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How to achieve “Acid Burn” saturation?

The TV show 'Utopia' has become renowned for its stylized visuals, including a type of saturation that is frequently described by reviews as "Acid Burned"... Director Marc Munden, who shot the ...
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What do you call the video effect where water looks like it's standing still when filmed

I found a few interesting effects, which was labelled under the rolling shutter effect, however I was told that this was NOT an example of rolling shutter effect, what would you call this effect? The ...
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How can I achieve the Ken Burn Effect with greater control or in other software?

I am using the Ken Burns effect in Final Cut Pro X, however it does not allow me enough control over how it behaves. I end up having to cut the video in to multiple clips in order to get the effect ...
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Is it possible to encode video using the same codec and container but different parameters for different scenes?

I know that it's very hard to find out best encoding parameters for a whole video file. Wouldn't it be easier to just go through the video and find out the best parameters for different parts (or ...
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What does a phantom technician do on a production set and why would a director need one?

I just saw a video and in the credits is listed "phantom technician" ? What are this person's duties, and why would a director need one on a production set? Here is the video reference: ...
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What is the name of that color test in video production with the beep?

What is the name of those colour test screens at the beginning of videos? I've used it before in Final Cut Pro but I forget what it's called. Thanks.
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What is the best way to plan and sync voiceover?

I'm working on an informational video which has some live action product shots, animation created in flash, a backgroud music track, and a voiceover track. I've got total control over everything so I ...
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How to loop an animated mask?

I'm trying to make a loop from an animated mask, but each time I introduce my loop expression: loopOut (type="cycle", numKeyframes = 0), After Effects is telling me that: "Expression is ...
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Sync separate audio to video+bad-camera-audio, free NLE recommendations

My use-case, in case the details help people understand what I'm looking for: My brother needs some videos of him singing while playing the piano, to send in as an audition for a dinner theater. For ...
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What is the Marketshare of the big three video editing (NLE) software packages?

Cannot find a source to see market share or change for top video editing software tools used today. The big three are: Avid Final Cut Pro Adobe Premiere Pro (after effects) I know Avid is still used ...
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Low cost DIY high-speed video camera

I always have been intrigued by high speed/fps video. And I have looked online how much it would cost to buy one myself. However they are often very expensive, I do not know what the average price ...
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581 views

How can I automatically remove pauses from a video?

I have dozens of video files containing scenes of movement interspersed with 5-10 second periods of nothing happening (many identical frames in a row). There's no audio track and I'd like to strip the ...
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How to convert an MTS file without loosing quality?

I have shot some videos on a Panasonic v720 camcorder. The videos are huge. I used the internal feature of the camcorder to convert to MP4 and the quality was reduced very much. What is the best ...
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Framerate wagon wheel effect

In this video a bouncing water droplet is filmed at what appears to be a very high framerate. However at 1:43 the narrator explains that he used the "wagon wheel effect" to achieve an apparent high ...
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Easiest way to stitch GoPro videos that have been split due to length?

I am recording 15-minutes videos with my GoPro Hero 3 Black edition. The camera starts a new file every 10 minutes of recording by default. I do not think I can change this in a setting. When I do ...
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After Effects: how to create a color via expressions

Using After Effects expressions, I can create a color reference by pick-whipping a color control and the result is: var rgb = rgbToHsl(effect("Color Control")("Color")); But, I want to avoid using ...
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Adobe Premiere preview video lagging

I am attempting to edit video in Adobe Premiere CS6. When I create a sequence and try to play it back in the preview screen, the video is extremely choppy, which makes editing very difficult (dance ...
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1answer
146 views

placing text in video filmed environments

I really love mixing reallife environment with floating text over buildings or virtual paintings on the walls. When the camera moves, the text also moves and looks like it is really attached to the ...
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4k views

Lightworks problems importing, editing, and exporting using Canon EOS Rebel T3i

I'm using Lightworks 11 for Windows and I can't import the .mov files from my Canon EOS Rebel T3i. Lightworks identifies the .mov files as "Apple / H264" but the show up in a red color. Other .mp4 ...
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How to create 3D video from two separate stereo images?

I have two images that form a stereo pair. I'd like to view this in 3D on a Samsung 3D television. I was looking for such a software but did not find anything exactly for this task. My question is: ...
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How to make a video of an iPad (or other tablet) screen

I have been making some movies of my iPad for promotional videos and they all range from bad to worse in terms of video quality. I have used compact cameras and camcorders with pretty similar results. ...
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Looking For A Video Editor that will maintain the codecs of the original source video

Im trying to test various video/audio codecs by editing clips from larger videos that have the codecs I want to test. Although every video editor i have tried changes the codecs of the clips i create ...
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529 views

How to handle extreme dynamic range in a vocalist?

Just finished a tracking session with a singer who has a huge dynamic range. This musician is otherwise very professional, and is a joy to have in the studio, and I'm not in any way criticizing her. ...
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What's the best way to record a skype conversation?

I need to record a skype conversation and upload it to youtube (it's a live conference and the other party asked for it). Can I record a skype conversation? What would be the best way in terms of ...
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Sync Video to Audio in SonyVegasPro13 with multiple anchors

I have a sample recorded with half speed at 60fps (for better quality later on), which is my video track. Then I seperately recorded the audio track at normal speed. I imported the video track into ...
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47 views

Add noise to video while maintaining compressibility

I'm creating a promotion video that has to be uploaded to YouTube and Vimeo. In post-production (using Final Cut), I've added a noise for aesthetic purposes. This noise looks really bad on YouTube ...
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Grading Colour To Black And White In Davinci Resolve

I use Photoshop / ACR a lot and I'm well used to they way they handle conversion from black and white. I have control over reds, greens, blues, yellows, cyan and magentas, which allows a huge ...
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Embedded HD video looks fuzzy on full screen but fine at Vimeo

Any idea as to why an embedded HD video would get fuzzy at full screen, but looks fine at Vimeo using the same full screen icon. Using the full screen icon on the video player window on this ...
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Low cost frame synchronized (genlocked) 3D stereo camera

I am trying to capture stereo video with 2 Microsoft LifeCam Studio USB webcams. Thus far, the best approach I've managed to come up with is my own tool written using OpenCV to capture video streams ...
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716 views

How to digitise old NTSC home videos for highest quality (with PAL player)?

I have some old VHS home videos that I'd like to digitise to preserve them, and I'm looking for the "best" way to do that with my setup. The videos were recorded around 1990, in the USA. I'd say they ...
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Preventing flicker when recording live presentations

Say someone's giving a presentation with the projector image next to them. What I see when recording this is the screen flickers, kind of like top-to-bottom scan refresh that's actually visible. What ...
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576 views

Metal particle Hi8 tape degradation

Recently I was playing a Hi8 tape from 1998, when I tried rewinding and rewatching a part (stopping the tape, before rewinding). The part of the tape I had just watched was highly distorted and black ...
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286 views

Is there a standard resolution for Video Presentations?

A friend asked me to put together a video presentation for his companies national sales meeting. I put it together in Premiere. All of that went fine, but I'm not sure what resolution to make it. ...
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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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266 views

After Effects: Increment a Variable over time

I have following problem: I am trying to tweak the speed of a Math.sin function. Therefore I need a variable that incerements over time with a combination of a keyframed speed variable. Sounds ...
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Replacing footage to a video with different frame rate - how to make timeline clips not slip?

When I replace a footage to another video file which has got different frame rate from the old, the clips on the timeline slip because of the frame rate change. If I go to Modify -> Interpret ...
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beginning of old VHS tape unreachable

I was recently given a 27-year-old VHS tape to transfer. While I'm happy that most of the tape is transferring smoothly (right now), the beginning of the tape is inaccessible. The player's ...
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Why is there a “2D” disc in every Blu-Ray 3D package?

Wikipedia says: MPEG4-MVC compresses both left and right eye views with a typical 50% overhead compared to equivalent 2D content, and can provide full 1080p resolution backward compatibility with ...
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Does mjpeg handle interlaced video correctly?

I'm using mencoder/libav to capture an interlaced source to mjpeg. Now, my hunch is that mjpeg is a codec that handles only full-frames, progressive video - because I assume it compresses single ...
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677 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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Is there an easy method for detecting or marking the actual sample frequency?

Some time ago, I did a project where the solo guitarist was sitting in a different location. I uploaded rough down mixes to guitarist, who would load the files into his DAW software, record his guitar ...
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1answer
87 views

Adobe Encoder fps and duration doesn't match

I have After Effects project file 25 fps, 29 seconds duration long. After exporting i get 725 png files - looks normal so far. But then i merge it to mp4 using Adobe Encoder, I get total 24 seconds ...
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64 views

Is it possible to create a hybrid Dvd/Bluray?

I'm am doing a short Product demo for our company, intended as a give-away on Dvd (for the moment only burned Discs, no pressed ones). The whole filming and editing is done in 1080p and since the ...
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270 views

How can I stay motivated and become more productive as a video editor?

I really like the editing process, how it's possible to bring a vision you've had to live, by timing things just right, etc. It's a great art. Unfortunately I am super un-productive at it. This has ...
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530 views

Creating menu for a video file (not for DVD)

I need to create a menu for a video, which will be written onto a disk not in a DVD format, but as a single file (f.e. mp4). The problem is that programs such as Adobe Encore are not able (as far as ...
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169 views

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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Does Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 have a fullscreen mode?

Essentially what I'm looking for is a way to make Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 go fullscreen. I do not mean the fullscreen preview of the video or fullscreen on a specific panel (like the timeline). I want ...
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187 views

How should we back-up our media files for our production studio

We've had a video production studio for about 6 months, and we're revisiting how we should back-up/archive our client files and in general what our workflow should be with about a 8K limit on ...
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760 views

How do I speedup encoding of a video that has just 1 static frame with ffmpeg and lib264 library?

I'm making mp4 (libx264 + aac) videos that have just one static image throughout the whole video. It's basically a narrated text with a nice background. The question I've is how could I speed up ...
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How can I stream to a single channel, from multiple geographical locations?

We are looking at broadcasting a live 'roundtable discussion' between 4 or 5 people. We are after either a service which would allow us to stream from all of these 4 people into a single channel. Note ...

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