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What compression should I use for archiving VHS tapes to HDD?

What do you recommended for capturing VHS for archiving on a HDD? Will DV PAL codec do? H264 at high quality? (I'm PAL over here btw). I want to retain the quality, but at the same time I don't want ...
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2answers
73 views

Presentation to Video conversion

I'd like to make several online language courses, and was thinking about incorporating video into a lecture. I was looking for a way to convert presentations (PowerPoint or OpenOffice) directly to ...
0
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1answer
54 views

Blacking out specific pixels in MP4 without re-encoding

Basically is it possible to set the value of specific areas of pixels to black without re-encoding an MP4 video completely in an editor or application (Premiere, Ffmpeg, etc). I'm wondering if such a ...
2
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1answer
587 views

Editing a 640x480 mp4 in premiere CS4

I have a video with 640x480 resolution, which I want to import into premiere and add a MASK over specific areas which should not be visible. I'm wondering what settings I should select when I start ...
2
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1answer
144 views

Record and stream what's on my screen

I'm trying to make a videogame review video, with the help of a friend. I'd rather have each of us in different places, so that I can record our audio independently. But then I have a bigger problem : ...
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2answers
77 views

Converting an MPG data file burned to disc to a burned “video disc” for set-top DVD players

I've inherited some (12) DVD recordings of events for our organization that were burned to disc as data, instead of as a video disc. I'm looking to take a 16:9 MPG video from these DVDs and burn it ...
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0answers
159 views

Where to start Transcoding with FFMPEG?

I would like to learn a lot about Transcoding video files with FFMPEG from any format to mp4 (hH264/AAC) format. We have a large repository of video files ranging from 1 MB to 2 GB of various formats ...
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1answer
118 views

Is it better to have a player application stretch the video or to use a resolution that matches the video file?

I have a Samsung LN40A550 LCD TV, purchased in 2008. I have a 2011 mac mini connected via HDMI, and I use VLC Media Player to play tv/movies, most often x264/mkv files. The native resolution of ...
3
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2answers
898 views

Delete unused video clips in Vegas

After finishing editing a video with Sony's Movie Studio Platinum 12.0, I'm left with a giant folder of uncompressed rushes. I would like to delete some of them to save disk space. Is there an easy ...
2
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1answer
530 views

Premiere Pro CS6 preview problem: other application shows through

Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this question, but, I'm having a issue with Premiere Pro CS6 from Creative Cloud. Whenever I put footage in the timeline this happens: . The file's encoding ...
2
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2answers
129 views

Minimising image noise within the recording of indoor office environments

Background I have a Panasonic HDC-HS700 camera that I am using to record indoor office scenes. The scenes are illuminated predominantly by fluoro lighting, with little natural light, however there ...
3
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1answer
190 views

How are 3-dimensional overlays synchronized with videos?

One popular feature on TV nowadays is to create 3D overlays on top of the recorded content. Also, as the camera changes direction or position, the 3D content view is subsequently adjusted. How is this ...
3
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1answer
376 views

How can I rename a footage .ai file for AE without breaking the references?

I've got a composition in After Effects CS 6 on Windows that contains several .ai files. One of them has over 30 layers, which I imported and animated in AE. Unfortunately, I gave the .ai file the not ...
2
votes
1answer
545 views

How to split MTS files?

I have a bunch of large HDTV .MTS files from a camera. I want to cut them in many parts, preferably with free software. How?
2
votes
1answer
3k views

How to make the rest of the mask transparent in Premier Pro CS6?

I'm trying to highlight a part of my video. Since I'm totally new to video editing on Premier Pro - I'm not sure if this is the best way of doing that, but I'm using masks. I have a title sitting in ...
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0answers
320 views

Removing silence and no movement from videos

Using Windows 7, which program helps me Remove silence, like the option in adobe audition Remove still images in video, when nothing happens in the same program? Both functions should require a ...
1
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1answer
230 views

Codec/Hardware Advice on real-time encoding multiple HD streams

Does anyone know of what kind of hardware along with any good codecs that could reasonably encode 3 x 1920x1200 60fps DirectShow streams in real time? Preferably a lossless codec but I know at these ...
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0answers
955 views

Why does After Effects shear my last frame in a loop?

Following the short tutorial here to make a loop in After Effects using time remapping and the loopOut() expression I encountered some odd behaviour. In the tutorial it is mentioned that when this ...
1
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1answer
235 views

How to ignore file name extensions while replacing source files for online editing in Premiere?

I'm encoding all my source files for offline editing with Premiere Media Encoder. I have MP4 and MTS files, and I thought of converting them all to AVI DV-PAL. Problem is I guess I'll have some ...
3
votes
1answer
80 views

Retaining quality while re-encoding with same codec

Just say I have a bunch of separate clips (DV stream format .dv), and I join them using Quicktime 7. If I then export them out as a new .dv file, am I losing any quality? Is there a loss in quality ...
2
votes
1answer
275 views

Setting up (negative?) midi delay in ableton

When tapping a simple beat on my MPD24 controller in Ableton Live on a Macbook, the notes sound fine when I play them, but as the clip repeats, they seem to play too early. I must admit I am an utter ...
1
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1answer
44 views

Live-video beginner, where to start?

I'm part of the multimedia team at a conference, where I'm responsible for the live-video. I know what cable to connect, but I've got no idea what kind of signal it is and when something doesn't ...
1
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1answer
148 views

Video compression for Beginner, where to start?

I'm interested in video, but I know very little about it. I love to make videos with my camcorder or GoPro, edit them afterwards and upload them. The thing is, I know how to do this, but I don't know ...
1
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1answer
558 views

Is it possible to store subtitle srt files in an m3u playlist file?

I have a folder that contains around 51 videos and another folder with their respective subtitles. I don't want to merge the folders into one folder so I was wondering if there's a way to store ...
1
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1answer
479 views

How can I create the blurring effect in a video like this?

I am noticing more and more product videos being released using lots of blur and the focus shifting from one point to another. This is an example of the technique I'm refering to: ...
3
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2answers
245 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
806 views

Keynote video pausing/playing

I have an idea for linking a keynote presentation with a video (exported from a 3d tool). The idea is that each time you 'click' (as you would to move to the next slide/transition) it would play x ...
0
votes
1answer
105 views

How to dynamically add texture to an object in a video and get a new video?

I have a video in which there appears a wall at some point. Having that video as input and a photo (that could be new in each interation), I want to get a new video in which the texture of that wall ...
4
votes
4answers
2k views

Software to edit .mov files from a Canon 7D

I have some video files I recorded using a Canon 7D (.mov encased H.264). The recording is full HD resolution at 30fps. I need to... Adjust the white balance and saturation Combine several short ...
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votes
1answer
25 views

Calibrate internal camera under Windows [closed]

My internal camera (shown as USB 2.0 camera, but it is mounted in the laptop screen) shows all pictures quite blueish in different lighting situations. Manual post processing of photos/videos greatly ...
11
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4answers
26k views

How to losslessly encode a jpg image sequence to a video in ffmpeg?

I have a large set of jpgs that I want to convert to a video losslessly (or, at the very least, very close to losslessly as long as the encoding time isn't much higher than otherwise). Naively, I ...
4
votes
2answers
70 views

What are the rights to exported video from the Apple's Keynote app?

When I make an presentation in the Apple's Keynote with transitions an like, and export it to an video, can I publish the video as commercial - as my own work? I'm added the soundtrack later - it ...
4
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3answers
5k views

How can I capture/convert HDMI from an HDCP protected input?

Basically the situation is I have a PS3 and I want to be able to split a lossless HDMI connection to my TV and something to a capture card. Using an HDMI splitter I can connect to the TV just fine but ...
13
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1answer
384 views

Why filmmaking with DSLR?

Adding video feature to digital camera was for their popular applications, as unprofessional users wanted to have both photography and videography at the same time. Professional cameras were ...
2
votes
3answers
226 views

How can 1080p films be so disproportionally lightweight?

I calculated that for a film of 2 hours with 30 fps, over a 1920*1080 (16:9) display with 32 bps (True Colour) had to weight : 2×3600×30×1920×1080×4 Bytes which is 1,7915904×10¹² so 1,8 TB... Is ...
0
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2answers
136 views

how to join video files?

I have 12 parts of videos . I want to join them in a sequence and make a single video. Please suggest me software and steps to do this. can i need to install adobe premier? thank you example ...
2
votes
0answers
136 views

TitleBox .seq2 animation files

I am using TitleBox for dynamic graphic animations. There are several was to play an animation in this tool, but the "safest" seems to be the internal "animation file" object, which comes with a tools ...
2
votes
1answer
100 views

fps resampling dilema

I want to mix some vacation clips into a single video. The sources I have are: 48 fps 25 fps I don't care whether the end result will be at 24 or 25 fps but I do want to maintain the best viewing ...
2
votes
1answer
66 views

What can cause Bluray disks burned from Encore to get laggy/skippy?

I have a bluray disk that I burned from an image I made with Encore CS6. The source footage is a timeline composed of multiple different video assets that are linked Premiere projects. They run back ...
1
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0answers
300 views

MHL HDMI to HDMI

I have the Roku Stick which plugs directly into an MHL port. I have a TV without MHL (just normal HDMI) that I would like to try this on. My understanding is that I would need to introduce 5v at ...
0
votes
1answer
270 views

Glidecam focus control

Is there puller for controlling the lens focus when using a glidecam? Is there also something similar for the zoom, in case it's a zoom lens? I have not found anything off the shelf that I can buy ...
3
votes
1answer
425 views

how to do an amplitude modulation in Ableton Live [closed]

What I want is simple: I want to modulate the volume (amplitude) of one channel, with the amplitude of another channel. There's the vocoder effect which does something vaguely similar to what I'm ...
-1
votes
1answer
80 views

DSLR filmmaking tutorials and tips [closed]

The title says it all. I have a DSLR and would like to learn more about video, from basics to advanced (I am an intermediate+ photographer). Are there good tutorials I can find online? I could not ...
1
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1answer
128 views

How to get Greek symbols (alpha, beta) in Cinema4D text

I'm trying to get Greek symbols in a Cinema4D text object that is extruded, however when I select the Symbol font the text disappears from the viewport. I can still see it in the text input frame, but ...
1
vote
1answer
663 views

iPhone 5 video: continuous shooting without creating independent clips

I'm shooting some doco footage using the iPhone 5. I'm looking for a way to shoot "tape" style. I don't want independant clips when I stop recording. Just want to append clips back to back ...
1
vote
1answer
292 views

Converting videos taken by D5100 for a Youtube upload

What is the best way to compress a video shot by my Nikon D5100 so it can be easily uploaded to Youtube? I have a video of around 600MB, I tried converting using Xilisoft video converter but without ...
1
vote
1answer
861 views

Stretch or Change Timing in After Effects

I am new to After Effects. I downloaded the free file for the Month of May from VideoHive and have been playing with it. Some of the text is displayed just a bit too short for my linking. I do not ...
2
votes
4answers
1k views

Does HD necessarily mean clear, high quality images?

I recently purchase an AXIS network camera that will be used at a scrap metal yard to photograph truck license plates. While the camera is probably sufficient for my purposes I was a bit confused ...
1
vote
2answers
795 views

What Happens to Frequencies Above the Nyquist Limit?

If I record a sound at a rate of 8,000 samples per second, I know that the highest frequency that can be reproduced from the sound is 4000Hz. What I want to know is: If the sound contains frequencies ...
0
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2answers
114 views

Digital video cameras optical zoom vs lenses

If you read at digital video cameras specifications, you will probably read that camera has 20x optical zoom or even greater. If you compare this camera with my Nikor 18-200 lens, the lens itself is ...

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