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Is it normal to use a softbox for a back light? It can be sometimes. With two softbox lights, one can very nicely, evenly light a background show here. Note in the video that the subject is much farther than 2ft from the background. Wouldn't it leak light onto the wall behind the subject? Yes, it would, but not because it's a softbox. Softboxes only ...


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...FFMPEG worked, it was a steep learning curve in terms of getting it to work in my environment and, took me a few days to learn how to code in Bash Scripts Shell based, but in the end very happy with the results and it's integration with both Macs and my Unix server.


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Unfortunately you are not going to be able to accomplish your goal. Two major factors impact this. First, color processing on different systems is going to differ. This will result in slight differences in the colors that are displayed because many video players apply "enhancements" to video and what you actually see when viewing the video in a browser is ...


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Unfortunately, even if you could get an exact amount of the difference, it is highly unlikely that adjusting by that amount will fix your problem. Since a lossy compression is being used, the codec is deciding to alter the color to something that is more easily stored in a small space. You will likely get a different color artifact if you try to correct ...


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You could create a droplet in compressor. Unfortunately, your options for destination folder are limited by this method to either source, desktop, cluster storage, or your movie folder. Since you don't want your watch folder endlessly copying movies, "source" is a bad choice, and you probably don't have cluster storage, so as long as you're ok with your ...


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You want a Pan/Tilt head. Zoom will depend on having a camera that can have the zoom remote controlled and a remote control that can hook in to the zoom. A pan tilt head can generally either be left sitting on a table or threaded on to a tripod. They are, however, not cheap. Expect to spend at least $300 for a cheap one and more if the camera ways more ...


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Probably better suited for Stackoverflow but I think its still a valid question for this SE. Producing theora(ogg) versions of your videos is actually redundant. Any browser version supporting ogg is also supporting webm. For questions like these I recommend using caniuse.com. If you compare webm with ogg you quickly see that you cover the same browser ...


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Working at this level, your best bet is probably to use a DSLR and use one of the hacks available to use them as a webcam via USB. Consumer web-cams use a very small sensor which makes it virtually impossible to get any kind of meaningful background blur. You really need the large sensor of a DSLR to best accomplish what you are looking to do.


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Sure - it seems ok. However, it is also a good idea to offer other types of video for browsers that do not support mp4 / h264. The usual best practice involves supplying mp4, webm and ogg as containers. This site is a good reference. A back of the napkin calculation: 1000 viewers / month @ 7.4 MB = 7.4 GB / Month. Which is probably within the acceptable ...


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It may be a backlight, or it may be an overhead light for use in getting the noir look. Either way, use of a softbox is fine. It would actually have a narrowing impact on the category of the light rather than a widening influence. The light itself in that kit radiates light in all directions, the inside edges of the soft box bounce that light forward, it ...


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Guess Polycom has something like that, PTZ camera that can automatically follow a presenter. It follows a special "tag" device that presenter should be wearing, but not his/her face. If more than one camera will be used there should be the video operator anyway to switch views, choose the best angle etc. Standalone PTZ heads for handycams or more ...


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You'll need to make a separate spotlight for each different link. So one spotlight goes from 5 seconds to 6 seconds, and another spotlight goes from 6 seconds to 7 seconds. Each of them starts your linked video at a different point (15 seconds, 16 seconds, or whatever). It's easy to set the starting time within an annotation link. When you create the ...


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It depends entirely on the policies of the game manufacturer and what they tell Youtube to do. Some game makers claim copyright over any content produced using their game. Some do not allow any video to be posted, some allow only videos from certain networks, some allow videos from anyone as long as they aren't monetized and some allow anyone to post ...


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You need Quicktime 7 pro to get the full export options. Quicktime as it currently stands is a gutted shell of its former self. Can I suggest you use mpeg streamclip. Free, very widely used (by many professionals too) and a great tool for transcoding. That is unless you're handy with the command line, in which case you want ffmpeg.


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To add on to AJ's answer, Vimeo has a dedicated page on their preferred compression settings; Youtube has the same. Check these out for some more specific information on which bitrate/codec to choose!


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Actually, your best bet is to use a PCIe or USB 3.0 HDMI input card, like a Blackmagic Intensity, which will take the clean HDMI output of many high quality cameras (e.g: a Nikon D600 or D800, a Canon C100 or C300, etc.) and make it available to other apps on your computer. This is what professional productions do for green screen work to ensure they're ...


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https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-stream-videos-with-nginx-and-jwplayer-on-centos-6 makes Nginx look pretty simple to set-up as the streaming server. I've not used it but I have used jwplayer and that worked well for me (I was streaming from vlc/vlm). Another good option for the player end would be jplayer. Web Videos via Watch Folders ...


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Xsplit is a popular software choice for people recording and/or streaming video games. It allows multiple inputs and can overlay video on top of video, as you'd need for the PiP effect. There is a small fee to purchase this, but would highly recommend it if you are serious about it. Another popular solution is Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) which is ...


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This is normally done as a post production operation. Record the video of you and the gameplay and then sync them up in any video editing or composition software and it should easily allow you to scale down and position the clip of you over the video game layer. It will normally either be called picture in picture on more consumer targeted software or is ...


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It honestly looks like something got corrupted with your export. Have you tried encoding it more than once? 12 megabits per second with a 24mpbs peak should be more than sufficient for high quality 1080p video. If anything, it may be excessive. The quality you are getting looks more like what I'd expect at sub-1 mbps video for this quality level. As an ...


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I've messed with BBB, though no where close to those numbers. As the presenter, you can prohibit participants from sharing their video or audio, making it a one way presentation. I have a gut feeling though, that the server requirements would be significant for that many participants. We ran it on an old HP G3 and it worked , but slow for a dozen ...



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