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After Effects could certainly do what you want, as could Apple Motion (only for Macs though). If you're on a budget you might want to look at something lower cost - or free: Natron is an open source free compositor, that will be able to do that effect Blender - as well as being a 3D animation package it has a compositor too compositing is the technique of ...


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In addition to @Mulvya answer I will suggest to use not Flash, but After Effects for animation, if possible. Then you will be able to make Dynamic Link to your AE project. Than will be easier to jump between applications. But when you work with animation, you deferentially need to have voiceover first. Like in cartoon development.


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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 prioritize compression by area. The compressor itself usually makes all these kinds of decisions for you. Aside from that, you said the magic (not good) word ...


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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 with 'Alpha Matte' (I'm not sure about your alpha layer :)), 3) Precompose 'Alpha' + 'Ambient Occulsion' layers ctrl+shift+c, 4) Set precomposed layer to '...


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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 it later). Now select this audio and the image clip and replace with an After Effects comp (using the right-click menu and choosing Replace with after ...


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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 next image. Pick 10 different stars and make them dimmer. Do that for all of your images. In your video editor, cycle through the images, about 3/4 second ...


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If the audio is primary and the visuals convey or complement the narration, then record the audio first. Use the audio timings to guide the pacing of your animations - if some demo takes longer than its oral exposition, the music should fill in there. But you can't really avoid the step where some sentences need individual adjustment or some animations need ...


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After Effects is a good, reasonably priced solution. If you're not on a tight schedule and on a tight budget, The Foundry is releasing a noncommercial version of their Nuke compositing platform, which is much more powerful than After Effects, sometime soon.


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Composition involves layering of multiple provided elements, such as live action footage, matte paintings, and special effects. Skills include keying, color correction, and integration. Compositing is often seamless and invisible, with the intent of making the shot appear to have been captured entirely in camera. All special effects in movies for instance ...


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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 played back from another device, likely a video server, under the control of the newsroom computer system. They may also be using whatever software that does the ...


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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, think of a picture of a typical A-frame house taken from the front of the house. You could easily create the geometry of the house in a 3D application like Max, ...


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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. Set the shadow layer's TrkMat setting to Alpha. (If you can't see the Track Matte [TrkMat] dropdown press the Toggle Switches/Modes button at the bottom of your ...


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Motion graphics consists of Graphic Design and Animation. Main focus is to deal with images, typography, color and illustrations, also it's key to work with design assets, like flow charts, icons, images or backdrops, which created with animation in mind. However Compositing consists of Animation, Mathematics and Rating Pictures (eyeballing). Main focus is ...


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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 some movement to the frame in post, but big changes in perspective would require recreating the city in 3D. Interestingly one of the earliest photographs of a ...


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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. We need to fix this. Make sure Comp A2 is still open and visible in the timeline Select Comp B 2 in the Project Panel Select the Comp B layer in your Comp A ...


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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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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 means is that when you are editing a project, you are not actually making changes to the source files, but rather making a series of decisions about what changes ...


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The issue was with Camtasia 8's capture. Converting from the AVI format to a MOV format fixed the issue.


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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 necessary we added dots on sticks for tracking points. Then, you can take your footage into AE, latch motion trackers to the dots (if your scene doesnt have points ...


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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 comp settings. Right click on your image sequence and choose "interpret footage as 12fps".


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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 is that if you have a mix of 29.97fps and 30fps, then every 1000 frames (about every 33 seconds) there's going to be a glitch. Either you have to double up a ...


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I have a Blackmagic Design DeckLink card which, with bundled software, provides live keying. I bought that card before they sold a DeckLink 4K cards. But because they come withe the same bundled software and make the same live-keying claims, I would check that this version first: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/decklink/techspecs/W-DLK-04 You ...


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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 animation to the sound track.


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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 make sense so I kept tweaking. It turns out that an image plane I had tied to my camera was the problem. The image on the plane never rendered out, so I assumed ...


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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 standard now and it's very important to know the benefits from the clients' perspective. Here is a great resource on that https://yansmedia.com/2d-motion-graphics-is-...


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In addition to what @poor said, there are many applications which do both. For example, Apple Motion, Adobe After Effects, or Autodesk Combustion. Each one can do some combination of animating stills, drawing shapes, displaying text, and each also comes with tools for doing compositing (keyers, masks, matte manipulation tools, etc.). In fact, motion ...


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