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On this site, can refer to any of the various physical devices used in the production of video. (In contrast to software)

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Connecting CCTV coax-based video surveillance cameras to a Synology IP solution

[I hope this is on-topic here as it appears somewhat related questions have been asked before] I have a 4-camera analog CCTV system using coax cable. I'd like to replace my analog DVR (digital video ...
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how to connect a clamp and an arm to my desk as a mount for my sony a7s iii?

I have already got an arm that I've managed to get clamped to my desk. I just bought these components and I wasn't (and am still not) quite sure how they connect. I ended up with the thing depicted in ...
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New Inspiron 14 Laptop 5410 for HD Premier Pro edits

Is this config very good (not average) for Adobe Premier Pro for HD-only movies editing ? (Asking for someone who wants to get a new laptop for faster adobe premier pro edits). https://www.dell.com/en-...
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Controlling a modern record deck via serial (RS-422)

I have an Atomos Shogun Studio 2 that can only be remotely controlled by RS-422. Atomos says that it uses Sony 9-Pin Protocol and that several JL Cooper control surfaces will work with it. The JL ...
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Killed my old laptop. Any recommendations to help extend the life of my M1 Macook Air internal SSD?

I recently killed my old (2012) Macbook Pro's hard drive by doing something I didn't realize was a problem. I attend a LOT of training webinars and Zoom video calls with clients: 5 to 10 webinars and ...
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Is there a "fix" for Adobe Premiere Pro so it doesn't degrade sharp black lines and soften vivid colors?

I captured video output from a computer program using Xbox Game Bar in Windows 10. It looks good. After cropping in Adobe Premiere Pro, my black lines are fuzzed, the vivid colors are degraded, and ...
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V-mount and D-tap power problems

I might have f-ed up. I’m a producer for an in-house agency and I had the sweet idea of consolidating all battery types and to power everything off of D-tap (p-tap) using v-mount batteries. Here’s ...
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Premiere Pro system compatibility report unsupported video drivers

Just had to wipe my windows installation as it got beyond repair. Working on a Lenovo P50, 32GB memory, Core i7 HD, Intel HD Graphics 530, Nvidia Quadro M1000M. I've got a clean install of windows, ...
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Is there a hardware acceleration for audio encoding?

Video encoding with HW acceleration takes way less time than audio encoding. Is there a way to convert ac3 to aac faster?
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Video production at higher quality - alternatives and solutions

My question here is a redirection per suggestion of my original question over here I have an i5 4th gen CPU which can support 2k displays and output 2k signal. And I have an AMD Radeon R7 graphics ...
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Do i really need a Super-Computer to edit Videos?

I wanted to edit a video and encountered some severe lag and preview stuttering. I started looking around on the internet, but I'm just not getting any definitive and practical information on ...
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Physical difference between ISO and gain

I'm trying to understand the difference between gain and ISO in today's photo/video cameras, and haven't found a good explanation even after heavy googling. I know that both ISO and gain are used for ...
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How is looking process of making HDR movie?

I'm going to work with conversion from SDR to HDR content. So I am looking for material where I can compare 2 version of the same movie, e.g. "A star is born" in HDR and in SDR. I know that HDR by ...
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How to use hardware acceleration with FFMPEG for trimming and concatenation purposes

I am running FFMPEG on a Windows 10 (64-bit) laptop with Intel i3 (6th generation) processor and AMD R5 M430 GPU. I shot many videos on a recent trip. Cumulatively, they are over 100 hours long. Each ...
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Can anyone help me identify the manufacturer of this video equipment?

We've got these rack mounted video transmission units in a server/equipment room, and they're labeled "The Fox dBm Digital Broadband Multiplexer", but I cannot find a single relevant Google result for ...
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Unknown coaxial cable female end. smaller than RCA or BNC. White rim

We have a 10+ year old ASL MR safe long range optics eye tracking system that sends a video of the eye to a control unit. The eye camera output port is standard BNC, but the female (?) input on the ...
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What is the proper terminology for a device that can accept IP video streams and output that to RF as used by consumer televisions?

More a terminology question than anything. As described in the headline, I want to locate a piece of hardware that can accept arbitrary IP streams (be they MPEG-TS, H264, etc - the exact input ...
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How to shoot my whole life from first POV?

I would like to shoot whole my life (24h, 365d etc) on video, like as through my eyes. However I came to dead end trying to match recording times of modern action cameras, the battery change hustle, ...
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Where do you charge your batteries?

I'm travelling to shoot a documentary in a remote pacific island without any electricity. How do you charge your batteries in such conditions ? I have never used a generator and I'm afraid of the ...
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Switching HDMI signals without break

I need to switch between two or three HDMI signals (1080p is sufficient) for a video stream to a beamer. For example, I would like have a presentation coming from a laptop, and one or two cameras and ...
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Help decoding video from hardware encoder

I obtained this video from directly reading the memory of a hardware encoder. The encoder supposedly produces a HEVC (H.265) or H.264 video stream, but I can't accurately play or convert the file with ...
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How to split video output signal from 1 PC to 40 projectors?

I am thinking of implementing this by daisy-chaining multiple splitters but I am not sure if it will work. Does anyone know of a cost-effective solution to this? Thanks.
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What is more important number of CUDA cores on GPU or VRAM for video editing and graphics?

What is more important number of CUDA cores on GPU or VRAM for video editing and graphics? What are benefits from good graphic card? Better preview when working with 4k files with effects on them? I ...
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Capturing speech audio and video with a smartphone?

I'm interested in using a smartphone as an expensive tool to capture speech audio and video. Perhaps equipped with a tripod, add-on wide-angle lens and wireless microphone for the speaker. Anyone ...
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Collaborative editing network storage workflow

We got to the point where multiple editors working alone can no longer effectively tackle certain projects and move towards collaborative editing (and entire production) seems like a good idea. ...
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Two different video streams on PC. How do I sent each video stream into a separate monitor?

For example, in the picture I have video stream A and video stream B. How can I sent each video stream into separate video outputs, so that each video stream can be sent to its own monitor or video ...
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Video Editing Rig Struggles Need a Solution

I have picked up more video clients and thus I need to be able to edit faster. I have been trying to update my machine on a budget to get the most performance for my dollar. Machine Windows 10 Pro ...
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What kind of desktop computer is required to edit video in Blender?

I've learnt and done some video editing in Blender and I would like to buy a computer that gives me more power. What should I look for? As much RAM as possible? Will a GPU card make a difference? ...
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Upgrade path for indoor sports video from 7D + Samyang 85mm f/1.4 MF lens?

I regularly shoot 720p/50fps video at ice skating events with a Canon 7D + Samyang 85mm f/1.4 manual focus lens. I set the ISO at 6400 and with the aperture at 11, I have most of the ice rink in ...
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Tripod Quick Release Video Pin Dimensions

I have an Industrial camera that I am working with and I want to mount it to a standard tripod that features a quick release with video pin; otherwise known as an anti rotation pin. While I wait for ...
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Does SSD reduce render time significantly?

I wanted to know if it is worth it to buy SSDs to improve render speed? By what percent can SSDs reduce render time? P.S. I ask this because, some time ago, I accidentally changed hard drive cables ...
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Upgrading Graphics Card for Video Rendering

I currently have a GTX970 4GB card that I use in my video rig. I can edit and render and every works fine. I do video production for longer events. So a rendered video might be 2 hours long. I'm ...
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Minimum equipment for shooting an event in a dimly lit environment

I have a potential shooting gig where I would be shooting a promotional/documentary video at a marketing event (i.e. there are no staged scenes, I'd just be shooting during the event and try to get ...
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Should I be concerned about overheating when doing long render tasks?

I bought a new computer recently and I'm very pleased with how quickly and accurately it renders. In my line of work, however, I find that sometimes my queued render tasks add up to more than 20 hours....
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Hard drive configuration for editing

I am setting up a machine for video editing using Premier Pro and After Effects I have the following hardware: i7 6700 skylane 32Gb DDR4 GTX 1060 with 6Gb RAM 500Gb SSD and access to 3 more drives (...
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What part should I buy to render videos?

I want to create & render videos (using SonyVegas, Adobe Premiere) to get fast rendering speed. I have optimized the program codecs/bitrates, but now want optimize hardware too: Can I ignore CPU ...
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CPU Selection for video encoding

I have been perusing this page: https://openbenchmarking.org/showdown/pts/ffmpeg Something doesn't make sense to me, I am looking at the following CPU's: Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2650L v3 (30M ...
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How h265 settings / presets affects the target device cpu while decoding and how can I tweak them?

h265 is a very powerful but still not widely supported codec, recently I found myself in the need of prepare some h265 videos and have them played on various smartphones. While a powerful desktop pc ...
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Multi-source, picture-in-picture live stream

So I have some experience with live production, but I want to do something a bit more complex and need some things cleared. This project would use multiple cameras (lets say 5), some non-camera ...
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What are the pros and cons of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 for video editing?

I'm in the market for a new computer. I really, really want mobility. I have been considering the newest Microsoft Surface Pro 4. I would get the model with the highest ram and processing specs. From ...
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Will adding more RAM to my system speed up rendering?

When I render any AE composition, through AE or Media Encoder it seems to take a long time. I want to increase my render times. I have noticed that my CPU usage seems to fluctuate consistantly where ...
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Is there something like nvenc for free codecs (VP8/9)?

I'm new to video encoding. And I was looking at h264/265 and VP8/9. I'd like to use VP8/9. But it seems like nobody except Google is pushing it. I just want to know does someone else support VP8/9? ...
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Yongnuo YN 160S - how to get inside?

My light has developed an intermittent power switch. I've never liked the pushbutton switch anyway, and would like to replace it, but I'm ashamed to admit that I can't figure out how to pry this thing ...
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Multiple HDMI inputs saving on computer

I am recording something with multiple cameras at the same time. I need a set up that will allow me to take the output from the camera and through HDMI or some other output, connect it to the computer ...
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Adobe Premiere Pro / After Effects Hard Drive Scratch Disk and Cache set up in temporary situation.

I've exhausted all options before asking for opinions in trying to figure this out, and I'm running out of time by doing all possible combinations and running benchmarks, or setting up projects to see ...
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Are there Tripods to film the bottom when writing on a paper?

I would like to make some short movie clips explaining how algorithms work. To do so, I would like to film how I write / scribble on the paper. Are there tripods which support filming what is ...
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How to clone AND downscale 2560x1080 resolution for both display and streaming

The current setup is: ______________ | Computer | |______________| DVI | | HDMI | | HDMI | | HDMI ___|____ _|_________ | Video | | 2560x1080 | |Streamer| |...
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What does an external video recorder like a Ninja offer?

According to the Ninja Website Take your consumer camera to a truly Pro recording device. Avoid the internal MPEG compression & go from sub 30Mbps MPEG to 220Mbps ready to edit 10-bit 422 ...
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Which graphic card to buy [closed]

I have decided to buy a new pc for short videos rendering in after effects. I dont have a big budget, it's around 1000$. This is the thing i thought to buy, but i'm not really sure about graphic card....
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What is the relationship between hardware acceleration and DXVA/QuickSync/Cuda?

Many video playback applications (e.g. VLC Player, MPC-HC, etc.) are highly configurable. For example: VLC Player allows you to enable: QuickSync and/or DXVA Freemake allows you to enable: CUDA and/...
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