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Alteration after recording. Cutting, moving, or otherwise adjusting the various aspects of video.

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Can I check if audio was removed from a mp4 video file?

I have a mp4 video file that has no sound. I would like to check if its audio was edited/removed. Can I somehow check this in the meta data? Are there any other hints that the audio was removed? The ...
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Can i crop the video using ffmpeg during recording?

Has the ffmpeg function which allow record only particular part of the video? For example for slit scan photo you don't need full size video, and it should be faster if it is possible record a few ...
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Manual Lens Distortion - Continuously Stretching Image

I have an image that has lens distortion on it (barrel or pincushion). This image is used as the background image. I want to get another image, scale it down, layer it on top of the first image, and ...
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Create sliding logos in multiple rows

I'm very new to creating videos and I want to create 3-4 rows of brand logos that are sliding right to left at a constant rate - not moving and stopping. There'll be limited logos so I want them to ...
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Davinci Resolve: Is there any way to have color adjustments fade in and out?

I recently recorded a little play in HLG3, and during some scenes, the highlights would get blown out for a bit. I recorded 30 min clips and was hoping there's some way to add a gradual fade-in of ...
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How can I subtly blur a car plate?

I need to blur out a car plate on a scene. I already tracked the plate with Mocha and used a mask with Camera Blur but the result is anything but subtle. Everything else on screen is on focus and ...
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How to separate subject from background in existing videos? (like zoom does in a live call) [duplicate]

We have some existing training videos filmed a while ago where the background is distracting. Is there a tool to apply to these videos to separate the subject and blur the background? We're looking ...
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Overlaying videos in Filmora 9, one of the videos characters should be completely dark but it has some transparency, how to fix it?

I'm trying to overlay to videos in Filmora 9. One video is a walking/talking hyena and the other a nodding squirrel. The hyena is in a room, so I wish both of them to be in the room. The video of ...
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'Maintain Audio Pitch' in Speed/Duration causes Audio Glitch

When I change the Speed/Duration of an audio track and check Maintain Audio Pitch, I frequently get a moment of louder audio immediately following the edit point. This is very frustrating… Here's a ...
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Am I allowed to cut the music from the audio library of YouTube?

Thank you for helping me! I have a very simple question but I just can't find the answer to it: Am I allowed to cut the music from the audio library of YouTube (the one in YouTube studio)? So for ...
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How can I "un-nest" a nested sequence in Premiere Pro

I am a self-taught video editor, using Premiere Pro 2021 and I am constantly tweaking my workflow to improve it. I've started using two things to do so recently - 1. nested sequences, and 2. ...
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Premiere Pro - Copies vs Instances of Graphics

I'm trying to finally transition away from Premiere Pro's Legacy Titles, but I'm having trouble getting used to the "Essential Graphics". In general I find it confusing that Graphics behave ...
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What is the anatomy of a video file? [closed]

I am creating a software related to video editing. So, I need to understand what is a video file, how is it created and how does it work? One thing that I want to achieve is: I want to be able to add ...
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Footage of event with 2 speakers - how to arrange audio in post production?

My question is about how to go about arranging audio post production. This is the situation: I'm about to work on footage of a multi-day event with two speakers, one the main presenter (A), the other ...
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Between outgoing and incoming clip how do I keep the audio track cutting point as-is but only move the cutting point of the video track?

What is the name of this operation(s) in general non-linear video editing? How to do it in Apple Final Cut Pro? Note: I'm aware that the outcome is a J-cut or an L-cut. But when considering the clip ...
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Premiere Pro: Elements that are positioned outside the canvas are cropped?

I have a sequence where I placed some Text and other elements outside of the visible frame. I want to use an adjustmentlayer with the transform effect to make these outside elements move into the ...
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Cross over from left scene to right scene

I found an interesting video that show two clips merge and blend so it looks like one video but two different scenes because the guys from the left scene can cross over to the right scene. In the ...
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Adobe Premiere Pro "Sliding The Cut"

I want to know if it's possible to "Slide/Move the Cut" so that both clips get shorter or longer depending on slide direction. Right now I'm trimming one clip and then stretching the next ...
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How to cut MPEG and H.264 files frame-accurately without re-encoding?

Occasionally, the video-files need to be cut to keep only the relevant parts. Thus, how does one go about cutting the common video files (H.264, MPEG) without any re-encoding and thus quality loss?
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Fix screen recording in a prerecorded video

Since I can't find any answers elsewhere, I may as well ask here – I have a video in which there is screen tearing present in the recording, not having anything to do with my monitor or graphics card. ...
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How to edit my Playstation 5 4K gameplay?

Members. I'm facing a few issues while trying to edit 4K gameplay footage from my PS5. PS5 has two options to capture gameplay: 1080P (.mp4) 4K (.webm) First, the captured 4K footage extension is ....
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Trying to mask smoke from partical system but feathering doesn't work

This is such an straight forward problem, but I just can't seem to figure it out. This is what I have: As you can see I need to mask the part where the smoke is overlapping with the body to hide it. ...
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What are the small windows called in news-style mid shots?

What is the name of these picture in picture squares that come up on studio mid shots? I've seem them used on YT as well for similar news-style channels. There's an industry term and I can't remember ...
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Title has "invisible border", so not whole text is seen (DaVinci Resolve)

thank you for helping me! Now, at the beginning of my video (I'm working in DaVinci Resolve), I want to add a table of contents. I thought about using a title to do that. But when I paste the text and ...
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Add/Replace something with silence DaVinci Resolve

Thank you for helping me. Now, my question is quite simple but I can't find the answer: How can you add silence in DaVinci Resolve? I'm switching from Audacity to Fairlight and in Audacity, I just ...
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How to batch trim 100 videos?

So I have 100 videos in a folder, I need to extract (ex.) 1:00 to 2:00. HB can do this but you have to set times for every video. Any software / Premiere script or other methods to do this?
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S10e and I record videos in UHD 30 fps. How come there are "Extra" frames?

When I am in post, for example Mocha, doing motion tracking - it really makes linear planar tracking more difficult with these random "extra" still frames once in a while. It happens without ...
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Pixel format for editing when converting to DNXHR

I have 8-bit H264 4:2:0 source footage and usually convert it to intermediate 8-bit DNXHR 4:4:4 files for easier editing and VFX. Does it make sense to convert 4:2:0 to 4:4:4? If I convert the footage ...
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Make the playhead in DaVinci Resolve thinner

thank you for helping me! I'm currently learning the basics of DaVinci Resolve, coming from a way simpler program. But from that program, I'm used to a much thinner playhead. Is there a way to make ...
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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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How do I change the speed when I play a video on Movavi?

I was editing a video using Movavi and I don't know exactly what happened, but now when I play the video (still in the softwere) it is being played faster and with no sound as if I changed its speed. ...
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Dark lines across video

I shot a studio interview and found out, that it has these strange horizontal lines all across the frame. They are visible throughout the whole clip. Here's a closeup with enhanced contrast: I've ...
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How can I divide a single clip into multiple clips before assembling a new sequence in Premiere Pro?

Problem: Say I have one 3min video file or 'clip' that has multiple cuts. I want to separate each cut and have these displayed as individual clips with thumbnails in the project window for quick ...
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Time Reverse Clips

A general question on nomenclature: Reverse time or temporal rewind shots (e.g. a diver returning from the water to the board) don't have a entry in the motion picture glossary perhaps as they are not ...
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Is there any program/subtittling program to add timestamps in a text file?

Hello everyone i'm currently editing a script for dubbing and I need to watch the video and create timestamps with the translated lines for the voice actors to voice. I'm new at this so I'm wondering ...
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Weird colors when stacking videos

I want to "stack" two (or more) videos with the same background, such that it looks like there are two people moving at the same time (not sure if stacking is the right term for that?). So ...
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Unable to reduce size in Adobe Premier Pro 2020

Today, I've used Adobe Premier Pro 2020 for reducing a video size. I have a video of size 400 MB that I have imported into Adobe Premier to reduce its size. Here the estimated file size is shown is : ...
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Techniques for merging two separate and moving camera shots

'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' (2015) contains a neat break-in scene that shows a special force team arriving and infiltrating an industry area. A few seconds of this scene really got me and I wonder how ...
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Is my MP4 file size too big?

I am working on a film, which I'm editing, and I rendered the one-hour long video to MP4, and the file size is 64,8 GB, and I think it's absurd, when google says the typical file size for MP4 is 700 ...
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CyberLink PowerDirector: Is it good for game footage?

I have downloaded a free version of CyberLink PowerDirector but is it good for editing video game footage especially from video files from multi emulators? I just want to some of my videos 720p for ...
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How does scaling work in ffmpeg?

I am new to ffmpeg. I just want to know how I could keep the original scale of the video. The original size of the video is that its frame width is 1820 while its frame height is 720. The original ...
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How to losslessly replace a specific area in a range of frames

I have a short screen recording of an old video game (duration 1:38.72, 2468 frames, 25 fps, 320×200 px, 4 colours only, bgr24, CamStudio Lossless Codec, no sound, AVI). The video contains an ...
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How to combine multiple audio tracks without sounding blasted?

Was going to make a combination of 9 covers of people singing the same song. I have it synced already and it is on sync, problem is its just sound like literal ear ache when played. How to fix?
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Tattoo removal video effect

Is there a video editor that has a video effect where tattoos on human skin can be motion tracked and filtered out frame by frame, either by blurring them, or replacing the tattoos with surrounding ...
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What is the difference between .mts and .mp4 video files?

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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a software program that allows me to draw on the screen while a video is playing and outputs a new video with the drawings on top of the old video?

As stated in the title, it is as simply as that. I need a piece of software that plays a video and then allows me to draw on top of the video and then the output will be a new video with the draws on ...
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Does transcoding or compression occur when importing and editing .mts (.mp4) video files?

If a .mts video file is opened or imported to a project in a video editor like Adobe Premiere Pro, is transcoding going on? Video or audio compression? If so, why, instead of editing the raw file as ...
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Premiere CC: How to select/drag clip in program window?

Running Premiere Pro 2018 on Windows. Previously, I could animate the scale and position of the clip in the program window by clicking to select it and using handles to scale, or drag it around within ...
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How do you edit videos to slide on and off the screen?

Hi I’m trying to edit a group of videos so that they continuously slide on and off the screen. I was wondering if there was a faster way to do this instead of individually adjusting the position key ...
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Transition / Cut Advice for Video Idea

I have an idea for a film project that I would like some advice on. I want to use my GoPro with the handgrip attachment to "interview myself" on a ski chair lift. Here is what I mean by that:...
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