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The use of identifying patterns in video to reduce the required data rate required to create a video stream.

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What is this video dithering effect called + how can i achieve this?

I'm going to make a vlog using this effect since I was looking for a LQ, Nokia-ish footage! What is this effect called and can it be achieved via After Effects? Thank you!
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How to find out if a video file has picture types P and/or B and uses inter-frame prediction optimally?

Over on Super User, I asked the question, "What file properties affect the size of a video file?". A comment from Gantendo taught me about picture types and the apparently equivalent frame ...
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Converting with ffmpeg a bunch of webinars that contains a lot of slides (still images) aside a webcam speaker/lecturer

I screen recorded a lot of webinars that now I have to compress in order to have less space occupied. The content of this webinars are mostly persons talking like in zoom, few pixels of them in webcam ...
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Better compression for h265 transparent mov video

I created a 3d animation that I converted from an image sequence (211 pngs @ 30fps) using this command: ffmpeg -framerate 30 -pattern_type glob -i '*.png' -vf "scale=460:-1" -c:v libvpx-vp9 -...
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Why I cannot seem to get a good image in 360p Youtube?

This is a Canon M50 4K footage [manual focus] using Kit-lens, using very fast shutter speed around 1/300, ISO around 400, and Aperture f/4. (No edit just straight from the memory card) ...
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What does the tag "-tag:v hvc1" means?

I am using FFMpeg to compress a video to X265/HEVC. When I am doing it normally the converted video doesn't working on iPhone or iPad. But while I am using the tag - "-tag:v hvc1" in the ...
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Why X265 conversion is very slow on some devices

When I am converting my video using FFMpeg, I am using x265 to do the compression. But the issue is this conversion is much much slower. But while I am using my iPad 6th Generation, this works much ...
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What improvements can I make to my FFMPEG script?

I am trying to create an FFMPEG script for some of my emulated game captures. I normally use Virtualdub2 (formerly Virtualdubmod) to upscale and trim my game captures for YouTube. With my laptop gone ...
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Image sequence format for working with Blender and Apple Compressor

Previously, I rendered a 3D animation in JPEG-2000 format, thinking that Preview supports it, so apple pro apps must also support it, but it turns out, compressor can't take J2K image sequence and ...
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How do I avoid noise when speaker is further away?

When the speaker is further away from the microphone, noise gets louder as (that is my assumption) the compressors wants to compensate for the missing loudness. An audio sample can be found here: ...
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How can I easily shrink over-large MP4s where high quality is not relevant?

I have some smartphone video that is absurdly large for what is low-quality casual video: 100MB per minute. What is the easiest way to compress this (on Mac) using command-line or GUI, given that I ...
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Suitable alternative to Quicktime RLE for alpha-containing non-cartoon videos?

I'm producing a product that involves a composition of several videos, over alpha layers, and there are surprisingly few options aside from image lists. Quicktime's RLE (Run-Length Encoding) codec ...
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Optimized Parameters of `FFMPEG` for Screen Recording

Windows has a great codec for screen recording called Windows Media Video Screen. It generates artifacts free videos which are highly compressed (small size). I was wondering, what would be the ...
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How can I build a MOV (QT-rle) file with minimal unnecessary features?

I understand that my title requires further specification, so allow me to elaborate. I recently finished a model in Blender and rendered 1000 frames to PNG with alpha. The total size was roughly 2 GB ...
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Can MKV hold multiple images in sequence (i.e. slideshow?)

Everything I'm searching for is for people who want to have their album artwork incorporated into a video. What I'm asking is if MKV can hold multiple images in succession, i.e. for videos like this ...
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ffmpeg and ffprobe existing library or an add-on, pros/cons of building one myself

I work with video creation, animation, or fix video elements for several broadcasters in my area. My pipeline includes ffmpeg suite of libraries, and I have written one plugin specifically for ffmpeg ...
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ffmpeg best parameteres for fastest compression on FullHD mp4?

I need to compress a bunch of FullHD(1920x1080, 3Gb, mp4) videos, each ~2 hrs long. Some loss of quality is okay as is the lower resolution. I'm shooting for a 500Mb output video in ~10 min processing ...
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What causes the 1080p version of a video to be blocky but the 4k version look perfectly fine?

I'm a complete beginner in all things photography, video compression and YouTube uploads so please bear with me. I recently uploaded a 4k 30fps video to YouTube, and when I select the 4k option it ...
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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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Does YouTube accept AviSynth .avs scripts for uploading?

Without reencoding videos first? Is it possible to browse for .avs file and upload it, provided AviSynth is properly installed locally?
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Resolution loss by chromatic subsampling: is there a workaround?

I was trying to make some recordings of a game (with OBS), but it wasn't really good even with "lossless" options. Some part of the interface was just pixelated... After a while I realized ...
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What is the difference between .mts and .mp4 video files, and which is better to edit?

I know that .mts video files use MPEG-4 video compression. But why then don't they just have the .mp4 file name extension? Since they don't, this means they are not digitally nor conceptually ...
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Why does my ipad/macbook video camera quality not match logitech hd c270 quality?

I am trying to write a program that takes a video of someone's face, extracts the RGB values, and then uses the color change (imperceptible to the human eye) to map onto heart rate. When I use a ...
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Streamable Container for gstreamer with ngnix / RTSP on jetson nano

Im working on this project : https://www.hackster.io/jonmendenhall/jetson-nano-search-and-rescue-ai-uav-9ca547 At  some point I will need to mount my camera (waveshare ; IMX219-77IR) on  top of the ...
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GIF/SVG kind of compression for Video

I am looking for a solution to compress screen recording. Imagine a coding tutorial involving mostly text and windows and almost no graphics other than icons and occasional view of the wallpaper. ...
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Does exporting to lossless HEVC prevent loss when re-exporting an already exported video file?

Software: After Effects, Premiere Pro So I had a little bit of trouble with my main PC and can't get it fixed before the deadline of my client. I already had the final video ready and exported before ...
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What's the best way to visually compare codec compression?

Maybe I'm mistaken, but a long while ago I seem to have read an article about comparing videos encoded by different codecs. Basically what I think what was done, was to put them together in a timeline ...
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Decrease size of a avi video with lowest quality loss

I have been working on an animation with Blender. Further I rendered it at 24 fps at 1080p resolution. The problem is that the rendered video is around 30 seconds and has size around 4.3 GB. Is there ...
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Decrease video size post-editing

I am using a video editing software to edit my videos for YouTube. The scenario is as below: Input file size: 80mb. Input type: webm. My expectation after editing : Video size: around 100mb. (Any ...
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Video artifact removal and restoration - How can it be done? (Really?)

I have been researching this for the past couple of days, and all I could find on the subject were a bunch of research papers, a demonstration video of a model that isn't publicly available, and a ...
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Camtasia Studio video files are too big

I've been trying to export an HD video from a screen recording created with Camtasia studio, but every rendering is returning videos with 80 mb/s of bitrate, I'm setting it to 65% quality, MP4. If I ...
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Is video output in YUY2 color space lossless if the input is sRGB?

I am considering purchasing one of these: https://static.cloner-alliance.com/manual/ca-1080fl_user_manual_v1.1.pdf It claims to be able to capture "uncompressed video", but in the list of ...
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compress video for backup

I want to compress a video to store it for backup purpose. By that, I mean that I don't need to play video when it is compress format. So I don't want to lose quality or something like that, just ...
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Merge multiple video files using ffmpeg by adding multiple compress options

I would like to merge multiple video files, performing in the same time complex compressing options. How can I do that? The following ffmpeg command resulting this error: Filtergraph 'scale=1280:...
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ffmpeg compress video in fast motion in high quality

I would like to compress a video and in the same time to be in fast motion, and this must have as a result a high quality fast motion video. I tried to run this ffmpeg command which compress video ...
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Compressing video recording- file gets bigger!

i have recorded a part of my screen (2624x1714, 8 hours, ca. 30 GB), then trim and cut in final cut pro. Now I want to compress it with Compressor. I set the output to HD 1080p but the file doesn't ...
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Why has grayscale a higher bitrate than YUV with H.265/HEVC?

For compression purposes, I am re‐encoding a grayscale video to the H.265/HEVC codec. Although the input video is more or less perfectly grayscale in aspect, it is provided in the yuv420p pixel format....
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Is there any AI upscale tool for videos?

I’m working on an amateur project, and for part of my project I’ll be using some old, really, really low-res film. I’ve used some free online tools (like deep-image.ai) to upscale low-res photos ...
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Tipps on streamlining my recording and editing process

So i was having problems with editing videos and got some good tips here. For more Context: Original question and it got me thinking on maybe streamlining my process a bit, maybe i can get some ...
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Producing small H.264 files with Adobe Media Encoder vs ffmpeg/libx264

I am a terrible ignoramus in the subject, but the coronavirus has thrown me in the business of producing videos with my lectures. I care a bit for video quality and a bit more for small size. My ...
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Shooting short clips vs. cutting long clips

Say I want to create several short clips with the original encoding of a certain camera. Do I have to shoot the short clips directly or can I shoot a long clip and then cut it up using ffmpeg with the ...
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How to clean up old animated footage?

Recently I ripped a couple of old DVD's to preserve them. The original rip has a resolution of 720*576 and runs with 5100kb/s on 25fps interlaced. I tinkered around with Handbrake and (hopefully) ...
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h264 compression keeps same number of frames?

I'm trying to understand how h.264 compression works. So far I have clear what I, P, and B frames are and how are they used. But I'm unsure of is if after this process the number of original input ...
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Efficiently compressing a looping video with h264

I have a video that is initially 19 frames long and lasts for about 0.5 seconds, it's 432kB. I've looped it over three minutes and the resulting file is quite large (200MB). Using FFMPEG is there a ...
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What is a cost effective app to resize, crop & save a MOV file to a reduced size?

I am planning to buy an HD animation which is over 500Meg in size. I need to resize, crop and reduce the file size to about 10Meg. I prefer not to deal with Adobe Media Encoder or something like ...
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Camera flash produces unwanted artifacts on the video

During frame by frame watching of some video taken via Instagram app one noticed strange unwanted artifacts on the video caused by camera flash. Please, consider below several sample image frames ...
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error editing a long video using VirtualDub2

I have several long video files that I need to edit (remove some initial parts, breaks and dead moments) and I always got errors when I try to save / export the edited file in mp4. The pcm_f32le: ...
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Is there a tool that lets me cut video with frame precision?

I'm able to use Avidemux with enough ease and it's mostly enough for my video need. I can also choose codecs to recompress the video. Unfortunately, it doesn't let me cut video outside the scope of ...
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How to prevent frame smoothing (i.e. get really sharp frame images) when making a video with ffmpeg?

I have been digging around here and on the ffmpeg site trying to find some commands to use to generate a movie from a set of images. The command I tried that gives me a video I can watch on my MacBook ...
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Streaming Compression Math

Using 4:2:2, the data rate and compression are: 4k -- 11.88 Gb/s -- 339.4x HD -- 2.38 Gb/s -- 237.6x Assuming 4:2:0 for both, Netflix and Stadia use the same compression for HD. To use the same ...
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