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Can I use a computer as the processing unit of a video camera instead of the onboard chip?

I have been wondering for a while if we could connect a camera to a computer and let the computer do the processing, that way we would have access to things that the camera wouldn't be able to do ...
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160 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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3answers
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Creating a split screen video of a multitrack recording

It's fairly common to see videos in which, to accompany a piece of music created using overdubs, we see a split screen showing the artist performing each overdub. What functions, in which software, ...
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111 views

Brightness and contrast ratio, inversely proportional?

I'm comparing the features of 2 projectors, which are very similar between them. They both have 1300 lumens. However I was surprised to see the following values: Projector 1 Brightness (lm) 3000 ...
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How do I specify baseline H264 profile using FFmbc?

I am using FFmbc (a FFmpeg derivative) to transcode some video files to H264 (in a mov wrapper). I want to specify baseline profile (to reduce CPU usage) but can't figure out how. There doesn't seem ...
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2answers
727 views

Best software tool to process image/video and obtain greatest level of zoom?

I would like to get advice on what is the best software to obtain the best level of zoom possible for a video. Do I need to resample the video? Are there tools that can do this live? (maybe selecting ...
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1k views

Compress or convert .mov to lighter format

My camera records videos in .mov format, what can I use to edit out the audio and lower it's size in a Windows environment?
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1answer
202 views

Final Cut Express: Flip a Video Clip

I'm sure this is trivial to do, but I've yet to find the right filter to Flip a video clip in FCE 4. For example, see what happens at the 0:42 mark in this video (Night Stand HD Pro) I see box ...
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1answer
70 views

Timelapse video with meta information on every frame

I have a set of images that I want to make a time lapse video with. I have done this a few times but now I want to add some meta information to every image. For example I have taken a picture every ...
3
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1answer
89 views

How do I take optically faithful videos of glow props in the dark?

I own a small business making LED glow props and though the technology is sound, taking good footage of them in use is proving to be far more difficult than I expected. I've tried with all sorts of ...
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3answers
85 views

Dynamic saturation exaggeration

What is this type of processing called? In some popular songs with a very strong bass beat, the strength of the bass beat is exaggerated by momentarily "turning down" the rest of the sounds while the ...
2
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1answer
124 views

Is there a way to manage Final Cut project files under Linux or Windows?

I don't have a x86 Mac at hand I'm having trouble organising a large collection of Final Cut 7 projects. I have tried to run Final Cut under Virtualized OS X. But I have trouble installing it since ...
2
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1answer
75 views

Which cameras produce video that can be edited on a mac without transcoding?

My old video camera is a Samsung HMX-H104. I love its time lapse video modes, but hate the fact that Samsung's bogus codec causes Quicktime (and also iMovie) to play Samsung recorded video at twice ...
2
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1answer
180 views

Choosing an import format: AAF vs OMF

I am developing a video rendering application. I would like to import editing projects from non-linear video editing application like Avid or FCP. Which format should I start with, AAF or OMF? What ...
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1answer
81 views

Is this projector capable of 1080i resolution?

From the specs of the projector: DLP - 4000 lumen - 1024 x 768 - 480p - 720p - 1080i - 3D Ready - 6.4 pounds They state the resolution is 1024x768, but then they add 1080i, from wikipedia: ...
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1answer
59 views

How do video producers cope with matching or normalising inputs from multiple differing devices?

I am looking to make a music video from a number of live shows by getting fans to send in their clips taken at the shows. We run our timing from a backing drum track on Cubase, so that is fixed, which ...
3
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3answers
3k views

Can you link an audio track to a video track in iMovie?

I am editing a video in iMovie. The video file is independent of the audio file; the video file's audio is what the camera picked up, and the audio file is what our lav mic picked up. After carefully ...
2
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2answers
190 views

Video & Audio Kit on a Budget

My group has a budget of ~£1000 to spend on high quality recording equipment so I need to do a little background research before I go off and advise them about what to buy. The aim is to be able to ...
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2answers
2k views

Is there any format for videos like RAW format for photos?

Like the RAW format for photos which stores the exact image information that is of great use for post processing, are there any similar formats for video?
2
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1answer
187 views

What settings should I use when recording my child's play in a dark theater?

I am not sure whether this is a good question to ask in this forum or even if it is answerable. I'll let the community decide. I am a complete newcomer to video recording having purchased my first ...
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2answers
391 views

Windows software to turn a 3gp video on its side before upload?

My camera phone takes video in 3gp format. I've inadvertently taken a video sideways and want to turn it 90 degrees for upload to services such as YouTube and Facebook. What software package can I ...
3
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2answers
3k views

Importing an unsupported file type into Premiere Pro CS5

I am trying to import some footage into Premiere CS5. The footage was recorded on a Sony Z1 as HDV 1080i. My camera man captured the video into a series of files for me. He claimed they were in ...
2
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2answers
312 views

Which software to batch join videos and add a chapter for each?

I have 55 short clips (<1min) that have the same characteristics (only the content and length change) and I want to combine them into one big chaptered video. I know with QTPro how to combine 2 ...
3
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4answers
135 views

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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3answers
253 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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1answer
3k views

How do I detect scene changes in Adobe Premiere?

I have a single clip with multiple edits in it. Is there an easy, automatic way to detect these? Ideally I'd just like them labelled in some way with support for "jump to the next label". I realise ...
2
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3answers
95 views

What is the orbiting technique involved for this scene [youtube]?

As in title, what is the technique involved for this scene: ...
3
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2answers
172 views

What solution do you use to bring a udp, rtmp, … stream back into the hd-sdi format

As a small independent TV Station we cooperate with festivals and congresses which want to broadcast their content live. Most of the times these partners send me a webstream. Currently we have a ...
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1answer
48 views

What program can develop videos like …? [closed]

What program can develop videos like this one: ...
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1answer
758 views

Editing a movie from DVD in Sony Vegas?

I often have a movie (commercial, encrypted DVD) which I would like to import into Sony Vegas for further editing. The goal is to make my own private "Director's Cut", mixing the movie with some other ...
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0answers
53 views

Graphical editor for OggKate

Does anyone know of a graphical editor that let's one create and edit OggKate metadata for a file. I prefer using Ubuntu. Most of the examples I've found so far uses the commandline. I've come ...
2
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3answers
1k views

What is the best way to capture PC footage?

I'm trying to capture footage from a Desktop PC, I don't want to use FRAPS as the quality isn't good enough for what I need and it adds a load of overhead. I've tried a BlackMagic H.264 but when I ...
6
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2answers
245 views

Why use 35 mm film raw stock and camera?

I would like your suggestions and reasoning as this would be useful in making decisions. Why are film makers still using traditional 35 mm film raw stock and camera equipment to produce feature films ...
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5answers
260 views

About film making techniques

I have developed a big interest in film making recently (I hope it isn't a fad). I am interested more in the technical side like cinematography, editing, lighting etc than acting, direction etc. I am ...
6
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6answers
1k views

Video with person 'writing on glass' effect

I'm trying to find someone who can make videos similar to one shown here: ...
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0answers
273 views

What are some simple video editor with Masking capability?

I want to focus faces of an image and move that focus to each of the faces one by one with a delay.The other area of the image should be hidden/blurred (btw this is called masking right?). Is there ...
3
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1answer
354 views

Creating a “finger using device” effect like in iPhone app ads

I have been searching for quite a while on a tutorial of how to create the rotating phone ad with the finger coming in to interact with the app once in a while. There is an example of this effect in ...
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2answers
379 views

Are there any (visible) differences between R1 and R2 DVDs (or blu-rays, thereof)?

I was wondering whether there is any visible difference between Region 1 and Region 2 movies. Region 1 is encoded in 23.976 fps standard, right? And Region 2 is 25 fps. But as I assume the movies are ...
4
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1answer
563 views

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 ...
3
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2answers
746 views

What's the difference between a DVCAM tape that is mini and a MiniDV tape?

What exactly is the difference between a DVCAM tape that is mini and a MiniDV tape? They look pretty much the same in terms of size. It seems like Sony is making DVCAM tapes that are the same size as ...
2
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1answer
18k 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?
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vote
1answer
64 views

How can I find good quality discounted audio gear?

I need to buy some basic accessories (XLR cables, mic stands and clips, etc) on a tight budget. I'd rather pay more for quality gear than buy something cheap that will break quickly, but a lot of ...
2
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3answers
587 views

Ad Free Video Streaming to Web

I'm currently working with a charity that broadcasts our event to the web. The event is about a week long (24 hrs per day), and gets in excess of 2000 viewers at times during the stream. I am ...
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0answers
182 views

Which container format for ProDVX F150

I need to produce a video that can be played by a ProDVX F150 (a small black box device which plays video from a flash card). It's hard to find real specs for this thing, but webshops say it does: ...
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2answers
278 views

How Do I Film A Rotating Object With White Background?

I often need to rotate object when making video and rotating with hands is not convenient. I wish there was a helping rotational hand spehere that would rotate as i film object where i could set ...
3
votes
2answers
272 views

How does MKV segment linking work?

I downloaded a file vid1 that is in C:\dir1\ which links to another file vid2 in a subdirectory C:\dir1\dir2\ and it works if I move that file to dir1 (so both files are in dir1). I figure that it'll ...
2
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1answer
746 views

Lossless HDCP stripper?

Is there a product that allows you to strip HDCP from HDMI and that does not loose quality?
3
votes
1answer
33 views

How can I see each frame of a mpeg transport stream under windows?

I am looking for a tool, preferably free, that will allow me to see and save each frame from MPEG-2 Transport Stream (video/mp2t).
4
votes
4answers
921 views

Non-Linear Video Editor for Free or Cheap That Does These Things

Background I bought a couple of handicams 6 months ago, and have since then been making videos and editing them and publishing them. http://www.youtube.com/user/Sathyaish Over the period, I have ...
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1answer
382 views

Recording a gaming console onto my computer from my TV

So I have a TV with two types of inputs. Composite (just mono), and coaxial - yes it's a pretty old TV. I play a video game that I want to record some matches of onto my laptop so I can edit the clips ...

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