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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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Correcting exposure flickering in time-lapse footage "in post"

I have made some time-lapse footage of a flower blooming. It was taken inside, at night, with constant lighting. The pictures are great, but as footage, the exposure between frames is slightly ...
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Post-production workflow: VFX before color correction?

I'm shooting my first internet video tomorrow. It has a spaceship chasing and shooting at a superhero in it. With knowledge accumulated between ~a year ago and now and more focused research over the ...
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Continuous smooth camera movement in post

I'm editing a small video which got recorded on a really cheap tripod, therefore the Camera movment is really uncontinuous and not smooth. Any ideas how to make the movement smooth? such a thing as ...
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Layer dimensions in after effects

How can I find the dimensions in pixels of a layer in adobe after effects.
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Why not filming computer or TV screens?

I see this all the time: a character is doing something on a computer or watching TV. Instead of filming the actual content of the screen, they film the scene with a fixed camera and add a layer with ...
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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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placing text in video filmed environments

I really love mixing reallife environment with floating text over buildings or virtual paintings on the walls. When the camera moves, the text also moves and looks like it is really attached to the ...
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How to make a film in black and white and add color to some objects?

How is a movie made to show selective colors. For instance, in Pleasantville a sister and brother are transported to the universe of an old black and white TV show, and the movie switches to being B&...
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How to make black text accept light in After Effects

I'm trying to add a light to a scene that has black text on a white background. My goal is to keep the light in position and slide in the text. As the text slides, part of the text will be less black ...
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How to achieve "Acid Burn" saturation?

The TV show 'Utopia' has become renowned for its stylized visuals, including a type of saturation that is frequently described by reviews as "Acid Burned"... Director Marc Munden, who shot the ...
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How to stitch images from DIY panorama video rig with 3 canon 60d's?

I want to build a camera rig with 3 canon 60d's to get some kind of panorama video. To verify my idea before building the real rig, I've implemented the setup in Blender to test all possible cases: ...
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Search mpeg / avi frames in linux

I might have an unusual problem for this site; among other duties, I manage the wireless network for a large corporate campus. As part of an upgrade to our wireless access-points, I used a metal ...
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Lightworks problems importing, editing, and exporting using Canon EOS Rebel T3i

I'm using Lightworks 11 for Windows and I can't import the .mov files from my Canon EOS Rebel T3i. Lightworks identifies the .mov files as "Apple / H264" but the show up in a red color. Other .mp4 ...
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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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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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Grading Colour To Black And White In Davinci Resolve

I use Photoshop / ACR a lot and I'm well used to they way they handle conversion from black and white. I have control over reds, greens, blues, yellows, cyan and magentas, which allows a huge ...
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How should we back-up our media files for our production studio

We've had a video production studio for about 6 months, and we're revisiting how we should back-up/archive our client files and in general what our workflow should be with about a 8K limit on hardware....
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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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What title(s) should a one-person film crew receive in the credit role?

I recently worked on an interview series that had the following contributors: Producer Interviewer: Person who contacted and arranged the interviews Me, the "predator" (one-person film crew) who set ...
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Recording video's with two cameras?

I have started to make some videos and I want to add a second camera to get a different angle. The main camera I have is a Nikon D7200. I am looking at a secondary camera, but I am hesitant because ...
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How can flicker from a slide projector be removed from existing video footage?

Previously it was asked how to prevent flicker when recording a presenter and a slide show simultaneously. I'm interested in how to correct pre-existing video where there are flickering slides. Here ...
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Archiving AVCHD from camera for later processing

What is the recommended way to copy AVCHD data from SD card to a hard drive for later processing? My video camera would be going on an extended trip and the post-processing will be done after the trip....
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Remove light reflection from eyes

I have a video with a man speaking (very stable, motion tracking on his eyes works perfectly) The problem is each eye has reflections of 4 light sources, so each eye looks like it has 4 white pupils ...
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Spot removal tool

I took videos with my DSLR and then saw that there is a speck of dust in my sensor. With stills I can use Photoshop's or Lightroom's "Spot removal tool". Is there spot removal feature in video ...
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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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Rough Idea of Time Spent Editing Videos

I currently am the Video guy for our company. We do video training for installs for automotive parts. I do the planning for the videos. I do the shooting of the videos. I do the editing of the videos. ...
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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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Post production automated addition of text

I'm a software developer who has a video that has been pulled from a livestream event in which attendees commented on the video as it was running. I've got the data on when each comment was made and ...
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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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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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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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How do I communicate with post-production team? Need a list of effects and examples

I'm doing a short video and I am not from video editing background. Sometimes I want to show my post production team the effect I want but it's very difficult to say... Just look at [...] video. I ...
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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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Help with playback stutter in Sony Vegas Pro 11

I've got 2 DSLRs in my kit, a Nikon D7000 and a Nikon D3S, for 1080i and 720p respectively. I experienced stuttering playback with footage from both cameras, and figured it was something with Nikon's ...
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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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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 does green screening work with green objects?

A question that has been on my mind for so long is: How exactly does green screening work with an object to vanish? Short example: Normal green screens as a background are replaced with an image the ...
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Best way to dub the voice in a very low budget or no budget film

I am in the middle of making of a short movie. I have tried dubbing in ordinary mike and later clearing the noise in adobe auditions. But it is not working for me. Can I know the best trick to dub ...
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Achieving the Elf "Angel" effect

I'm looking to achieve something similar to this effect in a short film for 2 shots : This is from the new Hobbit movie, with of course a massive budget. To me it looks mostly a digital effect they ...
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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 deal with this heavily underexposed footage

I recently was at friends birthday with a few musical performances and this friend asked me to film the event. Unfortunately, it was really badly lit (I did notice it, but I couldn't do anything about ...
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What is a subtle displacement at the moment of the cut?

In In the blink of an eye book (page 6), Walter Murch explains that displacements at the moment of the cut should be either subtle or total: What we do seem to have difficulty accepting are the ...
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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 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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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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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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Do talent show programmes film lots of footage or is it set up?

I keep watching auditions from talent shows. It seems like they have an interview process before each audition and apparently 'randomly' select them before they even enter the arena to do the audition....
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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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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 ...