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One advantage to a web series is the absence of a gatekeeper. That is, you can upload (pretty much) anything you want to YouTube. You don't need to convince the website owner to include your work; you don't need to convince a TV station or movie studio to invest. In addition, sites like YouTube and Vimeo have built-in audiences. To get a significant number ...


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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. If it's on their computer, they have it. There are ways to protect your video, but those are not failsafe and will inevitably result in a poor user experience....


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Most videos are limited range i.e. luma goes from 16 to 235, and chroma from 16 to 240. Unless expressly set, FFmpeg does not scale the range from one to another. Whatever the source is, that's the output.* However, many inputs don't tag this property in their metadata. So, the output doesn't get tagged either. In that scenario, players tend to assume ...


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Is it normal to use a softbox for a back light? It can be sometimes. With two softbox lights, one can very nicely, evenly light a background show here. Note in the video that the subject is much farther than 2ft from the background. Wouldn't it leak light onto the wall behind the subject? Yes, it would, but not because it's a softbox. Softboxes only ...


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Probably better suited for Stackoverflow but I think its still a valid question for this SE. Producing theora(ogg) versions of your videos is actually redundant. Any browser version supporting ogg is also supporting webm. For questions like these I recommend using caniuse.com. If you compare webm with ogg you quickly see that you cover the same browser ...


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Sure - it seems ok. However, it is also a good idea to offer other types of video for browsers that do not support mp4 / h264. The usual best practice involves supplying mp4, webm and ogg as containers. This site is a good reference. A back of the napkin calculation: 1000 viewers / month @ 7.4 MB = 7.4 GB / Month. Which is probably within the acceptable ...


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For online delivery and viewing on laptops/tablets, 720P should be sufficient for capturing the entire sheet in a legible way, but resolution isn't the only factor to consider... A 1080P camera would capture higher-resolution images, but a 1-hr lecture at that size would probably result in a file size around 1GB. Assuming the intended delivery is online, ...


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...FFMPEG worked, it was a steep learning curve in terms of getting it to work in my environment and, took me a few days to learn how to code in Bash Scripts Shell based, but in the end very happy with the results and it's integration with both Macs and my Unix server.


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Players buffer streams. The bigger the buffer size, the longer window the encoder has to use higher bitrates for hard content, and then fewer bits earlier or later on easy content, to achieve similar quality for the whole video. I'll assume you're going to use h.264 (aka AVC) as a codec, as it's the de-facto standard for streaming video on the Internet. ...


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I recommend not to host the video files on your web server, but to upload them to YouTube and only embed the YouTube link on your web page. You can even define that your videos won't show up on searches, but are only served when using the link (from your website). The reason is that these videos add significant load to your web server and bandwidth. And if ...


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Sending your files to YouTube (once rendered and or exported) will be down to the upload speed of your internet service provide (ISP) / Broadband supplier. The faster the upload speed, the faster it can get to the YouTube servers for processing. So the answer to the question is no, but there are other factors involved like those mentioned above.


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You can do this is on YouTube by adding a filter under the "Features" header. E.g.: Also found that Vimeo offers similar search functionality when you add filters on the right: Specifically on Vimeo these each mean: CC0: Public Domain Dedication CC BY-NC-ND: Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License CC BY: Attribution License CC BY-NC-SA: ...


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video1 has a very short keyframe interval - it has a keyframe every few frames. video2 doesn't. Some players have the ability to decode upto non-KF silently and start playing from seek point. If yours doesn't, then it will start from the nearest keyframe preceding the seek point. ffprobe origin.mp4 -show_entries frame=key_frame,pkt_pts_time -select_streams ...


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It's a quite complex topic, but yes, when dealing with non-royalty-free technologies you are in some cases required to pay royalties to the patent holders, depending on your usage. This usually applies when you are the distributor of the video/audio content, but it depends from technology to technology. Patent pools are groups of companies that claim fees ...


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Unfortunately you are not going to be able to accomplish your goal. Two major factors impact this. First, color processing on different systems is going to differ. This will result in slight differences in the colors that are displayed because many video players apply "enhancements" to video and what you actually see when viewing the video in a browser is ...


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Unfortunately, even if you could get an exact amount of the difference, it is highly unlikely that adjusting by that amount will fix your problem. Since a lossy compression is being used, the codec is deciding to alter the color to something that is more easily stored in a small space. You will likely get a different color artifact if you try to correct ...


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You could create a droplet in compressor. Unfortunately, your options for destination folder are limited by this method to either source, desktop, cluster storage, or your movie folder. Since you don't want your watch folder endlessly copying movies, "source" is a bad choice, and you probably don't have cluster storage, so as long as you're ok with your ...


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Xsplit is a popular software choice for people recording and/or streaming video games. It allows multiple inputs and can overlay video on top of video, as you'd need for the PiP effect. There is a small fee to purchase this, but would highly recommend it if you are serious about it. Another popular solution is Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) which is ...


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You want a Pan/Tilt head. Zoom will depend on having a camera that can have the zoom remote controlled and a remote control that can hook in to the zoom. A pan tilt head can generally either be left sitting on a table or threaded on to a tripod. They are, however, not cheap. Expect to spend at least $300 for a cheap one and more if the camera ways more ...


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Actually, your best bet is to use a PCIe or USB 3.0 HDMI input card, like a Blackmagic Intensity, which will take the clean HDMI output of many high quality cameras (e.g: a Nikon D600 or D800, a Canon C100 or C300, etc.) and make it available to other apps on your computer. This is what professional productions do for green screen work to ensure they're ...


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Working at this level, your best bet is probably to use a DSLR and use one of the hacks available to use them as a webcam via USB. Consumer web-cams use a very small sensor which makes it virtually impossible to get any kind of meaningful background blur. You really need the large sensor of a DSLR to best accomplish what you are looking to do.


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For Minecraft you don't need to be on a Youtube Network. Mojang says you can monetize your Minecraft Youtube videos. Even if you use the game's music in it (however you can't use the music outside the video). The Minecraft EULA says: If you upload videos of the game to video sharing and streaming sites you are however allowed to put ads on them. ...


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Comparable yes but unlike Flash you have a very consistent average size over the timeline of your content. So you don't need to download as much to show content but can actually just start right away to play the video if your bandwidth is equal to (in practice it should be a bit higher of course) the average bitrate of your video. You only need to pre-load a ...


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If it is a flash source, then there is a good chance it has vector elements. You should export at a higher resolution from the source rather than trying to upscale the mov file. Working from the original will ensure accurate pixel data for any vector elements and produce a much higher quality upscale. (This is actually one of the major reasons for Flash'...


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You could easily use a google video hangout, or a skype video chat or any number of other video chat solutions. Because you are only wanting the communication to be between two offices, you don't need any specialist video conferencing software.


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if you´re using Windows you can use / download MovieMaker, and just import your clip and start to editing in most commons formats & if you have a mac imovie does the job also , those are "defaults" software and are pretty intuitive and in a sort way "basic".


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You don't necessary need to make it the center of the image but always appear at the exact same point in the frame. The center is usually an easy referencing point for that purpose, so why not use that. Obviously the easiest would be to make the photographs in a way that they don't need postpcessing. If this chance has passed already, you can get a (free) ...


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90% of good sound quality is mic placement. The remaining 90% is the microphone. The 90% that remains of that is the preamp. Because mic placement is so important, you either have to accept putting the video camera where the microphone sounds best, or you have to disconnect the two, placing and pointing the mic where it is best and then placing pointing ...


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The definition of "29.97" is correctly 30 * (1000 / 1001), which is 29.97002997. That's what you have. I don't know why do you think you need exactly 29.97000, but it's probably a misunderstanding.


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Get a camera (not a webcam), any camera, and put it on a tripod. Make sure the camera has the approriate mount to put it on your tripod. If you have a camera without such mount, just prop it up against some books or something like this. Then connect your camera to your PC (for live streaming) or just record to SD card and put it on your computer later (for ...


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