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Increase framerate in post-production?

I know this is doable because many higher-dollar televisions on the market today are able to take a 24fps input and smooth out the frames for an effective framerate up to 960fps (for Sony). Would it ...
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How to generate decryption key from m3u8 manifest? (OR) How to decrypt an excrypted MP4 using URI and IV?

I am downloading an HLS video which is AES-128 encrypted. The issue is that the downloaded video is also encrypted and hence, not viewable. The website is serving 2 M3U8 manifests: The first ...
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What's the easiest way to cover up a seam in background paper behind video footage in Final Cut Pro?

I have about 10 minutes of footage which includes what is supposed to be a 100% white background (no gradients). The person who shot the footage apparently used 2 overlapping sheets of white ...
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Post production removal of uneven green screen with glass object shattering in foreground

We have a glass object falling and shattering into many shards. Unfortunately the green screen was uneven causing different shadings on the background. Our edior says to use the shot, he would have ...
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How to independently produce 3D Movies when 3D-TV's are discontinued?

Big TV-Screen companies like LG, Sony, Samsung and Sharp have announced that they'll discontinue to produce 3D-TV's. What impact does it have to small independent film producers, that produce 3D ...
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zooming animation is not smooth in Premiere CS6

Animatedly, I tried to zoom into a video clip in Premiere by creating two Position keyframes and two Scale keyframes But the result is very shaky for some reason? What am I doing wrong with this ...
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My converted videos look bad... what am I doing wrong?

I am a software developer. I understand the video concepts, but I am no expert. I have a Sony Action Cam AS-15. It records ate 1080/60fps/25Kbitrate. The 60FPS videos just dont; play smooth maxemised ...
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Recovering 18fps super-8 from NTSC 59.94i: Duplicate frame removal?

I have a VHS tape made from 1970s-era super-8 home video footage (the originals for which are lost), and am trying to make what improvements I can. I used a Blackmagic UltraStudio to perform raw frame ...
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Remove Overlay Lines From Video

In a bit of a panic here. I've recorded a bunch of footage and had some sort of overlay grid that appears to be baked into the video. Using Premiere or some other tool, is there a way to kill it? Sort ...
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Is it possible to use high framerate to achieve better stabilization outcomes in DaVinci Resolve?

DaVinci controls regarding stabilization are very limited, and there seems to be no documentation on how to achieve the following. Given moderately shaky 100fps footage, one wants to produce a 30fps ...
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How to make a vehicle number visible?

Due to all the lights in the video the vehicle number is not visible. The video was captured by a CCTV camera. In the video the car comes close enough to be able to read the vehicle number if it were ...
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Authentic VHS tape effect in Premiere Pro

Summary I'm making an artwork and here's how it goes in a nutshell: A fictional movie scene that was (1) shot on film in the '60s, (2) restored in VHS format in the '80s or '90s, and (3) restored ...
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Crop a video with a moving crop area of fixed size

I have 3840 × 2160 videos where I want to cut out a moving person on stage (e.g. music video). The crop area is fixed (1080 x 1920). The problem is, the person is moving around. Not much, but in a ...
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Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Crop a video and export at the exact cropped size

I have a video that has 4 up-down-left-right black borders of different sizes. I want to get rid of these black borders so the exported file has the exact size of the cropped area. To do this, I ...
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CyberLink PowerDirector: Is it good for game footage?

I have downloaded a free version of CyberLink PowerDirector but is it good for editing video game footage especially from video files from multi emulators? I just want to some of my videos 720p for ...
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supply video files to editor in another country

My editor is moving from Los Angeles (where I live) to Canada. Is there a common, reliable, cheap way for me to supply large video files (up to 10 GB) to him? I don't have much of a budget, and I have ...
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What are Grey Balls used for?

I know that a Grey Card is used for the white balance of the camera, but whate are the Grey Balls used for? On big Productions, there is usually a guy (what is his job?) that holds up a grey ball and ...
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Camera settings instead of RAW

I have come across several articles in which the camera settings for shooting video are explained. If the camera does not provide RAW footage it is recommended to set Contrast, Brightness and ...
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Video MP4 file stops and starts

I'm new here, and a pretty new video editor, but I'm having a few problems. One of my clients sent me some plain mp4 clips of some action video. Both he and I when we watch them remark one thing. The ...
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What free video editor is best to stabilize video and fix choppy ones? [closed]

I shoot at 30 fps using iPhone 11 Pro and a gimbal (I can't upgrade for now). I still have some stability issues and the video gets a little choppy. So what is the best FOSS video editor to solve this ...
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Scrolling text on video

I want to take an mp3 podcast and its transcript and create a video of the text scrolling vertically on the screen with the audio. I need to scroll 10~20 lines of text so that I don't have to sync ...
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How to make eye pupils look directly at the camera

I have some videos with a speaker looking at the side of a camera or directly to the camera, but his or her pupils were running from side to side as speaker reads from teleprompter. Is there any ...
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Is it possible to automate a workflow in Premiere Pro

I need to edit a large set of videos through a very specific process. My workflow is pretty simple. Add a Watermark, a specific intro video and apply invert effect on the video. I'm quite new to ...
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What SOFTWARE could I use to encode to this spec?

Thanks in advance! It's an mpeg transport stream in a .ts wrapper. Layout would be as follows: Video (MPEG2, 80Mbps, CBR, All I Frame,422@HL) Audio1 (Track1/PID1) 1 pair LPCM(SMPTE 302M)48kHz Audio2 ...
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Is it possible to mask out unsharp areas of footage with After Effects?

Is there any existing filter/effect, that will automatically mask out the unsharp area of my footage? Let's say I have an object in focus and a lot of depth of field. How do I show only my sharp ...
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How do I know if a YouTube video is available to license?

I am looking at a Video from Germany that was posted to YouTube 2014 and I want to know if I can license it? How would I find this out?
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How can I edit out the flicker from a projector from existing video footage?

I recently filmed some content of a thin line of a projected image. The video footage is flickering a little and I am wondering if there's any solution to fix the footage once it's been filmed. I have ...
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Which techniques/filters do improve sensation of speed on a motorcycle?

Introduction I have already searched for this topic, but sadly most of the time I just find articles about frame rate and/or shutter speed which doesn't reflect what I am looking for, really. This ...
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How can I stay motivated and become more productive as a video editor?

I really like the editing process, how it's possible to bring a vision you've had to life, by timing things just right, etc. It's a great art. Unfortunately I am super un-productive at it. This has ...
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How to cut a single clip in a Sequence into multiple clips for use in multiple Sequences in Premiere Pro

I have a single clip of a multi-speaker conference in Premiere Pro CS6 that I need to split into individual clips of each speaker, so that I can make a timeline of each clip with the end goal of ...
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Where do I find the standard licensing agreement on a video that's on YouTube?

Where do I find the licensing agreement on a video so I know if I can use it or not?
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Censoring license plate in a long video

I'm editing a video recorded in a car workshop. The video is about 30 minutes long. In the background there is a car whose license plate has to be hidden. Unfortunately, the camera moves a lot so it'...
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Surround sound for cinema feature film (Pricing of Dolby Surround)

We are planning to shoot our first feature film with a budget of around 100'000-2'000'000$. And we'd like to master it in 5.1 Surround sound. Normal procedure would be to do it with Dolby Surround, ...
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Can I suppress ("blue-screen"?) the background of a video?

I am going to record a short (approximately 5 minute) video of myself talking. I want the background (which will be "bla" and perhaps a bit grainy, as I will probably just be using the built-in photo ...
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How to *integrate* every two frames of an existing video into one in order to compensate for low illumination?

Some mobile phones are able to compensate for low illumination conditions by integrating every two or more frames into one. The result is a video with variable frame rate, where each image has its ...
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Is it possible to merge two ffmpeg commands into one?

I'm using ffmpeg to do two things - add a transparent watermark to the whole video, and also add a title intro image. I'm using the following command to add the watermark: ffmpeg -i original.mp4 -i ...
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How blockbusters movie producers deal with 8K videos editing

Rendering 45 seconds of 8K video on latest iMac Pro using Adobe Premiere takes about 24 hours. How blockbusters producers deal with such a high-res format to edit and transform a large amount of ...
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How to Achieve This Timelapse Effect

I can't really explain it so I'm finding it hard to Google for tutorials. I was wondering how to get this effect: Instagram Video By using something like Photoshop CS6 or a freeware program. I'm ...
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What software can be used for pre-visualizing video presentation environments?

D3 Technologies offers both a previz and a playout platform for video presentations. I'm interested only in the software part, for pre-visualization of complex, multi-screen presentations. Using ...
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How can I fix a dark spot on my lens in post-production?

I need to fix this in post. Can I do it?
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Positioning subtitles in Premiere Pro CC

In the process of producing a video, we are creating subtitles. We have decided to align the text object's vertical center at 10% of the height of the frame as seen on this mockup: In Photoshop and ...
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Does a Content Management Tool/Software exist to help me quickly build video trailers from a large collection of content?

Does such a program exist whereby I can query a keyword in a database of all my transcript and audio content, and all instances/time-stamps will be displayed? The goal is to prevent my editors from ...
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How to do a camera projection in maya?

I have a video, which I have tracked and solved for camera movement, which I have imported into maya. Now that I have this scene, I would like to do a camera projection on the objects, however, I can ...
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One man band short animation - crediting and credits

I've been creating a short animation (1 min) to demonstrate and showcase a FUI (Futuristic User Interface). No one else was involved, other than third party advice and support. No unions involved. A ...
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Premiere pro cc2015 preview lag [duplicate]

I tried editing a video shot on canon 750d @1080p 25fps. I am using premiere pro cc2015 , windows 10 , Intel i3 and Intel HD 3000 graphics . When I import the video into premiere and play there is a ...
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What are the best export settings for Kolor or other pano-stitching software to create 360° videos in Unity?

I'm using the Autopano Giga 4.4 and Autopano Video Pro 2.6 to stitch and create spherical content, but I've recently moved into wanting to create 360° tours via Unity. I know this is partly a ...
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How can I create proxy videos from Ursa Mini CinemaDNG sequences?

I am currently working on a web series where we are shooting in RAW image sequences with a Black Magic Design Ursa Mini 4k. We have a mixed post production environment where the editor is working in ...
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Exporting on the same sequence settings as the clip doubles the size of the output file

I am trying to create an edit/archive render of my videos captured from Sony A6000. The recording format is: 1080p 50FPS H.264 Codec. I am creating a sequence from the clip and exporting the clip to ...
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wrapping circular black frame for video - What is this effect called?

when using magic bullet looks on a video it applies - alongside color corrections and such - a frame, some sort of wrapping mask thingy - a black outline for the video the gives the center a bit more ...
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Is there an inexpensive way to decompose a video into frames and apply a snapchat-like filter to each frame?

I have a friend who has been taking stop-motion pictures, applying a snapchat "art" filter to each picture, then composing them into video (with pretty awesome results). He is interested in ...