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Cool Edit Pro is now Adobe Audition. They have started a beta, so you're in luck. http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/audition/


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The easiest way is to use ffmpeg or avconv. The command: ffmpeg -i mjpegvideo.avi -vcodec copy frame%d.jpg will create a series of jpeg without reencoding.


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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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The short film, Wildebeest was rendered in Adobe After Effects and Flash. This is the quote from an interview by the director Ant Blades. "The film is animated in Flash and AfterEffects. The main aim was to be funny. The secondary aim was to develop a style I hadn’t tried before." Source:"Filmmaker Ant Blades, Wildebeest" Workflow of Mr Blades is to first ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I think it is mostly a structural thing. Games generally involves simple interaction with a lot of similar content. Hardware devices have a physical interface and while they can run lots of different software, the capabilities of the device are reasonably easy to describe. For general productivity software, the interactions are complex, but not so deep, ...


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If you are in the market to rethink your workflow, now is a good time to look at Adobe's lineup. If you want to capture to a computer, check out the OnLocation application in the Production Suite. The fact that you can edit while you render in CS5... and that Premiere keeps up just fine... it's beautiful. Avid is great when it works. I've never had FCP or ...


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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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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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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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You should have the option of export to QuickTime - which is pretty widely used. And even if you don't like those format options you can convert to something else easily from there.


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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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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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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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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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For this purpose I like to use SolveigMM Video Splitter. It's very fast and lossless video tool (no recompression) and it fully supports H.264 video (GoPro records in mp4 files using h.264 compression).


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The popular VLC media player offers low latencey multicast video streaming solutions. This is not as one-clickish as Skype, but hey, thats what you get for becoming more professional. Video streamed by VLC can have any properties regarding video resolution and quality - within the limits of your network bandwith of course. Ususally your PC will be behind a ...


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I'd say fewer people may be interested in this than in fancy electronic gadgets but there is no technical reason not to review software. It's actually a lot easier as you don't have all the complications that come with shooting "real-life" footage. There are actually quite a few people reviewing mobile apps with huge success. I'd say mostly the general ...



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