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Add an image overlay in front of video using ffmpeg

This is an addition to the excellent answer by PTS and an answer for chovy. If you want to place the overlay at the lower right corner, FFMPEG can calculate that for you very easily. Use the modified ...
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Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Crop a video and export at the exact cropped size

I think I've found the easiest way! Just crop the area you want. Go to the Export window without worrying about the black margins showing. Set the final resolution and export settings as you would ...
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Extract person from video

If you have a frame where the person does not exist, you can use a tool called a difference matte. (You'll need to scroll down to the section titled "Difference Matte Effect" for a description.) It ...
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How to annotate specific parts of video in pre-production?

Disclaimer: You didn't specify what program you are working with, so I assume you are using the current version of Premiere Pro. Assembly Workflow Your workflow is a common one for beginners. Back ...
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How was this slow motion effect created? what programs can do this?

There are methods to generate frames in between frames, mostly giving you mixed results. For one, the plugin "twixtor" (~330$) actually does a somewhat decent job at assuming missing frames, so much ...
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Removing Metadata Title in mp4 files

You can try FFMpeg. There are examples showing how to strip all metadata and removing just a single item isn't much different. Try ffmpeg -i in.mp4 -metadata title= -c:v copy -c:a copy out.mp4 This ...
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Render failed - Davinci Resolve 16

In the 'Deliver' panel, under the Advanced Settings, try enabling/ticking “Use render cached images”.
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Good open source Video Editors?

If you are really adventurous why not give Blender a go? It is a 3D animation and compositing/tracking application. It is completely free and open (FLOSS) as well as being totally system agnostic. Run ...
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How to precisely synchronise an audio and video track from separate devices?

First off, if you have audio with your video (that you want to replace with your high-quality audio recording), then step #1 is to nudge the Zoom audio track to line up the impulse of the clap with ...
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Extract person from video

Final Cut Pro X has a plugin called Pro Removal that can remove moving things from the scene on fixed camera shots. Also there is a tutorial for After Effects that shows how remove objects from scene ...
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Creating a one-off non-pro video to document a project - what software would be sensible?

This question gets asked quite frequently, and normally the answer is to pick one from this list. But since you very clearly defined what you are looking for in the editing software, I think I can ...
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What software is used in Hollywood for special effects and video editing

For video editing the Hollywood standard is AVID, however smaller production houses and indie filmmakers tend to use Adobe Premiere. The nice thing about Premiere, in your case, is that it dynamic ...
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How can I specify time for text titles in iMovie for iOS

If you click on the "?" in the upper right, you'll get yellow markers that show help. One of them is "Learn More" where it brings up the user manual and a search field. When I type "titles" into the ...
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How do I batch replace video clips in Premiere to graded copies? (from Da Vinci Resolve)

Method 1 First, with the Premiere project closed, move the original files that you're editing with to a new folder or other location. Open your project and it will warn you of missing files. Click the ...
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Add a timestamp to a video file?

You can use FFmpeg, a free command-line tool, to do this. Basic command is ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vf "drawtext=fontfile=font.ttf: fontsize=45:fontcolor=white: ...
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Increasing Overall Audio level

Yes. You can use FFmpeg, a free command-line tool, like so: ffmpeg -i video.wmv -c:v copy -af dynaudnorm out.wmv dynaudnorm is a dynamic audio normalizer, which will maintain the original range ...
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What part of this video is good and how to improve it?

Since you asked for general feedback, here's a few things I noticed: 0:00 The logo animation is too long in my opinion, especially since the video itself isn't that long. 0:12 Make the text much ...
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Technical Term for "side by side scene editing"?

What you are describing is called a "ripple edit" (because the adjustment you make to the clip ripples through the rest of the timeline that comes after it). It may also be called something like "...
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Positioning subtitles in Premiere Pro CC

Do the math If you want to align your text using percentage offsets or any other 'round' number in pixels, you just need to perform some simple calculations. For example, 10% from the bottom of a ...
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How to merge videos side by side if one of them is cropped

Use ffmpeg -i L.MOV -i R.MOV -filter_complex '[0:v]crop=in_w-28:in_h-28,scale=640:480,setsar=1,pad=iw*2:ih[int];[int][1:v]overlay=W/2:0[vid]' -map [vid] -c:v libx264 -crf 23 -preset veryfast LR.MOV ...
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How to remove background from video without using green screen

Looking at your first example, I woul guess green screen, and not a particularly good one. It looks like they really need to increase the spill suppression, judging by the green spill evident on the ...
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What free video editing software is capable of moving/rotating a sprite atop video?

A great tool for this is Davinci Resolve: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve. It is very capable, has an excellent free version and can easily accomplish the desired tasks. A ...
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how do you call the final "render" of a video

When an editor is finished, the edit is said to be "locked," or in "picture lock." Best practice for file-naming, however, is to use a date string at the beginning of the file ...
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How to cut MPEG and H.264 files frame-accurately without re-encoding?

Avidemux is the perfect tool for this. It's also free, open source and available for Windows, macOS and Linux. H.264 and H.265 encoded videos have certain complete frames (keyframes) that are called I-...
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Using ffmpeg to cut videos with more precision than key frames allow

No There is no way to precisely cut a video with FFmpeg if you need to cut outside an I-frame without re-encoding. You could try software that can handle "smart rendering", but I am not ...
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Easiest way to stitch GoPro videos that have been split due to length?

Used to merge them with GoPro Studio, but it took too much effort and had too many steps. Made a PowerShell script to quickly merge and convert videos using open source tools MKVTools and Handbrake. ...
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Command-line tool to split video at timepoints?

I wrote a Python wrapper around FFMpeg that allows to do video splitting into equal chunks and since then other folks in the community enhanced it to support splitting at arbitrary points in time (...
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How to remove transitions from title motion adjustments in Premiere Pro?

Set temporal interpolation to Hold as seen below:
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Is there a video container which is able to handle segments of different video quality (or even size)?

If the only difference is bitrate, then any container which accepts variable bitrate streams, will fulfill your requirement e.g. MP4, MKV..etc Step 1 is to encode your segments, ideally using the ...
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How to: Add Chapters, Sections, markers to video files to help direct access, skipping/ fast forwarding?

MP4 format does support chapters. You can use free Drax utility to create them. Please note that not all video players support MP4 chapters. You need to find one that does (VLC ?)
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