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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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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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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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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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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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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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Render failed - Davinci Resolve 16

In the 'Deliver' panel, under the Advanced Settings, try enabling/ticking “Use render cached images”.
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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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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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How can I rotate a video by a few degrees?

Using FCPX, a Transform effect will do the trick. Using FCP 7, you can access rotation along with scale and position in the Motion tab of the Viewer.
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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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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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Does repeatedly saving a video degrade its quality?

MP4 isn't an ideal format for intermediate saves. If you know you'll be re-opening the file, save it as losslessly as practicable, and use MP4 only for the final output. That said, depending on the ...
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Add a timestamp to a video file?

You can use FFmpeg, a free command-line tool, to do this. Basic command is ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vf "drawtext=fontfile=font.ttf: fontsize=45:fontcolor=white: ...
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how to burn full hd movies (1080px720p) in DVD

DVD Video is limited to Standard Def, not High Def (HD). Blu-Ray overcomes that limitation. Alternatively you can use the DVD as a filesystem and play arbitrary media using a computer. But as a ...
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Is there a rule of thumb for transitions in video production?

The least noticeable transition is a cut. Any transition, even a dissolve takes some time and draws attention to itself to some extent. That means a transition (and here I'm using transition to mean ...
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About Video Formats and prevention of download of videos

If you don't want your stuff to be stolen, don't put it on the internet People need to be able to watch your video on their computers. For that purpose, it needs to be downloaded to their computers. ...
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Digital TV SCTE 35 signal

To determine if a channel has SCTE-35, you will need to have the Program Map Table (PMT) recorded. From the PMT, you should be able to find the Packet Identifiers (PIDs) of all of the streams ...
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edit after effects projects with aerender and extend script

Aerender does what it says on the tin: it just renders. It can save a comp after rendering if there's a post-render action like setting proxies, but AFAIK it has no other capability to modify projects ...
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What are some GUI that allow me to cut sections from a video without re-encode?

LosslessCut is an open-source video cutting tool. Its interface is built using Electron, and its backend is ffmpeg. It's available on the three main operating systems (Linux/Mac/Windows), and also ...
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What's the difference between Blackmagic Fusion and Resolve?

Firstly - Davinci Resolve (since v15) now includes Fusion as a sub-tool. Additionally some component features of Fusion are embedded within the Resolve interface and conversely some features of ...
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How to make video with a scrolling graphic?

You create the whole graphic as a still image - for the above, likely a 1080 x 28000 px image to start with. Then I'd import the image into either Premiere or After Effects based on what you're more ...
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What free video editing software is capable of moving/rotating a sprite atop video?

A great tool for this is Davinci Resolve: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve. It is very capable, has an excellent free version and can easily accomplish the desired tasks. A ...
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How to make Sony Vegas Pro 13 work on a 4K display

There's apparently a hack which alters the Vegas executable to solve this problem. There's a setting of dpiAware in the application manifest which falsely tells Windows that Vegas is DPI aware and ...
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How to: Add Chapters, Sections, markers to video files to help direct access, skipping/ fast forwarding?

MP4 format does support chapters. You can use free Drax utility to create them. Please note that not all video players support MP4 chapters. You need to find one that does (VLC ?)
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