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Combine overlapping video clips into one non-overlapping file

I have over 500 ~30 second (length varies) clips from a now deleted Twitch livestream that I would like to reassemble into one file. However many of the clips overlap each other (some might even be ...
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Video editing script to create text with matching audio

I'm trying to write a script that can take a text document and turn it into a video. The task is pretty simple, when the audio plays, show the matching text on screen. What I need to do: Add ...
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Automating Video Editing in the Cloud

I have a few classes that I teach over Zoom that I need to edit every week. The edits are very simple: trim the beginning of the video and add an animation of our logo at the beginning. Basically, ...
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Compress multiple videos at once on a Mac

I want to reduce the file size of a bunch of videos at once on my Mac. Would you know any free tool that does that or any way to automate a loop in Automator to pilot Handbrake to loop on a given ...
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In After effects how can I store the start and end point values of a gradient on one layer to generate the opposite values in another layer

my composition width is 4480 I have 2 layers with a gradient ramp on each once I've entered the start and end position of the gradient on the first layer I need to have the opposite equivalent start ...
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In After Effects how can I generate the value of an opposite x position and then send that value to an effect on another layer?

e.g. my composition width is 4480 I have a layer with a gradient ramp effect with an x start positon of 1026 and I want to generate and store the value of the x position on the other side of the ...
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How can I automate cutting a video along loud beep sounds?

I recorded videos (mp4) of participants in an experiment doing a task at a laptop. There are three tasks, at the beginning and end of which there is a loud beep sound. I would like to automatically ...
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How do I automate the export different layers combinations ( turning on and off ) in After Effects

I have a comp that has various layers that I would like to toggle on and off in combination. Lets say I would like to turn on and off layer to create 60 distinct combinations. I do this by hand, add ...
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How to automate cutting the part with audio on a certain track out?

How to automate cutting the bits with audio on a certain track out? So here is the deal. We live recording radio shows with video. But we do not have permission to use the music played. So we need to ...
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Given 2 videos, one edited down and one unedited, how can I automatically find matching sequences between them?

I would like to upgrade some old videos I made long ago using standard definition (or lower) video sources, replacing them with higher definition sources, but without access to the original project ...
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How can I automate creating a sequence from a set of clips?

I have a large amount of DV footage, which I want to convert into a video per day. I've tried doing this by scripting ffmpeg: ffmpeg -safe 0 -f concat -i day1-files.txt -fflags +igndts -ac 2 -ar 32000 ...
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How to make an automatic cut when a specific pixel changes color? (Premiere or AE)

I want to cut between 2 videos when a specific visual change occurs in the current clip. But since the videos are too long I can't do it manually. Is there a way to make an automatic cut? Or at least ...
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Automating Adobe Premiere Pro for trimming videos based on volume level

Good evening, I have been recording screen-captured videos from my iPad explaining Math concepts (it's a Khan Academy style personal project). After I record it, I trim out the parts in which I'm in ...
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Importing/automating keyframes in Adobe Premiere

I want to get a stationary view on a moving subject, which needs to be staying within his square box on the final video (the camera should follow him). So far I got away by clicking every 15 second ...
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How to prevent microphone batteries from going dead by mistake?

I have a home setup for doing video calls where I've got a Panasonic Lumix G7 with a Rode VideoMic Pro attached in its P2 jack. These are then fed into a USB capture card and connected to my computer. ...
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How to sync Markers Comments between root Control Null & nested-in-comp-Null / Layer

Hello Fellow VFX / Motion Designers, I have spent a large amount of time going in circles trying to self-solve this one but time on the project is running low on time so I must ask the elder hive-...
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Keyboard shortcut to extend clip duration (without changing speed) in order to fill gap for J-Cut in Premiere

I'm trying to automate away the mouse (using Autohotkey) during the editing process. All regular edits are now keyboard-only except the J-Cut. Basically I want to fill the video gap in the following ...
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Is it possible to do programmatic automation with Final Cut Pro?

I have a large library of videos for a video instruction product. I have mostly been automating my workflows with FFmpeg and Ruby. I pull information such as titles, instructors' names, etc. from a ...
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Shorten Video By Removing Quiet Audio Sections with Video

What tools are available to take a video and remove out the silent sections found with its corresponding video track, where the criteria is that the audio goes below a certain threshold? I can do ...
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Is there an app that can automatically separate scenes/clips from a video file and export them?

I am looking to parse a collection downloaded YouTube videos that are actually compilations containing clips from several different videos all over the web. I would like for this program to ...
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Automating QC to find corrupt video files

I have a hundred of visually (!) corrupt video clips in H.264 'hiding' within a larger set of files. As they have been re-transcoded, all of them are now technically OK and will play fine, but will ...
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Automating audio processing in Adobe Audition

I need to run a predefined set of filters on WAV files using Audition. The commands themselves need to be executed on the command line; I don't have the option of using Audition's Batch processing ...
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Automate After Effects assets rendering via script and external data

I am often rendering quite large sets of assets (lower thirds, titles, etc) from AFX and it's really annoying to eg create lower third and then duplicate it and change texts. Especially when I later ...
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Apply effects to multiple clips (automation/batch/macro?) in Adobe Premiere CC

I have a Folder with dozens of Action Camera Clips. For each clip, I'd like to apply the same effects (lens distortion correction, warp stabilizer and color correction). But I want to create ...
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After Effects automation and annotation tools (scripts) for student work

I need a professional advice for self-assessing among students. I am searching for a tool (script or scripts) that helps annotating very long videos in After Effects. I also would like to automate the ...
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Is there any software for data management?

Ok, so my workflow is around big files, these are sources from edutorial lectures, they weight a lot, one typical recording size is around 80 Gb. I need to manage them, store and edit. My machine is ...
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Importing XML into Premiere Pro - numbered stills / image sequence

I'm trying to make life a bit easier by generating an XML file to quickly import a number of image sequences into a Premiere Pro project (PPro 2017.0.2 in case it matters). It almost works - but when ...
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Create cuts automatically by audio wave form in Premiere Pro CC

I always cut my videos of the trips I'm doing. And I noticed that it is often the same that I cut out the parts where nothing is said and keep only the parts where somebody is talking. Is there a ...
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Automated, script and template based video editing

Basic idea - I have a lot of .mp3's that I want to turn into video which would contain static background image and audio visualizer. While it's easy to do this by hand, It would take a lot of time (...
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Automated rendering of After Effects or similar

Initially posted on graphicdesign.stackexchange.com: I'm looking for a way to integrate animations into our existing product. The animations would essentially be 30 second commercials containing some ...
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Automated rendering in after effects

I have a project with a temporary audio file. I use Soundkeys from Trapcode to create a visualizer. I need to render the project automatically and change the audio file to some other file every time, ...
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Using little robots to speed up the stop motion animation process

I'm not very well experienced in the animations area,but I would like to be more and more experienced in the stop motion tecnique. I would like to know if someone uses pre built (or easy to build) ...
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Is ffmpeg the solution to automate video building from multiple files

Need some help automating video & audio stitching and could use some help/direction. Let's say I have the following assets: Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Music 1 And I want to build a few variations ...
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Automatically generate videos from template

I need to create a number of videos from a template - they will have an image background, and then 1-4 separate videos appearing over the top. Something like this: The catch - these videos will need ...
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Top and tail GoPro video based on volume

I'm thinking of using ffmpeg to automate a simple video task. I have lots of action videos that go like this, quiet/boring -> loud/exciting -> quiet/boring. Allowing for a few seconds at the start ...
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Optimisation for cropping

I use final cut pro and I have to do a large amount of cropping and ken burns transition. The picture cropped is always a corner forth of the video. So far to do it I use the shortcut Shift+C and ...
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How to create a blinking effect in After Effects CC?

What I want to do is simple conceptually, but I am just not having success with actually doing it. I am creating a short video snippet in After Effects, as part of a larger presentation. The video is ...
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Automated/Scripted Video Editing

I am looking for a scripting language that can handle cutting together 50+ mp4 files. In addition to this I'd also like it if I can provide a text file with the date of each video and make some sort ...
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Creating text graphics from a data feed

Does anyone know how to create text/graphics from a data feed? I'm streaming live events and need to take a text data, (mainly CSV files) containing names, clubs, points and position data and ...
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Post production automated addition of text

I'm a software developer who has a video that has been pulled from a livestream event in which attendees commented on the video as it was running. I've got the data on when each comment was made and ...
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How to automate the rendering of all possible combinations of a composition in Adobe After Effects?

I have a composition used to display current scores for a match on a tournament. It shows the two teams banners on both sides and their current scores underneath them. The scene also has various ...
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Is there a program for automatic clip creation from scene detection/recognition result?

I want to parse a large set of movie/advertisement mixture in one video file, i.e. some hours of video, and separate not only movie and advertisement, but also split/cut different advertisements into ...
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Is there any similar function of photoshop " Actions .atn" in adobe after effect?

I specifically looking for a plugin or function in After effect that is similar to photoshop actions " .atn" that allow me to record and play sequence of editing i recorded to apply with a one click ...
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How do I render each time increment on Premiere Pro CS5/6?

I want to write a script that automates rendering in a way that each, say, 30 seconds of a longer video becomes a separate video file. How do I approach this without having to manually highlight and ...
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How to batch process hundreds of videos?

I have hundreds of videos in storage I need to distribute online. I'd like to do the following for each clip: Add a pre-roll video Process the audio (audio leveling, generic hiss/noise reduction for ...
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AE - Randomly place ~100 layers and then move to the middle

I currently have around 100 text layers placed in the middle of my composition in After Effects. What I would like to do is randomly place this layers around the middle and then create an animation ...
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Automatically cut out sections of a video delineated by a sound.

Is there any way that I can automatically cut a video based on a sound. I have a couple of long sections of video that contain videos. I would like to remove the parts of the video that do not fall ...
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Software for video cut automation / scripting

I am very new to a/v editing and need to automate a simple process. Basically what I need is a way for my mom to capture video from her camera and input a series of numbers like 1:02 1:30 1:55 2:34 3:...
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Camera setup for quick preview/editing

I'm setting up an educational lab which is going to have a number of cameras positioned around the room. Ideally, there would be one button somewhere which we could press to automatically start all ...
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