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Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Crop a video and export at the exact cropped size

I found that using Adobe Media Encoder is much easier when just cropping. Add the video to the queue and open the export settings. On the source tab you can crop the video and there you can also enter ...
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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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Layer dimensions in after effects

To find the pixel dimensions of a layer in AE, Hit 's' that brings up scale, then right-click Scale to bring up the Edit-Value dialog, then set units to pixels.
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How to make a film in black and white and add color to some objects?

Jim Mack's answer hits on most of it, but you will also want to look at the term rotoscoping. Generally speaking, this kind of thing is a highly manual effort to get best results. If you can ...
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How to make a film in black and white and add color to some objects?

As you suggest, the scenes are shot in color. There isn't much of a special task for the director, it's almost completely a post-production challenge. In some cases a high contrast take can be made to ...
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Search mpeg / avi frames in linux

FFMPEG doesn't really have the tools to do motion detection out of the box. You can certainly do the cropping using the crop filter: -vf crop=w:h:x:y where w:h is the size of your cropped area and x:y ...
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wrapping circular black frame for video - What is this effect called?

it's a vignette. Here's a tutorial on how to do it. If you add a black solid layer to a comp, then feather the edges, and invert the mask, you'll get the basic effect. Beyond that, some people used ...
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How do I make titles look like they are in the room as an object?

The technique you are looking for is called "motion tracking". Currently, FCPX doesn't have the ability to do this on its own, but you could use Apple Motion or Adobe After Effects to accomplish what ...
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Post production automated addition of text

You could do this by making subtitles from your data streams and then either playing them back on a media player that can display subtitles, or rendering them into the video. Most subtitle formats ...
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Recording video's with two cameras?

I've had my fair share of matching. C100 with 5D MK III, 5D MK III with 7D, 7D with C100, 7D with a Sony Camcorder. It's all a matter of getting two cameras that are similar in terms of resolution ...
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Rough Idea of Time Spent Editing Videos

This is a tough question because there are a ton of different factors involved here, from complexity of the video to the equipment you're working with to the NLE you use. However, the default formula ...
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What are Grey Balls used for?

Yes, they are used for adding visual effects in post. The mirrored ball is for creating an environment map or reflection map. These maps provide the same lighting from the real scene to the virtual ...
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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 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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Grading Colour To Black And White In Davinci Resolve

There is actually a specific option for this in Resolve. In your primaries pane (bottom left of the color tab) navigate to the "rgb mixer" tab. In the top right of the tab, click the options menu (3 ...
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Making the camera travel through a hole in a letter

Here's one idea for the effect, which you can even do in Premiere: Get a live-action camera shot where the camera is slowly trucking forward. In post-production, create a title that has at least one ...
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Layer dimensions in after effects

To find the pixel dimensions of a layer you can use this expression: layer.sourceRectAtTime(t = time, includeExtents = false) t: the time index, in seconds. A floating-point value. ...
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Layer dimensions in after effects

You get the scale of the layer in the Transform property menu as seen below. The scale is in relation to the comp width and height if its solid or adjustment layer, for imported footage its in ...
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When and why to use Speedgrade?

You ask what it does: Speedgrade is a color grading / correcting tool. Davinci Resolve is another, and there are others still. They allow you to adjust the characteristics of a video on a shot-by-shot ...
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How to cut a single clip in a Sequence into multiple clips for use in multiple Sequences in Premiere Pro

Here's the "Premiere" way to do it. Create N sequences, one for each of the N speakers you want to create an output clip for. Copy (by reference) the clip into each of the N sequences. If you do ...
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Continuous smooth camera movement in post

As Duvrai mentioned, the docs for Final Cut's InertiaCam setting do say it will handle what you're talking about, but I've never tried it myself. If you are familiar with the 3D aspects of AE as ...
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Censoring license plate in a long video

I am not sure about Filmora 9, but Google Motion Tracking. You just need to roughly track the sign and make a blur bigger than the sign, so it's allways covered. If you want to exactly censor the sign,...
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How to make eye pupils look directly at the camera

That would be a task of compositing using something like Nuke or After-Effects. Here's how I'd tackle something like this: Grab a frame of the person looking directly in the camera Track the ...
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What title(s) should a one-person film crew receive in the credit role?

I would take a look at some of tested.com's videos. They often have one guy do camera work and editing, and he is credited twice.
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What title(s) should a one-person film crew receive in the credit role?

Sounds like you directed it. Would be simple to just put Director, I think one can assume you did everything then if there is no editor or DP credited. The director is responsible for the overall ...
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What is the best software to do color pass effect for a film?

Davinci Resolve Lite (link at bottom of page) is a free, fully functional version of professional colorist software. It runs on both Mac and PC. The most notable restriction to the lite version is ...
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What is the best software to do color pass effect for a film?

Mostly any commercial video editing software should be able to do this. Premiere Pro would be my go-to option, there are different ways to accomplish a color pass effect with it. You can set the color ...
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supply video files to editor in another country

I recently read about MASV on TechRadar, it's a file transfer service that charges 25¢ per gig that is downloaded. If you're only sending 10GB at a time, this is much more cost-effective than mailing (...
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supply video files to editor in another country

Fedex has the highest bandwidth around... Mailing laptop hard drives, SSDs or USB sticks is probably your best bet and may well be cheaper than upgrading your Internet upload capabilities. ...
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Even though Apple Motion is used with FCP could I still use it with iMovie?

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 ...
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