Questions tagged [software]

Software is a computer program that exists separate from the computer itself. It can be installed or uninstalled. In the context of this site, it is a tool for the manipulation of audio or video data.

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How do I 'downgrade' an Adobe Premiere Pro project file to open in older versions?

Is there any way at all (perhaps with a plugin, paid or otherwise) to save an Adobe Premiere Pro project file so that it's compatible with an older version of the software? The scenario I have is that ...
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Corrupt MP4 [recording interrupted]

I was recording an MP4 file using PlaysTV, and my computer had a power fault half-way through the recording. I'm sure that the file contains valid data, it's just that no media player will recognize ...
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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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Batch resize videos with “pan and scan” cropping

I am trying to prepare a collection of ~120 video clips to be played in VLC Player and projected on a low-res (1024x768) projector during a DIY electronic music event. The source clips are all super ...
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I'm not happy with Final Cut Pro (X). What are my options?

I'm a editor who has been editing with Final Cut Pro for the last couple of years and I'm not impressed with the new Final Cut Pro X. I'm interested in looking for another NLE, such as Avid or ...
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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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Lossless extracting of JPEGs from an MJPEG video

Using the Timelapse app on my Sony NEX-6 camera, I get an AVI which contains an MJPEG stream. However, I'd like to take all the individual frames into Lightroom as normal photos, to do my post-...
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Easiest way to stitch GoPro videos that have been split due to length?

I am recording 15-minutes videos with my GoPro Hero 3 Black edition. The camera starts a new file every 10 minutes of recording by default. I do not think I can change this in a setting. When I do ...
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Methods of Amplifying Poor Audio from Camcorder Recording?

I have a recording from a camcorder (with a broken mic) where the audio is 1) largely white noise and 2) almost in-audible sound from people chatting in a room. What methods could be used to amplify ...
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How can I align photos for stop motion?

I just began to take the same photo everyday, in order to try to make a stop motion over the fall/winter season. As I have took now 3 photo (that's a start) I realized that they will not be well ...
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Difference Matte Keying software

I would like to know if anyone out there knows of any free software, or software not as expensive as Adobe After Effects, that can do Difference Matte Keying? I have searched the web a little and have ...
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Software to Remove a Person from a Video

I have a video with multiple moving people, from which I would like to remove one person. I know this is possible and that software exists to do it (see this paper), but I can't find any available to ...
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Combining multiple Videos

Does any one know about any free software for windows with which I can combine multiple videos and create a video like this?
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How can I make “videosongs”?

Not purely audio, but definitely related! Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn have "pioneered" the 'videosong' format. Rule 1 — What you see is what you hear. (No lip-syncing for instruments or voice) Rule 2 ...
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Compressor 4.1: Why can't I select the group I made for distributed processing?

I'm currently trying to get distributed processing to work using two different computers on the same network running the same versions of osx, fcpx, and compressor. When I go to choose the group I ...
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Extract person from video

Is there a way to extract a person from a video without having a blue- (or green-)screen? Any software which can do this?
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Cool Edit Pro alternative for Mac?

I just can't find a program similar to Cool Edit Pro for the Mac. Any idea?
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Compare an original video with a transferred video?

I want to compare an original video with the same video but transferred through a device. How can I do that? I want to compare them to improve the transferred video quality. The video is transferred ...
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Premier Pro versus Final Cut Pro

I am thinking about getting some video editing software and I was wondering if Premier Pro or Final Cut Pro is better in terms of ease of use, compatibility with other audio and video editing ...
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Is it possible to recreate VirtualDub Deshaker functionality in Adobe Premiere/After Effects?

I'd like to automatically stabilize some poorly-shot shaky footage in Adobe Premiere or After Effects. VirtualDub Deshaker analyzes frame motion, computes smoothing, adjusts frame position, scale and ...
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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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Software to combine two videos of the same scene?

I think this software idea seems simple enough to have been created, but it might be so specific that no one has done it. I'm just wondering if it already exists. I'm looking for some program which ...
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What is a good workflow for producing High quality High definition Videos suitable for a final upload to the internet.

I'm entering my third week into the video editing world, and have already put up a few test videos to youtube. But overall, I am unhappy with the results so far. Quick background: I am recording ...
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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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Software to handle 100/1000 hours video?

There is some project that will be 720 hours long http://www.thelongestfilm.com/ what software can handle such amount of hours in timeline? Maximum what I could find is final cut pro x - 558 Day ...
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What software do you recommend to easily import and edit tapes?

We've got loads of tapes filmed with an old camera that are just sitting there never being watched, and we want an easy way to import and play with them. We purchased the Dazzle DVC100, which seems ...
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Video tutorials: how to add labels, comments, arrows etc

I'm planning to make a video tutorial about one application. I would like to make it without speaking, but I would like to add comments to video. Is there a video software that allows you to add ...
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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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Transfer Avid project from one machine to another

How can I transfer an Avid Media Composer project -- with all media -- from one computer to another? Are there any issues with duplicating media when transferring media files?
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Lossless cutting video (MPEG-4)

Is it possible to lossless clip out the video file (MPEG-4/H.264) that result chunks will be equivalent to the same of raw footage? I want to reduce size of the source (raw) material by cutting off ...
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Overlay an image onto live video feed

I want to take a live video feed (say from a security camera) and overlay an image over the top of the live video. Is there hardware/software to do this realtime? I don't care about storing the data, ...
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What is the difference between mkv and mp4 files?

I don't know if this is the correct exchange site to ask this question. I would like to know what is the difference between mkv and mp4 files?
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For time-lapse videos, what software should one use?

I have the following starting position: I have a GoPro Hero 2 and have done some timelapse series. I took them and stitched them together with the software that go pro provides. This all worked well. ...
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Are there technical issues with doing video reviews of software?

I see plenty of people online reviewing physical products and video games, but rarely ever plain old software. Is there a technical reason for this? Is it more difficult? I have an interest in ...
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Select range of clips in Kdenlive

I'm editing a video in Kdenlive. After I cut out stuff, there are holes (parts with no video nor audio with video and audio to the left and to the right where the parts to the left and to the right ...
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VLC Alternative for fine review media with possibly frames control and detailed codec informations

Some people around the web say that VLC is the cinderella of the video players, they say it make too much automatically picked video filters and conversions that not decode properly the media in the ...
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Embedding another video to “blend” with the environment

Suppose I have a mirror, or a picture on the wall, and I want to run a second video into this. How could that be achieved? And even in such a way as to correct for perspective? For example, like in ...
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Options to speed up Hobbyist Rendering?

How can I speed up hobbyist animation-rendering project? It would be cool to see things faster, I use tools such as Blender.
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Color Temperature, Contrast, Brightness, and Saturation

How Can we measure each of these Parameters for 2 videos ? and the reason behind it is to make a comparison ?
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Choosing an import format: AAF vs OMF

I am developing a video rendering application. I would like to import editing projects from non-linear video editing application like Avid or FCP. Which format should I start with, AAF or OMF? What ...
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Voice over video with current sound

I want to record a video and want to play some recorded voice over the video, but I still want the sounds of the original video to remain. Is this possible, and when the answer is yes, can you ...
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Premiere Pro - Unwanted Letterboxing in HD 1080p Video

After editing a video in Premiere Pro CC 2015 and then exporting it, a 1080p video becomes letter-boxed on the left and right sides. I have double checked all the settings, and for some reason it ...
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Automatically speed up video portions with no voice

I have recorded some video tutorials for our programming team. These consist of "live coding" exercises; basically, videos of me coding stuff. Thus, the video track is a screencast, and the audio ...
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How to split a large mkv file into parts with the *.srt subtitle file separated accordingly?

At UNIX command line, I use the mkvmerge command in MkvToolNix to split the large multi-GB *.mkv file into several parts: mkvmerge -o out.mkv --split 1990M large.mkv It generated out-001.mkv, out-...
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what software & How to Synchronize sequence pictures with audio and make it a video just like gif image

I recently went on vacation with my family, and while capturing pictures I took some in sequence like in burst mode, for example, I took 4 pictures while the person turned his head from left to right. ...
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Adobe CC Post-Production Workflow (Story, Prelude etc.)

I've never understood the post-production workflow Adobe has designed. I understand the steps from the editing stage onwards (assume this is a large enough production to require all steps): ...
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Clip Library Management

Over time, as I've taken on more and more work (as a theatrical AV designer), I've built up a large collection of stock clips from a wide variety of sources, which always come in handy for smaller ...
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Origin of “desktop capture engine”

I'm trying to locate a desktop capture driver. I am using Flash Media Encoder 3.2 and had a device listed as "desktop capture engine" in my list of devices. Allowed me to stream my desktop. I had no ...
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What software can I use to make “stop motion” video from existing video material

I want to make video like this: While I know they used different technique (stop motion from photos), I would want to make mine from existing video of person walking. ...
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How does Salman Khan make his screencasts?

Just wondering what software he uses. I see his videos regularly and I'm somewhat impressed by the video and audio quality of his screen-casts.