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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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They call this the rolling shutter effect. Also known as the jello or wobble effect and is caused by the side to side motion of cameras that have the CMOS sensor. The rolling shutter effect can be caused by: fast moving objects, moving or panning the camera quickly, or camera vibrations. Why does this happen? The CMOS sensor on the camera reads ...


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If all you're doing is trimming the video, you may want to consider the command line tool ffmpeg. The -ss flag will allow you to set the in point for your trim. You can also set an out point on with the -t flag. For example, the following command will take "name_of_movie.mp4", trim the first 10 seconds off, copy the audio and video codecs, and output the ...


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You can do a simple image overlay using the following syntax: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -i image.png -filter_complex "[0:v][1:v] overlay=25:25:enable='between(t,0,20)'" output.mp4 overlay=25:25 means we want to position the image 25px to the left and 25px down, originating from the top left corner. enable='between(t,0,20)' means we want the image to show ...


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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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Davinci Resolve lite is free, and it contains an excellent motion tracker. By combining the motion tracker with a power window, and adding a color correction (to darken everything outside of the power window), you should be able to achieve the results you're after very quickly. For tutorials on Davinci Resolve, search youtube for Alexis Van Hurkman. He ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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In the current version of Lightworks (11.5.1) you can change the Output framerate (and other formats) from the Project menu in the top right corner: Click on the menu arrow by "Project Name" Select "Video" Click on the menu arrow for "Output format" and choose a different target FPS.


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Don't use the Ken burns effect. Animate the transform controls, setting keyframes for scale and x/y position. By default, the keyframes will ease in and ease out, giving you a Ken Burns like effect, but you'll be able to control it more precisely.


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Find some people IRL who share your interest and enthusiasm for filmmaking. They don't have to be professionals, and you don't have to pay for a fancy film school, but opening a discussion with real people about technique is the best way to start learning. Watch movies with these people, press the pause button when something grabs your attention, and talk ...


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Remember its all about the story. How to tell the story. And the tools you use to tell it. Editing, lighting, special effects and sound (are the tools used to tell your story.) Remember: story, story, story. Starting out: A good entry level camera to start filming with by Tom Antos. ...


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First up you'll have to upgrade to a different Video Editing program that has more support for the custom effects that you'll need to create an intro. For professional-looking video intros, I recommend using Adobe After Effects. Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro and Pinnacle Studio are also viable options. Since you're new to video editing, I recommend looking ...


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There are a few problems here that need to be addressed. First, the pitch shot is vertically oriented or "portrait" (vs landscape). This is considered very, very bad practice. This is a huge and constant amateur mistake because many amateurs now shoot video with their tablets and smartphones and hold the device the way they normally do, vertically, but ...


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I don't think it's possible in Vegas to move the "timeline" line (cursor) along with your edit. You can, however, set the cursor directly to where you want your event to end by just clicking to that position. Then drag your event to the cursor and let it snap magnetically to it. This way you dont have to manually set and delete any markers.


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This is possible with the FFmpeg command ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -ss 0 -c copy -t 60 output.mp4. This would cut the video from the beginning -ss 0 to second 60 -t 60. Be aware that -ss is and offset which -t is based upon. So -ss 10 and -t 60 would result in cutting to second 70 and removing the first 10. You can use the -to option to cut at a fixed time ...


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Yes, it is generally possible, but with a few limitations. h.264 uses what is known as a group of pictures. A group of pictures groups multiple frames together in a way that allows for further compression, but the entire group of pictures has to be decoded together. As such, it is only possible to cut a video stream in between groups of pictures. This is ...


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I'm fairly certain there is no such mode. It doesn't have the same kind of feature that lightroom does as the full screen video preview is really the closest in terms of being related functionality. The full screen mode is helpful in Lightroom because it allows focusing on the photo with only basic controls. Premiere is much more complex than LR and a ...


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I don't know of anything that allows you to specify something like trimming a certain amount off in batch, but you can do all of the rest with Adobe Media Encoder. Open AME and drag all of the clips that you'd like to trim into the Queue panel. Select all of the files in the queue and click on one of the preset links: Choose a format and preset ...


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I would go with either jing ( http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html ) free or Camtasia ( http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia.html ) both from Techsmith. Camtasia allow you to zoom in on part of the screen after recording but before rendering. This basically solves your problem and is great when you need to create video to a resolution that is less than the ...


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Possible duplicate of: What Beginner Video Editing Software Should I Use? Though still valid on its own for requesting a specific feature set. Even though pretty much any video editor will have your requested features. I often recommend Lightworks (also available for Linux and Mac) as its free and soon to be open sourced. Here a video tutorial on how to do ...


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Unfortunately, this requires motion tracking and there isn't much out there that can handle it for free. (As Jason Conrad pointed out, DaVinci Resolve Lite can.) Motion tracking is pretty elaborate because it has to use complex computer vision systems to identify objects within the image and track where they move from frame to frame. After Effects is ...



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