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How can I keep my project-specific Motion elements together with my Final Cut projects?

I'm producing a video with several graphics animations, and some of them need to be done in Motion. What's the best way to store a Motion animation that will only be used in one place in one FCP ...
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Create quickly alternating clips in Premiere Pro

I'm putting together a scene with music that has a steady beat, and then the tempo increases to the point where the beat is far more rapid. I'd like to alternate between video clips on every beat. I ...
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Final Cut X Events missing

Added a new external drive. Moved Final Cut X Folders to new drive. Now Events and Projects missing. I know files need to be relinked, but I'm not even seeing the Event folders. I relocated the FCP ...
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Bulk/Mass Edit Video Audio?

I have 100 videos that need editing so that I can level the and amplify the audio track. However I do not want to have to extract the mp3 track from each one and edit it then merge it again with the ...
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Tips for making multiple video shoots appear Continuous in color?

I'm brand new to video production, but I'm finding that when splicing some clips together in the NLE captured with my GH1 camera, there can often be very jarring jumps in the color, white balance, ...
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685 views

open-source or free AVCHD conversion to image sequence

I am looking for a good and free option to convert AVCHD (Full-HD from a Panasonic Lumix GH1) to image sequences. I am currently using Blender but it is cumbersome in that it only allows me to convert ...
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Projecting image from computer that is a distance away

For our schools theatrical production class, we need to project an image using a projector, however the only way to use the projector is to hang it on a lighting bar (Not a problem) The problem is ...
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Best rendering options for Sony Vegas 8 Pro?

I have a 20 minute video that needs to finish rendering at a maximum of 7 hours. The video format needs to compatible with Windows without Quicktime. What the the best options to render the video?
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Things to do during shoot to prevent loss of quality during extreme colour grading in post?

I am doing a shoot where I will need to increase the saturation quite a bit in post. You can only really push it so far before you get artifacts etc. so I'm just wondering if there is anything I ...
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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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Transferring old metal particle Hi8 tapes

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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Recommended Encoding for VHS to Digital to be Followed by Post Processing

I have VHS tapes that I want to digitize. I started this using something like Pinnacle's Dazzle. I notice that the only encoding options were for compressed video, which could lead to quality ...
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312 views

How to create a x264 (mp4) video with the smallest size using ffmpeg that has just 1 image through entire video?

I'm creating narrated mp4 (x264+aac) videos for books. Each video has just the book's cover as the background. I wonder what would be the most effective way to create such videos with ffmpeg? I've ...
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97 views

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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333 views

Transferring old metal particle Hi8 tapes

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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247 views

Live video processing

I was wondering if there was any software that can process video on the go. For example I need to merge few video inputs (see image) and then pass the processed video to software that streams video ...
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107 views

Sources to learn more about Audio/Video compression, codecs, algorithms etc.

I was quite surprised when I learned the fact that the MP3 codec is extensively based on the Fourier Transform. I'd like to learn more about these topics in general. When I say more I mean the working ...
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97 views

Combining multiple Videos

Does any one know about any free software for windows with which I can combine multiple videos and create a video like this? ...
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Is there a method (or tool) to convert video from a SWF container to another more portable format (e.g., H.264)

I have a client who has misplaced the original source video, only has an SWF, and would like to use it in a non-flash environment. Is there any way to do this? So far, I've tried ffmpeg but it's ...
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74 views

Advice on how to determine right camera equipment and set up for multi-sport court?

We are building a 65ft x 30ft multi-sport court with 13ft walls all around (similar to the one pictured) and we would like to know what video camera equipment would be the most appropriate in order to ...
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How to digitalize old NTSC home videos for highest quality (with PAL player)?

I have some old VHS home videos that I'd like to digitalize 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 ...
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70 views

Is there a way to do both Extruded Text and Layer Modes natively in After Effects?

I followed Video Copilot 3D Shadows tutorial to create a nice shadow on my text. Because of the angle I'm doing though which is much more ... perspective I suppose you could say it could really use a ...
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95 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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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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342 views

Using Multicam Editing How to Color Correct an entire angle

Am new to Premier CS6 - working with Multicam editing. Having success but stuck on color correction. I am able to create a multicam clip and do my edits using the Multicam Editing window (very slick ...
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How can I accurately immitate this Picasa filter with Premiere's color correction filters?

I'm trying to color-correct a video I'm working on. This is an example frame from the footage: Since I'm a newbie and pretty clueless about good-looking color correction, I've tried playing around ...
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Is it possible to set more than one motion tracking point in After Affects CS6 at the same time

Is it possible to set more than one motion tracking point in After Affects CS6 at the same time in the same scene? For example one track point closer to our viewpoint, and another one that follows ...
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239 views

Shooting with a camera and then pausing while recording

We're shooting basketball videos, and I would like to be able to Pause/Rewind while continuing to record, so I can show the coaches of the team the video, while the players are still playing. Is ...
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179 views

Is it possible to record audio-responsive Quartz compositions along with the audio?

I would like to build simple Quartz compositions that respond in real time to audio. Once I've done that, how can I record both the audio and video into a single video file for upload to youtube? I ...
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351 views

Blur effects on a transparent background leaves a black ghosting effect

If I add a simple UV sphere that emits white light, and in the compositor add a Fast Gaussian blur effect, then when viewing on a transparent background there is a noticeable black halo around the ...
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Fixing a badly telecined 8mm film digitization

I had some old 8mm (16fps) and Super-8 (18fps) film transfered to HD video (1080p30). Since the video is 30fps, they telecined it, duplicating frames. The telecine pattern (from looking at the video ...
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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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336 views

QoS for video streaming

What are the most used metrics to evaluate the QoS of a video streaming session? I am looking for tutorials, papers, lecture notes, ppt, anything of that kind, or your own answer.
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157 views

Camcorder for use as a webcam

I've been looking into a camcorder for use as a webcam, since all the webcams I have found don't seem to be up to the task I have in mind. My biggest issue is finding camcorders can can even be used ...
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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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Change sequence frame size Final Cut Express 4

I have a sequence in Final Cut Express 4 that has 1080p video in it, but when I export it, it exports as 720p video, because the sequence settings are set to 720p video. How do I change the frame ...
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515 views

Question about using the DeShaker plug-in for VirtualDub

I've been using my Canon 7D primarily for photography and am starting to get into the video realm with it. I tried using the Deshaker plug-in for VirtualDub on some of my shaky/not usable footage. ...
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The color in my Final Cut PX Viewer is way off

So I have a bunch of clips that I shot at 1080/24p/neutral with my T2i that all look pretty good which I'm trying to import into FCPx to assemble into a short film. When I first got FCPx last week, I ...
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Is it possible in FFMPEG to change scale over time?

Ok, so using the overlay filter, one can change the x/y location of a video over time by using the "t" variable. For example, overlay=x='if(gte(t,2), -w+(t-2)*20, NAN)':y=0 can be used to start ...
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Is there a good collection of examples of the different type of video cuts?

So I'm a beginner when it comes to video editing, but I hear and read about a lot of different types of cuts between clips, e.g. jump cut, smash cut, etc. I always felt it would be great to just see ...
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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 ...
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169 views

Shutter speed when recording with DSLR

I know that the shutter speed should be approximatively as twice as much the fps. However, I know people who tune the shutter speed to any value they need it to achieve the correct exposure. They say ...
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How to Create a High Quality, Small File Size .mp4 from .mov

Recently, I helped a friend produce a short zombie comedy. He has now asked me to add it to the film's website as a digital download. I'm not having issues with the digital download. My issue is how ...
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2answers
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Film vs digital - telling the difference

There is an ongoing movement for movies to be recorded in digital instead of film. If I'm watching a movie at home on a 1080p HDTV and a bluray player, could I see the difference between something ...
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Seeking free and simple way to brighten a dark video

The title says it all. My video is too dark. I Learned how to avoid it next time (after the horse had bolted). Is there anything I can do to lighten it up? Preferably freeware and not to complex. THe ...
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How to record a slide presentation efficiently with video/audio

I am making some video slide presentations (~15-30 minutes) which consists of a lot of animated slides and my voice. I made a test video to see where problems occur when doing such a project. It was a ...
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Slow HD video whilst editing

I use Adobe Premier 5.5 to edit my videos. I have always seemed to have slow editing. I upgraded the PC which now has 8 Core 16gb of DDR3 2333mhz ram 1gb 460 gpu 6 hard drives, 1 is SSD So, I ...
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5answers
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Graphic music visualizer without after effects?

I would like to make a YouTube video that has a music visualizer on it, (like in Monstercat videos), but I don't want to have to pay for After Effects. Is there a free way to do it? I know I can get ...
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3answers
475 views

Best way to stabilize footage?

I'm working with footages that are shot handheld. The shakes are not too aggressive but they're still noticeable. For the longest time ever I've been using Final Cut Pro's stabilization function to ...

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