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If you are judging Vegas Pro audio editing on native effects than I don't think it has any edge over others. I have been using the Pro version for about 18 months now and I find it pretty darn good overall. I am also learning Adobe Premiere and After Effects CS5.5, so far I think Vegas has the edge on the audio for sure. However, are you aware that Vegas ...


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Is it possible? Sure, just setup each source clip as a sequence that has the audio feed you want for that shot and leave the tracks linked so that you cut between both video and audio. Is it advisable? Probably not. People are far less used to changing of the audio scene they are watching. Video creates kind of a disconnect between the scene we are ...


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I suspect you are having problems because you are trying to overwrite the input file with the output, ffmpeg just doesn't work that way. For a single file: ffmpeg -i input.avi -an -c:v copy output.mkv To do every file in a directory, you can use a for loop. For every `file.avi``in the working directory, this command will create an output called ...


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Speech Detection You havent mentioned what NLE you use to edit, however here is a method you can use to transcribe if you are using Adobe CS4 or later. This method uses speech detection to automatically transcribe videos - a feature brought in with CS4. It then adds the the text into the metadata of the file. Analyze speech to create text metadata ...


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It depends on the exact studio's process, but generally either an animatic (basically a roughly animated storyboard) or the audio is done first. In the case of Family Guy and American Dad specifically, it sounds like they work on the audio and the animatic first. The advantage to doing an animatic first is it can help the voice actors visualize what will ...


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AVI and MKV are both containers, so in theory it should be possible to transfer your contents with no further loss. I can't say for certain if MKV can wrap xvid4, but it's very likely. You shouldn't need to decode / re-encode to transfer the contents, just demux / remux.


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If you just play the comp it won't play audio. You need to do a RAM preview. Hit 0 (zero) on the numeric keypad or ctrl-0 if you're on a laptop. "." (period) on the numeric keypad (or for laptop ctrl-".") plays just the audio from wherever the playhead is. If your footage does have audio, you will see the waveform in the preview thumbnail in the project ...


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I have no idea if this is optimal for you, but one approach using free software would be to first determine the percentage (and direction) of drift by finding a point near the end where you can tell with some precision what the sync error is, in frames. Demux the video and audio into separate streams, using a free tool like AVI-Mux. Load the audio into ...


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To expand upon ObscureRobot's answer, use ffmpeg like so: ffmpeg -loop 1 -f image2 -r 2 -i input1.png -i input2.aiff -c:v libx264 -c:a copy -shortest output.mp4 -loop 1 -f image2 -r 2 -i input1.png tells ffmpeg to loop input1.png forever, at a frame rate of 2fps. -c:v libx264 tells it to use x264 to encode the video, and -c:a copy tells it to simply copy ...


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You are looking for a Non-Linear Video Editing packages or NLE. Premiere and Final Cut Pro are two of the most popular, but they are also relatively pricy professional products. There are also many cheaper and/or free options available such as Windows Movie Maker (Windows) or iMovie (Mac). If you search for non-linear editing software or video editing ...


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Copied from the Tascam manual: Analog audio input/output ratings MIC/EXT IN jacks (supporting plug-in power) Connector: 1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo mini Input impedance: 25 kâ„Ĥ Nominal input level: –20 dBV Maximum input level: –4 dBV This Tascam doesn't even take nominal consumer level without distorting (-10dBV). Most likely on an RCA output from a mixer you'll ...


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If you work on a regular basis with the "owner" of the voice I can recommend Nuance's Dragon it offers very accurate speech to text with very few errors but it needs some "calibration" to a specific voice. So if you can get your actor/narrator to read the calibration text you will have an easy time making transcripts and subtitles (though subs will require ...


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As Jim Mack has correctly pointed out MKV (Matroska) and AVI are containers, and are both able to store many of the same streams without any change to the streams themselves, and thus the remuxing should be lossless. But there is one time where data is lost when remuxing from AVI to MKV. The thing is that some poor encoders in the day of AVI have created ...


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Try to convert your video into ProRes422. I guess the video codec of your source material is using some sort of compression, that After Effects is having problems with and is loosing sync. On OSX ProRes422 comes with Quicktime or can be downloaded as a free Update for Quicktime. But if you only have a Win7 computer to work with, you can use FFMPEG: it ...


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I think ffmpeg is what you want, but you will need to dive into the docs to figure out how to make it do what you want.


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My guess would be that AfterEffects is assuming something about the audio format which Quicktime is handling correctly but AE is not. Check your format settings; you might need to specify a different byte ordering (also called "byte swapping") or tell it to be explicitly 16-bit instead of, say, 24-bit. In Quicktime you can see what the audio format is via ...


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I'm in a very similar situation to yours. I'm a software architect that also does a professional level of A/V work on the side as a professional hobby. The time commitment can be difficult at times, but I have always found that putting aside blocks of time is the best way to make solid progress. I find that if I try to do it small bits at a time, it tends ...


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you can use avconv (the ffmpeg utility replacement) and mp3gain to script extracting, adjusting and merging the files. The advantage using mp3gain is that it does not reencode the audio but just adjust levels. So you don't lose any quality. It has a nice automatic mode that work descent although not perfect.


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If you select your clip and go to the Clip menu, then choose Analyse Content, Premiere will attempt to identify speakers and even attempt to dictate what is being said. You can assist this analysis by providing a script file to it by adding either an Adobe Story Script file or a TXT file to the Reference Script option. I don't have any experience with how ...


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The popular VLC media player offers low latencey multicast video streaming solutions. This is not as one-clickish as Skype, but hey, thats what you get for becoming more professional. Video streamed by VLC can have any properties regarding video resolution and quality - within the limits of your network bandwith of course. Ususally your PC will be behind a ...


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For videography, the best bang for your buck is, hands down, going to be an entry level DSLR and a decent lens. For audio, if your budget can allow for it, I suggest getting a stand alone multi-track recorder. The Zoom H4n is a particularly popular model with videographers for its low price and decent (though not superb) audio quality. (Update: The H5 and ...


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I think ffmpeg is what you want, but you will need to dive into the docs to figure out how to make it do what you want.


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You may be getting just a little bit of drive from the A/V Output connection. The 5D Mark ii has no headphone connector. All it has is a TRRS (tip, ring, ring, sleeve) connector that happens to be the same size as a headphone plug. It is designed to feed an analog video feed out of the camera and in to a TV. While there would be a drastic impedance ...


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There are many good free open source video editing software available. A couple of them are: Pinnacle Videospin, downloadpage: http://videospin.en.softonic.com/ ZS4 Video Edit, official website: http://www.zs4.org/ LiVES, official website: http://lives.sourceforge.net/ Kdenlive, official website: http://www.kdenlive.org/ Avidemux, official website: ...


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It sounds like you are looking to do what is traditionally handled by a Non-Linear Video Editing software, or just video editor for short. There are a number of free and cheap options available. They lack many of the bells and whistles of more advanced software, but are actually typically easier to use than the more advanced software targeted at ...


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The mics are not all the same across all Canon products. I can't guarantee that the same mics aren't used in some different models, but I can guarantee they use more than one different mic. Additionally, even if they do happen to use the same microphone, the placement of the mic within the device as well as amount of noise the mic makes and the quality of ...



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