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I've not used it, but Microsoft makes Microsoft Movie Maker. It might meet your needs. There are also some open source video editors you might have luck with: ShotCut - http://www.shotcut.org - kind of new, might be buggy Blender - http://www.blender.org - it's a 3D modelling app with video editing capabilities Lightworks - http://www.lwks.com - there's ...


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Cutting a video at a keyframe, without the slow and lossy process of decoding and re-encoding it, is only possible in the special case where you aren't applying any effects, overlays, rescaling, or anything. And where you're happy with bitrate and decoder requirements of the input. (e.g. h.264 High Profile, Level 4.0) Perhaps fancier editting software ...


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A coworker has just turned me on to using Warp Stabilizer. It's a built-in effect in Adobe Premiere CS6. Before using this tool, I also used After Effects to smooth and stabilize motion. The difference is outstanding. Warp Stabilizer has worked faster, within my workflow, and more reliable than After Effects stabilization has. This has been huge for me. ...


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clabacchio's answer is generally correct but the major artifact you get other than loosing a part of your frame is that no image stabilization is perfect. Especially iMovie doesn't do the greatest job in tracking the camera movement compared to Premiere, After Effects or Nuke. In order to stabilize a video you need to "find" the movement of the camera and ...


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Pages 41-43 of the HXR-NX30U manual tells you exactly how to do this. First of all, the "superdirectional boom mic" is an accessory that overrides the "builtin mic" (which is much smaller and not a boom mic). Secondly, if you want to use both the boom mic and a lapel mic, you definitely need to use the XLR adapter, which will override the builtin (non-boom)...


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I spent my eveening but finally found a working software. That's not a freeware :( 69 boxes, but it works so I'll buy it. This is Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate. Don't hesitate to edit this answer if you feel that my answer is too spammy. Happy converting


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Adobe After Effects includes stabilization that is of similar or superior quality to Youtube's but it is also not a cheap software package. I don't know of any particularly cheap software stabilization options that do a high end job.


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I work with a company that makes a product called Wondershare Video Editor for mac. It is what I personally use so i can only offer my solution by this software. Check the screenshot first: In a word, you can make it by the mosaic function in this software. Now i will show you step by step (8 steps in total). Step one, import the video file and drag and ...


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I'm generally a fan of Lynda.com. If you are a student (especially in a college environment), you may have free access to Lynda at your library. It looks like there are a series of tutorials for iMovie on their site: http://www.lynda.com/iMovie-training-tutorials/229-0.html Alternatively, if you search Youtube for iMovie training, you'll likely some good ...


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Video is practically never stored uncompressed because the data rates are insane if they were. Each image in a video is 1920 by 1080 pixels and takes 3 bytes per pixel (one each for red, green and blue). That's 6.2 megabytes per frame. There are 24 frames in a second, that's roughly 150 megabytes per second for 24p video. That's 9 gigabytes per minute. ...


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You can try to convert the defunct video to a different codec. Use something Lossless like ProRes, if you can, or Motion JPEG. Then put the clip back into your project. I had this problem once in FCP7 for about a week. It didn't go away until I re-recorded that video (which was painful, but in my case, doable). I wouldn't suggest such a radical solution in ...


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You should be able to send it directly to FCPX using the "Send To Final Cut Pro" menu item. Per the documentation, they say: Do one of the following: Select the project in the browser, or double-click the project to open it. With the project open, click anywhere in the timeline. Note: If you can’t find the project you’re looking for, ...


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What video stabilization usually does is to correct for camera shake by keeping the features in the video stable or moving smoothly. This "transfers" the shake to the video borders, so you should see black bands appear and disappear. So you lose parts of the frame that are replaced by reciprocal black bands. If you want to remove these artifacts, you can ...


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AJ Henderson and Craig have excellent answers. I'd just like to add my own knowledge about making miniatures look full-size. As far as I can tell, there are 4 factors that make a miniature look, well, miniature. 1) Lighting. If the train is supposed to look like it's outside, shoot it outside or next to a window that sun is coming through. Sunlight looks ...


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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 search field, it gives me a list of options, the first of which was "Add a title." According to that help section, a title lasts the entire length of the video ...


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tomh's advice to double stack the video layer, reduce opacity by 50% and advance a frame is a great starting point and certainly works well on fluorescent light flicker. I've just had the same problem with a single chip DLP projector image in shot with the banding looping over about 5 frames. Working in Premiere Pro, I layered the video 3 times, cropped ...


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TL;DR Use separate iMovie Libraries for each video project. Duplicate projects for each version. This is the current workflow I've come up with: Very importantly, create a separate iMovie Library for each of your video projects (not to be confused with a Project in iMovie). This will make versioning and backup much easier. By default, iMovie has you ...


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I like Henderson's answer. I'll add two suggestions: consider using stock footage of the 'real' train. I don't think that would be cheating -- even pro filmmakers use stock footage frequently. The real art is in the editing; that's where the story- telling comes from. If you used stock footage of the train (one example: http://footage.shutterstock.com/clip-...


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The easiest way to make it look real would be to film a real train and then use a model of the same kind of train engine. You could use a macro lens to try and get a good shot, but the camera elevation will likely be too high still (unless the track is elevated). Putting the actual person on the tracks would be hard with iMovie as well since I don't know ...


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Step 1: Create a transparent png with black background in photoshop Step 2: Insert the image as picture in picture follow instructions from here https://support.apple.com/kb/PH22931?locale=en_US Step 3: Position the picture behind the title


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You can use something like photoshop to make some text with a transparent background


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iMovie does not support any aspect ratios besides 4:3 and 16:9.


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You can use Motion to create video that you would import into iMovie. That video could be things like lower thirds, titles, or other graphics with a transparent background, where you place it over other video. But Motion templates you create aren't seen or used by iMovie the way they are in Final Cut Pro.


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There are several possibilities here. It could be that one device or both dropped frames and thus ended up out of sync, it could be a difference in frame rate or it could simply be that one or both devices have inaccurate internal clocks for recording. Your best bet is to identify a point at the beginning and at the end of each video that should be the ...


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If there is an image with a white background at the start and end of the video, it should never export a black frame at either end. (I've never seen it do that, and I've used iMovie '09 to edit hundreds of videos!)


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the easiest thing to do is to manually adjust the font size, use spaces to break up the text into several lines so that it starts out small enough and finishes expanding without jumping to other lines. Took me forever to figure out. Apple really needs to do an update that prevents this.


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In my experience (2 years), there's not a great way to accomplish this. Here's how I would do it: 1) Make an additional "background image", in the dimensions of your typical video (16x9, I assume). 2) Drag your original image over that background image, at the top, leaving room for (later) the video clip at the bottom. 3) Save that image. 4) Bring that ...


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I usually manually drop my files into the iMovie Drop Box for safe keeping until I want to use/edit them and do all my managing of videos (personal ones, at least) in iMovie.


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MotionBend, http://www.motionbend.com, might be what you are looking for, http://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/news/1119-motionbend-takes-video-stabilisation-to-the-next-level-and-adds-fcpx-xml-export. Do you have any examples of videos you are trying to stabilize ?


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