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Is 18 mm enough for video?

Do I need a lens that is wider than 18 mm to make a professional looking video (which should be wide enough to give us some space, so the audience doesn't feel like claustrophobia)? I'm going to make ...
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129 views

What is a good efficient way to isolate clips from long movies?

I am making a video that is an analysis of various films. My hope is to get clips from the movies to demonstrate various points I'm talking about. I'm using Kdenlive on Ubuntu. One issue is that it ...
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154 views

Tripod duel, which one is the best?

Has anyone tried this for filming? http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/223630-REG/Davis_Sanford_PROVISTA12_ProVista12_Video_Tripod_System.html It's more expensive than this: ...
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527 views

Common newbie mistakes for cinematography?

I'm going to make a serious movie, what are the BIG mistakes newbies often do, both in the clipping and the shooting stage?
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393 views

Do I need tripods etc. for filming?

I'm going to make a movie now with a D7000 I'm going to buy. I want it to look as professional as possible, but I don't want to blow the budget. (I'm a 16 years old student..) What equipment do I ...
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Converting from 8mm Video Tapes to Digital (PC)

Can you please assist with a recommendation about a good Video Capture Card / Device that can used to convert from 8mm Video Tapes to Digital (PC - Windows)? I found a site with lots of such devices ...
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606 views

Two questions regarding setting up a podcast with Behringer 1202fx mixer and a dual channel compressor limiter gate

I would like to know what is the proper way to connect the mixer to the compressor limiter gate to my Behringer1202fx mixer? any ideas? Also, I would like to know if anyone has or knows how to set up ...
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117 views

What is this device?

I was doing some cleaning today and found the device below, unopened, in its original plastic bag. I'm guessing it's an accessory for a photo or video camera from the 8mm jack, but anything more than ...
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215 views

How to get higher resolution and smooth exposure control when shooting movies with a Nikon D5000?

I have a Nikon D5000 and would like to use it to take video clips. By default, when shooting video clips in the "Live View" mode, you can only use 1 MP of the camera's 12 MP, thus you get video ...
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657 views

Where can I publish a 50 fps video?

I've produced a video in 50 fps progressive. I am having a hard time getting anyone to actually see it: all popular online video players are artificially capped to 30 fps. Is there any way I can ...
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164 views

Looking For A Video Editor that will maintain the codecs of the original source video

Im trying to test various video/audio codecs by editing clips from larger videos that have the codecs I want to test. Although every video editor i have tried changes the codecs of the clips i create ...
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104 views

What is the best way to distribute an audio/video feed from a computer to TVs over existing indoor coax cable?

We have existing coax cable in our office building and we'd like to put displays in our lobby and some other rooms in the office (where there are existing coax jacks). We'd like these displays all ...
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4answers
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AE Error : Imager Buffers exceed internal limits. Decrease the memory requirements for the rendering of this frame. (12804)

I'm kinda new to AE and having a weird issue while trying to render a 1920x1080 Composition. After rendering about 10seconds, i get the following error: I've checked all of my objects and i have ...
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1answer
47 views

Encode MPEG-4 to DVD Format Without Doubling File Size

I want to encode a group of low-quality MPEG-4 video files to DVD format (to eventually burn to a DVD). The problem is that when I encode the video, the resulting files are often 2-3x as large as the ...
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Adobe After Effects Frame-By-Frame Editing

I am currently editing a clip in After Effects. We had a very limited supply of green screen so I am now having to edit some of the white wall too. The thing is, the actors move around, not allowing ...
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301 views

Bad video camera + little money = decent video quality

I have a Kodak Easyshare z950 camera. Previously I only used it to take some pictures while traveling. Now I want to seriously work with video. Not that seriously as in TV studio, but still I want to ...
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338 views

Hardsubbing ASS onto MPEG4

I have an ASS as the subtitle stream (with these fonts: - Orotund, jagb_.tff, jagw_.ttf, JUST.ttf, Gabrielle.ttf) in an MKV. What technique should I use to hardsub this subtitle stream onto the MPEG4 ...
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134 views

What type of media server software do I need to transcode in near real time?

Can anyone help me find a software stack for doing near real time video encoding/transcoding? I want to allow users to upload videos(wmv, avi, mov, flash video, other formats) to my website. As soon ...
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1answer
304 views

How to help the autofocus feature of an amateur camcorder

I just acquired an amateur camcorder (Samsung HMX-Q10) that has only a few settings available, most of them are automatic. I tried to shoot a video of me playing a bass guitar cover but it seems that ...
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2answers
226 views

Fix timecode in merged vobs

I use mpeg streamclip to fix the timecodes in merged vobs. I would like a command line utility that does this without having to recode if possible.
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1answer
801 views

Does the M4V file type have direct support for Audio?

I am working with a video vendor who just ripped a dvd and sent me BOTH m4v files AND aac files (audio and video separately),. When I asked him why he did not just send 1 m4v file with the audio and ...
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80 views

Practical algorithms for rate adaptation

I am interested about reading material on rate adaptation, by which I mean the process of adapting the bandwidth/rate allocated for a streaming application, ranging from services such as YouTube, to ...
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79 views

Periodicals/magazines/blogs for cinematography?

I want to stay up-to-date on cinematography techniques -- not just regurgitated press releases on camera technology. What regularly updated resources (not books) should I follow to continually learn ...
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1answer
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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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462 views

Live Streaming and Recording Simultaneously

I will explain my situation first. I am getting married in two months and have many family members that are in bad health. They want to make the wedding, but just cant. We had the idea of streaming ...
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676 views

How can I color correct a footage from a 7D using the CineStyle Picture Style

I want to use the CineStyle color style for my 7D to get the most out of the dynamic range. Saw some tutorials on how to use a LUT file to color correct in Final Cut Pro or Premiere, but only on the ...
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1answer
809 views

Which decoder allows for fast seeking or how to configure k-lite codec pack?

I am using mostly Haaly Media Splitter for input and ffdshow for decoding (libavcodec). Actually I am ok with the default profile 7 installation of k-lite codec pack. At the moment I have the default ...
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1answer
122 views

Unwanted letterboxing using Wirecast

When I create a 1280 x 720 pixel image in Photoshop CS5.1 for use as a title slide in Wirecast, the resulting image is letterboxed. I have a similar problem with 720p video feeds from a Black Magic ...
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AE - Imported mp4 seems to be missing audio

I'm new to After Effects, but my experience with video editing so far has been that audio and video are treated separately. When I add an mp4 to my composition, I get the video element, but I can't ...
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1answer
159 views

Is there a decent computer based, multiple video stream capture solution out there?

Recently, on a trip home to my dad's, I experienced some great conversations between him and my grandmother. I really wanted a way to record them. Here's my thinking: using a laptop connected to two ...
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Professional text animation software

In addition to Adobe Flash, what other tools people usually use to make text animations. By text animation I mean, like animations that has a narration and word or letters from the narration dance on ...
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3answers
646 views

merge and convert swf

I'm having major issues combining/merging(lossless) swf video files into a single file then converting to something more useful(mp4). I've tried using premiere but no audio as it doesn't import the ...
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2answers
143 views

Whats the difference between a sekonic light meter CINE version vs non-cine version

I'm looking into getting a used Sekonic light meter, my question is what are the advantages of getting 'CINE' version light meters Sekonic makes versus the regular versions. I'm going to be primarily ...
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2k views

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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139 views

Lighting and Camera Angle of the Video

I'm trying myself with my first video. I made the figures with crayon/colored pencils. I have made the video at night with a desktop light. The pencil drawings seem to glow, how can i prevent ...
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131 views

What does it mean to “check a waveform monitor to make sure that my highlights weren't clipping too much”?

In this article Roger Deakins talks about how he would "check a waveform monitor to make sure that my highlights weren't clipping too much". What does he mean by this?
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Fastest way to add a timestamp to a video

Is there any script or application that would add a timestamp to a video (avi or mov)? Does for example mencoder support this function ? I'm using it to join avi files together. I would be happy for ...
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2answers
370 views

Best way to output two streams, and add lower thirds keying to one stream?

We are looking to enhance our production with some lower thirds keying on our video. We currently output a single HD stream and encode it in real time. This output doesn't have any keying because ...
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2answers
787 views

How to burn HD videos with menu system onto DVD media?

I'll be getting a HD editing rig soon at my studio where we make mostly corporate AVs. So far our format is PAL SD and usually the delivered product is a MPEG or AVI as the client demands. ...
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1answer
236 views

An easy way to create videos for YouTube from mp3 files

Is there an easy way to convert multiple mp3 files to video files at once? I could of course use a simple video editor, but I was thinking more of an app that would take multiple mp3 files, set the ...
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How do I record a computer monitor without banding/flickering with a Canon t2i/550D?

As you've probably guessed, when recording video with a computer monitor in frame I am getting banding. I'm aware that this has to do with refresh rates of the monitor vs the scan rate of the camera ...
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191 views

Any video editing software with own codecs?

I just tried the new Lightworks and even though I followed the installation instructions rigorously I managed to hit codec problems. Is there any (preferably proprietary) video editing software with ...
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1answer
905 views

How do I mute my monitors while leaving headphones on?

Very simply, I want to be able disable my monitor speakers and leave the headphones on. This is obviously important when recording in the same room. All of the mixers I have come across place the ...
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3answers
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How to create timelapse video using CR2 RAW files?

I also took a bunch of pictures to make a timelapse and I'm using Windows Live Movie Maker to create the video. However, it wouldn't recognize the CR2 (raw) format. I installed the Canon RAW codec but ...
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3answers
588 views

Video Editing/After Effects Forum To Ask For Help

I was wondering if anyone could suggest a good/active forum for Adobe After Effects/Video Editing in general. I require the forum to ask for help in editing a file/some HD video or finding someone ...
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1answer
145 views

What are the features you look for in an SLR when you mainly want it to shoot video

I want to buy a DSLR for shooting videos (semi professional video blogging). What I should look for in a DSLR if I am mainly focused on video shooting. I know this question overlaps with What ...
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1k views

What Beginner Video Editing Software Should I Use?

I need to edit a HD video file. I will need to zoom, pan and insert text. Also, I will need to insert small video clips into the main file (eg. zoom to a black TV screen and insert video to that TV ...
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2answers
139 views

How to get battery status of aftermarket battery on Canon camcorder

Is it possible to get battery status of an aftermarket battery on Canon camcorders, specifically Legria HF R26? When I insert that battery, I get the message saying that the camcorder can't ...
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1answer
347 views

How to add text to specific animation frames

I'm not really a video expert, I'm more into Geographical Information Systems (GIS). I've recently been able to make some great time-based animations of Geographical Data using the excellent QGIS with ...
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Screen Output to Projector and Another Computer Recording the Screen

I'll be recording some conference talks/tutorials in a couple of weeks and needed a way to capture the presenter screen without requiring them to install additional software on their machine. The ...

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