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To stabilize your video you can use the ffmpeg command line tool. The easy way: one pass using deshake filter ffmpeg -i shaky-input.mp4 -vf deshake stabilized-output.mp4 The deshake filter has also some optional settings. The better way: two passes using vidstab filters For better results you can try the two-step process using ffmpeg's vidstabdetect and ...


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A while back I ran some introductory video editing workshops. I used to tell the participants about a particularly cool effect that I once found in Pinnacle; it was a pinhata that came swinging into the first video along with a stick that hit the second video out of it and it unfolded across the screen. The point of this anecdote is the following: Don't use ...


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Here's a way to do it with the blackdetect and trim filters. First, a better way to get the blackdetect output is via ffprobe because it is capable of writing structured data such as XML, JSON or one key=value per line. You do this using metadata injection: ffprobe -f lavfi -i "movie=/path/to/input.mp4,blackdetect[out0]" -show_entries tags=lavfi....


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According to Adobe, it's a bug. Until Adobe fixes this bug with an update, the workaround is to switch off GPU acceleration in Project Settings.


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Have a look into the new Blackmagic Davinci Resolve, which includes an NLE and color correction tool. it is free and can output a maximum resolution of 3840x2160.


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This should do it: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 \ -filter_complex "[0:v] crop=iw/3:ih:0:0,pad=iw:2*ih [left]; \ [0:v] crop=iw/3:ih:(iw/3)+1:0 [middle]; \ [0:v] crop=iw/3:ih:(2*iw/3)+1:0 [right]; \ [left][middle] overlay=0:main_h/2,pad=iw:(3*ih/2) [out1]; \ [out1][right] overlay=0:(2*main_h/3) [fout] " \ -c:v libx264 -an -map "[fout]" trisected-vertical-overlay....


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Is Adobe Premiere Elements good enough for video editing? In general, yes. It is a watered down Version of Premiere Pro for people that would be overwhelmed by a full-featured professional editing tool and just want to cut their video easily and quickly. This means that a lot of the features of Premiere Pro will only be available in a simplified variation,...


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If you have a frame where the person does not exist, you can use a tool called a difference matte. (You'll need to scroll down to the section titled "Difference Matte Effect" for a description.) It will find a difference between the frame without the person, and the frames with a person and remove areas that are the same, leaving only the difference (in this ...


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Use ffmpeg (download a static build for your operating system) and its delogo filter, which will try to cover up a logo or watermark by interpolating neighboring pixels. ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vf "delogo=x=100:y=100:w=150:h=20" output.mp4 Here, x and y specify the top left coordinates of the “masking” rectangle, and w/h specify its size. You can add the show=...


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This can be accomplished with the mpdecimate filter in the free program ffmpeg: ffmpeg -i "in.mp4" -vf "mpdecimate" "out.mp4"


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While its technically possible to have a program detect specific faces and apply a blur on that face. That would require a lot of programming work on your side, there is no free tool or low cost tool that does this automatically for you. This is possible with OpenCV but I highly doubt that this is a viable solution for you in any way, it's a quite ...


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After Effects could certainly do what you want, as could Apple Motion (only for Macs though). If you're on a budget you might want to look at something lower cost - or free: Natron is an open source free compositor, that will be able to do that effect Blender - as well as being a 3D animation package it has a compositor too compositing is the technique of ...


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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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There are methods to generate frames in between frames, mostly giving you mixed results. For one, the plugin "twixtor" (~330$) actually does a somewhat decent job at assuming missing frames, so much so, that a 30fps video can be played back at half the speed, making it look like 60fps slow-mo. On the other hand side, you can sample the frames directly in ...


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Q:Best Video Editor for Windows (Free) A: Windows Movie Maker Windows Movie Maker is a free video editing tool for Windows and users can make home movies by simple drag-and-drop. It contains features such as video effects, video transitions, adding titles/credits, audio track, timeline narration, and Auto Movie. What's more, new effects and transitions ...


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When you shoot from further away you use a "longer" lens, in other words a lens with a longer focal length. This has a few effects, that you'll have to fake to make it look real. First, the perspective tends to get flattened with long lenses. You've probably seen this in the classic cinema trope of a long shot of a crowd walking along a footpath, where ...


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The biggest problem you are facing is that a DSLR typically records to the H.264 codec. That codec tries to minimize the file size and the only way to achieve that is to throw out negligible information. Sadly human eyes are not sensitive to black parts of video, so dark areas are highly compressed. That means you will have a really hard time brightening ...


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First off there would be Lightworks, which is free with some limitations. It's a pure abomination and needs a lot of learning an rethinking if you're used to usual NLE software. Then, what most people don't think of, there would be Blender. Actually a 3D rendering software, but also a very good, free/open source video editor. Like all software, it has a ...


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Your command is missing double quotes around the filter definition : ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vf "delogo=x=270:y=190:w=40:h=40" -c:a copy output.mp4 (as explained in FFmpeg filters documentation) Nevertheless, this filter will decode and re-encode your video stream.


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There is a big difference between saving your project, then returning to the project to do some additional changes, such as brightness adjustments, then exporting a media file, and exporting a media file from your project, importing the result into a new project, doing some additional changes, such as brightness adjustments, then exporting the result of ...


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Blender has motion tracking, which can in turn be used to stabilize video. Here is a YouTube tutorial showing how to load video footage into Blender's movie clip editor, setting a tracking point, solving the tracking equation, and then discusses considerations about how to balance the various factors between too much and too little stabilization. The video ...


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Final Cut Pro X has a plugin called Pro Removal that can remove moving things from the scene on fixed camera shots. Also there is a tutorial for After Effects that shows how remove objects from scene using the tracker. Also you can clean frame by frame using Photoshop or similar if you have a good amount of time to spend or a crew to help you in the task.


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It depends entirely on the type of rendering you are doing and the specs of your computer. Bottle necks can occur in many different parts of the rendering pipeline. Generally speaking, rendering is very GPU or CPU intensive, depending on if the render engine is CUDA (or similar) enabled. If the renderer is able to utilize a GPU, then GPUs and/or dedicated ...


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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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In the 'Deliver' panel, under the Advanced Settings, try enabling/ticking “Use render cached images”.


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If you are really adventurous why not give Blender a go? It is a 3D animation and compositing/tracking application. It is completely free and open (FLOSS) as well as being totally system agnostic. Run on Windows 32bit or 64 bit, MacOS 32 or 64 bit and Linux 32 or 64bit. The video editor is rather novel and a bit rudimentary but is supported by a large ...


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I also have an idea, if your sequence and titles are too complicated you can save a copy of your project and then import a sequence from it to the main project. It's best possible solution to copy title I've found with motion titles templates.


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The professional way Professionally done, all cameras and audio recorders will have a running (SMPTE) time code, which can be configured in 'free run' mode - meaning the time counter runs regardless whether we record or not (ie, STOP mode). At the beginning of the shooting day, all recordists (cameras, audio) will sync their clocks. This is done either to ...


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This kind of data is actually remarkably hard to come by. There are a few industry reports available for thousands of dollars, but the best free resource I could find when I was searching was an informal poll that Dave Dugdale did. It was an imperfect test by his own admission because it allowed both voting up and voting down, but it gives at least some ...


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Yes, you can remove audio from any video in ActivePresenter. To do that, please follow the instruction in ActivePresenter's community: You just need to select the video, click Adjust Volume tool on the Timeline, and select Mute checkbox.


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