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Letter box if you have bars on the top and bottom. Pillar box if you have them on the sides. Stretch (or possibly anamorphic, depending on what the intended playback aspect ratio is) if you are full screening it by stretching it out to fill the space. Cropped if you are making it full screen by cutting off the edges.


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First off there would be Lightworks, which is free with some limitations. It's a pure abomination and needs a lot of learning an rethinking if you're used to usual NLE software. Then, what most people don't think of, there would be Blender. Actually a 3D rendering software, but also a very good, free/open source video editor. Like all software, it has a ...


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You don't say what you're using to edit these videos, but there may be a better chromakey plugin for your platform than what comes natively. Also, again depending on your platform, most editors will allow you to crop the key area (garbage matte) so that the green screen doesn't have to cover the entire raster, just enough to back the product you're ...


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There could be any number of factors as to why people quit watching a video, but if you want to entice them to stick around, there are a few tricks. Yes, "content is king," but CONTEXT is arguably queen— and let's be honest, who really rules the castle? That is to say— even if your content is great, if you aren't getting it to the right audience, it won't ...


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If you're exporting your finished project to a 60 fps format, your editing or compressing software will generally do some sort of conversion for you. It's not usually necessary to conform all your clips before editing. If you have different options for how to handle the conversion, using "Optical Flow" or "Motion Estimation" options will interpolate frames. ...


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Yes, this is possible using ffmpeg and the mkv container. An example command sequence would be: ffmpeg -i input1 -i input2 -c copy -map 0 -map 1 output.mkv source Breaking down the command: -i input1 This selects the first input file. Could be something like my video_track1.mov. -i input2 Here you can specify the second input file. You can add another ...


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I found that using Adobe Media Encoder is much easier when just cropping. Add the video to the queue and open the export settings. On the source tab you can crop the video and there you can also enter how many pixels to remove at each side. Remember to set the correct output size in the video tab on the right side. Here is a screenshot showing how i did it: ...


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I tried kdenlive, so I'll post my findings about it as an answer. It didn't quite do the job, so I'm not going to mark this as the accepted solution. kdenlive easily imports my clips in mjpeg+pcm, and flac. And looks like it can export through ffmpeg, which is what I want. It has a feature to "set audio reference", and for other tracks, "align audio to ...


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Storyboard first, then shoot, then edit. A storyboard is a tool for organizing your thoughts before you even pick up a camera. It's like a script, and usually follows from a script, but gives you a better idea of where to place and move the camera. This is called "shot blocking". The shotgun method of gathering footage with the hope of being able to ...


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This sounds like an opinion-based "list" question, so it will probably get blocked in a while. But for now I can say I've used AudioMicro.com and like a lot of their music. I hear good things about incompetech.com. You can also just Google "royalty-free music sites" and you'll find several, each with different terms and prices.


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My favorites: Premiumbeat AudioJungle


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I know for a fact GoPro gets its music from extrememusic.com, and I personally use Night3x from youtube for electronic music, and RFGB for orchestral music. AudioJungle offers some great services to. Another source is CC-Mixter, straight from the creative commons, but I myself do not think that the library present is too good. If you are looking for audio ...


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CMX 3600 (or earlier 340) is very common and understood by many systems. GVG (Grass Valley Group) format is almost as common. For simple cuts, dissolves and keys the two are highly compatible, but for more complex edits, including speed changes, there are significant differences. Neither deals well with multiple layers or multiple sources in one event. Many ...


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Virtualdub is very good software. Maybe it not cover all the requirements. And it's not exactly "visual" managed as the other, but it'd good and very flexible


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Authenticity in video is dead. It's been dead in photography for a long time. It's just something we're all going to have to get used to. Professional forensic analysis might sometimes disprove a video's authenticity, but it will never be able to conclusively prove it.


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You could try processing the audio first to get it to the same speed as the video playback. Using (for example) Audacity you can apply a speed change of -0.1% (1000/1001) which is very likely the amount you're drifting by. You can change the rate without changing pitch, but if you can tolerate the very slight pitch shift you'll get slightly better results by ...


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It is possible that the device is dropping frames when recording. If there are a lot of apps running or the device is running low on memory. I would try rebooting the phone then try to record video and see if you experience the same problem.


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Content trumps everything. People will watch if the story is compelling. You can have crap audio, blocky graphics, bad lighting, noisy video etc but it all falls away if you have something to say that an audience wants to hear. Naturally it's always a good idea to do the best job you can in all the technical areas because you don't want to actively annoy ...


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As you mentioned, there are three important components; ram, CPU, and GPU. Another component worth considering is the hard drive. RAM isn't incredibly important unless you intend to be doing intense visual effects. In my opinion, 8 gigs is the sweet spot for cost right now. If you want to do effects with something like After Effects, Smoke, or Nuke, 16 ...


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For AVI-Files there is a little program that can help you split your file into scenes: http://www.avcutty.de/english/index.htm


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Grab a pre-keyed smoke element from somewhere. Mask the smoke element as desired. Copy that mask onto the text or you can parent the mask as an adjustment layer. Keyframe opacity of text, linear wipe with feather in a gradient/ramp solid for the background. The "sparkling" effects are lens flares (see JJ Abrams) The curtain moving effect could be just ...


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You can't. Vimeo doesn't support such a feature like the YouTube annotations. You also can't export your YouTube annotations, YouTube doesn't offer any method for that.


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Well, theoretically yes. You can do that with OpenCV but its not an easy task and as long as this isn't a commercial project that promises to give you a substantial amount of money, it's absolutely not worth the time effort. There is no video editor that would let you do this in a short amount of time in a GUI.


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Theoretically, sure, it is probably possible to devise a computer program that could recognize the ball entering the goal and cut video around it, however this would have to be custom computer vision code and not something that would be generally available to the public. It probably isn't as simple as just a motion trigger either since it needs to be ...


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its all about the aspect ratio is you have a video that has black bars (pillar boxes) either on the sides or top and bottom, you can expand the video to fill the space but you will loose the sides or top/bottom depending on which ratio it is at. when I was shooting in 4.3 ratio i would plan my shots to have enough room top and bottom so that I could resize ...


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1) - Fit Height, often called Pillarbox 2) - Fit Width, usually called Letterbox Examples and explanation from Apple


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Have you already filmed your scene? If not, then the easiest way is to film your character against a blue or green screen, key out the background, apply a monochrome filter to the character, and insert your other background. If you have already filmed it, you can try using a color correction filter on the character, but it's very unlikely you'll be able to ...


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You would use FFmpeg for that. It requires that you are a bit familiar with using command line applications but even if you are not its really not complicated. The things you want to do have been covered in these questions (and probably others): Why does quality degrade so much if just cutting video with ffmpeg? (different topic but the answer tells you ...


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If this was me, I would log all the tapes with notes and do a rough outline (on paper) as to what I would like to have. I would then go and do a rough cut (very rough tbh), putting all the content I want in a order that makes a bit of sense. you can then see how long it is, if its to long you know you can cut it down, if its to short then you might have to ...


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The easiest way would be to simply add a timecode to video that doesn't have one. If you had a clean video, it's super trivial to add something to it. It would be quite a bit harder to alter something if there was already timecode put there (unless cropping would work like BrettFromLA suggests), but it could also be argued that the clock was also simply ...



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