pictures when de-interlacing?

I have a short project that uses material from a small DV-tape-camcorder as well as a lot of titles and animated graphics and photos. I set up a standard DV-PAL project in Premiere, recorded my tapes, ...
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4answers
42 views

Special effects/post processing to make a black-colored light

I had this idea for an effect and I wanted to know if something like this has been done and if so how to do it: Goal: I want a lighting effect for an action scene where I will have an area start ...
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1answer
19 views

Blackmagic Hyperdeck Recorder?

I'm running an event next weekend and I'm in crunch time with planning. I've done dozens of these events but this is the first time I'm travelling so far to do it and with the clients equipment. I was ...
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1answer
32 views

Small profile camera for recording a lecture (from a student's seat)

I would like to videotape my professors' lectures much like others record the audio from the lectures. Of course I don't want to be a nuisance for my other classmates, so I'm wondering what my best ...
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90 views

Using GoPro Studio to edit non-GoPro videos

I'm trying to use GoPro Studio to create a video that includes GoPro video as well as HD video from an iPhone. GoPro Studio was not able to deal with the .MOV file from the iPhone (the audio was ...
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2answers
48 views

Setup for including commentators in live stream (including monitoring)

I'm currently planning a live stream setup which has to include two commentators. This is a bit of a make shift / low budget production. Our setup will be Panasonic Mixer with 4 SD Inputs to pre-mix ...
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205 views

Stream a dynamic playlist to a RTMP server

My goal is to stream a dynamic playlist of video to Twitch. The problem is while I stream a file, I don't know which will be the next until the end of the current one. My playlist is a very simple ...
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1answer
46 views

How to Record a Dark scene without any Noise?

I am using Nikon D3200, I am trying to shoot a dark scene. The scene is so dark and there is minimal amount of light. I am shooting in manual mode and these are my settings. ISO 200, f/5.2, Shutter ...
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35 views

Resolution for webcam for recording lectures when writing on paper?

I've used a document camera for capturing handwritten lectures. To be more specific I solve exercises for my students by writing on a blank sheet of paper while explaining. So far I've been using an ...
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143 views

Is it right time to buy 4K video camera?

I want to casual shooting (family, travels etc.), but I do not want to sacrifice the quality. Should I buy a camera equipped with 4K shooting? Is it the right time to buy a 4K camera or should I buy ...
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1answer
35 views

video lighting output levels

I am a long time still photographer beginning to work in video. I understand lighting pretty well, but what i am having trouble getting a hold of is the output level (wattage?) I will need for ...
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2answers
49 views

Does youtube store different video files for different bit rate?

First of all, is the technique called "resampling" ? Does youtube make live resampling for every user ? Isn't it too cpu costly ? So far what i know about codecs is that it has to go through many ...
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2answers
44 views

If an image under a CC-SA license gets used in video - must video be CC-SA?

I want to use an image under CC-ShareAlike in my video. The image has not been changed, however I have applied a slight zoom & pan motion to the image in the video. The video contains other images ...
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2answers
32 views

How can I ensure the white balance is correct?

I've read in several places that when shooting a video, white balance should be set manually (just like nearly every other parameter) on a DSLR which doesn't record videos in a raw format. While an ...
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2answers
23 views

Easiest way to narrate video with freeze frames etc.?

I currently have a bit of experience with Premiere Pro and Windows Movie Maker. What I'm looking for is a way to basically narrate a video in real time and pause it (hold the frame) whenever I want ...
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1answer
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Microsoft Movie Maker Not Centering Video on Preview Screen

I have a 2 hour deadline and I'm literally having a mental break down over this piece of crap software. First of all, it doesn't process MOV files. Why make a video editing software at all? Now ...
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3answers
78 views

Why don't phones correct vertical filming?

Many people get really mad at filmers suffering from the Vertical Video Syndrome and I find it hard to disagree. Phone-shot videos filmed vertically are really annoying to watch. But there's one ...
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1answer
22 views

How do I author a playable DVD from an MKV file containing MPEG2 video, audio, subtitle and chapter streams?

I'm using MakeMKV to back up my DVD library to MKV files without re-encoding the video or audio streams (since space is cheap, and quality is top priority.) I'd like to know if there's a tool ...
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86 views

.mov file choppy when played back in premiere pro cc

I made a screen recording using quicktime, but when I import the video into premier pro cc, the playback is choppy. In on part of the video I have an object that fades in, when this is viewed in ...
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1answer
88 views

How to reverse these keyframes in Adobe After Effects?

I'm actually new to learning the use of After effects but there's a mistake that I did about the keyframes, I should have placed the last keyframe to the first one which I would like to reverse these ...
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1answer
288 views

10 bit 422 vs 8 bit 420

I have been looking around for commentary on this, but have not been successful. So, I hope you folks can point me in the right direction. Hopefully, this is the right forum for this kind of ...

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