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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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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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Can I manually change an .mp4 to .m4v by changing the extension in the Finder (mac) or explorer (win)?

I need to change an .mp4 (h264, AAC-Audio) to an exactly same .m4v. Can I just rename it from "X.mp4" to "X.m4v"? By renaming, I mean clicking on it in Finder (Mac) or Explorer (Win) and renaming it.
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Upon export in Premiere Pro, colors lose saturation when previewing in QuickTime

I working on a project that I originally began in Premiere Pro CS6 on Windows, converted to CC, and am not editing in CC on Mac. I was making some minor tweaks to the video and getting ready to export,...
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Batch video editing software that can trim without re-encoding

What application is there that can open a video, modify it, and save it? (the software that I am using now, only allows the video to be used as a source, and then exported) I have adobe premier, but ...
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Web Videos via Watch Folders Transcode

What I am looking to do is fairly simple, however seems complicated in theory. What I need to do is be able to have a folder where all video files placed in the folder, are transcoded to all ...
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How to correct aspect ratio

I have a movie in AVI format from a toy helicopter that reports an corrupt or missing index but still plays in VLC very wide and short. When I click Video -> Aspect Ratio -> 4:3 the file plays as it ...
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Live desktop feed on green screen: thesis presentation

Next week I'm doing my final presentation on my thesis about Android development. Because I go to school in the Netherlands, and my internship is in New York City, I'm going to do my presentation ...
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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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Cool Edit Pro alternative for Mac?

I just can't find a program similar to Cool Edit Pro for the Mac. Any idea?
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Convert .WMV to .MOV

A client gave me a file in Windows Media Video format. I need to edit it in Final Cut Pro X. The problem is that Final Cut Pro X can't read it. Neither can Apple Compressor. It has a Quicktime logo, ...
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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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Focusing away from Premiere causes playback crash

I've been using Premiere Pro since CS5 and am now using CS6. I have always had this odd bug where, if at any point while using Premiere Pro I switched to any other application on my computer (Mac 10....
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Making a gif from a video

I have a video clip that I want to convert to gif. I used this app: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gifbrewery/id435989461 But I couldn't figure out how to make a gif that's the proper speed. The ...
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Which software to batch join videos and add a chapter for each?

I have 55 short clips (<1min) that have the same characteristics (only the content and length change) and I want to combine them into one big chaptered video. I know with QTPro how to combine 2 ...
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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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Is importing to Aperture then editing in iMovie a viable workflow?

I'm primarily a still photographer, but necessity is pushing me into learning video editing. I'm in the habit of dumping my camera data to Aperture, using the rating & stacking system there to ...
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Which cameras produce video that can be edited on a mac without transcoding?

My old video camera is a Samsung HMX-H104. I love its time lapse video modes, but hate the fact that Samsung's bogus codec causes Quicktime (and also iMovie) to play Samsung recorded video at twice ...
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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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what's a good basic app to edit stop motion video? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I align photos for stop motion? Command Line Tool for Converting Image Sequence to Quicktime .mov Video Want to do a project with my kids over the holidays and ...
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How to do a “deep” / full copy of a nested sequence in Premiere Pro CS6? (i.e. constituent components are all copied)

I created a title sequence: title, with glow/fade in then fade out and made this into a nested sequence. I wanted to reuse this nested sequence in other parts of my project, but use different text ...
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Utility or method for joining MP4 files

I have two MP4 files that I generated with Camtasia Studio. I need to join them together post rendering with Camtasia (it can't be done during the Camtasia rendering process). Looking for a utility or ...
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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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Does my Macbook display port support video input?

I have been reading through all these resources here and here . But, I don't have my answer. My question is simply, can the display port on a Mac take video input source? More Details: I have ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Mac Pro audio for FCPX

I have been using an elderly iMac for FCPX and finally made the move to the new Mac Pro. However, the Mac Pro has pretty lame audio output, so I'm looking for a relatively inexpensive solution that ...
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What are people using to connect SSD drives from a camera to Thunderbolt or Firewire?

We're shooting on a Blackmagic Cinema Camera, and at the moment are using the guts of a little portable drive enclosure as our cradle for transferring to our Macs via Firewire 800. It's got a very ...
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Streaming with a Sony NX5

I recently obtained a Sony NX5, now aside from the fact that its pretty much a great camera in every way (afaik); it doesn't have a IEEE 1394 port. I assume this is probably related to the AVCHD ...
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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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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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Set ipad compatible thumbs for mp4 videos based on a frame of the video with command line

I have a directory of 100 mp4 files. All are working well on my ipad but most of them do not have a working thumb. I want to generate these thumbs with a command line command (on macosx) based on a ...
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What hardware should I get for a conversion farm for MXF => Prores

I currently use a mac pro for importing mxf files into FCP (equivalent to converting to prores, I believe) at about 3x realtime @29.97fps. I want to get a machine to run ffmpeg & do the ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Sony HDR AS30 detect device on imac

Does anyone know for sure if Sony HDR AS30 is only compatible with macOS 7 and up? I know from reading docs it's only compatible for 7 and up for wifi setup but it's hard to know for desktop because ...
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Best transcoding path using Sorenson Squeeze for AVCHD video?

We have some AVCHD files (MPEG 4, 1280x720 H.264, AAC) that we have had a world of trouble editing with Premiere Elements. The main problem is that the audio and video get out of sync. Reviewing this ...
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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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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 ...