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Mac is short for Macintosh, a brand of computers created and sold by Apple Inc. Apple currently produces several lines of Macintosh computers including the iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and MacBook. All current Macs ship with OS X Lion.

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Which After Effects renderer performs better on a macbook pro? RenderGarden or BG Renderer MAX?

I've got a 2018 MacBook Pro 15 inch with the built in Radeon Pro Vega 20 4 GB graphics. I'd like to speed up rendering in After Effects. Which of these is more effective at doing this and why? https:...
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How to record video locally during a video conference on a mac

When I record video interviews over Hangouts / Skype / Zoom, I often ask the guest to record the audio locally using QuickTime Player, then get them to send me the audio file afterwards. I also record ...
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How can I record from do multi iPhone cameras

I’ve been asked to provide a cost effective solution for recording a church service. I need to use three cameras in three different locations. There is a Mac onsite that I will be recording to. I need ...
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How to create a educational video by only using your voice and some photos

I would like to create some educational videos in which I will use only my voice and some photos/text headlines, notes etc. on my Mac computer. I am aiming at creating videos that are as much as ...
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AviSynth fails on Windows 10 installed on a Mac computer

On a Mac computer running Windows 10 (from scratch, not virtualized with VMWare nor with Bootcamp), I installed AviSynth+ (3.6.0 from https://github.com/AviSynth/AviSynthPlus/releases) and Media ...
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Why won't certain videos preview in MacOS Finder any more?

It used to be possible to preview all ProRes and PNG sequence .mov video files in the Finder in MacOS, by selecting the file and pressing the spacebar. Now it isn't. It's a pain. Is there a workaround?...
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Live Streaming YouTube MacBook Pro – increasing Problems over time

Up front: I am new to this StackExchange community, so please forgive me, if I am not stating my question properly. Here's my problem i.e. question: This weekend, I've tried to stream a little live ...
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Why do my GH5 videos show artifacts only on PC playback?

I imported some Lumix GH5 videos to my PC. 1080p 25fps 420/8bit/LongGOP 100Mbps LPCM MOV files. When I play the videos on my PC, some or many of the videos get artifacts and banding on any software ...
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What’s the best way to use a Canon 60D as a webcam on MacOS?

I want to use my Canon 60D as a webcam. I have tried using CameraLive2 and CamTwist as outlined here: https://swizec.com/blog/connected-canon-dslr-webcam/swizec/7477 It seems to disconnect after a ...
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Best video format for a retired PowerPC (iBook G4)?

We have a retired iBook G4, it plays H.264 quite laggy. My question is what is the best video format optimizing for Battery Life on a PowerPC? Bonus question: Is there a free batch converter for ...
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iMovie 4K resolution to Keynote – apparent loss of resolution

I exported a 4k resolution video from iMovie on my MacBook Pro. I imported it into Keynote in order to crop it. I noticed that upon exporting from Keynote, the resolution of the video was markedly ...
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Synchronised voice over for mpg file

so I have .mpg file and need to record version on another language which should be synchronised with original. Can someone suggest me how to do that? (With which programs I mean) I have macOS ...
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Video not playing in mac

I use a OnePlus 6 mobile for recording videos and so far I have never transferred the video to my Macbook Pro, however, I recently copied all my videos to learn video editing. All videos play ...
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How do I join multiple glob inputs into a time lapse with ffmpeg?

I'm trying to combine image files from multiple directories into one combined time lapse using ffmpeg, but when running this code, only the first directory is used in the time lapse. How do I combine ...
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How do I prevent Wirecast from crashing?

I'm attempt to livestream from a 2016 MacBook Pro, but for some reason Wirecast (12.2.1) crashes. It doesn't matter what I'm doing, it only stays open for a couple of minutes, then it just completely ...
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Free mac-native subtitle editing

I sometimes need to generate lots of subtitles for a video file. I've been using Aegisub, but it hasn't been updated since 2014, and I'm wondering if there's a better alternative. I export an .srt ...
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How to transcode HEVC footage on a mac if you don't have CC2018 yet [duplicate]

Is there a good free way to convert iPhone HEVC footage to .mov prores or something similar using a Mac (MacOS 10.12) with Premiere CC 2017? Googling provides lots of unreliable looking apps from ...
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Convert to ProRes with ffmpeg adds unwanted contrast to footage

I'm trying to convert H.264 footage from a Panasonic EVA1 camera to Apple ProRes with ffmpeg. However no matter which setting I use, the output file has slightly more contrast than the original input ...
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How to flip a clip in iMove 10.1.9 for OSX

It seems I can find an answer to this question for every version of iMovie except 10.1.9. There is no Adjust menu in the upper menu bar. There is no Advanced Tools option in the preferences. The only ...
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How to make a video presentation with a video of the slideshow and a video of me speaking in the corner?

I am a teacher and I am trying to sync my slideshow presentation to a video of me speaking about the slideshow presentation. I'm trying to make it so that the presentation takes up most of the screen, ...
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How to copy timecode value from a video to clipboard on a mac

Is there any app that can copy timecode values to clipboard? I'm playing a video. I want to stop the video, press a keyboard shortcut, then go to a google doc and paste the timecode value (not a ...
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How to remove a small 2 second portion of audio from an mpeg video file in Mac?

I currently have a 1 minute long video where in the beginning of the video someone says something inappropriate. I was wondering what the easiest way to silence that part of the video would be. I am ...
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FFmpeg, record screen region on Mac

I am trying to record a screen region on Mac using FFmpeg. I have a solution using avfoundation device to grab the screen and using a filter to crop down to the screen region. This works fine for ...
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Best Way To Improve Davinci Resolve 12 Playback Speed?

I run a 2011 MacBook Pro, and it can barely handle Davinci Resolve 12. The biggest problem I have is playback. Playback is very laggy for me, and that is a problem because I need cut and sync clips ...
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Problem converting TS to MP4 container with ffmpeg

I have a video stream I captured with VLC and saved as a TS file. The codecs within the file are h.264/AAC, so I thought it would be trivial to use ffmpeg to convert the file from a TS container to ...
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Is there a way to add text captions/subtitles to my videos on MacOS? (burn in)

I'm looking for a way to burn captions into videos without using Adobe Premiere (too expensive). Any tips?
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capture card for thunderbolt 3.0

I'm a youtube gamer and I'm interested in making the transition from pc to mac. Unfortunately, I'm not too familiar with macs and any challenges their usb thunderbolts will pose. I want to get the ...
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privacy: the easiest way to blur out some location specific objects in a video

My customer sent me a video, where she wishes to hide all location specific objects. The video viewer should not recognize where the video was filmed. To blur out the location specific object, a ...
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Warning icon next to video file name in Adobe Creative Cloud folder?

Does anyone know what this little warning icon means? It's showing up in the Creative Cloud folder, and whenever I import the video into Premiere, pressing the play button does nothing. Thanks for the ...
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What is the best tool for creating simple iOS demo videos

I need to create some simple video tutorials for an iOS app. The tutorials will consist largely of screen footage showing the app being used with voice over and some titles. I know how to capture the ...
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Transcoding AVCHD MTS to Motion JPEG on a Mac

Bigtime video neophyte and I've not been able to figure this out after a day of trying. Hopefully this isn't a big deal - pls assume I know nothing. I have some AVCHD MTS files from my camcorder ...
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What Options Are There for Importing Mini DV and Hi-8 Tapes to Thunderbolt?

So, it looks like FireWire is dead, and, along with it, all those FireWire ports on Mini DV cams and A/D converters from the 2000's. So what options exist today for getting Mini DV and Hi-8 tape ...
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Resize a live stream and overlay over another live stream for broadcasting

I'm working with ATEM Production Studio 4K from Blackmagic to switch between several video feeds that are broadcast using Wirecast onto Youtube from a Mac. Our ATEM product is not one of the switchers ...
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How to prepare AVCHD on a PC for Mac use later?

I recently began a job in IT and part of my role involves recording at some company events. However, it isn't my role to edit the videos themselves. These files need to be handed off to a Mac user who ...
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Best low cost software for lightsaber effect on a macintosh?

I'm interested in creating lightsaber effects with a Macintosh on home videos with my children. What is the best low cost software for recreating this effect today? I don't have Adobe CC, and have no ...
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Simple Editing of RGB Channels On Mac

In older versions of iMovie you could edit the RGB channels of a clip independently. In the current iMovie 10 you can't. It doesn't seem to be a widespread feature, tried Shotcut and Video Pad so far ...
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App to quickly analyze audio loudness of several video files?

Is there an app for OSX that lets you quickly analyze the loudness of a bunch of video files, shows you the peak and RMS loudness of each file in dBFS (I think dBTP and LUFS would be too much to ask ...
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Unable to hardcode subtitles in FFmpeg on Mac to mov

I would like to hardcode subtitles using FFmpeg, I'm trying to do this using the following command: ffmpeg -i grdedFinal.mov -vf subtitles=portSbs.srt gradedFinalwithSubs.mov which returns the ...
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Can I use a Linux Render Farm with a MAC Workstation running Adobe Premiere?

I am building a render farm running linux and I would like to be able to send my adobe projects to it for rendering from a mac workstation. I see that it's doable with a windows workstation(Build ...
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Multiple TV out from single Macbook Pro

I would like to present a digital art show using audio and video. For this I was thinking of using 10 TV sets. Is there a way that I could use my MacBook Pro to show either: a) 10 separate videos (1 ...
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How to capture DVB-T using a generic RTL2832U USB stick on a mac

Is there a way to capture DVB-T video using a generic USB DVB-T dongle on a mac? I've read many examples of people using VLC on Linux/PCs, but can't see any generic drivers on Mac OSX?
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Making Premiere Pro Project Codecs Cross-Platform Compatible (Windows & Mac)

I work on a Mac and I need to send a Premiere Pro CS6 project file to someone who works on Windows. He has QuickTime Pro 7 installed. The project contains the following types of clip assets: Apple ...
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Convert .WMV using FFmpeg

I'd like to use FFmpeg on the Mac Terminal command line to convert a .WMV file. I'm familiar with the syntax: ffmpeg -i /path/OriginalMovieFile.wmv /path/NewMovieFile.??? However, my recent attempt ...
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How to avoid sluggish UI in FCPX - more CPU, GPU, RAM or what?

My question is about what aspects of hardware performance would best prevent sluggish UI and 'beachballing' in FCPX. Currently I am running on a Macbook Air Core i7 2.0ghz, 8GB RAM and Intel HD4000 ...
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Corrupted video (Green/pink) on Premiere Pro CS6 in Win8.1 Pro 64bit but not on Mac OS Yosemite

I have a volume license for Premier Pro CS6 whereby I can run it on Mac OS and Windows. When I run it on Windows, I get this: But on MacOS it is fine. The video is HDV 1440x1080i MPEG4 QuickTime. ...
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CPU vs. GPU in a MacPro

I'm thinking of purchasing a MacPro and I'm wondering what the performance differences would be (in a Pr/Ae workflow) between one with the 3.0GHz 8-Core processor and Dual D500 graphics cards vs. one ...
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Is H.264 subject to exploits / are some H.264 codecs subject to exploits?

How safe are H.264 streams from exploits? More exactly, are the consumer-grade H.264 codes generally "safe"? I am currently gratuitously transcoding A/V files to avoid being exposed to possible ...
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Best free tool for video compression on Mac [duplicate]

I'm editing 'every day' videos with Adobe Premiere like holidays videos. Footages are taken from SLR cameras. I need to share those videos and of course compress it before. Several years ago, i used ...
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Anyone with Mac Pro, please help for CPU advice

I'm about to buy a Mac Pro, possibly an iMac instead, in a few days for extensive 3D and video work. I was able to try an online CPU stress test which renders complex video frames on the iMac but I ...
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Resolution for webcam for recording lectures when writing on paper?

I've used a document camera for capturing handwritten lectures. To be more specific I solve exercises for my students by writing on a blank sheet of paper while explaining. So far I've been using an ...