Questions tagged [editing]

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

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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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Rendering video with pixel aspect ratio 0.9091 (in premiere CS5.5)

I have a video (from my Android Nexus One). Dimensions are 720 x 480. The pixel aspect ratio is, according to data embedded in the file, 0.9091. Now, editing the video and exporting it to a media ...
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How to simulate a photo being taken from the photographer's POV in a film?

How would I go about simulating a photo being taken from the photographers POV in a film? I want the still to be part of the shot, with moving images before and after the still. And I want the ...
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What is a good efficient way to isolate clips from long movies?

I am making a video that is an analysis of various films. My hope is to get clips from the movies to demonstrate various points I'm talking about. I'm using Kdenlive on Ubuntu. One issue is that it ...
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What applications can I film in and integrate photos, and narrating on iMac/iPhone/Maybe iPad

What applications can I film in and integrate photos, and narrating? I've played with iMovie and don't get it (ADHD), and video apps on my iPhone seem puny for a series of youTube like documentary ...
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Lag during clip playback in Premiere Pro CS5

I am using the 30 day trial of Premiere Pro CS5 trying to edit some clips of some game footage. The clips are in 1680x1050 and are roughly 3.5GB each. All the clips are saved on to my external USB 3....
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Screen-record tablet ink drawing on top of recorded video?

Is there software that allows me to 'screen record' tablet wacom ink drawing on top of a video being played back, and then output a new file with the drawing being part of the video? A wacom overlay, ...
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What is a good workflow for producing High quality High definition Videos suitable for a final upload to the internet.

I'm entering my third week into the video editing world, and have already put up a few test videos to youtube. But overall, I am unhappy with the results so far. Quick background: I am recording ...
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Choosing an import format: AAF vs OMF

I am developing a video rendering application. I would like to import editing projects from non-linear video editing application like Avid or FCP. Which format should I start with, AAF or OMF? What ...
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I'm not happy with Final Cut Pro (X). What are my options?

I'm a editor who has been editing with Final Cut Pro for the last couple of years and I'm not impressed with the new Final Cut Pro X. I'm interested in looking for another NLE, such as Avid or ...
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Creating a “finger using device” effect like in iPhone app ads

I have been searching for quite a while on a tutorial of how to create the rotating phone ad with the finger coming in to interact with the app once in a while. There is an example of this effect in ...
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How Do I Film A Rotating Object With White Background?

I often need to rotate object when making video and rotating with hands is not convenient. I wish there was a helping rotational hand spehere that would rotate as i film object where i could set ...
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How to add motion blur in timelapse videos?

I remember watching a video about timelapse photography. There was a moment when the narrator explained that there is a specific trick to make the videos "smoother": In the timelapse videos which don'...
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Premier Pro versus Final Cut Pro

I am thinking about getting some video editing software and I was wondering if Premier Pro or Final Cut Pro is better in terms of ease of use, compatibility with other audio and video editing ...
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Very Good Free Lossless/Lossy Video Encoding For Editing on Windows 7 (regarding fraps recordings)

I am looking for a very good method to encode video recorded with fraps in 1080p into an intermediate format which I can edit in Avid Studio. Most video files load up into Avid, as far as I know, but ...
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Indexing audio for video editing

What tools would you recommend to index the audio track for video editing? I'd like to be able to do a text search for words in the dialog to more easily locate video snippets. I'm using FC and/or ...
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Methods of Amplifying Poor Audio from Camcorder Recording?

I have a recording from a camcorder (with a broken mic) where the audio is 1) largely white noise and 2) almost in-audible sound from people chatting in a room. What methods could be used to amplify ...