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Why isn't ffmpeg used in movie production or broadcasting tool chains?

I work as an assistant editor on feature films, and use ffmpeg all the time, primarily for two purposes: Transcoding files to be uploaded for producers to view on digital dailies systems (Dax, PIX, ...
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How can I add SDR clips into an HDR project / timeline?

I figured it out. Goto effects panel and add HDR Tools Effect. Change mode to PQ to HLG, then lower nits to 100. That fixes it.
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Library with LOTS of clips: Increasing performance

Ideally having all your content and project files on a separate harddisk would give you some performance back, this could be a internal drive if your on a Apple Mac Pro or a external drive, USB3, Fire-...
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What is the Marketshare of the big three video editing (NLE) software packages?

Another interesting survey. On a youtube talk forum, a straw count was taken asking users what their favorite editing software was (NLE). Out of a sample size of 104 this is how it broke down below (...
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Can't browse Photos library in Final Cut Pro X

In the Photos app (not FCPX), go to Preferences, then click "Use as System Photo Library". Then FCPX will be able to find the library file.
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How should I understand audio levels in FCP7 xml?

How can a keyframe occur at 1252.57 for a clip that has a duration of 766 frames? Because the user could have used a clip that was longer than 1252 frames, set a keyframe, then trimmed the clip down ...
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How to create Final Cut Pro files on Windows machine?

If you have, or can rent Adobe Premiere you can export as FCP XML from that. Davinci Resolve does too, but I'm not sure if the capability is included in the free version.
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How do I crop a video with a particular point of the video always in the centre of the frame?

The action you're trying to perform is called “stabilization,” which is usually performed by analyzing the entire frame when the goal is to eliminate camera shake, but when you want a single object to ...
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Vox-style dynamic charts in Final Cut Pro X

You are better served with Motion 5 or similar programs for something like that. Here is a good example from Ripple Training what might work as starting point for you.
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Final Cut: Youtube 4K Upload directly or by file

We cannot tell by the information you're giving. The "upload to youtube" function uses some sort of container and some sort of codec with some sort of bitrate that we don't know, however, 8Gb for an ...
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FCPX 10.1.3 - How Do I Copy Project?

To freeze your current state of work you need to load a Library and right click on a Project. Important is you need to choose Duplicate as Snapshot. Only then you make a protected copy of your current ...
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Final Cut Pro X multiple audio channels auto muting

To my knowledge, there is no feature or even a plugin what can monitor one audio channel and adjust another. I would see that as it is the job of the editor or sound engineer. That's the reason you ...
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Frame difference mask

The effect is known as a "difference" key. It's also known as a "not very good" key, because unless your footage is shot on a rock-solid locked off tripod and you're shooting uncompressed 4:4:4, it ...
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Can't make a clip in FinalCutPro X longer

The red line is shown when there is no more source media left. You've dragged the end of the clip all the way to the end of the source file, so there's no more media to be added. Imagine a video 5 ...
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How to create Final Cut Pro files on Windows machine?

A company called Automatic Duck used to make several products for converting between Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, and Avid. They no longer sell those products since FCP7 ...
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Final Cut - unable to set clip duration to a fraction of a second

:30 is 1s at 30fps, so FCPX rounds it to 1s. For half a second on a 30fps project, enter :15.
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How to balance audio across multiple clips?

You could create a compound clip of your voice over and then add a Compressor effect onto this compound clip.
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How to create circle gradient in Final Cut Pro?

Add a new custom generator and set the colour to white. Add your media above. In this example, I will use a photo. Apply the Draw Mask to your image. Click to add 4 control points, then set the ...
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Final Cut Pro X crashing

Apple have released a recent update to FCPX, 10.2.3 which fixes lots of issues like this. I would recommended this update first as it has solved crashing issues for me. https://support.apple.com/en-...
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Audio Sync Issues on playback via thumb drive

The answer stems from the combination of the speed of the flash drive and the data rate of the video. The video and audio in most codec are decoded separately once streamed to the computer from the ...
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How to move a clip aside for possible future use in FCPX?

I'd lift the clip from the story line and then disable it with V. There's no other way to keep a clip in the timeline near the edit point without leaving empty space or affecting the timing of the cut....
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How to not import/duplicate media in FCPX?

For FCPX 10.1 and later: Open preferences Select the import tab Choose to either leave Files in Place or Copy to Storage Library Location. To set the Storage Library Location: Select the library. ...
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Best file format workflow for Final Cut Pro 7 on Maveriks

In FCP7 when importing the files you should be using the "log and transfer" option, you need to change the import format to ProRes (As stated above), do all your editing and then exporting using FCP7 ...
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Simple editing without re-encoding from the GoPro AVC codec?

I know for sure that Corel VideoStudio version 7 and up can do straight cuts in AVC-encoded HD video, and then output without re-encoding. You must be careful to use exactly the same output format as ...
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Simple editing without re-encoding from the GoPro AVC codec?

There are two freeware-tools (for Windows) I know: LosslessCut Free Video Cutter Joiner They both work fine, but remember that you can't make exact cuts where you want, as they can only cut at ...
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Sync presentation with video of the speaker

Without having to do anything? No, that's probably impossible. How would the computer know when to switch to the next slide? What you could to is capture a video of the screen of the computer used to ...
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How to get the highest possible quality out of a MP4 file

If the pixelation wasn't in the sources you had, then it was probably introduced by the video encoder you used to export. (Presumably Apple's h.264 encoder, creating a .mov with an h.264 video stream,...
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Bulk adding text to videos

You can do it in Sony Vegas Pro using this plugin (Text Wizard) In a nutshell: Prepare your text and copy it to the clipboard (see below) Add your clips to the timeline Run Text Wizard and choose ...
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Bulk adding text to videos

With Adobe After Effects and a script such as PT_TextEdit, you'd be able to do something like this. You create the text styles you want to use, add all the text to a spreadsheet or google sheet, then ...
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FCPX Cross dissolve sometimes causes jump on stabilized video

Instead of using a crossfade transition effect, use opacity keyframes in the video animation menu. Select your clip and press "control + v".

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