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Video is the technology of electronically manipulating still images that represent motion.

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While a lot of video filmed in portrait mode on a phone looks rubbish, that doesn't mean that filming in portrait mode is necessarily wrong — after all a lot of landscape video filmed on a phone looks … At my work we use 9x16 video a lot. While the format may not lend itself to the type of content you see in a cinema, there are times when portrait video works really well. …
answered Dec 8 '14 by stib
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The only thing going for GIFs is that they are classified as an image format, so platforms like stackexchange will allow you to embed them, whereas they don't let you embed video. Go figure. …
answered Sep 19 '19 by stib
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To expand on Florian's answer: ffmpeg is designed to be used programmatically, and can be scripted to do all sorts of video processing, including adding text and graphics from the command line. … After Effects, a video compositing and animation package from Adobe is capable of a lot more, but is primarily designed to be used as a GUI ap. …
answered Dec 20 '19 by stib
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Try designing for standard definition interlaced video designed to be distributed on VHS. You kids don't know how good you gots it. …
answered Oct 17 '19 by stib
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Ffmpeg is by far the best software for this kind of thing. Here's the Powershell version for windows to add to @xer-rex's answer: get-childItems "c:\path\to\videos\folder\"|%{ ffmpeg -i $filename -i …
answered Oct 30 '20 by stib
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Even small apertures won't always give you enough DOF if you're on say a long lens. For example, with a full frame 35mm sensor on a 50mm lens at ƒ22 if my front subject is 1.13m away, my DOF only exte …
answered May 29 '17 by stib
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I do this all the time at work, I'm currently rendering a 6 screen video wall for an installation. … The easiest way to work is to create the video at the size of all the displays put together, e.g. for 3 × 4K displays it would be 11520 × 2160 pixels. …
answered Jan 31 '20 by stib
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Worth noting that like all tools, a professional will use the right tool for the job. If you're shooting a cinematic feature something like the Red One would be a great tool for the job. However if …
answered Mar 5 '19 by stib
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You could do it with After Effects and scripting. After Effects has a javascript-based API called extendscript that allows you to programatically create compositions - which can be as complex as you l …
answered Apr 27 '16 by stib
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Serif fonts are also a problem if the video is ever going to be displayed on interlaced screens (which applies if it is to be broadcast, at least until all the old interlaced TVs have gone to the verge …
answered Jan 25 '15 by stib
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There are a number of free, open-source, video players, but VLC springs to mind as one of the best for being cross-platform. …
answered Nov 7 '15 by stib
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Edit your footage in one timeline, with the sequence setting set to the combined dimensions of all the screens (so the width of one screen across × three times the height). So if they're 1080p screens …
answered Aug 13 '15 by stib
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The position of any point on a layer in terms of its location in the composition frame is given by the layer space transform function toComp(). Since the top left of a layer is the origin in After Eff …
answered Jun 18 '18 by stib
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Most of the time your video is going to be viewed in 8-bit colour, often with lower chroma resolution. If it's on the web or broadcast it's also going to be compressed to a varying amount. … Even if you're delivering in 8-bit having the extra information available when processing the video will lead to visibly better results. …
answered May 1 '18 by stib
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Both audio and video are expressed as samples, where a continuous analog signal is encoded into discrete chunks. … Video is also encoded as samples, where each sample is a representation of the amount of light that falls on a sensor in a certain period. …
answered Jun 1 '18 by stib

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