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First up you'll have to upgrade to a different Video Editing program that has more support for the custom effects that you'll need to create an intro. For professional-looking video intros, I recommend using Adobe After Effects. Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro and Pinnacle Studio are also viable options. Since you're new to video editing, I recommend looking ...


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The best rendering options greatly depend on what you're using the video footage for. Here's a few great options sorted by purpose: YouTube - Videos uploaded to Youtube in 1080p Sony AVC with the template 'Internet 1920x1080-30p' MainConcept MPEG-2 with the template 'HDV 1080-24p' NTSC Video MainConcept MPEG-2 with the template 'DVD NTSC' (for burning ...


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I use my Nikon DSLR to record videos, so I'll share some pointers with you. DSLR are capable of producing very good video images. This is thanks to their sensor size and optics, compared to many handycams. However, since their primary use is not video, there are some things to keep in mind: I don't recommend using autofocus. It is slow (Nikon in Live ...


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I would skip the wearing of rediculous hardwear on my head and just remove, or greatly lessen, the bounce using good image tracking software in post-production. Avid Media Composer handles this well. Adobe After Effects does it too. There a number of cheaper programs (including one offered by GoPro, I think) that may, or may not, do this well. Here's one: ...


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How would a partial sphere (mounted to a tripod and camera) react if contained in another sphere (3/4 round with a thin rubber seal) and floated on a pool of oil? Would that produce a steady picture during motion?


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It depends on the exact studio's process, but generally either an animatic (basically a roughly animated storyboard) or the audio is done first. In the case of Family Guy and American Dad specifically, it sounds like they work on the audio and the animatic first. The advantage to doing an animatic first is it can help the voice actors visualize what will ...


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As currently stated, the answer is, you can't. The only thing special about that video is that it is very well planned out and coordinated with lots of lighting making it almost certainly outside your budget to reproduce something similar. The video work itself is all actually fairly basic. Any camera with a decent dynamic range and sharpness could ...


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You're a photographer, so you think that this is all about the pictures. But, although almost everyone looks the same at all parties (Halloween excepted), sometimes someone says something new and clever. So sometimes good sound is better than great pictures, if you can't afford both. If good sound is important at your event rent a decent external microphone ...


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bmargulies, There are few questions here: Are you looking for a multicam setup? If so the two cameras are unlikely going to match unless you are willing to put in time to post production work. (fix it in post! http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/639498971.jpg?1345259967) What is the purpose of this video If its a 'creative' project (as in ...


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I would probably approach it by first measuring the size of the area that you want to crop to. This can be done by exporting a frame of the image and cropping in another program (like Photoshop). I would then create a sequence based on the other settings of the video, but alter the resolution of the sequence to be that of the portion of the video you ...


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Oliver, have you tried changed your sequence settings to the new dimensions? You can also restrict/define dimensions in the export settings under 'Basic Video Settings'. Hope this helps!


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The problem with compression is that it is a double edged sword. It can reduce the space required to store video, however it also takes processing time to perform the compression. When you are running a game, however, the CPU and GPU are already busy keeping the game running smoothly. In order to shrink the file size, you must either reduce the quality or ...


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It depends on what type of remote you are using. Pushing the button on a wired remote such as the RS60-E3, the RS80-N3, or any of their many generic equivalents will function exactly the same as pushing the button on the camera's built in shutter release button. This applies to both half and full presses of the button. You can use the wired remote in any ...


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I don't know much about physical trigger devices, so not sure if starting/stopping a video is possible with those. However, you can use a "software" trigger that is included in the modified Magic Lantern firmware that is available for free for several Canon cameras (including the 550D). After you install the ML firmware on an SD card you will have access ...


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I've just discovered Subler, which makes it super easy to add subtitles to an existing m4v file, and then burn that.


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The best bet is either a slide show player or a variable frame rate video format. Since your image doesn't actually change for large periods of time, formats that normally use a fixed frame rate are not going to produce nearly the quality of results of a VFR format. Handbrake is one option which appears to support using a VFR format.


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I would recommend the h264 codec as it produces reasonable quality at small size and it provides broad compatibility. The open source encoder x264 is considered as the best one out there. I can't recommend any command line parameters but there are several good programs that make use of the x264 encoder. I like Vidcoder which is a fork of the popular ...


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iMovie comes free with a Mac, and it allows "Picture-In-Picture" images. You can create art with a transparent background, using a free program such as GIMP, then save it in PNG format (not JPG) and then drop it over your video in iMovie. For emphasizing sections of your video, you can also create a whole image that is partially transparent (like a black ...



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