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The University of Bath released a paper demonstrating a vector-based video codec a couple of years ago, with a press release asking "is the pixel about to die?". Strangely since then the pixel hasn't died, in fact there are even more of them around than there used to be. You could argue that most video codecs do actually use vectors: DCT (or similar), - ...


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I'll assume the time code is at the top or bottom of the video, and off to one side. In simple video-editing software (like Adobe Premiere or even the free Apple software iMovie), an editor could zoom in on the shot to crop out the timecode. At this point, though, the editor would have to create a fake timecode and lay it over the top of the video ...


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There was one, but it fell in to disuse and isn't used very often anymore, largely because of the lack of mobile support, but also due to security issues it created. It was called Flash.


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The easiest way would be to simply add a timecode to video that doesn't have one. If you had a clean video, it's super trivial to add something to it. It would be quite a bit harder to alter something if there was already timecode put there (unless cropping would work like BrettFromLA suggests), but it could also be argued that the clock was also simply ...


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I'm not sure why they are not lining up, perhaps there is some problem with the audio track near the beginning that is causing truncation at the start. Unless you have meaningful information there, my suggestion would be to remove the silence at the end of the audio file (since it is clear when it goes perfectly silent) and then end align rather than start ...


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You may want to look into Camtwiststudio for the mac. I work with Desert Bus for Hope doing a weeklong stream as well and we use it for just the sort of thing you're talking about. Camtwist has built-in plugins for both Twitter and RSS, and can leverage quartz composer to make more complicated overlays. It outputs a video feed for other Mac OS X ...


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This could probably be done using Open Broadcast Software and writing your own plugin for it, but the details of how to do that is more of a programing question than a video production question. I honestly don't think you are going to find anything out of the box that handles your specific needs. You are going to have to do some development work to get it ...


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The best program that runs on the CPU is Open Broadcaster Software. It can be complicated to use, but there are plenty of online tutorials and it uses almost no processing power. You can change the settings to get the file size you want by adjusting the bitrate, quality, and resolution. If you have an Nvidia GTX GPU, the best option would be Geforce ...


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If this was me, I would log all the tapes with notes and do a rough outline (on paper) as to what I would like to have. I would then go and do a rough cut (very rough tbh), putting all the content I want in a order that makes a bit of sense. you can then see how long it is, if its to long you know you can cut it down, if its to short then you might have to ...


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Since you don't seem to want to make any changes, just rip the whole DVD to an ISO image and then burn that to blank media. I recommend Imgburn.


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After a few hours of searching, I was only able to find this. I don't know if that's kind of what you are looking for, or at least gives you the info you need to modify the channel volume. I hope it helps!


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No, there is no sweet spot for compression, whether it is on a camera or in encoding after the fact. The needed data rate depends heavily on the content being recorded and is a complex field, though the best bet to handle it simply is to try adjusting it and decide when it works for your needs. You can eventually get an idea of the quality from each ...


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It is how the user chose to encode it from the source, 69gb sounds like it is the original bluray rip, where the others have been encoded using something like handbrake etc. File size doesn't really matter it is more on how it is encoded and what is included, 7.1 sound + Stereo etc, I have seen some massive files but the quality is poo compared to a smaller ...


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In FCP7 when importing the files you should be using the "log and transfer" option, you need to change the import format to ProRes (As stated above), do all your editing and then exporting using FCP7 or Compressor to a Master ProRes or which ever other format you want to use. This is how I used to edit my Canon 7D files before FCPX If you can use FCPX you ...


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None. If you want low CPU/GPU usage and small file size, you need a hardware encoder. Period, end of story. Games are CPU/GPU intensive and video compression is also exceedingly demanding on CPU/GPU. Programs like FRAPS capture video smoothly by postponing the compression until later and instead save video as very large, minimally compressed files. This ...


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Free: Fraps Commercial: Movavi Game Recorder As for the output video format - choose H.264 in MP4 container. This provides a better quality and a small file size


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Assuming DVD quality would be enough, you may consider archiving 720p mpeg-4 files with a bitrate of 2 Mbits, which would equate roughly to 1 hour = 1 GB data. That would mean 27,000 hours = 27,000 GB = 27 Terabytes. So you need to consider a 50 TB storage system (including redundancy and overhead) and a tape backup system as well (LTO-6 has an uncompressed ...


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I think you need to think outside the (16x9) rectangle a bit. While a lot of video filmed in portrait mode on a phone looks rubbish, that doesn't mean that filming in portrait mode is necessarily wrong — after all a lot of landscape video filmed on a phone looks rubbish too. At my work we use 9x16 video a lot. While the format may not lend itself to the ...


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To start answering a question like this you need to first look at why we shoot video horizontally. Human vision is not a square, we see much wider than we see tall. Early TV was more or less square due to limitations of technology at the time (it's hard to make an electron beam go really far to one side without lots of extra cost or space.) Theater ...


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It is supposed to be that way!!! It is recorded in vertical orientation and designed to be viewed in vertical orientation on a similar device to which it was recorded. This "problem" is not a technical limitation as has been pointed out, it is a user education issue. You are watching it wrong, and the fact that it looks terrible is a reminder of your ...


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Never say never, but in general, the big problem with mixing would be differences in the way the footage looks. You can color grade a lot of that so it is less obvious, but it will still probably be noticeable to a trained eye. In most cases, similar types of cameras, if not the same exact model, are used for at least every angle in a scene. It might ...


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Not in modern terms, but the BBC did this for years. Many a series was shot multicam video on a sound stage, with any location footage shot 16mm, for portability. The blend was anything but seamless. My take on this was a mock scene from such a series... Woman: "What's it like outdoors?" Man, peering through window: "Hmmm. It's a bit soft and quite grainy."


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There are lots of things to consider before committing to an operation of this size, but there is also an imperative to act quickly. Given that it's SP Betacam and Umatic the tapes are probably beginning to reach the end of their playable life. In a decade they may all be paperweights. A good place to start is the U.S. Federal Agencies Digitization ...


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When I was first looking for a good portable camera, the LX100 was on the top of the list. When looking at research, the LX100 provides great IQ (at 4k) in a good compact device for the price. If you have not already looked at these sites, I would suggest looking up TheCameraStore review on YouTube, CameraLabs, Dpreview, and EOSHD. LX100 does also have ...


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For that kind of quantity, you probably want to look in to a robotic solution that can load and transfer tapes unattended in to a cataloged system. Doing a quick search showed SAMMA as one promising option. I don't have any direct experience with this particular kind of problem, but I can't imagine that manual tape loading or buying an entire robotic ...


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To automate things like that you will have to write a script for After Effects. This isn't all that hard, it just requires a bit of programming knowledge. You can see them as more powerful type of expressions that can actually control the whole program not just your comp, so you can mage changes to your layer based on certain other aspects. For example you ...


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ffmpeg will do everything you request. It can capture both the screen and the video input, compose that to a single image, and stream it... You should look at it... Its a command line utility, but very well documented


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For such low quality footage (320 by 240 was quarter resolution even in the early 2000s), I'd probably go with DV format. It's a major video standard that, while not used much anymore (though HDV is still used), was a major video standard and thus isn't going anywhere quickly (just look at how MPEG-1 has hung around). It is designed for high quality video ...


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I've used Handbrake to compress things for my AppleTV and other situations. The interface is not great, but it has some common useful presets that work well.


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clabacchio's answer is generally correct but the major artifact you get other than loosing a part of your frame is that no image stabilization is perfect. Especially iMovie doesn't do the greatest job in tracking the camera movement compared to Premiere, After Effects or Nuke. In order to stabilize a video you need to "find" the movement of the camera and ...


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What video stabilization usually does is to correct for camera shake by keeping the features in the video stable or moving smoothly. This "transfers" the shake to the video borders, so you should see black bands appear and disappear. So you lose parts of the frame that are replaced by reciprocal black bands. If you want to remove these artifacts, you can ...


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It works for me, but everything has a green tint and the higher the brightness the less any color but green is visible. Using a sony trinitron.


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I have no direct experience with DSS, but it appears, from what I could find online, that DSS does not support streaming a text track. Rather, you seem to need to reference a non-streamed version that has text data. I unfortunately couldn't find much more on what the one place I found mentioning that intended, so I'm sorry that it isn't very clear, but it ...


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I hope there is a better answer, but my similar case is making lower thirds where I have to change out the name. In that case, I have a static composition with the title that I use as a source in other compositions. I then create a text layer for each name, hide all but one, click through to the final render comp (using the parent/child links) and start a ...


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There are a very wide and diverse range of different techniques for stabilization. At the most basic, you have pure software stabilization. This uses no specialized hardware, but rather tracks objects within a scene and then clips the video such that it maintains a frame which it can keep more stable. This has an apparent impact of subjects moving less, ...


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After effects could be a good place to start, and I'd say with little experience, if you did go down that route, would be to look for templates. Search around for things like "infographics templates" or "motion charts" or "animated graph" charts templates or tutorials, just to point you in the right direction but those are just words off the top of my head. ...


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You will need some kind of 2D animation program to do this. After Effects is one possibilty. However, these are advanced animations. Without any experience, it will take quite some time to learn how to do this and achieve similar effects. If you're not willing to put some time in it, you don't even have to start ...



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