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You will generally get the following guidance if you take courses on presentation skills (this list from write-out-loud.com) Slow speech is usually regarded as less than 110 wpm, or words per minute. Conversational speech generally falls between 120 wpm at the slow end, to 150 - 200 wpm in the fast range. People who read books for radio or podcasts are ...


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To overlay a half-sized version of a video in the center of an image, use ffmpeg -loop 1 -i image -i video -filter_complex "[1]scale=iw/2:-1[ovrl]; [0][ovrl]overlay=(main_w-overlay_w)/2:(main_h-overlay_h)/2:shortest=1[v]" -map "[v]" -map 1:a -c:v libx264 -c:a copy output.mp4 To frame the video: ffmpeg -loop 1 -i image -i video loop 1 -i ...


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This question gets asked quite frequently, and normally the answer is to pick one from this list. But since you very clearly defined what you are looking for in the editing software, I think I can give you a better recommendation. Premiere Elements Personally, I use Creative Cloud software, which means Premiere Pro for video editing and After Effects for ...


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I will answer this in a few parts Cameras: I assume you are looking for some kind of a web release for what ever media you are recording and I assume you want to go high def. For this most if not all of the current DSLR's from the big makers (cannon, nikon, etc) will shoot in both 720 and 1080 (i and p depend on the camera but for what you are looking to do ...


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When I was first looking for a good portable camera, the LX100 was on the top of the list. When looking at research, the LX100 provides great IQ (at 4k) in a good compact device for the price. If you have not already looked at these sites, I would suggest looking up TheCameraStore review on YouTube, CameraLabs, Dpreview, and EOSHD. LX100 does also have ...


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You should consider other options than Nikon/Canon. Even if they have proven DSLR can do really good video, thanks to 5D Mark II/III and Magic Lantern, they do not compete well against Panasonic and Sony. If you compare 5D Mark III against a Sony A7S, you're going to have a much better video quality on A7S, thanks to its far superior sensor. Much higher ...


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No, the D750 is not a good alternative for an avid videographer, at least not if you want the advantages Magic Lantern offers. ML isn't available for Nikon. The reason has nothing to do with the technical advantages of either platform, you can get models of camera that are fairly close in that regard. The problem is that Nikon does not have anything ...


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There are a few video quality metrics available for you to use, primarily SSIM and also PSNR. You can use ffmpeg to convert the video and then compare the output. Step 1 Convert the video ffmpeg -i actioncamfile -c:v libx264 -crf 23 -c:a copy -map 0 compressed.mp4 The CRF value modulates the quality. Lower values produce better quality but larger file ...


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I use Nikon SLRs among a suite of other video cameras for professional corporate videography. The latest full-frame Nikons have proven to be good solutions for a higher-end look. As with all SLRs, they are far from the convenience of a typical, all-in-one ENG type camera and as with all SLRs their video capture quality is lacking. My solution if the Nikon is ...


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The camera is not the only issue here. If you have Nikon lenses you can get great footage with a D750. I am sending my Sony A7S back to BH because of horrible focus issues in low light. If a scene is not well lit there are issues no matter what camera is used. You need a good prime lens to shoot in low light, not high ISO.


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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 for, here's how you can use some trickery to fake it: Motion blur! It helps selling the effect big time. I recommend using a radial blur which is going outwards ...


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I would do this using after effects. You need to do a little bit of motion tracking as there is a tiny bit of motion on the camera as the train moves. Find a font that matches the LED display font on the screen. Carefully match all the colours you use using the eye dropper. Add blur and noise to your comps to better match the footage. You can fake blurry ...


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Camera lower to the ground always looks faster Wider image (this example is very wide) Sound makes a difference. Watch this example muted and then loud) Ask all the other drivers to go slow. :-]


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Since you're scaling 2x or more, your best bet is to upscale the DV again using Avisynth with the nnedi rpow2 filter, then scale, if necessary, to HDV. (With some tangible details, I can provide an example script.) Trying to sharpen the upscaled videos will produce worse results than the above method.


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I think you should consider to lower the frame rate or if possible change shutter angle. 60fps make the footage more crisp and take away the effect you looking for. https://photography.tutsplus.com/articles/quick-tip-how-does-shutter-speed-affect-video--photo-12092 Or consider a plug-in to add motion blur. https://sellfy.com/p/phtl/


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You should be able to find monitor muting as a default or configurable setup on most radio consoles. Make sure you looking at sound boards that are specifically marketed as radio consoles. Something like this Wheatstone Audioarts analog console or this Lawo digital console. If not specifically called out in the features, you can also look for consoles that ...


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You can use old(ish) Android phone to have all-in-one solution or you can use go-pro camera with laptop.


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Were I work we used an iPhone 7 and a Samsung S8+ for an experimental web series to capture video. The result was awesome, specially when you use stuff like the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 Smartphone Gimbal. (The series is not yet released, will updated when the editing is finished) At first we used Bluetooth microphones but there is a lot of issues with the range ...


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Like @screaming-drills say's: this can be done with softwares like Wirecast and OBS. You could also get very expensive hardware to do the same eg. from Blackmagic Design, I would however look at the software option, with some inexpensive computers. Ex. Computer One One computer for camera input, depending on how the video is being delivered, I'd get ...


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Investigate some of the software switcher products such as "V-Mix". Or some of the computer-based integrated products like NewTek "TriCaster". They will handle many more inputs than even the large (and expensive) hardware switchers like BMD ATEM, etc. The more expensive models likely handle quite a large number of PIP images to be combined. Of course, you ...


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As you mentioned, mobility would be your biggest pro by far. With the Surface Pro with highest specs (as you mentioned), you'll get a very competitive machine. The biggest thing you'll be missing (from my perspective) is a dedicated graphics card. You can probably still pull off multiple monitors, but it's not going to be pushing it for sure. The Surface ...


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Yes, it's powerful enough, even to edit features ... as long as: you use low-resolution proxies (copies) for long projects. you edit from an external drive with USB3 or better and not from your computer's HDD (avoid stuffing your HDD with large data files anyway).


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Your best bet is probably to look for developers of commercial Maya plugins and see if they are willing to do contract work. Most studios have developers on staff to handle any project specific coding work needed. It's a pretty specialized skill set and I doubt there is much of a market for doing it as consultants. That said, my (limited) experience ...


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Synfig Studio is a free option. It's a free 2d vector animation package, similar to Flash. I haven't used it, so I can't vouch for how easy it is to learn. Since Blender can pretty much do anything - provided you can work out how to use it - you could probably do this in Blender. Though it's not really purpose-built for 2d animation or motion graphics. For ...


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The animation that you refer to was probably made with Adobe After Effects. You can animate this kind of thing for 'free', if you don't value your time, using PhotoShop CS2 (free from Adobe) and the Quicktime player which will import image sequences and save them as movies. But your hope for free software misses the point that the costly parts of animation ...


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Do you have the option to display your answer in text on the screen as you're saying it? You could probably speak faster: The viewers would be reading along anyway, so if you were unintelligible for a few words, the viewers would still get the meaning. I agree with @DrMayhem about speech speeds, but I think you can get away with 175-200 wpm and not sound ...


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This was a feature on some Mini DV camcorders back in the day. I know the Canon GL2 supported it, but as I recall I think it also required a MiniDV tape with a circuit in it that cost extra and I'm not sure if you can still get them anymore. Having to deal with capturing tapes is also a bit of a pain. If you don't mind a momentary break in the footage, ...


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If the camcorder records stereo sound and you are only interested in mono recordings, the foot switch could trigger an oscillator that injected a short tone on the left channel and the inverted tone on the right channel. During regular playback where you might be mixing left and right audio to one mono audio signal, the tone will be unheard because of ...


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If you are a fan of DSLRs, Canon cameras have modified firmwares where you can automatically restart the recording on a new file once you reached the limit. Check for ML ;) Obviously what you will do is concatenate the files in order to obtain a full lenght footage at the end. Consider that this is something that you could use to run up to 3-4 times the ...


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