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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. There are far ...


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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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What you need is called a non-linear video editor or NLE. Basically you can load in the files and then you put them on a "timeline". Each audio track and video track goes on a horizontal track. You move the clips right to left on the timeline to synchronize them and once you have them synchronized, you can cut out portions of the top most clip that you ...


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Premiere Pro has a number of default transitions under the "video transitions" tab in the effects pane (usually located in the bottom left of the window). Are those what you are looking for? If you have experience with After Effects, you could also use AE's more robust effects library to animate interesting effects for your videos. Based on your included ...


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I'm not perfectly clear on your process, but it seems you could approach this in the same way you would captioning (subtitling). The thing that ties the two together is time code: in your text file, each phrase is preceded by an "appear" time code, set apart (in brackets, etc) to indicate that it's not part of the spoken text. [01:02:03:04] These words are ...


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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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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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Add your video to your timeline. Then you play the video from the beginning. Now you are going to insert a marker every time you want a new clip to be inserted. If you have CS6, the shortcut is M, otherwise it's * on the numpad. When you've added all the markers, you should delete the video track (since you only want the audio. If you want to render the ...


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This is an interesting question and I think maybe you are coming from a different situation than I am, I worked as a professional editor / VFX Artist and before that assistant editor for many years before graduating to directing and I think the easy bottom line answer is, if you love it, you wont be able to get enough. However there are those days your like ...


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OK, I'll have a go. Here's my own answer (and advise I should take for myself - which I actually did do to some extent): Avoid procrastination. Start small. Start with doing something. Don't hold up too high expectations to put yourself off. Good ideas here: http://zenhabits.net/dead-simple-guide-to-beating-procrastination/ (I succeed a bit with this ...


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Managed to dive in to it and root out the problem. Despite all the audio playing in the preview there was actually a channel solo'd in the audio mixer. I only noticed this when I ran an update on Premiere, de-authorised and re-authorised it (because of another issue that happened) the audio in the preview started to play back correctly as per the track solo ...



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