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Are the properties (bitrate, fps) of my h.264 video OK for the web?

I'm converting a Flash vector animation to an mp4 video for the web. After trying and failing with Swiffy, it's the only way I have of preserving the work "for posterity", once Flash is gone. When ...
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Using a Flash to Light Video

I have a Nikon D3100. It has a built in flash. Can I use it as a light when filming videos?
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Final Cut Pro- Reopen Library and Entire Timeline is Gone!

I was working with a library, arranged all my clips, audio, etc. and had a great 6 minute long video ready to go. When I closed the library, I shut my computer off. After I rebooted, I went to reopen ...
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How to make a video presentation with the possibility to go to the next or the previous “video-slide”?

I've tried to make a Power Point presentation but I've to many videos and rendering inside so the presentation doesn't have a good portability and continuity. I would like to make directly a video, ...
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2answers
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Optimizing MPEG2 Encoder in Adobe Media Encoder

We're looking at using MPEG2 as an alternative to ProRes 422 for delivery & archiving. There are many options in there which are beyond my knowledge; I would like to understand them and maybe get ...
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1answer
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Can H264 achieve “equivalence” with ProRes 422?

Has anyone done or seen any tests comparing Apple ProRes 422 with high-bitrate H.264? We use 422 as a delivery format to go to DCP for theatrical versions of trailers. The bitrate is around 150mbps. ...
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Cyberlink Power Director 12 Animated Gif Watermark

How do I add an Animated Gif watermark to my videos in Power Director? I have created an animated gif that I would like to use in the corner of all of my videos in Power Director, however when using ...
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h264 settings for large flat areas of slowly changing colour

I'm doing an animation for a projection mapping that simulates the sun casting shadows on a structure as it moves through the sky. Basically it's just big flat areas of colour that change over about ...
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3answers
242 views

How to detect and extract words from audio/video stream online in a webpage itself?

I have a video (or audio, I think it is not important) stream/file which does not contain subtitles. But it has clean english speech. Is it possible to detect and extract words from it. I don't need ...
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Split video without re-encoding [duplicate]

I have a .MOV video (around 500 MB), that I wish to split into two parts : 00:00:00.000 to 00:02:10.000 00:02:10.000 to 00:03:23.000 but without re-encoding the video. One name that was often ...
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Can I use brand names in my short film? [duplicate]

Okay, there are two brands I want to use in my short film project: First one is Ford Focus. The car will be shown explicitly but I can cover the logo with something. Is it okay to film your own car ...
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Can not render After Effects CC project as mp4 / h.264 any more?

I've made a 2 minute video on After Effects CC. There is no option to save using depreciated formats. Other answers suggest going to: Edit -> Preferences -> output -> enable Show Deprecated ...
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High Quality Video via the internet [on hold]

I want to have the possibility to talk with high quality of video (high resolution of video HD and higher..) i want to ask what I should have: what devices and what should be internet speed ? EDIT ...
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1answer
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Final Cut- How to start audio fade from higher than 0db?

In Final Cut Pro, I drag the fade handle at the beginning of an audio clip to fade in. However, I want the audio to fade in Starting at -20 and fade up to 0. I don't want it to start from 0. How can ...
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1answer
287 views

restart encoding with ffmpeg when bad source

I have an ffmpeg process which saves a stream from wowza server, but when the stream in wowza is interrupted for a second or so sometimes ffmpeg cycles in: [segment @ 0x671a10] st:0 PTS: 9600015 DTS: ...
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1answer
9 views

I want to know how to use iMovie [on hold]

Is there a good way to learn ? Recently I want to make a video about my family, my son will go to university. Can somebody help me? Thanks!!!
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2answers
59 views

Make a video look like it was taken from further away

I have a telephone video recording I would like to edit to make it appear it was taken from further away than it was?
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1answer
26 views

Youtube 720p video has more MB than 1080p

I watched a video and downloaded with idm in 720p. I don't like the resolution and I decided to download 1080p. But I saw 720p is nearly 21 MB but 1080p is 10 MB. And I opened the video(1080p) I saw ...
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1answer
24 views

Audio monitoring w/ headphones through HDMI port

I'm looking at a new camera that has a mic in and audio control, but no headphones out. Is there a way to get live audio out of a camera using the HDMI port and plugging into headphones? I want to be ...
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2answers
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Is using a softbox as a back light a good idea when shooting indoors?

I'm shooting in a small apartment and I have had a lot of trouble setting up a back light because the subject is directly against a wall. I am looking at kits like this one, but I was surprised that ...
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1answer
21 views

Best Sony Vegas Pro 13 videogame footage rendering options for YouTube

In order to practice video montage and Sony Vegas Pro 13 as a hobby, I sometimes record online videogames matches I play so I can edit them and show them to my friends via YouTube. I used an Adobe ...
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12 views

HEVC binary to MPEG 2TS

I'm trying to convert a HEVC bit stream to MPEG-2 TS using ffmpeg. However I can't seem to perform the task without a wrapper such as mp4. Here is the command I was trying. ffmpeg -i ...
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Can I move an imported camera track in Maya without manually changing 500+ keyframes?

I have a match-moved camera track from Nuke but it's in the wrong place in my scene/environment, is it possible to select the camera's track and manipulate it without having to manually edit the 501 ...
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1answer
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After Effects rendering a video at base 99, but outputs as a 60 one

I've got a composition with only a video that was recorded at 100 fps. Apparently 100 fps is to much for AE, but it deals just fine with 99, which is OK to me. The composition was set with exactly ...
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3answers
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Premiere CC uses vertical aspect ratio in multi-camera shot

I have 2 clips. One (from an iPhone) was accidentally shot with a vertical aspect ratio. I want to make a multi-camera sequence from them. Adobe Premiere CC is giving the multicam sequence a vertical ...
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1answer
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“A Must have” ND filter stops for filming with Canon 5D Mk2?

The question is - which stops (ND 0.6, ND 0.9.....) are the most frequently used? I am currently choosing Tiffen ones and since there are plenty of different stops to choose from and I have nearly no ...
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VGA to Ethernet Frame Grabber [on hold]

I am using VGA to Ethernet Frame grabbers for my job. I need a VGA to Ethernet frame grabber which is like the Epiphan's product on the internet(it can be easily found when searched in the internet). ...
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1answer
25 views

Little skip in webm videos joined with mkvmerge

I've donwloaded some youtube videos that I want to join. I joined them with mkvmerge, but in the joined video, there are ~5 seconds skips (in VLC the second counter stops and then jumps 5 seconds) at ...
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Can I shoot in 16:9 then change it to 4:3?

I'm trying to get the old film look with Canon 600D, so I will be shooting in 640*480 25 fps. But what if I shoot in 16:9 at 24 fps, will I be able to get the same 4:3 after editing? (The reason I'm ...
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2answers
85 views

Does raising the framerate while not changing the bitrate result in quality loss?

AFAIK, the bitrate is the number of bits per second. So let's say I have two videos, both using the same codec, bitrate settings and resolution. If the first one has a framerate of 25fps, but the ...
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1answer
25 views

Need a video/audio 'time base corrector' with a very large time buffer

We'll be receiving a media stream that will suffer varying time shifts, and we need a solution that will clock the video+audio out at a predictable rate. We can time stamp the input stream (assume ...
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32 views

Whats the most affordable way to setup a large screen outdoors for live video

My company produces some out door concerts that will have 15-18k people attend. I'd like to setup a video screen next to the stage that I can use to show a video feed of the concert. I don't have a ...
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1answer
41 views

How to start making videos

I want to learn to make videos like this one, where should I start? And what tools I can use?
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1answer
38 views

How does YouTube convert between different videos resolutions?

What algorithm does YouTube follow to convert between different formats? Does YouTube store different videos (for different formats) on disk or store only 1 and convert from this to appropriate format ...
2
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1answer
21 views

Loss of quality in after effects 3D layer

I have a 2D image layer that looks great as a 2D layer. Both .png and .eps files are (near) pixel perfect. However when I convert the layer to 3D, there is a massive loss in quality. Is there a ...
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1answer
46 views

Lossy output with FFMPEG JPEG 2000

I'm trying to achieve a lossy JPEG 2000 output with FFMPEG, but no success so far. Using this command line: ffmpeg -i input.dpx -pix_fmt yuv420p -vcodec libopenjpeg output.jp2 As a result I get ...
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3answers
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How to Create a High Quality, Small File Size .mp4 from .mov

Recently, I helped a friend produce a short zombie comedy. He has now asked me to add it to the film's website as a digital download. I'm not having issues with the digital download. My issue is how ...
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What is the most lossless way to rip a laserdisc to a Mac?

I want to rip a LD to my Mac as a digital video file. I will create a DVD from this file eventually, but I'm primarily interested in playing it on my laptop. What video output from the Laserdisc ...
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1answer
24 views

Simple way to downscale from 1080p@60 to 1080i@60

I have a Canon LEGRIA HF R56 which only outputs 1080p@60 from its HDMI port. Are there any methods to downscale this to 1080p@30 or lower? Googling this doesn't seem to throw up light. I guess I ...
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1answer
24 views

What do I need for Noir lightning?

I'm new to film making as I have just purchased Canon 600D. I also have a tripod. What else do I need to get the low-key lightning often found in Noir films? From the film Whisperer in Darkness : ...
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1answer
16 views

How to set up Paid Live Streaming event?

I would like to set up a live class which may take place over a couple of days and I would like to stream it live. My question is, how do I set it up so it allows access to only people who have paid ...
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2answers
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Any way to change properties of subcomp based on parent comp?

I have a dozen 'main' comps which have a bunch of nested comps. I need to create about 30 versions of each main comp, with different colors. The subcomps are animated shapes, which take their color ...
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1answer
57 views

Why HD broadcast camcorder still pictures quality (still frame from video) beat out DSLR?

I've taken pictures with a HD broadcast camcorder and a DSLR at the same event. When I get the still pics from camcorder footage, the image appears to be more professional/outstanding feeling than the ...
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1answer
2k views

Help with playback stutter in Sony Vegas Pro 11

I've got 2 DSLRs in my kit, a Nikon D7000 and a Nikon D3S, for 1080i and 720p respectively. I experienced stuttering playback with footage from both cameras, and figured it was something with Nikon's ...
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1answer
8k views

How can I crop a section of the video screen in Premiere Pro?

Hi I've taken a 1080p screen recording on my desktop but only want a specific crop of the actual recorded screen in the final video. How can I do this in Premiere Pro CS4?
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3answers
8k views

How do I write up a shot list?

I am writing a script for a short movie. How do I write a shooting script? Is it needed? What is the difference between a script and a shooting script?
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1answer
57 views

How to deal with Youtube making videos 'pinkish'?

Often my videos that i upload to Youtube turn 'pinkish' when played there. And unfortunately Youtube allows to adjust Yellow-Blue ratio, but doesn't allow one to play with any other colour after ...
2
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2answers
28 views

One Frame Flash

In Scott Pilgrim VS The World there is this three frame sequence: The second frame seems to be actually lit much more, not just made brighter by an After Effects adjustment layer. How was this ...
2
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1answer
14 views

Find/replace duplicate comps?

I'm working on a giant project file that was obviously created by importing lots of other projects into one big one. Many of the comps use many of the same precomps ... from projects that were copies ...
2
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3answers
9k 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.

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