Questions tagged [software-recommendation]

Questions about which software to use for a particular situation. Be sure to bring your research about your specific situation to the question. Keep in mind that asking someone to do your research and shopping for you will likely be considered off-topic.

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Good open source Video Editors?

Sure, I could Google and find random software. But I rather have the opinion of users that have had hands-on with any open source video editors. So if you've used one that you like or know of any, ...
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How do I turn audio into video (that is, show the waveforms in a video)?

I have to create a video. Part of it involves "showing" a radio interview. Rather than just having a black screen and listening to the audio, I'd like to have a varying waveform on the screen and a ...
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What Beginner Video Editing Software Should I Use?

Specifically, I need to edit HD video on Windows 7. I need a software solution which can zoom, pan and insert text. Also, I will need to adjust the scale of video clips and composite multiple video ...
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Merge MP4 with M4A

I have two files, one is MP4 file with video only and another is M4A audio file. What is the best and simpliest method of merging these two tracks in a single MP4 container? Is it possible to do this ...
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Professional text animation software

In addition to Adobe Flash, what other tools people usually use to make text animations. By text animation I mean, like animations that has a narration and word or letters from the narration dance on ...
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Free video editing software

I'm looking for a free video editing application that works on windows that must have the following requirements: Must be able to take segments (cuts) of videos and add them together. Remove audio ...
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Are there any good video editing programs with a command line interface?

I am currently looking for a video editing program which I can control via the command line. The main feature I need is the ability to add some overlay text. Is there anything out there that can do ...
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Software for video cut automation / scripting

I am very new to a/v editing and need to automate a simple process. Basically what I need is a way for my mom to capture video from her camera and input a series of numbers like 1:02 1:30 1:55 2:34 3:...
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Automatically cut out sections of a video delineated by a sound.

Is there any way that I can automatically cut a video based on a sound. I have a couple of long sections of video that contain videos. I would like to remove the parts of the video that do not fall ...
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Most-efficient inexpensive way to speed/slow video track to sync with audio track?

My machines are a few Android tablets (not the newest, but not too old either) as well as a Mac running OS X 10.9.5 (not about to upgrade the OS - long and irrelevant story why). Sometimes I do a ...
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Windows software for recording multiple video/audio sources?

I'm looking into options for recording video game sessions, including multiple different video and audio sources. I'm only at the planning stage of this, but here is basically what I want to set up: ...
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How does Apple Motion compare to Adobe After Effects?

I am looking at Apple Motion and Adobe After Effects. How to they compare to one another? What are the pros and cons of each?
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Sync separate audio to video+bad-camera-audio, free NLE recommendations

My use-case, in case the details help people understand what I'm looking for: My brother needs some videos of him singing while playing the piano, to send in as an audition for a dinner theater. For ...
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Motion capture and 3D model formats

I have a light background in CAD and modelling, and I want to use some virtual sets with motion capture. I'm trying to determine what program/platform my next 3D model should use if I want to work ...
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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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Finding the place where a video loops

I got a video of a fireplace, the video is 3 hours long. I can see that it is looping as the logs keep burning forever. My guess is that it is looping in the region of 5-15minutes. Is there some ...
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How to burn HD videos with menu system onto DVD media?

I'll be getting a HD editing rig soon at my studio where we make mostly corporate AVs. So far our format is PAL SD and usually the delivered product is a MPEG or AVI as the client demands. ...
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Largest input image size when encoding a video?

I got a bunch of really large 16 bit videos, approaching 65535×65535 pixels in size. These are essentially high quality timelapse panoramas. I want to convert them to a 7680×4320 movie (8K UHD, 8 bit)....
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Windows - Easy to use video editor

I want to make a video using photos and video snips and add titles freely. Is there any user-friendly software to do so? I don't have much time for complicated software right now. So I'm looking for ...
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Windows Software to record from Webcam & Screen

I'm looking for software which can simultaneously record video from my computer's web cam at the same time as recording the content displayed on screen. More Detailed Requirements Run on Windows 7 ...
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How can I record audio & video synced with another audio file?

I want to record a drum cover. I have three input sources: a camera, the output of my electronic drum kit (computer registers it as a microphone), and an existing audio file (the song). I want to ...
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software for frame images to video with changing framerate?

I've got some frames that were captured over 24h at 2 frames a min. I want to convert them to video BUT with different playback speeds depending on when they were shot. I want to be able to use ...
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Free software to synchronize audio and video recorded at the same time

So I just filmed something using two webcams and a separate audio recorder. This means I have 3 files, 2 video, 1 audio and they all need to be synced and then I need some sort of software which will ...
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Keeping metadata (time/date) when extracting frames from video

Circumstances I recently started to extract frames from videos (GoPro) for underwater photography. I'm currently using Adobe Premiere Pro to do so, which works, but when I imported these new photos ...
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Projection mapping as an external display for a computer

I'm using a projector to display the content of my computer, as one would do with a regular screen. Now I want to do the projection on several panels that have different orientations. Hence I'm ...
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What is good software for video editing under Linux?

I plan to create some homemade video lectures and I am under Linux. Is there comfortable open-source tool that has the following abilities: to clear noise to have a few sound channels to allow adding ...
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Which would be the best VFX software for an absolute beginner?

I am absolutely new to VFX designing and I have tried my hands on Blender, which I find quite useful. I tried After Effects, but couldn't do anything due to its complexity. I want to know about a ...
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What is good software for camera recording under Linux?

I use Linux(Mint Linux Petra) and will probably switch to Ubuntu 14 soon. I need to record video with my camera on my laptop(imagine I use a web-camera for simplification) and I need to see real-time ...
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Smoothcam filter vs Warp Stabilizer

To smooth out shaky footage I want to know which of the following apps is the best: Final cut Pro X Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Adobe After Effects CS6
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I want to add some audio to the end of a video

I have just created a simple AVI video that contains a small powerpoint slide as an opener, then it does into a timed installation of some software. I have managed to copy and paste the final frame so ...
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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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Create a movie file from a set of pdf files

I have a set of files from which I would like to create a movie file with a certain frame rate. I can, however, not seem to find software that is able to do this. I'm working under Ubuntu Linux. ...
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Best software for homemade YouTube videos

I would like to get started with making some home videos to post them on YouTube. What are some of the best references, tutorials, and software to use for this task? Thanks.
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Are these beginner's paid-for programs comparable?

I've found these low-end but non-free programs and can't decide with which to go. They all seem to be around $50-$80 (One time. Not subscription). My question - are they all comparable, or are some ...
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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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Canon 600D/ T3i Video Output and Converting?

I purchased Canon 600D Few days ago. I am very new to the kind of photography and Videography . I generally use my camera for taking pictures in auto mode .But yesterday I was in the party I shoot ...
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Physics and Math animated video [closed]

I would like to start and create math and physics animated video. Do you guys have any suggestions on the software to use? I have a Wacom tablet to draw but I am not sure I want to draw myself or ...
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Which tools are most likely used to create animated video (i.e. corporate commercials)? [closed]

Animated video is sometimes very well done and extremely attractive and captivating. I would like to know what tools are typically used to create this kind of video. I specifically have in mind the ...
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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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Batch replace green-screen?

I have a video which uses a green screen in it. I have 1000 images which I want to be put onto the green screen, and each exported as unique videos. So, 1 image per video. 1000 images = 1000 unique ...
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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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Netflix encoding system - MAPLE

I understand that Netflix does all their encoding in AWS using EC2. They have a custom encoding software called MAPLE that chunks all source video into 2-3 second chunks and encodes in multiple codec ...
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Post processing - image stabilisation

I own a Panasonic HC-V130. Recently I've read an article about image stabilisation in a computing magazine. Can this be achieved without a special camera? I am using too much zoom to hold the camera ...
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Vegas Pro 12 vs Vegas Pro 12 Premium

I'm currently shopping for Sony Vegas Pro 12 and I'm slightly confused at what I am finding. In addition to the standard Vegas Pro, I've found a "Premium" version that contains some upgrades (...
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How can I see each frame of a mpeg transport stream under windows?

I am looking for a tool, preferably free, that will allow me to see and save each frame from MPEG-2 Transport Stream (video/mp2t).
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Is there a way to record my handwriting and/or drawing as a transparent video in motion?

I would prefer to achieve this with my iPad, but I also have an iMac if necessary. What I want is to record my own handwriting and put the resulting video in real time on top of another video. An app ...
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Capturing VHS tapes

I bought a Video-2-PC DIY Video Capture Kit which includes a copy of ArcSoft Showbiz 3.5, which I found to be too restrictive and low quality, and VirtualDub 1.9.11.0, which I eventually got to grips ...
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Recommendations on Video Editors similar to Movie Maker

I used to create videos a lot in the past, and I am trying to get back into it. I used Windows Movie Maker back when it was 2.6 and really liked that version of it. I liked the ability to click and ...
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Is Open-Source -film production possible with open-source tools?

Samuli -- of the Iron-Sky -film -- mentions (3.40 here) their used software: adobe.com, Adobe Creative Suite 5 autodesk.com, Maya newtek.com, Lightwave 3D 10 renderpal.com, RenderPal thefoundry.co.uk,...
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What software do I need to edit commercials out of recorded sports games?

I have been using HD PVR to capture some of my football games to PC and now I want to edit out the commercials. So I'm wondering what is the software that will do all these needs: Allow me to edit ...

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