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What is the colour range of most videos?

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 ...
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What to make: a film, short film, series, web series?

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 ...
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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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What it means "a royalty free alternative" to video/audio (WebM format)

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 ...
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Is CPU speed important for uploading a youtube video

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 ...
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Variable Bitrates for Streaming?

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 ...
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How to compress videos for a website?

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 ...
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Resolution for webcam for recording lectures when writing on paper?

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 ...
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Are the properties (bitrate, fps) of my h.264 video OK for the web?

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 ...
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Is using a softbox as a back light a good idea when shooting indoors?

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 ...
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Do I need to encode video in both ogg and webm?

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 ...
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How to find videos that have free reuse license types on the web?

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 ...
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Why can't my video play from where I drag the playback bar?

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 ...
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YouTube Network Partnership Needed for Minecraft Tutorials?

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 ...
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Are mp4 bit rates the same as Flash bytes per frame?

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 ...
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Best way to increase the display size of a web video

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 ...
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Endless video chat?

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 ...
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Create time-lapse gif centering point of interest

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 ...
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best tool to use for vine production on windows

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"...
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Request for Camcorder and Tripod Recommendations for Occasional Amatuer Usage, With Emphasis on Good Sound Quality

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 ...
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Convert 29.970030 fps .mp4 to 29.970000

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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How do I setup a camera in a fixed position?

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 ...
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How do I setup a camera in a fixed position?

There's nothing wrong with using a WebCam instead of a camera, provided you have a long enough cable. There are USB extension chords that can give you a few extra feet, and USB extenders that can go ...
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How do I make a YouTube video with text-only?

You can create these easily in most video editing programs. For example, in iMovie (which is available on Apple devices), each of these is a Title. "Title" is what iMovie calls a page of text. So ...
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Template based video storage / online programmatic video editing tool?

As well as @ElderGeek's suggestion of ffmpeg, Adobe After effects can be used to generate bespoke video for the web. It can be fully scripted using Adobe's extendscript on the server and run as a ...
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How to choose the right bitrate, H.264 profile and level for Web Video presentation?

If you are looking to get the best possible quality, encode at the highest bitrates you can factoring file size / upload time. Regardless of what you bitrate you transcode at; nearly all streaming ...
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Is this jump video edited (time reversed)?

By comparing the original 5 second scene, with the time reversed video, produced by kapwing reverse video online, it's apparent that the last one is the natural and realistic movement.
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By which software/website this animated video was created?

As for video editing, this is pretty straightforward. The frame and the flowers are simply an image that has an alpha channel applied to it to make the contents of the frame opaque. The images in the ...
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Does anybody know any movies or stock footage with 1800's docks?

so I wasn't able to find any footage from the 1800s (probably because video was very new and not too common back then) but I have found some old footage of docks which I think might be of interest. ...
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Live-stream HD camera to stream on one's own Wordpress website

I think the answer to your question depends largely on your budget. A pretty easy and standard config (but which is not really cheap) would be using GoPros with the corresponding helmet / head mount ...
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