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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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Does oval-shaped bokeh indicates that the aspect ratio of the image was modified?

This is likely the result of using an anamorphic lens: http://www.red.com/learn/red-101/anamorphic-lenses From the page: Standard Bokeh Anamorphic Bokeh
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Which would be the best VFX software for an absolute beginner?

In general you can't create visual effects within a single application, because there are too many different departments like: Match moving Keying / Rotoscoping Modeling Texturing Animation ...
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Video with person 'writing on glass' effect

The easiest bet is to actually draw on a piece of glass and there are actually boards made for just that purpose for the classroom. It is probable one of those is being used here and the video ...
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Post-production workflow: VFX before color correction?

Any workflow that works for you is "correct". I don't see any obvious problems with your proposed workflow, though I would think you would want to do sound after VFX so that it can be properly timed ...
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What is the Name of this effect

Looks like text moving to a "Motion Tracking" effect. Basically it finds and follows 1 or more points in a picture then moves the text accordingly. If you use 2 or more points you can track the 3d ...
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Make a video look like it was taken from further away

When you shoot from further away you use a "longer" lens, in other words a lens with a longer focal length. This has a few effects, that you'll have to fake to make it look real. First, the ...
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What do you call the video effect where water looks like it's standing still when filmed

This is called stroboscopic effect. It refers to when the sample rate is synchronized or very slightly out of sync resulting in a much slower representation of the motion that results from taking a ...
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How to create and film ghost special effects

There are so many interesting ways to do this. One of the easiest ways (in-camera, no post production work) is to use a piece of glass. Film Riot did a tutorial on it, they explain it best, see below:...
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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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How to create and film ghost special effects

If you ditch your plan to use moving shots you can do a simple background subtraction which will look a lot cleaner than greenscreen given this is a low cost production. This works by having a shot ...
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Does oval-shaped bokeh indicates that the aspect ratio of the image was modified?

It's the effect of using an anamorphic lens which squashes the image horizontally to fit a wide-screen image on conventional 35mm film. The image is then un-squashed by a similar lens on the projector ...
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Interpolate Effects in After Effects

Yes, do it as one effect and use the graph editor to use a non-linear curve. You can alter the curve to respond however you'd like then. Simply click on the graph looking icon next to your parameter ...
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How to create a glitch effect

There are several effects like this available today. If you're using Final Cut Pro X or Motion, you can use the BadTV filter. There are also 3rd party filters for a variety of platforms including ...
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How to do a camera projection in maya?

To project a video instead of a photo: convert your video to an image sequence (with Nuke, AfterFX, Premiere, whatever...) load it into your file node, then click on 'Use Image Sequence' scroll in ...
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Camera flash produces unwanted artifacts on the video

This is actually a collateral effect of the concept of rolling shutter. Most video devices do not expose all the frame area at once. They expose starting from one side and (up or down) and move from ...
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How can I recreate this overexposed effect from the last scene in 'The Lighthouse'?

You can tell by the shadows that light's illumination was increased. However, you can acheive a similar result (though not perfect) by just keyframing the 'Curves' effect in After Effects. (I had ...
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How to mask everything except eyes?

Davinci Resolve lite is free, and it contains an excellent motion tracker. By combining the motion tracker with a power window, and adding a color correction (to darken everything outside of the ...
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How to create and film ghost special effects

If you don't mind using a computer. There is a great solution (for me at least) which is called Blender, if you don't know about it, it is a free sortware that lets you do 3D and mix 3D with video, ...
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Video with person 'writing on glass' effect

After seeing something similar and wondering how it was done in a video with a guy, girl video looks edited. I tried this, and think that he actually is writing on glass, is filmed from front, with ...
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How to create and film ghost special effects

A few good options to consider: If you disobey the 180 degree shutter rule, and shoot at a lower shutter speed, you'll get more motion blur in your shot. Whether or not this is what you're going for ...
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Shutter slower than video FPS

"If I set it to 1/25 (shutter speed) does that mean absolute maximum (or lowest setting)?" Yes, if it was a non-digital video camera. This rule applied to the old non-digital (film) video cameras ...
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What is this name of the video effect?

Shallow depth of field or focus.
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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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How can I scale more than 300% in Premiere?

If you're using an older Version of Premiere: As mentioned above, you can apply the maximum scale on the original clip, then nest the clip (right click > Nest), and here apply another scale ...
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ffmpeg - blend video with images

The blend filter requires both inputs to have the same resolution. You can use the scale2ref filter to resize the overlay. ffmpeg -i dogs.mp4 -i red.jpg -filter_complex '[1:v][0:v]scale2ref[ckout][...
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After Effects melting film strip in the old projector

I would try using a displacement map. You can use a solid with turbulent noise on it and use it as your map, then animate the evolution, contrast and brightness so it displaces the film accordingly. ...
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Create quickly alternating clips in Premiere Pro

An incredibly easy way to cut this "by hand" would be to nest your alternating clips and turn that nested sequence into a multicam sequence by right-clicking the nested sequence and hitting "Multicam >...
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How to achieve trippy breathing effect (visual drifting) on static photo

You can achieve an effect like this with a couple of distortion filters from most video editing or motion graphics packages. For example in FCPX/Motion, you could apply a couple of Bulge distortion ...
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Is it possible in FFMPEG to change scale over time?

From what I understand 't' is evaluated once. Have you read this: https://ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-filters.html#zoompan ? Ffmpeg Docs: 9.170.1 Examples Zoom-in up to 1.5 and pan at same time to some spot ...
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