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2answers
244 views

Automatically cut out sections of a video delineated by a sound.

Is there any way that I can automatically cut a video based on a sound. I have a couple of long sections of video that contain videos. I would like to remove the parts of the video that do not fall ...
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2answers
2k views

Improve chroma key effect in Sony Vegas

I'm performing some tests with the chroma key, I already noticed that blue screen will not perform well for me (the subject is often in black, which doesn't match well with blue), so I got a green ...
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2answers
433 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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5answers
813 views

Software for video cut automation / scripting

I am very new to a/v editing and need to automate a simple process. Basically what I need is a way for my mom to capture video from her camera and input a series of numbers like 1:02 1:30 1:55 2:34 ...
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1answer
68 views

Trying to help a west coast fan in an east coast world

So my friend wants to hear the west coast announcers during the playoffs - while watching the game on tv. Problem is that the tv broadcast is delayed a few seconds. Does anyone know of a work around? ...
3
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2answers
6k views

How to alternate between two video clips in Premiere Pro CS6

I have two long video clips on two different tracks in my timelines, both starting at the same time, and I would like to alternate between them (see a bit of track 1, then a bit of track 2, then track ...
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2answers
56 views

Tool to clip segments of a video

newbie here, I want to remove some segments of an MP4 video I have. Which easy to use tool would you recommend. Preferably free. I'm using Windows.
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2answers
657 views

how to convert a video to black and white color without any shades

How can a video be converted to black and white color. It should not have any shades of gray color. Only two colors - black and white. There are many options to convert colored video to grayscale - ...
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1answer
1k views

How to add closed captioning to MPEG-2, QuickTime MOV, or AVI/DV for cable broadcast?

I need to add closed captioning to a short video that will be broadcast on our cable TV system. The cable system will accept MPEG-2, QuickTime MOV, or AVI/DV formats. This is in the United States, ...
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1answer
1k views

Removing [“Bounding box”] in Sony Vegas

I'm not exactly sure what it is called, which is why I can't find answers anywhere. It is the grey box that envelopes the text, I think it is called a "Bounding Box". It is not needed at all in ...
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0answers
468 views

video recorded with Mac's Photo Booth doesn't match session length. Can this be fixed?

A while ago I recorded a video with a friend which I didn't examine or watch until today. Upon opening it, I realized that the whole 15 minute video session had somehow only saved four seconds. We ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Video stream with delay

I need to capture a video stream from a web cam and then show it non-stop with a delay of 30 seconds or more. A server side linux software would be the best but a Windows GUI application will be ok ...
3
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1answer
61 views

Focusing away from Premiere causes playback crash

I've been using Premiere Pro since CS5 and am now using CS6. I have always had this odd bug where, if at any point while using Premiere Pro I switched to any other application on my computer (Mac ...
2
votes
2answers
373 views

Resolving timecode errors when capturing in FCP from MiniDV tape deck

I'm having an issue capturing video on our Final Cut Pro (version 6.0.6) edit system when pulling in video from our MiniDV tape deck (via Firewire, linked via an Ethernet "extender"). We seem to get a ...
5
votes
1answer
747 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 ...
3
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4answers
7k views

Why is Audio and Video out of Sync during recording?

I make a 30 second recording using a webcam on a laptop. When I play the .avi file afterwards, the audio and video are out of step. The sound starts arriving about a second after it should do and gets ...
2
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2answers
2k views

Is there any way to play corrupted .MOV video file

Today I recorded presentation I gave to my development team, part of this recording was screencast. Right after I finished, screen capturing tool that I used collapsed and I was left with corrupted ...
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2answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
5k views

Merge .ass-subtitles into movie

I produced a video which will include subtitles. The movie is edited in Premiere Pro and (currently) rendered to a .mov file. I've created subtitles with Aegisub which creates a .ass file in order to ...
3
votes
2answers
538 views

Possible to use sRGB as mp4 colorspace?

I have an mp4 using h264 that i'm using in the background of a website. It has to blend in with the background image. I've already created ogv and webm videos for firefox and chrome and these work ...
4
votes
1answer
8k views

How to force ffmpeg to insert keyframe at first frame when downsampling a framerate of a video with x264 vcodec

I have a mpeg4 video at 25fps. This video contains just one static frame. I'm trying to downsample the frame rate to 1fps and convert the video to x246 (mp4). I ran the following ffmpeg command: ...
4
votes
1answer
626 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 ...
3
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3answers
30k views

Can I manually change an .mp4 to .m4v by changing the extension in the Finder (mac) or explorer (win)?

I need to change an .mp4 (h264, AAC-Audio) to an exactly same .m4v. Can I just rename it from "X.mp4" to "X.m4v"? By renaming, I mean clicking on it in Finder (Mac) or Explorer (Win) and renaming it.
4
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1answer
4k views

Advantage of converting GoPro video files with GoPro CineForm?

Having worked with GoPro cameras for a few years, I had originally ignored the GoPro CineForm Studio software. Probably out of the usual disregard for packaged software, but also due to it being ...
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2answers
1k views

How can I add fade in and fade out effects to a video?

I tried searching for freeware on Google which can do this. But I have not been able to find a software which clearly mentions fade in or fade out in its specifications. I wanted to have a scene with ...
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1answer
48 views

Video file playback issue

I have a 75.7 GB avi file that when viewed only plays ~ 2 seconds of video and then quits. How can I correct this issue?
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1answer
697 views

Want to Start 2D 3D Animation Studio

I am a newly retired person (40 years old). I always loved animation and have some experience in 3D modelling (using 3Ds max). Now after retirement I want to start my own freelance animated video ...
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1answer
259 views

How to monitor system sound and mic using Rode Podcaster?

Just set up my new Rode Podcaster and trying to figure out how to monitor both the mic and the system sound from my mac. Using it for podcasting, so I want to be able to monitor myself and the person ...
2
votes
1answer
671 views

How to export footage and burn a 16:9 PAL DVD for playback on television

I have searched everywhere and consulted many people yet no one seems to know how to solve this problem. I have created a large project in After Effects in 16:9 format: 1280x720 Square Pixels ...
3
votes
1answer
398 views

Clip quality severely degrades when imported into Premiere Pro CS5? (appears interlaced)

I have a clip which is 720p30 and plays back perfectly smoothly when opened outside of premiere. When I import the clip into premiere and play it back it looks awful: http://imgur.com/JHVbl If I ...
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0answers
39 views

How good is a DSLR video? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the minimum camera characteristics required to record a movie for cinema? Can one send Nikon D 3200 or Canon 550 D video to any major film festival (after ...
4
votes
2answers
293 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
62 views

What tool should I use to animate text on an EXTREMELY high resolution “screen”?

I need to make a video with extrodinary dimensions. The "screen" will have to be large enough to hold a very large amount of text and diagrams.... say 20,000 By 20,000 pixels. The text is going to ...
2
votes
2answers
255 views

How do I move (rearrange) the orientation of a video?

I want to crop the video at some position and move the part next to the part that wasn't cropped. (See image, it explains better) http://i.imgur.com/qhSZy.png
2
votes
1answer
210 views

Auto-Orient, Wrong Rotation on Last Keyframe in After Effects

I have an issue with the Transform | Auto-orient option. I does work in general but at the very last keyframe the object's rotation changes apruptly. How can I avoid that? I am using After ...
3
votes
1answer
878 views

Is it possible to alter the playback *preview* speed?

Is it possible to change the speed of Premiere's playback of the video without altering the speed of the produced version? Even if I could play it only 1.5x faster, it would mean a lot of time saved ...
2
votes
1answer
687 views

What does ALL-I mode mean?

I've started seeing this term mentioned in camera specs but have no idea what it means. It somehow relates to recording video. Can somebody please explain where does it come from and what it means? ...
5
votes
1answer
703 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 ...
1
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2answers
736 views

Mount a Camcorder on my Hat?

Aside from just gluing (or velcroing) the camcorder onto a baseball hat beak, is there something better? Would this type of thing work? ...
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2answers
2k views

I changed the .mp4 extension of my video to .mpg and it still opens and plays fine (in VLC and in Windows Media Player). Why is this so?

I'm uploading a file to an external system that accepts only mpg or mpeg extension files. I had a mp4 file so I changed the mp4 extension to mpg and I was able to upload the file into the system. ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Should I just get a gaming PC for audio/video production?

I was looking around for computers aimed at AV production, and there doesn't seem to be many. It seems you largely have the option of SOHO PCs, business machines, or gaming machines. Is a gaming ...
6
votes
3answers
10k views

What's the difference between Behringer XENYX 1202FX and the Behringer Eurorack UB1202FX?

Behringer makes two mixers with preamps that look the same. One of them is Eurorack lineup. XENYX 1202FX (sometimes marketed as premium) EURORACK UB1202FX Here are the pictures: Could someone ...
3
votes
3answers
125 views

Canon DSLR home-video. Need advice

I own a Canon 1100d/T3i with very decent lenses (85mm/f1.8 and 35mm/f2). I really like shooting movies at home with it as the depth of field and the clarity of the subject are really beautiful. The ...
3
votes
2answers
13k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
298 views

Unable to render file larger than 4 Gigs in Sony Vegas 10

I have wasted over 8 hours trying to figure out what is wrong my program. I am trying to render a 30 minute file in high quality HD using the Main Concept codec, but as soon as it reaches 100% I get ...
2
votes
1answer
61 views

Software to add text from file

I'm working on a daily video blog, currently creating them with Adobe Premiere Pro. I need an advice or an alternative software, because I don't find a way to add text (e.g. as titles) from file. I ...
1
vote
0answers
256 views

What is good software for building 2D parallax videos?

I am wanting opinions for the best software to put together 2D parallax video content, using flat images, etc. What do you suggest? P.S. Could not create the tags parallax or 2d (rep). Sorry for the ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Having problems with fade in

I have a video with an overlay that i need to fade in. When i add a crossfade it starts fully opaque and then fades out. The exact opposite of what i want to achieve. How do i reverse the crossfade ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

Good place to learn about every option/button in Adobe After Effects?

In particular, right now anyway, I want to know what the following under Animation menu do: Track Camera Track in mocha AE Warp Stabilizer Track Motion Looking for a text-based explanation.
5
votes
2answers
10k views

How to change active camera in after effects ( or render a different camera )

I added a camera to my comp, however, when I render it uses the active camera, and not camera1. How do I Either make camera1 my active camera, or make it so that I can render out camera1

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