Questions tagged [video-editor]

Either an individual or a software or hardware platform that manipulates and combines source video clips in to a finished, combined output video.

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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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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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Is there a rule of thumb for transitions in video production?

I'm a software engineer but as the junior member on the team I was tasked with making a looping demo for our product that will be played continuously at an upcoming convention. The video is not only ...
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How can I stitch together several m2ts video files into one large file?

I have recorded several community theater productions with a Panasonic TM900 camera. The settings on the camera were to record at 1080p @ 60 FPS. However, I noticed that the camera produces several ...
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Youtube-like video stabilization on Linux

Does anyone knows a free video stabilization software for Linux (ubuntu, fedora or something else), whose result is like the Youtube Video Stabilization? At this moment, to stabilize my video I need ...
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Adobe Premiere preview video lagging

I am attempting to edit video in Adobe Premiere CS6. When I create a sequence and try to play it back in the preview screen, the video is extremely choppy, which makes editing very difficult (dance ...
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Forcing kdenlive to adapt its profile to the video clip

kdenlive starts with a profile for instance 1080*720/etc. Then I import a video clip. How to tell kdenlive to modify its profile to match the video clip? Modifying the profile manually by copy/...
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How can I automatically remove pauses from a video?

I have dozens of video files containing scenes of movement interspersed with 5-10 second periods of nothing happening (many identical frames in a row). There's no audio track and I'd like to strip the ...
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Creating a split screen video of a multitrack recording

It's fairly common to see videos in which, to accompany a piece of music created using overdubs, we see a split screen showing the artist performing each overdub. What functions, in which software, ...
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Does Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 have a fullscreen mode?

Essentially what I'm looking for is a way to make Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 go fullscreen. I do not mean the fullscreen preview of the video or fullscreen on a specific panel (like the timeline). I want ...
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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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Premiere distorts picture while paused

Premiere is distorting footage while paused, making color grading ridiculously challenging. Whether the media is playing in the source monitor or the sequence monitor, the picture is pixelated and ...
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How do I move (rearrange) the orientation of a video? Using ffmpeg

I want to crop the video at some position and move the part next to the part that wasn't cropped. (See image, it explains better)
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How to trim out black frames with ffmpeg on windows?

I have a short video and I'm trying to cut-out all the blank or near blank frames. This isn't a case where I care about the breaks in a video that could be dark. I literally want all near black-...
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Graphical editor for OggKate

Does anyone know of a graphical editor that let's one create and edit OggKate metadata for a file. I prefer using Ubuntu. Most of the examples I've found so far uses the commandline. I've come ...
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Non-Linear Video Editor for Free or Cheap That Does These Things

Background I bought a couple of Handycams 6 months ago, and have since then been making videos and editing them and publishing them: Sathyaish Chakravarthy Over the period, I have downloaded and ...
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How to stay objective after viewing your edit hundreds of times?

When I start editting something I'm very sharp about cuts that does or doesn't work. But as I go through the process, in which I watch the sequence hundreds of times, I get used to it, and becomes a ...
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How do you subtitle a video?

I am making a small video (not really a film) that has muffled/hard to understand dialogue. The video goes for about 2 minutes and I only need to subtitle roughly 2 sentences worth - so it's not a lot....
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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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Looking For A Video Editor that will maintain the codecs of the original source video

Im trying to test various video/audio codecs by editing clips from larger videos that have the codecs I want to test. Although every video editor i have tried changes the codecs of the clips i create ...
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Is it possible to speed up footage by more than 4x in Sony Vegas Movie Studio?

I have set the clip playback speed to 4.000 (to run at 4x the orginial speed) as show below. This is as high as the software allows. I would like to go further, perhaps as much as 12x as fast. I am ...
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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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Is there a good collection of examples of the different type of video cuts?

So I'm a beginner when it comes to video editing, but I hear and read about a lot of different types of cuts between clips, e.g. jump cut, smash cut, etc. I always felt it would be great to just see ...
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Can Sony Vegas Pro be used or compared to the output produced by Final Cut Pro for professional use?

I am a PC user and use Sony Vegas Pro. I really like it for editing purposes. I do not like Adobe Premier or Avid which work on Windows and believe that the top 3 tools are AVID, Sony Vegas, and ...
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Selectively blur many but not all of the faces in a video

Shooting videos of Ninjutsu events. Top man insists that there are privacy issues as some of the participants don't want their faces to appear in the resulting video. Would really love to be able to ...
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Batch video editing software that can trim without re-encoding

What application is there that can open a video, modify it, and save it? (the software that I am using now, only allows the video to be used as a source, and then exported) I have adobe premier, but ...
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What is the Marketshare of the big three video editing (NLE) software packages?

Cannot find a source to see market share or change for top video editing software tools used today. The big three are: Avid Final Cut Pro Adobe Premiere Pro (after effects) I know Avid is still used ...
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ffmpeg flash frames last still image in concat sequence

I want to concat several pictures into a video. Each picture must have its own duration. I use the most recent windows build for ffmpeg (20170204) and the guide from http://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/...
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fix a few videos with bad white balance?

I have a few video that i made with my olympus though and i made the mistake of not setting my white balance to sunny (or auto) it was set to incandescent while being outdoor scenes. now I got a few ...
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What are some GUI that allow me to cut sections from a video without re-encode?

To illustrate: Say I want to delete the 10-11 minute point of a 20 minute video and create the new video of 19 minutes without re-encode. Same as described in the link below; think: removing ...
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How to organize captured footage for documentaries before sending to editor?

I have captured 20TB of footage. It's currently organized as follows: a separate folder for each day filmed, (example: 11/1/16) inside that: separate folders for each camera (2-4 cameras used) ...
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Removing / Overlaying logo on mp4 video format with ffmpeg on linux

I'm trying to remove logo from an .mp4 video format with ffmpeg on linux machine without re-encoding (for preserving the same quality) with the following command: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vf delogo=x=270:...
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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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Video editor that lets me code my own effects from scratch?

I'm the type of guy who likes to produce beauty from code - I mostly experiment with shaders. Up to this day, I've only been doing so for the sake of games, but an idea popped up in my mind that I ...
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How to create a good short video with limited supplies and time

My buddy and I are contemplating putting a project up on Kickstarter. Most projects have a video (nice quality for the most part) that users can view to get a gist of the project and decide whether or ...
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Is Adobe Premiere Elements good enough for video editing?

I'm looking for an affordable tool to edit video on Windows with the following features: sharpness adjustment color correction noise reduction stabilization matching color and brightness between ...
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Does repeatedly saving a video degrade its quality?

I take a video file, let's say an mp4, and use, let's say Windows Movie Maker, to repeatedly just save it, with no edits. Every time, the software has to convert the video into a format it can edit, ...
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Looking to get Youtube-quality video stabilization from a software based video editing application (on mac)

When I create edited films on iMovie and then export them to Youtube, Youtube's stabilization enhancement greatly increases the quality of many of my shakier action shots. Unfortunately, this same ...
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Adding voiceover without video recompression

I have some mp4 video files with pretty poor video quality. I need to add a voiceover translation. I have seen some video software programs that could do the job but unfortunately most of these ...
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How to put this video effect of switching from one scene to another very rapidly?

In many music videos, for example in T.I. feat. Lil Wayne - Wit Me music video from 1:14 - 1:17, u can see the video effect where the video switches from one scene to another very, very rapidly, ...
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How to burn timestamp onto video?

I want to burn timestamp from the video meta data on to the video. I'm having great difficulty in finding a good tool that does that. Is there a video editing tool out there that allows timestamp ...
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Reverse the blade tool (merge clips together)

I'm trying to make a transition to Final Cut Pro X from iMovie. Although I'm finding it quite simple and I'm in love with the more advanced features such as how easy keying is, I seem to have a ...
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Live video processing

I was wondering if there was any software that can process video on the go. For example I need to merge few video inputs (see image) and then pass the processed video to software that streams video ...
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Software to edit .mov files from a Canon 7D

I have some video files I recorded using a Canon 7D (.mov encased H.264). The recording is full HD resolution at 30fps. I need to... Adjust the white balance and saturation Combine several short ...
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Bulk/Mass Edit Video Audio?

I have 100 videos that need editing so that I can level the and amplify the audio track. However I do not want to have to extract the mp3 track from each one and edit it then merge it again with the ...
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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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Free software for batch basic editing and down-sampling

I have a bunch of TV shows in HD that I want to down-sample to SD and at the same time strip out the titles and credits. Handbrake has great encoding and can handle batches, but I can't find a way to ...
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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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Add intro and outro to multiple files (batch)

I am fairly new to video editing but I have a ton of video files that I need to add an intro and outro to. I do a lot of other print work and in photoshop I can batch file folders to repeat the same ...
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How to create a ragdoll effect on a human?

I make an action(combat) short-length film and I use After Effects and 3DS MAX to edit it. I want to make a battle scene where the one guy hits another guy and the second one is thrown away like a ...

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