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May
2
comment Choosing the right program for video editing
Did you have anything specific in mind? Because all the capabilities you listed for PPro apply to Vegas as well. Till recently, Vegas had limited ability for plugins, but with OFX support, I suspect that will change in a year or two.
May
2
comment Choosing the right program for video editing
Vegas is a NLE, the same as Premiere, so I'm confused as to what you think Premiere can do that Vegas can't.
May
2
comment How do I remove audio from all files in a directory with ffmpeg?
My apologies. My original answer was Avanti, which would do the job very simply. Then I saw that you were running linux, and Avanti is Win-only. I had used WinFF a long time ago and is cross-platform and has a job queue. However, you have to form a preset by manually inputting the command line (not the case in Avanti). The reason for suggesting a frontend is that you don't need to worry about quirky syntax issues such as parameter sequencing or flag overrides or the like. If you can do this on Win, Avanti will do the job easy.
May
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answered How do I remove audio from all files in a directory with ffmpeg?
Apr
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Apr
17
comment How to join 2 youtube videos with different ratios (16:9 and 4:3)?
The default Youtube player is 16:9, and the Youtube video editor creates a new video, so there's no harm in just trying and making a new merged video. If it's not fine just delete it.
Apr
14
comment Changing position creates loss of quality in Premiere Pro CS5
Can you link to some samples of before and after for both moved and unmoved video?
Apr
14
comment Sony Vegas 10 Video made from smaller quicktime mov videos look crap on youtube
This should be an action of last resort. Youtube is by far the largest video hosting site on the net, and I've rarely seen problems of the sort shown in this case. This is most likely the result of some undesirable encoding parameters in the video sent to YT, most likely the scheme of I/B/P frames used.
Apr
12
comment What video codecs can provide “adaptive quality”?
You can't get both quality and computational efficiency. There's a tradeoff.
Apr
12
comment Sony Vegas 10 Video made from smaller quicktime mov videos look crap on youtube
Looks like compression artifacts. Try rendering from Vegas to uncompressed AVI in native resolution i.e. 848x480 @ 24 fps. Then convert in SUPER to mp4 at a bitrate of about 2500 kbps; keep the native resolution and frame rate. Note that your source footage isn't HD, so it will look blurred if upscaled.
Apr
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Apr
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revised Sony Vegas 10 Video made from smaller quicktime mov videos look crap on youtube
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Apr
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comment What video codecs can provide “adaptive quality”?
What's wrong with crf in x264?
Apr
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Apr
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answered tools for 2d animation video
Apr
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comment High quality ogv files - possible?
Need details, such as specs of the input video format and encoder parameters too. Samples of the input and output will also help.
Apr
3
answered Utility or method for joining MP4 files
Apr
2
comment Best transcoding path using Sorenson Squeeze for AVCHD video?
Here's a comparison link for digestion.
Apr
2
comment Best transcoding path using Sorenson Squeeze for AVCHD video?
It's not the different goals which point to using MPEG-2 as intermediate, but the lack of horsepower in your editing rigs and the use of Premiere Elements. Pro workflows on Avid Media Composer use Avid DNxHD codec as intermediate, which isn't lossless, and on FCP use Apple ProRes, which also isn't lossless. Premiere Pro works with a lot of formats natively, else a 3rd-party codec like Cineform is used, which also isn't lossless. All that said, do let us know what the station recommends.
Mar
30
comment Best transcoding path using Sorenson Squeeze for AVCHD video?
You have two different goals: 1)editing and 2)archival. Any transcoding except to a lossless codec like Lagarith or HuffYUV or uncompressed YUV/RGB will generate further loss. But these formats won't make for smoother editing on your platform. So, your optimal choice is to keep the source format for archival purposes, and generate intermediate files for editing purposes. For which, my answer above still stands.