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Various places I've worked have found different solutions. Some record the LTC from a broadcast video tape to an unused track. Some will reuse a track from an earlier project. The first is slow (1:1), and both are inflexible. Hardware TC generators are flexible, but it's still real-time creation. I offer a free 32-bit Windows utility that can generate an ...


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You can do this, but why bother. It is far faster and easier to record your dialog in multiple takes. As long as you can naturally speak a sentence or two at a time, you can narrate your own video by carefully editing your dialog from multiple takes. DAW tools will even play the video for you while you are dubbing over it and let you hear what happened ...


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Grab a pre-keyed smoke element from somewhere. Mask the smoke element as desired. Copy that mask onto the text or you can parent the mask as an adjustment layer. Keyframe opacity of text, linear wipe with feather in a gradient/ramp solid for the background. The "sparkling" effects are lens flares (see JJ Abrams) The curtain moving effect could be just ...


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The issue with the frames are very likely the results of using h264 and not re-encoding the video. h264 usually doesn't have single frames (unless encoded with an intra profile) but groups of frames (GOPs), ffmpeg will cut at a keyframe position ie. at the end or beginning of a GOP. Or not in the case of your first approach, giving you issues with the ...


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So, I ended up using Prezi to run a presentation and camtasia studio to record it and render it to the video file I needed. Both were 30 day free trials, so that worked out nicely. I put all the audio in Prezi (It lets you add background music for the whole presentation as well as voice overs on a slide-by-slide basis) but I could have just easily have ...


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Try out Google Picasa - it's not actually an video editor, but can combine pictures and sound to video: Creating a movie There is a videotutorial on Youtube: Creating a Movie with Photos and Music using Picasa Also you can use Microsoft Power Point as presentation editor - it can save presentation as a video: Turn your presentation into a video For ...


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Those are the three that are industry standard, XML is a useful one to include though because Final Cut (which oddly is still highly utilized in the industry) uses it. Also XML can easily talk between all Adobe applications and Da Vinci.



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