Questions tagged [editing]

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

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On-line and Off-line editing?

I am just wondering if anyone can shed any light on the subject of On/Off line editing, as I have been approached and asked before.. I understand this is type work flow for post production process ...
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How do I add a crosshair guide to a FCPX angle editor viewer window?

I need to keyframe the Y position transform of a moving subject to keep her in the center of the frame and would like a set of crosshairs to help me do it. I've seen solutions which employ Motion ...
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Automated aligning audio tracks with timings for dubbing screen casts

We have some screen casts that need to be dubbed to various languages for which we have script for the target language like: Begining Time | Audio Narration 0:0 | blah nao lorep iposm... ...
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Final Cut Pro 7: File Error: Unknown file

The sequence is composed of a jpg followed by an mp4. When the jpg is not present, after I hit Command + R, the sequence can render without errors. When the jpg is present, after I hit Command + R, ...
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Blur out an irregular shaped section of the frame using Sony Vegas Studio

I have a video in which a person is speaking something. He is right in the middle of the frame. I want to blur out all of his surroundings like you have when you shoot a photograph or a video with a ...
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Software to Remove a Person from a Video

I have a video with multiple moving people, from which I would like to remove one person. I know this is possible and that software exists to do it (see this paper), but I can't find any available to ...
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What software and technique would I use to achieve this effect?

How would I achieve the digital distortion effect seen in this David Bowie video from 6:20 to 7:10? Is there a term for this effect to help guide future searches? Can't embed the video, so here's a ...
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Single Aplication needed that can cut,split,Flip and add subtitles in large numbers

I need a single application that can cut, split, flip and add subtitles in large numbers. Currently I use Freemake and Video to video to do this and it takes about 6 to 8 hours for 30 videos. I'd ...
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How to create Apple Keynote style Picture in Picture video

I want to take two video sources: A screencast of a PowerPoint presentation A camcorder AVCHD recording of the presenter and the conference room ..and create a video in the style of Apple's Keynote ...
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How did they make the nice moving shots in this video?

https://prismic.io/ - has a very nice explainer video and I was wondering how they made the nice "tilted" sliding effect on the screencast video? Also... how are they making the video being focused on ...
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settings for editing in cs4

What initial setting should I be using in Premiere CS4 if I shot video on a Samsung HMX-q10 camera but shot in standard definition? When I tried DV NTSC the video looks very bad, like it's somewhat ...
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Which video editing software is best compatible with RTL languages?

I have to do some editing and add right to left text over a video, from past experience I've learned that some programs dont handle well RTL text, so if you can recommend from your experience about ...
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Why recorded avi speeds up?

I recently recorded an avi using VirtualDub with Microsoft's LifeCam Studio 1080p HD. However, when playing back the video and audio keep accelerating as the video progresses. When I tried to edit ...
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Keyboard shortcut for cut video AND sound at current position in premiere cs5.5

I know about Ctrl+K which cuts video at current position, but which shortcut will allow to cut video AND sound?
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Best way to edit multi screen footage into one clip.

I'm planning on making some "let's play" videos. These videos are usually edited together from screen recordings of multiple different players but have one shared audio track. Here's an example: ...
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What is this 5 second interval cut technique called?

This editing techniques seem very prevalent on YouTube (usually in the type of videos where the person is just talking to the screen/audience). Basically they just make a small 1 second cut every 5 ...
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How to ignore file name extensions while replacing source files for online editing in Premiere?

I'm encoding all my source files for offline editing with Premiere Media Encoder. I have MP4 and MTS files, and I thought of converting them all to AVI DV-PAL. Problem is I guess I'll have some ...
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Blacking out specific pixels in MP4 without re-encoding

Basically is it possible to set the value of specific areas of pixels to black without re-encoding an MP4 video completely in an editor or application (Premiere, Ffmpeg, etc). I'm wondering if such a ...
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Best way to edit mashup video of downloaded movies?

So I wanted to do a mashup video for personal usage, meaning scenes cut from downloaded commercial movies or Youtube. This is typically relatively highly compressed h264-material. The workflow that I ...
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How can I create the blurring effect in a video like this?

I am noticing more and more product videos being released using lots of blur and the focus shifting from one point to another. This is an example of the technique I'm refering to: http://vimeo.com/...
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Export rotated video out of Adobe Premiere

I am creating a video in portrait orientation but the TV I am putting this on cannot rotate the video while playing, so I need to export the video in landscape format. Is there a way to rotate the ...
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Adobe Premiere CS6 stuck at 0% exporting still images

I am creating a slideshow in Premiere so it's just a bunch of images with transitions. When exporting to any kind of format or codec, it would get stuck "Encoding 0%" forever and freeze afterwards. ...
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Lightworks problems importing, editing, and exporting using Canon EOS Rebel T3i

I'm using Lightworks 11 for Windows and I can't import the .mov files from my Canon EOS Rebel T3i. Lightworks identifies the .mov files as "Apple / H264" but the show up in a red color. Other .mp4 ...
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Favoriting/Subclipping with Long Clips in Timeline in FCPX

I'm editing a project where I have 5 very long clips. I'm going through, favorite-ing the good portions ("subclipping" per se) and then organizing my clips from those subclips. A problem I'm running ...
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Flipping Video Animation, How?

How can I flip a browser window in the same way as seen in the MS Access video, which should automatically start at the correct time where the flip begins and only lasts about 3 seconds. From 4:52 - ...
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Easiest way to create a continuous shot effect using multiple cameras?

Here is the Script: Lets take the opening scenes of Hugo, of course the film bagged Academy awards, In the scene that starts by following the kid (Hugo), carries on and on for some time with many ...
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Color grading ; Anybody familiar working with Da-Vinci Resolve? [closed]

I've heard of this tool, Blackmagic's Da vinci resolve, as its available for free from the site but the Package including its consoles and all costs much. Is there anybody here familiar with this Da-...
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How to force After Effects to interpret footage at a specific framerate?

I just started using after effects CS4, and created my first video. But if i look at my final (rendered) video, its 2x the speed it was originally. I recorded a 22 second clip, and traced etc. Looked ...
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Annotating sports video: design principles?

I was watching Match Of the Day (a soccer highlights show for those not from the UK) and I've found they use this software Piero to annotate the football matches. When annotating video of moving ...
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Effective working at audio/video editing sessions (avoid fatigue making steady progress)

Background I've just completed an editing project to produce video highlights of an awards evening for my local community radio station. It was a voluntary non-paid project and I'm very pleased the ...
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What is a good utility for trimming .dv files without losing metadata?

I'm using a mac and I'd prefer a free utility, but don't mind using a commercial tool if I have to.
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How do I move (rearrange) the orientation of a video?

I want to crop the video at some position and move the part next to the part that wasn't cropped. (See image, it explains better) http://i.imgur.com/qhSZy.png
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How much to charge for a re-posting of a video? [closed]

Created a short promotional video for a client, it's an online magazine. For the sake of example, let's say I charged the magazine $700. The video is embedded into the magazine using a proprietary ...
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Which software use people in PBS? FCP or Premiere? [closed]

I am interested which software do people use in PBS? Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere?
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How to reverse video in different software packages

One of the basic edits one can make to a video is reversing it such that it plays backwards. The goal of this community wiki is to show beginning users how to reverse footage with different video ...
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How do you play a clip backwards in Sony Vegas?

While editing some vocals the other day, I accidentally hit a key in Vegas and the scrub head started going backwards, playing my audio in reverse. I wasn't trying to do this at the time and got it ...
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Repairing brightness problems caused by auto lighting optimizer

I've shot a video with my Canon EOS 1100D, but unfortunately forgot to turn the auto lighting optimizer off. Now the video footage looks really bad because there are random changes of brightness ...
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How to stay objective after viewing your edit hundreds of times?

When I start editting something I'm very sharp about cuts that does or doesn't work. But as I go through the process, in which I watch the sequence hundreds of times, I get used to it, and becomes a ...
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FCP Editing: Timeline Footage Looks terrible in timeline & export its 4:3

Im having difficulty in final cut pro, My captured footage looks absolutely terrible on the timeline and when its exported it’s in 4:3 and looks squished, What is the BEST outcome I can setup with ...
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Creating effects/transitions in AviSynth or Lightworks

I'm very much an amateur video maker, but I am trying to broaden my skill set a bit and start creating my own effects and short video clips to supplement the recordings I make in a more substantial ...
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Are there free OpenFX plugins available?

I read that Sony Vegas Movie Studio (the non-pro version) supports video and audio effect plugins via the OpenFX standard. Are there any such plugins available as freeware or open-source? So far I ...
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Tool to clip segments of a video

newbie here, I want to remove some segments of an MP4 video I have. Which easy to use tool would you recommend. Preferably free. I'm using Windows.
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Slow HD video whilst editing

I use Adobe Premier 5.5 to edit my videos. I have always seemed to have slow editing. I upgraded the PC which now has 8 Core 16gb of DDR3 2333mhz ram 1gb 460 gpu 6 hard drives, 1 is SSD So, I think ...
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How to add closed captioning to MPEG-2, QuickTime MOV, or AVI/DV for cable broadcast?

I need to add closed captioning to a short video that will be broadcast on our cable TV system. The cable system will accept MPEG-2, QuickTime MOV, or AVI/DV formats. This is in the United States, ...
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How to create a ragdoll effect on a human?

I make an action(combat) short-length film and I use After Effects and 3DS MAX to edit it. I want to make a battle scene where the one guy hits another guy and the second one is thrown away like a ...
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How to create super smooth slow motion clips in After Effects that will be edited in Premiere Pro

I would like to make one of those 600fps slow motion clips that can are on YouTube. such as this . I know it can be done in AE but I cannot figure it out.
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Sony Vegas 10 Video made from smaller quicktime mov videos look crap on youtube

this has been a painful drama for days, trying to get a nice video on youtube for my girlfriend. It looks great on the mpg file sony vegas generates, but after uploading to youtube it look more than ...
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Editing AVCHD on older XP host?

I just bought a Sony camcorder that records videos in AVCHD. I only have a modest, older XP host with an Athlon 64 X2 5200+ and 2GB of RAM. It looks like I should first convert the AVCHD files into ...
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What's the best before editing format to convert to?

I am making a production for my companies trade show booth. We're going to be running 2 40" inch TVs one cycling a few videos of our products in production and one cycling through a bunch of product ...
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Tool for cutting and joining multiple parts of a video

I need a tool that allows to make multiple selections in a video and make a new video by joining all of that selections. The tool should allow to save the project, so that I could close the program, ...

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