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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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7answers
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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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4answers
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Render srt subtitles to video?

I have subtitles in .srt file format, and I need to render them on top of video file (prefereably mp4). I have tried handbrake and mediacoder so far, with no luck. What should I do?
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7answers
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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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5answers
1k views

Non-Linear Video Editor for Free or Cheap That Does These Things

Background I bought a couple of handicams 6 months ago, and have since then been making videos and editing them and publishing them. http://www.youtube.com/user/Sathyaish Over the period, I have ...
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6answers
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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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4answers
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How does YouTube encode my uploads and what codec should I use to upload?

Related to What codecs/formats are appropriate for full motion video recording for youtube? I'm wondering exactly how I can expect Youtube to handle my videos. I know they have a rather zealous ...
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4answers
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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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1answer
123 views

Simple video animation for teaching purpose

I am teacher , I am teaching web technologies and programming languages ,sometimes i need explain some technologies by some animation . here is an example https://vimeo.com/113530912 i wants know ...
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1answer
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How are video and audio streams placed in 'container' files and what interrelations do they have?

So far I have been guessing my way through the types of audio/video streams and getting them mixed up with containers. For example, I have had a friend tell me that a video file which won't play on my ...
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2answers
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How to force After Effects to interpret footage at a specific framerate?

I just started using after effects CS4, and created my first video. But if i look at my final (rendered) video, its 2x the speed it was originally. I recorded a 22 second clip, and traced etc. Looked ...
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4answers
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Simple Video Editing Tool?

Can someone suggest free tools for video editing and video making? If you can include the feature much better. Hope to be able to get some of your advice. I need it badly. I am really not into ...
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1answer
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why movie video is different from other videos (sports, news, or other)

I'm not a video producer or anything but I always noticed the different of the image from a movie vs a regular video. I'm curious, re they shot on different camera types or it's just post-production ...
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2answers
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ffmpeg drawtext filter - create transparent background with text

I am currently working with the drawtext filter. So far I have only been successful with drawtext option configurations to use the right font and place the text horizontally centered. How could i get ...
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3answers
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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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3answers
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How to fade in/out a video/audio clip with unknown duration?

I'm working on a project where I'm using ffmpeg to batch convert some video files, and adding fade in/out effects at the head and tail of each clip. I've been using this bit of code to add the fade/...
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1answer
3k views

Correct lens distortion with ffmpeg

It seems to be possible to correct lens distortion with ffmpeg. According to the manual you can adjust K1 and K2 values. What this means? How to use it correctly? Example still image - captured with ...
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2answers
40k views

How do you zoom in (animated) on a portion of your canvas?

I'm using After Effects to create a Motion graphic and I would like to make the animation zoom in on a specific point, do something and then zoom out again. To clarify what I exactly try to achieve: ...
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5answers
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Upon export in Premiere Pro, colors lose saturation when previewing in QuickTime

I working on a project that I originally began in Premiere Pro CS6 on Windows, converted to CC, and am not editing in CC on Mac. I was making some minor tweaks to the video and getting ready to export,...
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6answers
91k views

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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2answers
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How can I achieve the Ken Burn Effect with greater control or in other software?

I am using the Ken Burns effect in Final Cut Pro X, however it does not allow me enough control over how it behaves. I end up having to cut the video in to multiple clips in order to get the effect ...
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1answer
2k views

Will Compression/Format of Audio Change when Uploaded to YouTube?

If I have a .wav audio file, put it in a video file, say a .wmv, as, if I'm not mistaken, that format basically just uses .wav for its audio, and upload said .wmv file to YouTube, will the compression ...
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2answers
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Is there any automated online service for making white board animation?

I want to know is there any website or software available to make white board animation as following?
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4answers
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How to losslessly encode a jpg image sequence to a video in ffmpeg?

I have a large set of jpgs that I want to convert to a video losslessly (or, at the very least, very close to losslessly as long as the encoding time isn't much higher than otherwise). Naively, I ...
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4answers
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How can I convert .MTS file (AVCHD) to .mp4 by ffmpeg without re-encoding H264 video stream?

Note: I posted same question to stackoverflow a short time before, when I have not found this comunity yet. I repost this since the question is more suitable to this community. 1. What I tried I ...
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5answers
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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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5answers
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How to encode Apple ProRes on Windows or Linux?

Is it also possible to encode video with Apple ProRes on Windows and Linux?
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1answer
16k views

What CRF or settings I should choose for h265 in order to achieve a similiar quality of h264?

I'm doing some experiments with HEVC x265. I have a raw footage and the quality of details of h264 with same CRF setting looks better than h265. Shouldn't be the opposite? Maybe my setup isn't the ...
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2answers
2k views

My Canon Powershot SX40 stops recording regularly and predictably.

I have a Canon Powershot SX40 HS and am having problems with recording. I start to record and it only lets me for a short period of time. Then it stops recording by itself. It seems to stop every ...
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1answer
3k views

How to concatenate multiple videos with ffmpeg?

Need to: concatenate 3 mpg4 video clips (each around 1 minute long, and 800x500 size) + background mp3 -> into a 1-minute long (1920x1080) video composed of the first 20 seconds from each of the 4 ...
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2answers
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Technique that seems to freeze everything in the world except the camera

What is the name of the shooting technique that seems to freeze everything in the world except the camera you're shooting? The camera can travel a certain path and nothing moves in the scene, even ...
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7answers
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Video with person 'writing on glass' effect

I'm trying to find someone who can make videos similar to one shown here: At 49 seconds, the actress writes on glass to explain the concept. ...
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2answers
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Possible to use sRGB as mp4 colorspace?

I have an mp4 using h264 that i'm using in the background of a website. It has to blend in with the background image. I've already created ogv and webm videos for firefox and chrome and these work ...
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1answer
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Can you render Adobe Premiere or After Effects projects on Linux using a render manager?

I'm looking for a way to render Premiere or Edius projects on linux via command line. As you may know, there are a lot of render managers like Deadline, Render Pal or Smedge in order to build a ...
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3answers
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Batch conversion into a new folder with ffmpeg

I'm trying to batch encode 45 video files, and copy the encoded files into an existing subfolder called "encode" I've used the suggested code from this question (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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2answers
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How can I preview with audio in After Effects and be able to pause / resume the preview?

I am working on a series of animations which have elements that are timed to the beat of the background track in AE. It's crucial that they are lined up perfectly to the audio (they are DJ training ...
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2answers
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AE - Composition video file/layer missing audio

In my case, I'm working with a file that does have audio, confirmed in the RAM preview and other checks mentioned above, however, I noticed after rendering, the first video file ha no audio (not even ...
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Looking for free program that allows PiP, and cutting/splicing

I'm looking for a free program with no watermarks, that allows PiP, and cutting/splicing. Before you recommend VSDC, I don't like that because there's only sound on the preview, so to know when to add ...
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2answers
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How to create a lightweight backup for an iMovie project (i.e. without all the videos)?

I'm using a single iMovie Library for my video project so that I can create versions easily. Once I'm done with my project and have, say 10 different versions in there, I want to upload it somewhere (...
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1answer
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How can I crop a video with ffmpeg?

I have an MP4 file of a screen recording that I need to crop down. How can I accomplish this without using expensive tools like Adobe Premier or Final Cut? I prefer ffmpeg because I have used it ...
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1answer
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Add an image overlay in front of video using ffmpeg

I have many videos and I need to put an image in front of them for about 5 seconds, but adding it manually and rendering it each time would take really long, so I am asking if it is possible to do so ...
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1answer
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How do I change frame size, preserving width (using ffmpeg)?

I'm new to this StackExchange site, and to using the FFmpeg encoder. I have a video that is 720x480 (3:2) that I would like to change to 720x406 (16:9) to match the other videos I have for a site. I ...
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4answers
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What factors are important for DSLR lenses for shooting video?

I'm about to upgrade my DSLR camera from a Canon XSi (450D) to either a Canon 7D or T3i (600D). I'm largely interested in the video features of the camera. I have several mid/high-end lenses that I ...
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3answers
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Encode settings for HTML5 background video

I want to create a website with a HTML5 video background. I have a short 1080p mp4 clip that I want to use (20s). I intend to run the video in a letterbox format (5:2 ish), full screen behind the ...
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2answers
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MP4 / h.264 patent issues?

I know this is not a legal forum but I'm assuming this is a daily issue for most people on this site since h.264 video (AVC / MPEG4 part10) is so ubiquitous (and there is a legal tag here). I've read ...
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H.264 or VP9 for encoding for YouTube?

I make short films which I distribute through YouTube. I know YouTube uses VP9 for streaming, but YouTube still recommends uploading with h.264. It makes more sense to me to upload in as similar a ...
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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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6answers
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How to record HDMI video output?

How to record HDMI video, which is being sent from a notebook to a projector without interrupting it? The HDMI signal shows desktop activity and/or video game gameplay on different devices that run ...
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5answers
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Why does the color red always appear pixelated on TV and videos on the PC?

I hope this isn't off-topic. While technically about video production, it's not about a problem I am having. Have you ever noticed on TV how the color red is always noticeably pixelated? It's the ...
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4answers
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Correcting exposure flickering in time-lapse footage “in post”

I have made some time-lapse footage of a flower blooming. It was taken inside, at night, with constant lighting. The pictures are great, but as footage, the exposure between frames is slightly ...

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