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Apr
23
comment How do I change frame size, preserving width (using ffmpeg)?
If you're using recent versions of ffmpeg you don't need to stipulate x264 as the codec any more, but it still might be worth looking at what settings you might want.
Apr
21
comment 'Seamless' loop hangs/pauses at beginning of clip
It could be fiddly, but another way to workaround the problem would be to remove a few frames from the beginning or end of the loop. This would only work for certain content, but it might may the transition less noticeable.
Apr
21
comment 'Seamless' loop hangs/pauses at beginning of clip
Another workaround is to have a few of the loops in the video, so that if there is any stuttering it will happen less frequently. Of course, this will increase your file size too. I do this for video that gets used in a large public venue. A lot of times the video is played back using devices like Roku boxes that can stutter on each loop. I edit the loops into as long a video as I can fit on the card, so there'll only be a stutter once every hour or so.
Apr
21
comment After Effects - No preview window after reopening my project
Check that the current time of the composition is not before the beginning or after the end of the composition. This can happen if you have linked compositions and they don't all start / finish at the same time.
Apr
20
comment how can video clips be merged in Corel Video Studio Pro x7?
Now look what you went and made me do. Smashed up a perfectly good computer because of you. bit.ly/1H5y5WN
Apr
17
comment Different outputs from one comp
If I understand correctly, you want to re-use the comp several times, but apply different masks to it? For each individual mask just drag the comp into a new comp, and apply the mask.
Apr
17
comment How to view my project elements while working in a composition?
Well you can have multiple timelines open at once, each with their own viewer. Just drag the timeline tab somewhere else in the window.
Apr
17
comment how can video clips be merged in Corel Video Studio Pro x7?
You don't seem to understand. When the clips are COMBINED or merged do you want the original videos playing all at once or one after the other? Don't just say COMBINED again or I will break something, I swear.
Apr
16
comment AE - Composition video file/layer missing audio
My answer is for rendering from AE. That pic looks like you've got Media Encoder set up ok. Can you use something like ffprobe or mediainfo to check whether there is an audio stream present? The lack of audio could mean: • there's no audio stream, • there is an audio stream which is silent, or • there's something preventing you from playing the audio properly in the encoded file.
Apr
16
comment camera flashing in film
AFAIK the blackmagic Ursa shoots global shutter.
Apr
15
comment how can video clips be merged in Corel Video Studio Pro x7?
So you mean play one after the other.
Apr
14
comment what are the elements of a lavaliere mic system?
I don't know of digital recorders that come with lapel mics built in. You'd have to buy the recorder and mics separately. It's certainly one way of doing it, but bear in mind the caveats I mentioned. If you were to get four wireless mics, why not a four track recorder? Cheaper, and you don't have to press record four times each time you do a take.
Apr
14
comment How to get the highest possible quality out of a MP4 file
Where I live the TV stations multiplex several channels onto one signal, at different data rates and resolutions. So they'll be re-encoding for each stream. I'd guess the pictures go out through a hardware encoder, so everything would get decoded and then re-encoded anyway. My thinking is that it's better to give them a higher quality master to re-encode, rather than something that's already lost a lot already.
Apr
13
comment How to get the highest possible quality out of a MP4 file
Well the big advantage Prores (and dnxHD and even v210) has over h.264 for mastering is that it's 10-bit 4:2:2, rather than 8-bit 4:2:0 (I realise you can do higher bit-rates and lower subsampling if you use the newer features of x264, but good luck getting a TV station to recognise the files). And that's another advantage: because there are no settings to change you don't have to worry about whether your ChromaQPOffset, WeightedBPrediction or VBVInitialBuffer (etc etc) settings are compatible. If you can afford the bandwidth and the processing time it saves a lot of headaches.
Apr
13
comment How to get the highest possible quality out of a MP4 file
If he's sending it off for broadcast (and here I'm assuming DVB terrestrial broadcast, as in "on the telly") it will probably be transcoded before the end user watches it anyway. So it's not really an encode once → watch many situation. Better to find out what codecs / formats are accepted by the broadcaster and do the highest quality transcode that fits. For example, the TV stations here in Australia accept ProRes (HQ) encoded quicktime mov media which is great, because there's no guesswork about bitrates or h.264 settings, and it's a damn good codec.
Apr
13
comment How can I stay motivated and become more productive as a video editor?
Whatever you do, stay away from stack exchange when you're supposed to be working. That site just eats up time ;)
Apr
13
comment Free Royalty Free Stock Footage
Welcome to Video Production. You might want to try searching the answers that are already here before posting a question—there are already a few answered questions regarding stock footage that should help you.
Apr
13
comment Free Royalty Free Stock Footage
possible duplicate of Stock footage search service
Apr
13
comment how can video clips be merged in Corel Video Studio Pro x7?
"Combine" is as broad as "merge". Do you mean make the clips play one after the other, or some sort of compositing where you see both at the same time - e.g. picture in picture, or a transparent overlay?
Apr
9
comment how can video clips be merged in Corel Video Studio Pro x7?
Welcome to Video Production. The question as it is is probably too broad to get a good answer: please specify what you mean by "merged".