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In my experience both Premiere and FCP will do pretty much the same thing. They have similar lay outs and, I would say, are as easy to use as each other. I first used Premiere when I had a PC but moved to FCP when I went to university and got a mac. I find it a lot easier to edit with FCP and the transition to other programs are very simple and effective ...


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From your description of the audio, it is going to be hard to fix, as white noise tends to cover a very broad frequency spectrum and so is hard to get rid of without losing what you want to keep. A decent starting point for you would be to use a freeware audio editing program like Audacity. Here is a noise removal tutorial using Audacity. You can also use ...


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If you had just 4:3 and 16:9 videos, I would suggest: ffmpeg -i input.mov -filter:v 'scale=-1:768;crop=1024:ih' \ -c:v libx264 -crf 23 -preset veryfast output.mp4 That would scale a video to a height of 768, scaling the width to keep the aspect ratio; and then it crops the width to 1024, keeping the height at 768. However, the fact that you are using 1:1 ...


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Both MKV and MP4 are container file formats. Container formats define how actual audio, video, subtitle and other data are structured. MKV is an open standard format, while MP4 comes from the ISO and is based on the QuickTime file format.


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Using Quicktime Player 7 you can export any movie file as an Image Sequence Open your .mov file using Quicktime 7 File > Export In the Export dropdown select Movie to Image Sequence Open the options and set the export format (eg JPEG or PNG) If you want just the current frame leave the frames per second blank. Otherwise, enter hte videos frame rate and ...


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I think the traditional knowledge is that if you want to be an editor, then you should know how to drive all 3 of the major programs (Avid, Final Cut Studio, and Premiere), and maybe some of the less mainstream broadcast editing and finishing systems (e.g. Smoke). You should probably know a handful of specialized audio programs too. Lucky for you, the ...


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If you're not impressed with X then I'd suggest going back to version 7. Learning your way around a new program will be a pain in the arse. I'm not sure how professionally you work but if you can be bothered, Avid is a great program once you get to know it. Otherwise, man, I'd probably just get used to FCPX.


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After Effects CS5.5 has the Warp Stabilizer (also check the video on the main Adobe After Effects site).


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I dont know of any software for Premiere that can do this (there are plugins for After Effects but cant find any for Premiere - thats not to say they arent out there). I think your best option would be to export your sequence as an XML. You will loose any CS5.5 features there are not in CS3, but this would occur regardless of which method you use to get ...


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"I copy pasted Final Cut Events and Final Cut Projects folders to my external HD but I don't know how to restore it into project in FC. Any help is appreciated." It's better to perform this type of operation from within FCPX, instead of the Finder via copy/paste. With the project selected in the Project Library, choose File->Move Project... As long as you ...


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All of the pro video editors have a means of animating titles to some degree, some are better than others. I am only experienced with Sony Vegas Pro 10, but I have seen my colleagues use Adobe Premiere with Adobe After Effects to create some mind blowing 'dancing' titles. Vegas has plugins available to boost their basic package but the basic package can do ...


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AAF is the newer and more complete framework. It is the successor to OMF, which still lives on but mostly because of legacy applications. Note that Automatic Duck makes a line of highly-regarded tools that help with import and export of these interchange formats and have recently been made available for free.


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To ease in the alignment of the photos, you could use something like Anazi Stop Motion Animator. It has an "Onion Skin" feature that allows you to see two different frames at the same time to help in aligning them. You may find some good advice on how to use this software or what software others are using for this by searching for some stop animation ...


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Their main software tools are Pro Tools for audio and Final Cut Pro for video editing, on MacBook Pro. Here's Jack's list of gear: http://jackconte.tumblr.com/Gear Jack and Nataly gave a tutorial on making videosongs at CELLspace in San Francisco for the Disposable Film Festival a few months ago. Unfortunately only the song performances afterward have ...


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Blender, which is free and open-source, can do difference matte keying. I don't know if it's better or worse than After Effects' keyer because I haven't used it before.


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As @Oliver-G said above, your final use of the footage will dictate your render settings. But I'm going to explain HOW rendering works, because it's essential knowledge. Rendering is the process of taking your After Effects comp - a series of instructions of how to process files - and writing every pixel's value to a file (See footnote 1). The way AE does ...


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I assume you want to extract sections. You can do this with ffmpeg which is multiplatform, open source, and free. This example will skip the first 12 seconds and create an output that is 10 seconds long. The video and audio will be copied instead of re-encoded, so there will be no quality loss. ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -ss 12 -t 00:00:10.00 -c copy -map 0 ...


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You can always try this one for example: http://www.dvdvideomedia.com/video-cutter-joiner/video-cutter-joiner.html But as will all "free" software, be aware during installation if you need to opt-in or out of any added software, tool-bars and so forth.


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Depending on the functionality needed, Audacity (it's free) may do the trick. Otherwise, you might try Cubase (it's expensive depending on version). Both can use your existing sound interface. If you want an easier (in my opinion) user interface, check into ProTools, but you will need to buy compatible hardware.


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Honestly this is one of the only things that I don't like about Vegas and can't believe they still haven't added. There is no ducking for Vegas. The workaround method just isn't good and is too touchy. Honestly the best method I found was to use Audacity which is free. Pull in your 2 tracks and use their ducking plugin which works perfectly.


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Camtasia Studio (and many others) is such a software (for Windows, you didn't state OS). It's a screen recorder which in post allow you to add labels, pop-outs, arrows, text-boxes, zooms and pans etc, as well as letting you do basic editing. I am recommending this one because I have personal experience with it, but that isn't to say other similar software ...


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He uses Camtasia Pro ($200) a Wacom tablet and (at least on the earliest videos) MS Paint. And a head mic. http://www.teachthought.com/technology/how-to-screencast-like-the-khan-academy/ On a mac, a similar piece of screen capture software would be Screenflow, although Khan works on a Windows machine: http://www.telestream.net/screenflow/


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As a fellow Cool Edit user, I recently started doing some basic single track recording on Mac. The best app I've come across so far has been Sound Studio by Felt Tip Inc http://felttip.com/ss/ (You'll need the older version created by FreeVerse for older versions of OSX). I'm planning to experiment with some other apps listed here: ...


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Some novel ideas physical: better CPUs, more RAM crowdsourcing: render farms & distributed rendering like here knowledge & experience: elegant simple shortcuts -- keep things simple: no smoke or fluid etc CPU-expensive stuff Perhaps Related, found after some googling but not sure ...


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You could try: Turning off ray tracing Lowering the resolution Turning off soft shadows unless needed In Blender, use the Simplify option These and others are covered in this blenderguru article


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I would recommend to use JKL to scrub in the Viewer, directly in the Event Library. Press L to play forward at 1x. Press another time to play at 2x and so forth. Press K to stop playback. L plays backwards. Multiple invocations result in faster playback. Hold down K and press L to go one frame forward, K + J to go one frame backward. Maybe you can give it a ...


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I believe that dailymotion.com can have 50 fps videos, though the recommended is 25 fps. Here is an upload that says that it is in 50fps. I am not completely sure, so you might have to just end up converting it to 25.


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I'm a mac user, so haven't tried these out, but: http://camdesk.sourceforge.net/ looks lightweight and may do the trick http://www.screenmonkey.co.uk/ is more comprehensive live-presentation software, but should be able to get a webcam video-source full screen.


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There are several free or cheap video editing programs for Windows; Microsoft themselves provide Windows Movie Maker, and then as an opensource alternative there's VirtualDub.



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