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Youtube-like video stabilization on Linux

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 ...
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Is there a rule of thumb for transitions in video production?

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 ...
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How to trim out black frames with ffmpeg on windows?

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 ...
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Premiere distorts picture while paused

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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Free video editing software

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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How do I move (rearrange) the orientation of a video? Using ffmpeg

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][...
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Is Adobe Premiere Elements good enough for video editing?

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 ...
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Extract person from video

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 ...
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Remove datestamp (watermark) from videos

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 "...
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Please tell me which tool I have to use to create a video?

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 ...
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Video editing software like iMovie, for Windows?

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 ...
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Removing / Overlaying logo on mp4 video format with ffmpeg on linux

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) ...
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How was this slow motion effect created? what programs can do this?

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 ...
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Recovering severely underexposed video

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 ...
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Good open source Video Editors?

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 ...
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Free video editing software

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 ...
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Why does editing a video by Adobe Premiere Pro more than once decreases its quality?

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 ...
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Youtube-like video stabilization on Linux

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, ...
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ffmpeg flash frames last still image in concat sequence

Based on the discussion at the bug tracker, this should be a workaround: file path/to/001.png duration 5 file path/to/002.png duration 5.96 file path/to/002.png and ffmpeg.exe -f concat -safe 0 -i ...
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Extract person from video

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 ...
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Select range of clips in Kdenlive

I didn't find a way of selecting a range of clips but the main problem is solved by the spacer tool which can be invoked by pressing M. One then grabs the left end of the clip to the right of a gap ...
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Select range of clips in Kdenlive

You can box-select clips by dragging the mouse while holding the shift key and and left mouse button. kdenlive "Selection" manual If the clips you want to select are all contiguous, you can ...
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Does SSD reduce render time significantly?

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 ...
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Creating a one-off non-pro video to document a project - what software would be sensible?

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 ...
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Render failed - Davinci Resolve 16

In the 'Deliver' panel, under the Advanced Settings, try enabling/ticking “Use render cached images”.
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How to do a "deep" / full copy of a nested sequence in Premiere Pro CS6? (i.e. constituent components are all copied)

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 ...
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How to mark multiple ins and outs in Adobe Premiere?

The best way in Premiere is to use "I" and "O" to set ins and outs as you scroll through your Source. Then for each in and out, use command (ctrl) "U" to create a Subclip in your Project. Then when ...
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Remove audio from video annotation in ActivePresenter

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 ...
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Free video editing software

Virtualdub is very good software. Maybe it not cover all the requirements. And it's not exactly "visual" managed as the other, but it'd good and very flexible
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How to burn timestamp onto video?

FFmpeg's drawtext filter can burn timecodes into frames. edit: I misread the docs before. I saw the timecode option to the filter, and missed seeing that there was a pts available for text expansion....
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