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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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Compressing a large MP4 file that is on 2.30mins long

I have been sent a video that is only 2.30 mins long. But is a whopping 168mb, unfortunetely this has to be embedded into an app - so I need it as small as possible. I need to get the file size down ...
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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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What benefit would I get from using Apple Compressor instead of just exporting from Final Cut Pro X?

I have Final Cut Pro X 10.1.4. I usually always use the "share" option to export my video and select whatever format I want to share with. Usually either "Master File" or "YouTube". I also see the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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24h screensaver - how to handle huge video

I'm tasked with creating a windows screensaver that display a 24h video. The original 24h HD video is 180GB As I see it there are 2 strategies Caching I could split the video into smaller parts (...
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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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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 Handbreak and (hopefully) ...
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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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Reducing pixel dimensions and frame rate does not reduce video size (Adobe Media Encoder)

I have created a video using After Effects which is about three minutes long and has a size of 86MB after exporting as h264. This seems quite an appropriate size for a good quality video to me. ...
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Video codec for simple animation?

I am generating an animation in Matlab, composed of simple diagrams. The images are characterized by fine structures, strong contrasts and mostly discrete colors, e.g. there are few-pixels wide black ...
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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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How can I change/reduce the bitrate of AVI files using Adobe Premiere Pro CC or other tools?

I'm using Eprime and Experiment Builder which requires files in AVI format (AVI-XVid). The files are quite small already (various 2 second clips under 1mb), but are still too large which crash the ...
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Largest input image size when encoding a video?

I got a bunch of really large 16 bit videos, approaching 65535×65535 pixels in size. These are essentially high quality timelapse panoramas. I want to convert them to a 7680×4320 movie (8K UHD, 8 bit)....
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Poor Capture Quality with Camtasia

I build video tutorials. I need to capture video in raw high-quality format so I can hand it to the editor. But, when I record video in Camtasia 2019 or 2020 (new version), the editor complains that ...
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AVI Capture in VirtualDub: MP3 Compression

I would like to capture my old VHS tapes to my HDD. I already was successful installing the xvid codec which gives me an acceptable video compression. But somehow I am not able to set audio ...
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mp4 to wmv AND file compression

I have a mp4 from a video created in iMovie 10. The original output is about 1.5 GB. I uploaded it to youtube to use their compression and re-downloaded. I now have an mp4 at 236mb. I need to ...
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how to store and playback segments of video in different fps?

I am working on video compression techniques and was trying to segment the video into important and unimportant parts. Unimportant parts are stored in 30 fps and important parts of the video are ...
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Recompressing 1080p h264 collection to HEVC - Target Bitrate For Minimal Loss

My understanding is that HEVC (aka h265) can provide roughly the same video quality as h264 in roughly half the space, for 1080p+ footage. I have a large collection that I would like to re-encode to ...
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How to export 20fps footage

I am trying to export a video stiched together with 20fps footage, my quick solution was just to export at 60fps but that leaves me with huuuuge files. Any workaround? Premiere doesn't seem to let me ...
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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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Awful Audio in Video post-render (Premiere Pro CC)

I'm trying out Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 and I have a video with three audio tracks. The quality of each track is as follows (listed as the "Source Audio Format" in Premiere): 48,000 Hz 16-bit Mono ...
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How to drastically reduce size of very simple video?

I've got a series of videos that I'm looking to drastically reduce in size. The video content is very simple: text animating on white background with a voice track on top. The text is mostly just ...
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Green frame in iMovie export

I exported a movie from iMovie from a theater play of about 1 hour. By chance, I found that one of the frames was completely green: whereas the other frames are mostly black or dark. The settings ...
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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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Hardware Acceleration Compression (ffmpeg H264 .mov files)

I'm looking for a (preferably hardware) solution for quickly compressing ffmpeg H264 .mov files. The setup I have has several Edgertronic cameras that are controlled through an API (start, stop, ...
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Compressed file video quality [duplicate]

there are many parameters in a (compressed) video file: resolution, bitrate, codec, etc. How can we check the overall quality of a video? I know this would be a nasty question, simply due to the ...
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Using ffmpeg to add height (as black bars) to video file without quality loss

I have a file of resolution 3840x1632, but my TV stretches the picture vertically to fill up all 2160 pixels of height. Is it possible to use ffmpeg to add blank / black height, while preserving the ...
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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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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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Why both videos are of same file size?

I am using ProMovie Recorder to record high quality videos using iPhone X, and I noticed a weird thing today. Here's what I did: I recorded a 4K 60fps video for 6 seconds (HEVC encoding). I recorded ...
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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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Export Frames of 10 BPC Video File with ffmpeg

I have several hundred 1080p 59.94fps 10-bit-per-channel (bpc) AVC-Intra Class 100 MXF encoded video files. I would like to extract the frames of this video file and export them to disk in a 16-bit ...
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Software that captures and compresses simultaneously

I'm trying to find open-source software that compresses video captured from a webcam automatically. I'm thinking of automatically compressing like in post-production. For example, compressing the file ...
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What's the difference between “visually lossless” and real lossless and what does this mean for future encodes?

In FFmpeg's H.264 Video Encoding Guide we are told: Tip: If you're looking for an output that is roughly "visually lossless" but not technically lossless, use a -crf value of around 17 or 18 (you'...
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Some H.264 videos that I have seem to have excessive bitrate, is there a way to determine/find their recommended bitrate?

So I have some videos that are Full HD, h264 but they have over 30M bitrate at 30 FPS, they are SDR and their quality is not very impressive so it seems excessive and unnatural for such unimpressive ...
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What happens when you use a specific CRF value on a already encoded x264 video?

If there is a h.264 video, and I use -crf 17 I sometimes I get a lower bitrate, but the weird thing is - most of the time get a higher ones. I am trying to get this setting because I think some ...
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ffmpeg clear video cache

I am running a compression script to compress my large AVI files to small mp4 files. The script look like this #!/bin/bash FILEPATH="$1" COMPRESSIONPATH="$2" ffmpeg -i $FILEPATH -vcodec h264 -acodec ...
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Before I throw away these massive uncompressed VHS digitizations, what kind of post processing can I do to improve them?

An uncompressed digitized VHS tape is like 60 gigs. Obviously way too big. I can compress it down using H.265 and get basically the same quality. But before I do that, is there any production ...
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ffmpeg video compression : Compress captured video being before saving to file

Is there a way one can compress captured video input before saving to file? I have raspberry pi that I am using to record youtube videos. 1-2 min video takes over a Gb of space. I cant compress the ...
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Trading off resolution vs quality

I have some 720p 30FPS H.264 video that I want to downsample for online backup. I want to get to somewhere around 10% to 20% of the existing size, which will evidently require a large sacrifice in ...
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Big difference in the video file size after the conversion (.mov to .mp4)

After converting from .mov into .mp4, a video file is greatly reduced in size (.mov - 75,2mb .mp4 - 11,9mb) - does this mean that the converted video degraded (loss of color information, or the ...