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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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According to Adobe, it's a bug. Until Adobe fixes this bug with an update, the workaround is to switch off GPU acceleration in Project Settings.


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First, I have never seen anyone use one of those goggles; if you ask me, that's utter nonsense, but go ahead and do your own research. Or just try them, 18 $ is not that much, and you can always return them if you order from Amazon (even though that's not ecologically responsible) ... There are a couple of problems related to staring at a monitor for a ...


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For video editing the Hollywood standard is AVID, however smaller production houses and indie filmmakers tend to use Adobe Premiere. The nice thing about Premiere, in your case, is that it dynamic links with After Effects where you can do motion graphics, composting and basic visual effects such as green screen removal among other things. To explain these ...


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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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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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There are a couple factors which can be giving you lagy playback.You don't specify your bit rate or codec. If you are editing a processor intensive codec like h.264 (not a good idea) -the processor could start to be a bottleneck. If you are editing a less compressed format like ProRes your drive or RAM can start to become the bottleneck. Since that is the ...


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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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I had the same issue on my 2013 15-inch MBP. I was able to fix it by switching my renderer to CUDA (after reinstalling Premiere it automatically set it to OpenCL for some reason).


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Do you realize people go through years of academical studies or expensive courses at private universities to learn all that? It's certainly not something you're going to master by watching a few Youtube videos ... If you want to seriously get into film making, I would suggest you take a course. Not necessarily a full blown film studies degree, but you could ...


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There are two ways to do this; since they both have their merits, I'll include both of them. 1. The Project Manager Open File → Project Manager. It's pretty straightforward, just select the sequences you want to export. If you want to clean up the preview files, uncheck Include Preview Files. Select the target directory and click ok. Repeat this for every ...


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Here's the "Premiere" way to do it. Create N sequences, one for each of the N speakers you want to create an output clip for. Copy (by reference) the clip into each of the N sequences. If you do this correctly, you will have N sequences and 1 clip in your project folder. For each sequence, set the in and out points of the clip to bound the speaker of ...


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Sooner or later you have to look at your video and make choices. A term of the art is to "create video selects". And the organizational technique used in Premiere Pro is called a "stacked timeline" or a "pancake timeline"(with more details explained here). But to ease into these (and answer your question)... You absolutely need to go through your footage ...


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I can't cite any authority, but the term I've used and heard most often is handles. It's not just used for live shots, but refers to any trimmable material that allows for transition points to be adjusted, etc. In your example I'd say "this clip requires 10-frame handles".


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The effect you are looking for is Chroma Key, and it is supported by iMovie (according to this Apple documentation). The color green is typically used (and the technique known as Green Screen) because green is not the color of human skin, and thus easy to distinguish. When green is a color that must be used in the scene (for example, if your subject is ...


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I believe you can do it with ffmpeg with command drawtext ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vf "drawtext=enable='between(t\,0,60)':fontfile=/Windows/Fonts/Tahoma.ttf:fontcolor='White':> > text='YourText'" -acodec copy output.mp4 See this tutorial, for batch conversion. You can add drawbox to make it more nice. See documentation here.


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There is Microsoft Movie Maker that comes free with Windows. It is part of the Windows Essentials package that is available for the recent versions of Windows. I have found it is quite simple to use and able to perform the simple set of tasks you list. There are a few online help guides and YouTube videos about using it. The nice thing is that as it is ...


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I always used Jamendo. Normally artists upload full albums and there are many classes of licences, even PRO/paid licenses: From their FAQ: What is free music? Free music is music that is not managed by performance rights organizations (PRS, ASCAP, SOCAN, BMI, BUMA, JASRAC...). Artists choose to protect their rights through specific non exclusive ...


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musicbed.com is probably the best quality I've heard from these types of sites. Of course, it's a little more expensive. But when you need quality, you should be prepared to pay for it. They have tons of good stuff already, but you can also actually commission them to write custom music for your project.


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If I read this right, you want to watch your 120fps videos at 0.25 their real speed, seeing every single frame but at 30fps. That's what I do (GoPro 3+, 720p, 120fps) but it's a bit involved. I use Blender video sequence editor. It's not intuitive but a good tutorial can make all the difference in the world, I learned with Mikeycal Meyers' tutorial: ...


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FFmpeg has a framestep filter to take every nth frame. There's also mpdecimate, which outputs a frame whenever the input frame is different enough from the previous frame. (so if exactly every 60th frame isn't perfect, you could use mpdecimate instead to detect the changes, and make a potentially VFR video.) I didn't test this command; post a comment if I ...


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There are ways to transfer projects between different video editing programs, but they are very limited. Take a look at my answer here; this question is about transfering projects between different versions of Premiere Pro, but the answer is basically the same. You can export a project as an Edit Decision List (EDL), however this will only contain the ...


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I like your idea. You might be able to make a convincing smoke element to superimpose on your shot like this: get a black sheet or piece of posterboard cut a small, mouth-sized hole in the posterboard paint the actor's lips black have the actor stand behind the black posterboard, and blow smoke through the hole The lighting would be pretty tricky. The ...


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Something that isn't mentioned, but has a direct impact on performance obviously would be what effects (even fixed effects like motion & opacity) are applied on the footage while trying to cut. Other things to consider (some mentioned before, some not), in no particular order: Overall effects applied (including color correction). The number of ...


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Even a typical lamp with a "daylight"-colored bulb in it can act as a lighting source for your product. I'm sure your boss could spring for one light bulb! If you shoot again with the new lighting, or even without the new lighting, play around with the angle of your product / camera / stool to minimize the reflections.


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I have a couple of suggestions that could be of help: 1) Use a polarizer to reduce reflections. You say your boss won't spring for anything else, but you can pick one up fairly cheaply (like under $20 on amazon). If that's really not an option, you can try using some polarized sunglasses in front of the lens, at least to see if it eliminates the ...


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In the first step you are doing a lossy conversion, you transcode from vob to mp4, and then to ts. For a lossless re-mux you should just re-mux, better to specify both video and audio: ffmpeg -i VTS_01_1.VOB -c:v copy -c:a copy -bsf:v h264_mp4toannexb -f mpegts intermediate1.ts However, if you re-mux for the purpose of slicing then you should be aware ...


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I finally made it work in splicing directly the VOB files with the commands below : ffmpeg -i VTS_01_2.VOB -ss 463 -c copy -vframes 325 2-manuchoisit.vob ffmpeg -i VTS_01_2.VOB -ss 353 -t 16 -c copy 3-manutombe.vob and then concat the extracts and convert with ffmpeg -analyzeduration 200M -probesize 150M -i ...



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