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The recommendation tag is used for requests as to which piece of gear or what technique would best fit a particular situation.

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Editor between Davinci and Capcut?

Would you say Davinci Resolve is too advanced for the editing of shorts? Are there any other high quality yet simplistic editors you'd suggest that provide a lot of resources without paying? I've ...
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Connecting CCTV coax-based video surveillance cameras to a Synology IP solution

[I hope this is on-topic here as it appears somewhat related questions have been asked before] I have a 4-camera analog CCTV system using coax cable. I'd like to replace my analog DVR (digital video ...
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What cameras/setup can record 10-12 hours long continuous video in very wide angles in high resolutions without being physically humongous?

My aim : (purpose - long drive activity) to record a 10-12 hour long video (not a time lapse) possibly ultrawide (upwards of 130 degrees or something like a super-view from GoPro) higher resolutions ...
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What is the anatomy of a video file? [closed]

I am creating a software related to video editing. So, I need to understand what is a video file, how is it created and how does it work? One thing that I want to achieve is: I want to be able to add ...
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how to make progressive hand drawn animation

I would like to learn how to make progressive hand-drawn animation (if it's not the correct term then it would be great if you could correct me). This is the type of ...
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What is a good FFMPEG/AVISynth to upscale gaming videos?

I plan to use Retroarch to dump and create videos from the various cores that are featured there. I had asked for advice from other places online ranging from recommended emulators to what video ...
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ASS subtitle - Different alignment at block and inner level

I am trying to achieve an ASS subtitle that aligns the rectangular bounding block at the horizontal center of the window, while maintaining left-justification inside that block for multiline subtitle ...
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How to choose two lights lighting for pure black background and dark clothes with post-production?

I'm starting a low budget project that needs thousands of short videos like this one. I'm not an expert, neither a video production hobbyist, I don't know anything about Video Production. I did a ...
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What software should I use to replace an LED display in a train carriage?

Look at this Video. Notice the text moving in LED and the reflection of it on the ceiling of the train. I also took a picture with blank LED screen. I want to add my own text marquee-ing through the ...
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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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Corrupt frames: what to do

I’ve discovered some corrupt frames in the footage I am working on (.mxf format, shot on Sony PXW 70, I only have access to the files copied to the hard drive, and the broken frames are in the ...
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How to mute monitors automatically

When on the radio I want the studio monitors to mute automatically when I open the mic (normal radio station stuff) so there is no feedback. I have read that some boards do and some don't but I can ...
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Compact Camera for nighttime live streaming?

We recently adopted a pet hamster for our office, and are interested in setting up a live feed for evenings and weekends so that employees and customers can tune in to the lil guy during his most ...
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Capturing speech audio and video with a smartphone?

I'm interested in using a smartphone as an expensive tool to capture speech audio and video. Perhaps equipped with a tripod, add-on wide-angle lens and wireless microphone for the speaker. Anyone ...
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Creating a one-off non-pro video to document a project - what software would be sensible?

I should say straight up, I'm not a video professional, although I've used simple tools such as VirtualDub and ffmpeg a lot over the years. I have probably used incorrect terminology here, if so ...
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Creating rigid grid structures for arranging video clips

I'm quite new to video editing but I am not new to graphic design. One of the most effective methods of organizing content in design is to use a grid. A grid lets things look good, stay consistent, ...
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Multi-source, picture-in-picture live stream

So I have some experience with live production, but I want to do something a bit more complex and need some things cleared. This project would use multiple cameras (lets say 5), some non-camera ...
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What are the pros and cons of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 for video editing?

I'm in the market for a new computer. I really, really want mobility. I have been considering the newest Microsoft Surface Pro 4. I would get the model with the highest ram and processing specs. From ...
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How can encode video with images like these (overlay a video over a fixed image) with ffmpeg?

How can encode video with images like these help me ffmpeg ?
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Sharpen DV footage after upscale to HDV

I have some DV footage that I'm using in an HDV sequence and have upscaled it to mach the resolution of the HDV footage (1080i), what's the best way to get rid of the resulting blurriness? I'm using ...
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Which measurements can I take using which programs to exploit the already low quality and save as much space as possible?

This is the best my actioncam can create. My goal is to take advantage of this low quality and save as much harddrive space as possible so visible quality remains. Which measurements can I take ...
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Recommendation for HD upgrade of PTZ system

We are using an indoor video recording setup currently based on three Sony D70 cameras, controlled with a Sony RM-BR300 remote control. The three cameras are then mixed with a DataVideo SE-500. The ...
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Fast encoding with ffmpeg

I know about presets but faster presets lose the video quality. Are there any hardware requirements I need to consider? Or are there any settings that I need to tweak? And lastly where do I place the -...
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What would be a good video editing computer? [closed]

Would a late (2013), retina display, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB HD, 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5, MacBook Pro be suitable for editing video?
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How To Start to Educate Yourself in Film Making? [closed]

I am interested in making films, movies or documentaries but for several years I believed that I needed to watch a lot of movies and documentaries from all around the world. I am 23 and watched apprx. ...
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Is Nikon D750 a good choice vs. Canon 5D Mark III for avid Videographer?Edit

My main uses for getting a DSLR for Video would be the following: HDR (Video/Audio) Panoramas Slow Motion Excellent Live View Good RAW Support Any other pro-features for videography.
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Does the new Panasonic 4k LUMIX LX100 seem like a good entry-level 4k camera?

http://www.redsharknews.com/production/item/2155-the-panasonic-4k-lx100-is-a-lot-of-camera-for-the-price?utm_source=www.lwks.com+subscribers&utm_campaign=42f49e8a2f-RSN_Nov07_2014&utm_medium=...
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What are some software to create animated videos?

I am looking for software to create an animated video like this: or an even better: http://vimeo.com/63457188. It would be great if you could share more than one tips....
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Optimal pace of speech

I am applying to a scholarship, where I need to answer some questions in a one minute long video. I would like to push as much information as I can, but I wouldn't like to make it over-crowded... so ...
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What keywords to use when searching for a Maya plugin developer?

I'm not very familiar with VFX production but I've been asked to do some research on companies that develop Maya plugins. However, I'm having trouble locating such companies. First, I tried Autodesk'...
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Small Kitchen studio setup

I have a small apartment kitchen that I'd like to be able to convert (at will) into a small studio. The idea is to capture myself cooking. I'd like your thoughts on the type of cameras to purchase, ...
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Flagging noteworthy moments during lengthy video recording?

I work in a developmental psychology lab where it would be useful to have audio / video documentation of notable behavior and speech patterns. Sessions with subjects last for several hours, and ...
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What specs should I be looking for in a camera to record board-game sessions?

I'm a computer science engineer with no experience and very little knowledge in camera and video processing. I would like to record boardgame sessions (timelapse for example) and record boardgame ...
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Recommendations for HD camcorder for all-day static recording?

I am working on a computer vision project where I will setup a camcorder in a room at around 6am and record people as they walk around and interact with things. The recording ends at 11pm. The room ...
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Recommendation to Shooting Long Videos

I'm seeking recommendations on how to shoot a long lecture by a guest speaker that is coming to town. I currently own a Canon t4i. My main question is what do I need to avoid my camera from spazzing ...
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Should I use a GoPro Hero 3 Black for recording drama?

My school's drama department is looking for a camera to record our plays/musicals. I have looked and looked for a good camera that Records in 1080p at 30fps Has a mic-in port so we can connect our ...
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Equipment/setup recommendations (1 camcorder, 1 mic)

What are some of the best options for setting up an indoor, stationary scene? The project is an instructional video with one human subject speaking. The final end product will be interspersed with ...
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Looking for recommendations on editing Premier Pro on a MacBook Pro [closed]

My MacBook Pro died today and I am looking for solid advice on a replacement that will be best for working with Adobe Premier Pro 6. Apple has the new 13" Retina Display and the regular flavor. I ...
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Canon DSLR home-video. Need advice

I own a Canon 1100d/T3i with very decent lenses (85mm/f1.8 and 35mm/f2). I really like shooting movies at home with it as the depth of field and the clarity of the subject are really beautiful. The ...
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Thunderbold to HDMI ---> HDMI Switch ---> Saeco projector = No Video

I've the following hardware and a problem getting things work. projector Sanyo PLV-Z800 DeLock 87498 HDMI 1.3 Switch MacBook Pro 2010 just with miniDisplay Port MacBook Pro 2011 with Thunderbold ...
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What equipment do I need to be able to produce 'HD quality' videos?

For starters, please forgive me if this question is very amateurish - if they sound that way, that's because I am an amateur. I would like to start shooting some webisodes in my garage and want to ...
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Video capture device for senior citizen

My father has a large collection of video tapes that he wants to transfer to digital format. He's brilliant, but getting up in age and I'm finding that he is having an increasingly harder time with ...
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How best to find literature on motion graphics design

I'm looking for material on motion graphics; books, video tutorials, etc. I think I don't just need to check out "advanced" stuff, but also the very basics. (Since there's always much you can learn ...
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Choosing a frame-rate for an animation project

How do you choose a framerate for an animation project? In this case I know the exact context where the video will be displayed (company's head office, on a 51" HD TV) and it needs to look really ...
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Where can I publish a 50 fps video?

I've produced a video in 50 fps progressive. I am having a hard time getting anyone to actually see it: all popular online video players are artificially capped to 30 fps. Is there any way I can ...
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Video Editing/After Effects Forum To Ask For Help

I was wondering if anyone could suggest a good/active forum for Adobe After Effects/Video Editing in general. I require the forum to ask for help in editing a file/some HD video or finding someone ...
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How can I find camcorders with high quality like Nikon D3100 but without its time limit?

I like the video clarity and quality of the Nikon D3100. However, it has a time limit on it, which I don't like. How can I go about finding an HD camcorder with similar video clarity to this camera, ...
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How can I create or where can I download (royalty free) sound that goes well with a "bad TV"-effect?

I'm currently doing a movie where I use FCP7s "bad TV"-effect quite a lot to cut within and between scenes. The effect basically emulates a bad TV set where the picture come and go with roll, wave, ...
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How can I find specific PRO grade gear when CONSUMER grade dominates the search results.

I'm trying to keep this question as "non" subjective as possible... I need to find a very specific piece of hardware (not brand or model, just type), and I'm currently coming up empty handed. I've ...
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