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I think this is probably less of a question for video production people as much as it is for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) people. GIS Forum on Stack Exchange While you might be able to find an After Effects (AE) wizard who knows some scripting tricks to make this happen, my guess is more folks over in a GIS forum know how to do this in something ...


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There are a lot of answers regarding open source on this answer: Good open source Video Editors? If you specifically target Linux I'd suggest Lightworks or Kdenlive. Lightworks isn't open source yet but is announced to be after the mac release is finished. Both a great option for video editing under Linux and fullfill your requirements. Lightworks has only ...


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While there are video encoders that do this kind of thing, most commonly this is the work of a video switcher or mixer. A video switcher is a device used for mixing live video from multiple sources. The bad news is they generally aren't cheap. An HD capable switcher is typically in the $6000+ range with the absolute cheapest one I know of being the Black ...


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If I were you, here is my solution. I separate your video with animated with 3 parts: intro video with walking and roaring tiger, fading logo and logo with slogan. As per your mentioned that you may be a green hand for video editing software, therefore Premiere or After Effects may be too complicate for you. You can try some simple video editing software ...


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Blender has video editing options, and of course, it is free. Check it out.


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You are over thinking it. Edit a quick beep in before the audio starts on the song, play the song aloud while you are recording the drums. Hit one of your drums so that you can see and hear it quickly on the video as well. Record the audio direct from your drums and have a third track that is the microphone for the camera. The camera audio track will ...


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While ffmpeg has editing capabilities it is not specifically designed for editing, and it does not work like an NLE; it takes input(s) and produces output(s), instead of doing non-destructive edits on multiple source files. Melt however, based on the mlt framework which powers kdenlive, is designed as a "powerful, if somewhat obscure, multitrack ...


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Can't help with freeware, but i can shed some light on the professional side of things. At urgent.fm we use Zenon because most commercial stations in Belgium use it, and our station is one of the starting places for people interested into getting into radio work professionally in our region. That way someone who was trained at our station feels right at ...


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Not sure about Windows, but for Ubuntu, you could always check out Rivendell. http://www.rivendellaudio.org/


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You must use the proper formatting for it to be read by a DVD player that only reads standards compliant disks. Specifically, DVD Video disks use the UDF 1.02 format.


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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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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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If you have a Mac, Presentation Prompter had a few good reviews I found when doing some research. I don't have a Mac to try it, but it appears to have mirror modes and is listed as having RTF support. It is also worth pointing out you may be able to setup the necessary mirroring on a particular output desktop rather than having the prompting software have ...


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If you're looking for super simple and free. The Windows 8 Camera App will allow you to record video files which it then saves to the Pictures->Camera Roll folder. It's no frills but will do the trick in a pinch. When you open the Camera App there are two buttons one that looks like a video camera and one a still camera. You click the video camera button ...


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MP4muxer will do the job, it even takes raw h264 streams. This process is usually called "muxing" and can be done with virtually any container format. Of course audio and video has to have the exact same length to have synchronized audio and video.


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I would use ffmpeg. Just write a sript in any scripting language you prefer and tell ffmpeg to encode new files depending on the total duration of the source file and let it only encode a certain amount of time. You can completely automate this sort of workflow with ffmpeg.


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I have no practical experience, but you might take a look at using a (linux) computer with blackmagic decklink or intensity pro card. There are command line tools like bmdtools which (should) allow you to interface the capture card. https://github.com/lu-zero/bmdtools You could then pipe the video input to ffmpeg to record. I don't know of a setting to ...


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After Effects, especially with Mocha, has the most advanced motion tracking and stabilization capabilities of these 3 options, but they are also the most complicated to use if you want the best possible results. (Note that AE also does offer simple options like Warp Stabilizer if you don't need super advanced stabilization.) The options in Final Cut Pro X ...


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Adobe After Effects is probably the most common application for creating motion graphics. There are plenty of books and tutorials out there to get your started.


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Somewhat of an duplicate of: Can I manually change an .mp4 to .m4v by changing the extension in the Finder (mac) or explorer (win)? MP4 and M4V are essentially the exact same thing, M4V is usually used to indicate video only files but some sofware/companies are using it for standard MP4 files with video AND audio (lots of Apple software f.e.). It's just a ...


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A tool to do that would be FFmpeg but unfortunately it does not support PDF decoding. Though you can convert your pdf's to png's using imagemagick (relevant question on askUbuntu). And then create a movie out of those PNG's with ffmpeg. This guide on the ffmpeg page explains how, here an example command: ffmpeg -r 1/5 -i img%03d.png -c:v libx264 -r 30 ...


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Adobe Flash is designed to work with animating vector graphics and allowing playback of vector animations, but it requires that a user have Flash Player installed. I know there are third party Flash authoring applications out there, but I don't know what, if any, exist on Linux, or if they are still maintained as Flash has been falling out of favor all over ...


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I was going to recommend Kino which is the one I used when I needed to do that, but according to their web page the project is no longer mantained, so you can either use it the way it is or try the other software that is recommended on their web page: Shotcut, Kdenlive, Flowblade, OpenShot, PiTiVi, LiVES, and LightWorks.


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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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If software is all you're interested in, here are a few options: Quartz Composer Pixel Conduit Resolume VDMX Arkaos Modul8 Personally I've only tried Quartz. It's hugely powerful and free, but the learning curve can be quite steep. It's more of a node programming language for video graphics, that's what makes it so powerful. Some downsides are that it's ...


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A great tool that I personally work with is vvvv. A very mighty visual programming toolkit somewhat comparable to Quartz Composer on Mac but available for Windows (only for Windows for now but future versions might be multi plattform according to the devs). For getting started I highly recommend this cheat sheet ...


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Definitely the Warp Stabilizer its a very easy to use and powerful tool and I'd say the best tool for automatic stabilization out there. When it comes to the more manual workflow, yes, After Effects together with Mocha is a lot harder to use but you can get very great results with a certain amount of experience. Given that After Effects offers both I ...


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I found this video comparing the adobe warp and Final cut: I think warp stabilizer looks way better, but it might also be relative to the type of footage and the specific settings ...


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Synfig Studio is a free option. It's a free 2d vector animation package, similar to Flash. I haven't used it, so I can't vouch for how easy it is to learn. Since Blender can pretty much do anything - provided you can work out how to use it - you could probably do this in Blender. Though it's not really purpose-built for 2d animation or motion graphics. For ...


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The animation that you refer to was probably made with Adobe After Effects. You can animate this kind of thing for 'free', if you don't value your time, using PhotoShop CS2 (free from Adobe) and the Quicktime player which will import image sequences and save them as movies. But your hope for free software misses the point that the costly parts of animation ...



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