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How can encode video with images like these (overlay a video over a fixed image) with ffmpeg?

To overlay a half-sized version of a video in the center of an image, use ffmpeg -loop 1 -i image -i video -filter_complex "[1]scale=iw/2:-1[ovrl]; [0][ovrl]overlay=(main_w-overlay_w)...
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After Effects - How to avoid annoying gradations if I render a mp4?

That's called: Banding. About Color Banding from Wikipedia: Colour banding is a problem of inaccurate colour presentation in computer graphics. In 24 bit colour modes, 8 bits per channel is usually ...
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After Effects - Particular Rendering

I think you have answered your own question, but let me try to answer it from the perspective of a programmer (not one who wrote After Effects, but one who has written a lot of programs and seen a lot ...
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How can I make a video from pictures?

You can use ffmpeg, a free command-line tool, for this. Syntax is ffmpeg -framerate 25 -i img%04d.png video.mp4 where img%04d.png is the pattern mask for a list of image files named img0001.png ...
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How to have an overlay move to specific points at specific frames using ffmpeg

Use ffmpeg -i C:\src\assets\video\base.mp4 -i C:\card.png -y \ -filter_complex "[0:v][1:v]overlay=x='if(eq(n,439),300,0)':y='if(eq(n,439),300,0)':enable='eq(n,438)+eq(n,439)'[out]" \ -...
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How to overlay SRT or ASS on a video and output the pre-render captioned video?

Adobe Premiere Pro allows you to create caption files (including SRT) and export them individually (as SRT files) or embedded with the actual video. This link gives a pretty good overview of how it's ...
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After Effects render on AWS EC2

Windows Server is very much the same as the Desktop Windows regarding the core of the OS, there is just some stuff missing and other stuff added that is usefull for webservers. You shouldn't have any ...
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Which settings should I use for transparent video?

I normally use ProRes 4444 set to "RGB + Alpha" and "Millions of Colours+"
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Can I replace a layer with another in Adobe After Effects?

Yes, this is possible. Simply right-click your logo in the Project-Panel and select "replace file", then select your new logo.
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Optimizing ffmpeg settings for high-entropy / HIGH-DETAIL ANIMATIONS towards uploading to youtube

do i get you wrong about you want a lossless compression? https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/Encode/H.264 Choose a CRF value The range of the CRF scale is 0–51, where 0 is lossless, 23 is the default, and ...
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Why my workstation PC is rendering too slow on Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2019?

Have you read Adobe's system requirements for Premiere Pro? I think you'll find that a GPU is absolutely crucial for Premiere renders. Looking at your specs you seem to have got everything fairly well ...
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How can I make an exact 60FPS GIF?

There is no such thing as 60fps GIFs. GIF files store delay time between frames in whole hundredths of second, so it's impossible to make a GIF with exactly 60fps, because value 1 would give you ...
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How can I make an exact 60FPS GIF?

The gif format doesn’t work like this. You won’t be able to get an animation with this high a frame rate. The good news is that many sites which claim to use GIFs actually use mp4 files. I don’t ...
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Is there a way to basically start a counter from a given frame in ffmpeg?

Just subtract the first frame index from the expression: overlay=x='n-438':y='n-438':enable='between(t,438/25,450/25)'
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How to make particle systems look more natural and realistic in Fusion?

Jason isn't incorrect, however it is absolutely possible to achieve a realistic effect without fluids. I've done major FX in 3DS Max for years and yet many times I've been able to solve some pretty ...
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Improving speed for aerender.exe (Adobe After effects CC 2017)

I have been able to at least 10x render times in AE (depending on hardware) by rendering to image sequences and running multiple instances of AE on one machine. Because AE is so inefficient at using ...
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Improving speed for aerender.exe (Adobe After effects CC 2017)

I would try using a seperate ssd for your project files and assets. You'd have one for your os and software and one for the project.
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Best render options for custom size movie in after effects

You won't be able to render it to h.264 because of the odd number of pixels in the vertical resolution (odd as in not even, not odd as in unusual). You simply can't encode h.264 video with odd ...
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Best render options for custom size movie in after effects

Are you using the inbuilt After Effects render queue? It's a bit easier to use custom settings when you use the Adobe Media Encoder instead. AME comes with After Effects and is installed automatically ...
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What is the right way to export videos with different FPS?

Generally, all of your assets should be converted to the same frame rate as your final output frame rate before you begin editing. If you do not convert them beforehand, you may have issues with ...
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render farm newbie questions

I'm not an economist, but I have built and run a small render farm. I'd make the decision on a ROI basis: will you get back a return from your investment? I can't answer this for you, you'll need to ...
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Weird glitches in After Effects render

Had the same problem. Put a black solid in the background. It worked for me.
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Photoshop animation dropping frames at 12fps or as image sequence

Don't do the frame rate change in Photoshop. Do it later on in AE. Export all 30 frames from Photoshop, then import them into AE. Make a new comp in AE, setting the new frame rate as 12fps in the ...
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Is it worth exporting at the exact 29.97 FPS from Photoshop or just use 30 FPS?

29.97 is the NTSC compromise for 30 fps. 23.976 is the NTSC compromise for 24 fps. 29.976 is a framerate that results from confusing these two numbers into a single bit of nonsense. The bottom line ...
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Masking messes up in after effects after rendering

Once the Rotobrush tool has been selected to use (assuming you used Rotobrush based on the pink outline) a small box in the bottom right of the comp will appear and should say "Freeze." Literally just ...
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Maya batch render missing alpha channel

I solved my own problem after some more trial and error. For awhile it looked like the fact that I was using Mental Ray shaders combined with general shaders was the problem, but that didn't really ...
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Black title changes colour when exporting MXF ???

Might be an issue with the smart rendering option available for MXF in Premiere/AME. Try disabling that. http://blogs.adobe.com/kevinmonahan/2012/10/11/smart-rendering-in-premiere-pro-cs6-6-0-1-and-...
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Overlaying Images on top of each other so they both show

It sounds like the image isn't actually transparent. I am not familiar with kdenlive, but any decent NLE should allow for transparent layers. As long as the images actually have transparent ...
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Video rendering time is measured in man-hours. How is that calculated?

I've never heard that term used for rendering before, but it is most likely referring to the number of hours of computation needed for a single CPU or GPU to process it. In most video and 3d ...
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