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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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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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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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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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What are Grey Balls used for?

The grey balls are actually used like the grey cards but with added lighting data cause they are spherical and refer to the surrounding light sources better, they usually reflect 18% of the light and ...
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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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supply video files to editor in another country

I recently read about MASV on TechRadar, it's a file transfer service that charges 25ยข 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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How to automatically pull text out of a video

I do not know of any existing solutions for this in Premiere or AE. However, if you know a little about programming, you might be able to write a script using OpenCV that runs Tesseract OCR on video ...
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How does green screening work with green objects?

For static shots they shoot what's called a background plate: the same scene shot from the same angle but without the foreground action. Then where the green is taken out the empty background shows ...
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How to make audio "internal editing" in a movie?

Instead of deleting the offending bit, overwrite it with room tone, a section of nominal silence either recorded specifically for this purpose at the time of filming, or just taken from a nearby bit ...
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Make a video ONLY 2 colors? (Not grayscale)

You could use the Posterize effect in Adobe After Effects, and set it to 2 colours. Or the Threshold RGB effect and set it to 127 (if it's an 8 bit colour video). You may have to greyscale the video ...
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Exporting on the same sequence settings as the clip doubles the size of the output file

Ok there's a few different aspects to this, so here goes. I am trying to create an edit/archive render of my videos captured from Sony A6000. The recording format is: 1080p 50FPS H.264 Codec. Not ...
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Crop a video with a moving crop area of fixed size

I recommend AVISynth (a script based video editor for VirtualDub) and the DeShaker plugin. You can learn a minimum amount about AVISynth and simply load DeShaker, have it stabilize on the person's ...
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How can I edit out the flicker from a projector from existing video footage?

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 ...
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How do I know if a YouTube video is available to license?

Generally, the only license that's built in to YouTube is the YouTube terms of service. That license is basically that you have to watch through YouTube. You cannot download, reuse, etc. That leaves ...
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Where do I find the standard licensing agreement on a video that's on YouTube?

From YouTube's help pages: The standard YouTube licence remains the default setting for all uploads. And Fair Use typically does not apply on the standard licence. See here for specifics, and when ...
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Surround sound for cinema feature film (Pricing of Dolby Surround)

If your plan is to deliver the end product as a DCP, you don't need any Dolby licensing or approval, you can just deliver the theater mix as a 6 discrete channels 5.1 mix in the DCP container. ...
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Which techniques/filters do improve sensation of speed on a motorcycle?

I agree with my fellow German dude. Lowering the framerate (until 24) can increase the feeling of uncontrolled speed and momentum. If you already did that and didn't get the effect you were looking ...
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Camera settings instead of RAW

It highly depends on your Bit-depth and scene and post-production. If you're trying to maximize for dynamic range and avoid clipping highlights for example, you should reduce contrast as much as ...
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Post production removal of uneven green screen with glass object shattering in foreground

I don't even see how rotoscoping would help and can't think of a way to solve the issue directly with the green screen footage (if I understand the situation correctly anyway). If the glass is ...
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Post production removal of uneven green screen with glass object shattering in foreground

If the example were a lightbulb at the top dropping to the bottom you would take one frame with the bulb at the top and one frame with the bulb at the bottom, then simply use half of each as a mask. ...
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Is there an inexpensive way to decompose a video into frames and apply a snapchat-like filter to each frame?

Most motion graphics applications can import most video types and apply filters to them. I believe that Adobe After Effects is available for a subscription (so cheap if you use it only for a month), ...
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Unhappy with wedding videography production - want expert opinions to provide an independant view

This is going to be a hard one. I am a wedding videographer myself and there isn't really a guild or similar (well there is kind of but there are no requirement to be joined to one in the UK). Now ...
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How to independently produce 3D Movies when 3D-TV's are discontinued?

Some are using VR headsets, some work with anaglyph glasses. With some plug-ins (such as the Dashwood 360 VR Toolbox, as one example), you can use popular headsets like the Oculus Rift. But many will ...
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Credit Rolls.. How do I get the credit rolls to look good? FCPX and Motion5

it looks jumpy Most probably you have mismatch of framerates between Motion 5 project and FCPX. Check if they match. Also check all other video settings, to match your FCPX composition.
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Why can't I select my grouped video clip to reposition it within the frame in Premiere Pro?

The video clip I'm trying to reposition has been split into three separate clips with the Cutting Tool and then Grouped together. This is the key to your problem (emphasis mine). In Premiere Pro, ...
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