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Is it possible to export a Video with transparent Background? (No Image Sequences!)

Is it possible to export a video file from After Effects with transparency? I don't want to export to an image sequence.
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Why isn't ffmpeg used in movie production or broadcasting tool chains?

Is the assumption in the title true? What is preventing the use of ffmpeg when producing a movie or broadcast quality material? Are there any prominent or well known users of ffmpeg? What is used ...
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How to extract MOOV atom/metadata from MP4 file?

Can one "dump"/extract the MOOV atom from an MP4 file? If so, how? Hoping for an obscure FFMPEG command. I need to be able to process/play a stream without searching for the MOOV atom over and over ...
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Trying to sync audio in mpeg2 video whose video freezes first 8 seconds in playback

So I have a handful of old mpeg2 (.mpg) files with the following profiles as provided by ffmpeg (the timecodes on each are different): Stream #0:0(eng): Video: mpeg4 (Advanced Simple Profile) (mp4v / ...
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Colors look different after export

Colors look great in FCPX. After I export (Share > Master file > H.264 Quicktime) they look a bit dull: desaturated, less vibrant. Also sort of like the wrong gamma curve - shadows are darker. I ...
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Command Line Tool for Converting Image Sequence to Quicktime .mov Video

I have large number of numbered .tif files and I'd like to convert them to a .mov/Quicktime video file for further editing in Final Cur Pro X. Therefore no artefacts should be added in the process. ...
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How does QuickTime Player know when do play a video in HiDPI/Retina/@2x mode?

When you’re on a Mac with Retina Display (HiDPI), and you make a screen recording using QuickTime Player, whenever that video is played in QuickTime Player, it is shown with the expected 2:1 pixel ...
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FFMPEG not writing quicktime "COLR" atom

I am attempting to create Quicktime movs with the "DNXHD" codec with the following ffmpeg command (input part excluded): -c:v dnxhd -b:v 175M -pix_fmt yuv422p10le test.mov This works, and is ...
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Trimming mp4 videos

I have a GoPro4 video, came out in mp4. If I try and trim in GoPro studio, not only have to jump through hoops but I then have to export - choose an encoding etc...itsends up being a .mov file (i ...
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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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QuickTime File Format (Atoms & Flags)

What is the purpose of Media Atom 'flags' within the QuickTime videos, I see for the most part they are set to zero but what does this achieve? Documentation I am reading is the following: https://...
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exporting .mov vr to multiple still frames

Ive got a quicktime VR in .mov format i need to strip the all still frames (in total there are 250) out of it and have them in as individual images, preferably pngs or jpegs. I was looking at using ...
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Background color of MP4 rendering incorrectly in QuickTime

I am converting a .MOV file into .MP4, .OGV and .WEBM for web use. I have found that the background rendered by QuickTime and Safari is not white although the same MP4 has a white background when ...
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FFMpeg crop filter doesn't change orientation

I am trying to crop a portrait video of 1280x720 to 568x320 so that the video will be displayed in landscape view (16:9). I am using the following command ffmpeg -i VID_1438833296.mp4 -vf crop=568:...
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Clear and informative tutorial on video file formats

...I think I will want to make a tutorial that covers video file formats, and their relationship to video codecs. There seems to always be a lot of confusion around these topics for emerging media ...
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Retaining quality while re-encoding with same codec

Just say I have a bunch of separate clips (DV stream format .dv), and I join them using Quicktime 7. If I then export them out as a new .dv file, am I losing any quality? Is there a loss in quality ...
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editing video (overlaying text) using AVfoundation is resulting weird behaviour in video

Whenever I move the pointer you can see video getting weird pixelation. Complete video showing how it behaves in quicktime player: https://jmp.sh/TMaknmp I am just applying overlay using ...
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.mov file is not playing video in After Effects

I've recorded 7 videos yesterday. All recorded on a Canon 5D Mark III. The files are playing fine from Finder and Quicktime. But when I import them to After Effects, only one of them is not playing ...
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ffmpeg **doubled** my duration

I'm using ffmpeg to convert a PNG image sequence into a .mov file with alpha channel for use in my NLE. The PNG sequence was rendered out of DashWare where it was generated in sync with a 4m35s (...
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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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Output of FFmpeg has a "slow motion" part - what is it and how to avoid?

Source video I have a screencast recorded from iPad with QuickTime Player on macOS. When I open the original recording in QuickTime Player for playback, I can see the playback controls as below: ...
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Force subtitles to play as default

I've added different language subtitles to individual m4v movies, and they show fine when selecting the subtitle track in both Quicktime and VLC. I would like to have them so that the subtitles ...
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best alternative to QuickTime .mov

My company is stripping away QuickTime enterprise-wide, due to Apple dropping support for the format. I use After Effects and Premiere, and others in my group are on Avid Workstations. Occasionally ...
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Color shifts in Quicktime when playing h264 encoded movie from After Effects

If I preview my project in After Effects all colors appear as they should. However, if I render using either the AE renderer (lossless/best) or Media Encoder (YouTube 1080 H264) the colors are all ...
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Optimize Filesize export from Premiere CS3

After screen capturing a video and editing it with Premiere CS3*, I'd like some help optimizing the Quicktime filesize. I was wondering if I can get the ratio back to 1:1 at least. I have tried to ...
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How to get the highest possible quality out of a MP4 file

I took over the editing for a project recently and I wasn't given the raw files. All I was given was the partially completed MP4 file. I used Final Cut Pro 7 to complete the project edits. When I ...
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Can't Import Video with Alpha to Premiere

This is really annoying. I've heard a lot about how Apple have removed a lot of different codec uses including the most needed Quicktime RGB+Alpha one in After Effects. I can no longer import videos ...
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disabling streams in quicktime movies with ffmpeg

In Quicktime pro you can turn off streams in movies, without deleting the stream. Is it possible to do this with a command line application like ffmpeg? I have a bunch of video files that were ...
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How to convert a quicktime 3d model .mov format into multiple images

I've tried exporting 3d model lab into images sequence format after going through this below answer. exporting .mov vr to multiple still frames, but all I can see same image output with different ...
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Screencasts from quicktime are too large to share

I tend to take quite a lot of video screencasts to illustrate bugs and features to 3rd parties during web development projects. To achieve this is I use Quicktime on my Mac and then go to "File > ...
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How can I convert large jpgs (15000 x 10840px) to video?

Whenever I try the command ffmpeg -y -r 1 -i File01.jpg -c:v libx264 -tune stillimage -pix_fmt yuv420p out.mp4 I get the failing result: [swcaler @ 000000000347fe0] deprecated pixel format used, ...
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Missing video codec in Quicktime

I have a quicktime video recorded on a Atoms Shogun. When I tried to play the file it is only playing the audio and no video is coming up at all. Delving deeper, I found out that no codec for the ...
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What is the best way to make Windows compatible with .MOV format?

What is the best way to make Windows compatible with .MOV format? I am looking for solutions other than using QuickTime to play .MOV movies on my Windows 8 machine. I want Windows to support .MOV (via ...
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mp4 file will not play video, only audio on quicktime, fine on VLC

I have an mp4 file that will not play video, only audio, on QuickTime (10.4 on Yosemite) - and by extension does not show the correct icon in Finder not will it play properly on iOS devices. Others ...
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Is it possible to install the Quicktime backend without getting the frontend?

Let's say, hypothetically, you really dislike Quicktime player and would rather not have it on your computer. However, for a little project you decide you want to use Lightworks. Upon installation, ...
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optimizing / compressing video for web with Quicktime

I have a ~70mb (3 minutes long) m4v video that I need to get to a much more reasonable file size for playing on a site that will primarily be accessed via iPad. I don't know if it matters, but the ...
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Can QuickTime Pro Edit mp4 files?

I just started trying out Snagit 11 on Windows. It now records screencasts in .mp4 instead of .avi. I thought this would be great but there's a problem. I typically record a screencast and then open ...
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ffmpeg, audio tracks, and QuickTime player

I tried to copy all streams (video, audio, subtitle) and add a tag with the following command in order to play the files using QuickTime player: ffmpeg -i in.mp4 -vcodec copy -tag:v hvc1 -acodec copy -...
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How can I prevent YouTube from distorting the audio in my QuickTime video?

I recorded about 20 MP4 clips: most on my Android phone with the stock camera, a couple from Facebook (downloaded from the mobile web view), and one from a Zoom session. I cropped or scaled and padded ...
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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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Which settings • preferences • preset to use in Adobe Premiere when exporting in QuickTime (.mov) format to avoid lines?

My workflow: Record footage on iPhone Copy to Mac Add to Adobe Premiere When dragging iPhone clips "change sequence settings" Edit / Cut / Transitions / all that fancy stuff Nest clips Speed / ...
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Quicktime rendering issue

I am trying to export my composition from AE CC but when I hit 'Render' nothing happens. In status is says 'Rendering' but this is not the case and the cursor looks like it's working but nothing is ...
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Losslessly converting Microsoft DV to Quicktime DV

I have a bunch of AVI files containing captured DV footage (Microsoft DV, as that is what is captured through Adobe Premiere on Windows). These now need to be converted to Quicktime DV to work with ...
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FFMPEG prores_ks 4444 color shift

I am attempting to encode "ProRes 4444" movies with ffmpeg. Some research led me to the "prores_ks" encoder, which is the only one of ffmpeg's prores encoders that supports "4444". I used this ...
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how to decide the appropriate resolution when recording my screen for uploading online?

I am planning of creating a few technical movies where I will record my screen as I work through a particular technology. I'm unsure whether to record full screen, or select the area to be recorded. ...
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How to add closed captioning to MPEG-2, QuickTime MOV, or AVI/DV for cable broadcast?

I need to add closed captioning to a short video that will be broadcast on our cable TV system. The cable system will accept MPEG-2, QuickTime MOV, or AVI/DV formats. This is in the United States, ...
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How to save multiple QuickTimes but flatten audio tracks so that youtube/vimeo will accept it

When I copy/paste multiple clips into a single clip inside quicktime, QuickTime allows me to save that "edit" as a single standalone mp4 file without having to re-encode any video. This is a very fast/...
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How to get a 7.1 PCMle encode in an MOV container to stay a single track while also rendering as 8 mono tracks in an NLE like an MXF container

I've been trying to convert Blu-Ray footage to the most efficient, yet least time consuming format for editing footage from them. For a while, I would make an MXF container and encode the h264 to ...
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Convert 4:3 to 16:9 like QuickTime Panoramic Size

QuickTime has an awesome feature called "Panoramic Size". It basically scales the input video to the screen aspect ratio without cropping by leaving the center as-is and gradually increasing ...
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How to import Quicktime screen recording in PP or AE?

I know how to import other content with normal specs but these QuickTime screen recordings from my Macbook has weird FPS data. When I import these .mov files in AE or PP I get weird glitches on the ...
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