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Video compression- how to prioritize one area over another?

This is an interesting question, but I don't think that you will find a good solution without changing your inputs (the video elements you are using). I'm not aware of any software that allows you to ...
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Change video start playing time inside a composition - After Effects

You can drag the footage to the left, until the point you want is aligned with the start, or you can type in an exact number in the In column in the timeline window. By default this column is not ...
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Best and easiest way to delete a layer by a specific time in the After Effects timeline

Make a key frame (or more than one at different points) on the Opacity control. You can get to it by selecting the layer and pressing T. Or open up all the triangles to find it. Set the opacity to ...
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Adding AO render pass in After Effects

Let's try to make it work. :D 1) Place 'Alpha' layer above 'Ambient Occulsion', 2) Change setting in 'TrkMat' of the layer 'Ambient Occulusion' to 'Luma Matte' if Luma Matte is not working, try ...
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How can I sync audio in Premiere with a comp in After Effects?

Go to the in and out points of the clip and add edits (ctrl / ⌘k) to the audio track, so that the section of audio underneath the image clip you want to replace is separate (don't worry you can rejoin ...
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How to make an image file flicker in a video? (stars twinkling)

Create 10 copies of your star field image. In an image-editing program (like Photoshop or GIMP), open the first image. Pick 10 stars at random, and make them darker/dimmer. Save that image. Open the ...
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What software / hardware is used by TV companies to generate a live video feed that can be made up of smaller, live pieces?

In general, it is done with a production switcher/vision mixer. I believe CNN uses the Sony MVS8000. Specifically, it is a DVE or resizer feature that scales and positions the video. The video is ...
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How to create a pseudo 3D/virtual POV effect

Th general technique is called camera mapping, projection mapping, or videogrammetry. It works by taking a photo or video from an angle and projecting the image onto geometry. As a simple example, ...
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How do make a layer visible only when overlapping other layers in After Effects

You can use a Track Matte. If your vertical lines aren't already precomposed, precompose them. Duplicate the Precomposition in your main composition. Place the shadow layer between the two precomps. ...
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Where can I find helpfull reference for film making?

Sites like google are not enough to quickly find reference of valuable information on the topics I mentioned above Oh, my... You live in a privileged era, never, ever in the history of humankind was ...
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How can I remove a crowd of people from a scene while keeping one person in the shot

Is the camera moving? If it's a still shot you could make a clean plate of the empty city in Photoshop and use a green screen for the actor. If you don't want the shot locked-off you can cheat add ...
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How to duplicate composition and subcompositions?

Make all your duplications in the Project Panel, not in the Layer/Timeline panels. Duplicate Comp A Duplicate Comp B Double click Comp A2 to open it in the timeline. It will still contain Comp B. ...
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How can I do Camera Tracking of turnaround Camera Shot?

You can check PFTrack. Also there are another good trackers options like Boujou, Syntheyes, Mocha Pro, Match mover, 3D Equializer ... NukeX has also a good tracking suite.
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Masks, layers, solids or multi composition to solve my problem?

The answer to your question is yes. Masks, solids or multi-compositions will help. What, you want more? Oh ok. Thing about After Effects is that there is almost always at least two valid ways of ...
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How do you do a "Video Algorithm"?

This is effectively what every professional editing software in existence does at its core. Video editing is always done non-destructively in any professional and most consumer contexts. What that ...
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After Effects CS6 Problem

The issue was with Camtasia 8's capture. Converting from the AVI format to a MOV format fixed the issue.
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How to add "AR" elements over video?

I produced a video on Augmented Reality, for a large corporation that spearheaded the technology. We used After Effects to simulate a lot of effects. We shot our plates and scenes, and when ...
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What is the best way to plan and sync voiceover?

Try the "Time Remapping" in After Effects to sync your animation with the recorded voice over easily and efficiently. You just need to move around the key frames in the timeline to match the ...
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Motion graphics vs compositing

Motion graphics are pieces of digital footage or animation which create the illusion of motion or rotation, and are usually combined with audio for use in multimedia projects It's the industry ...
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