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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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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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FCPX => DaVinci Resolve => FCPX color grading round trip

I'm trying to get my (non-graded) video from Final Cut Pro X through DaVinci Resolve 10.1 Lite, and back into FCPX for the last bits (audio, logos etc). The first part wasn't that hard, just export ...
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1answer
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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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Is is possible to trim portions of clips in FCPX to save disk space?

I know that it's possible to selectively ingest in the import dialogue, but is it possible to delete "rejected" portions of clips once they've been imported, without deleting the whole clip? If not, ...
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OGV Format plays properly on my computer but transcoding drops (duplicate?) frames

I've made a set of screencasts using recordmydesktop on ubuntu 12.10. The output is an ogv file. When I watch the ogv file using the default movie player (totem) it looks fine - the audio and video ...
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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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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 commercial 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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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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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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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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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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2answers
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No audio during footage preview

I'm using AfterEffects CS6 on Windows 7. During footage preview/playback, I never get any audio. I have the Mute Audio option in the Preview panel turned off (audio is not muted). I checked the Edit ...
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Would it be legal to use Cott-produced, generic beverages in a film?

Walmart sells a line of beverages manufactured by Cott with very generic labelling, for example: Cott Grape soda image Since these drinks bear no brand name, I know there are no trademark/brand ...
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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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What software do movies use for FX?

Movies these days have a lot of computer generated effects and they all seem to follow the laws of physics, what render program is used for this kind of stuff ?
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What is this filming technique called and how do I do it?

I hope I'm in the right forum for this question! Basically, I'm trying to create this effect, where the camera zooms in on Simba's face and the background seems to zoom in at a different pace. I'd ...
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363 views

Quality Full HD Camcorder - DSLR or dedicated one?

I am a passionate photographer and currently own a nikon d80 with a handful of lenses, all Nikon Nikkor ones. Unfortunately, that camera has no video recording capabilities. I have missed so many ...
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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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How to correct shadows when parts are too bright and other parts too dark?

I have a scene with lots of highlights and some contrasting mountains. The problem is that the building (bottom-center) is too dark. When I try to fix shadows using curves the building becomes better ...
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After Effects - Make one frame brighter

I am using the CC version. I am making a gunshot composition and I need to have a specific frame brighter. What should I do? Remember , there shall be only one frame , not all the clip with ...
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Easy way of editing keyframes in adobe Premiere

I'm a first time adobe premiere user. I can get the results I want after a fashion, but I find the methods I use way to cumbersome. I was wondering if you guys could point me some shortcuts. I have ...
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701 views

Lossless extracting of JPEGs from an MJPEG video

Using the Timelapse app on my Sony NEX-6 camera, I get an AVI which contains an MJPEG stream. However, I'd like to take all the individual frames into Lightroom as normal photos, to do my ...
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104 views

Duplicate layers X times and move 1 frame each time

I do a lightpainting video on After Effects (CS6 here) and I have some questions about it. To have some continuous lines from a moving light, I have to duplicate my layer each times I want (35 times ...
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do TV broadcasts provide localized advertisements by altering the TV photo

In TV broadcasts of football matches (soccer matches) there are often long displays along the side of the football field that show advertisements. I guess that these displays are made up of electronic ...
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Adding voiceover without video recompression

I have some mp4 video files with pretty poor video quality. I need to add a voiceover translation. I have seen some video software programs that could do the job but unfortunately most of these ...
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321 views

Upload a video to Youtube without losing contrast

I've been trying to upload a video to Youtube which had been created in Vegas Movie Studio HD 11 and rendered as an MP4 file. You may notice the text has become sharper and the watermark is now almost ...
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248 views

How to create a good short video with limited supplies and time

My buddy and I are contemplating putting a project up on Kickstarter. Most projects have a video (nice quality for the most part) that users can view to get a gist of the project and decide whether or ...
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359 views

How much film do I need (in feet/meters)?

I'm shooting 3-perf 35mm @ 24 fps. How many feet of film do I need if I'm shooting one hour? Is there a good site/app for calculating this? Note: This is a repost of an off-topic/closed question I ...
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How can I extend the ten minute video limit on a Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS?

This question addresses the fact that DSLRs have limits on video recording time and provides some speculation as to why the limit exists. It mentions that Canon has a 30 minute limit. I am recording ...
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Post-production workflow: VFX before color correction?

I'm shooting my first internet video tomorrow. It has a spaceship chasing and shooting at a superhero in it. With knowledge accumulated between ~a year ago and now and more focused research over the ...
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I want to add some audio to the end of a video

I have just created a simple AVI video that contains a small powerpoint slide as an opener, then it does into a timed installation of some software. I have managed to copy and paste the final frame so ...
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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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Web Videos via Watch Folders Transcode

What I am looking to do is fairly simple, however seems complicated in theory. What I need to do is be able to have a folder where all video files placed in the folder, are transcoded to all ...
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Visual equivalent of VST

What would be most similar in concept to VST effects but for visuals? In other words, is there a standardized interface for running VisFX on a video in the same way that one can run VST realtime ...
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Audio from PA system to Camcorder

I've been asked to video tape a Q/A session with a speaker, and I plan to use my HD camcorder (http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-HDC-TM700K-Camcorder-Control-Internal/dp/B0035LD0EY). The issue is that ...
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How do I remove audio from all files in a directory with ffmpeg?

I have a directory full of short video clips in .AVI format, and I want to remove the audio from all of them. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I tried this command: find -name '*.avi' -exec ffmpeg -i {} -an ...
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Correcting exposure flickering in time-lapse footage (in After Effects)

I have made some time-lapse footage of a flower blooming. It was taken inside, at night, with constant lighting. The pictures are great, but as footage, the exposure between frames is slightly ...
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Choosing the right program for video editing

I've used Premiere and After Effects in the past, but I'm still somewhat unclear as to the different roles and responsibilities of each program in the process. When I need to mix audio, I do ...
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Automatically split takes into individual files in Final Cut Pro

One of my 'favourite' features in Adobe Premiere Pro CS family is automatic scene detection - its ability to spit out individual clips when capturing from tape using pause/stop information. As far as ...
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Will remote shutter releases stop and start video?

I'm trying to figure out how I can remotely stop and start video from my Canon Rebel t3i. Is this possible at all? I know there are shutter releases that will snap off pictures, but will the same ...
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Upon export in Premiere Pro, colors lose saturation when previewing in QuickTime

I working on a project that I originally began in Premiere Pro CS6 on Windows, converted to CC, and am not editing in CC on Mac. I was making some minor tweaks to the video and getting ready to ...
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Transcription Methods/Times

I figured I'd leave a question here while I did the manual labor, but what do you find is the best way to transcribe footage? I'm an editor and the first thing I like to do is create a script of ...
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1answer
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How do I change frame size, preserving width (using ffmpeg)?

I'm new to this StackExchange site, and to using the ffmpeg encoder. I have a video that is 720x480 (3:2) that I would like to change to 720x406 (16:9) to match the other videos I have for a site. I ...
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mp4 - Codec or Container

Please explain, so confusing. I get that AVC is a video format, MKV is a container (that can contain mp4 video, FLAC audio etc.), but what is mp4 then?
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Why do some camcorders record in 1080i?

Why do some camcorders record in 1080i? Does it have any technical or visual advantages over 1080p? Let's suppose that all media players and TVs which can handle 1080i can also handle 1080p. Is there ...
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Do I need to convert 60fps to 30fps so it will be reproducible?

I just bought a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition. I have been testing out two modes: 1080p at 30fps and 720p at 60fps. I have noticed that when reproducing the videos with 720p at 60fps they are not ...

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