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How do I set up and use FFmpeg in Windows?

FFmpeg is indeed a powerful video encoder/decoder tool¹. It operates in the command line, as opposed to using a GUI. Command line is that black window you find by typing [windows+r], then cmd in the ...
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How to encode Apple ProRes on Windows or Linux?

As of December 2018, Adobe Creative Cloud aps, such as Premier, After Effects and Adobe Media Encoder give you the ability to encode in ProRes without any post-hoc conversion. If you don't use Adobe ...
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convert KAZAM video file to a file, playable in windows media player

Your KAZAM video features YUV444P pixel format which WMP may not support without extra filters. Using ffmpeg, run ffmpeg -i in.mp4 -pix_fmt yuv420p -c:a copy -movflags +faststart out.mp4 You can ...
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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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How to see if a video file is progressive or interlaced?

You should be able to tell just by looking at it. When you watch for motion and see a comb-like horizontal pattern, the video is interlaced. You could also try pausing the video at several points ...
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Convert high frame video to slow motion video

You can use ffmpeg, a free command-line tool, to do this: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vf setpts=8*PTS -r 30 -crf 18 output.mp4 This slows down the video 8 times and output is 30 FPS.
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How do I set up and use FFmpeg in Windows?

The other answer gives a very good answer that covers the default way of installing it, I'd like to propose another method that is good for noobs and pros alike: Chocolatey is a package manager, it's ...
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Video in After Effects composition panel is pixelated during scrubbing

It's because you're using Adaptive Resolution, where AE will attempt to let you scrub through quickly, by reducing the resolution it shows in the viewer. Higher powered computers will be able to show ...
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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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Concatenating split media files using “concat protocol”

The concat protocol is the wrong choice for most file formats. Transport streams like MPEG-TS are one of the few formats which can be concatenated this way. All this method does is a crude appendation ...
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How to see if a video file is progressive or interlaced?

Windows won't help you with this. There are several file info programs available. I use MediaInfo, which I like especially for the context menu entry "MediaInfo" that allows you to quickly open video ...
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Sync separate audio to video+bad-camera-audio, free NLE recommendations

I tried kdenlive, so I'll post my findings about it as an answer. It didn't quite do the job, so I'm not going to mark this as the accepted solution. kdenlive easily imports my clips in mjpeg+pcm, ...
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Encoding videos for MPEG-DASH

I would get as far away from EE as possible. Using the x264 tool, and mp4box, you can convert and segment out the files which are ready to be streamed to any dash compatible players. Especially since ...
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How to change output filename in ffmpeg batch?

You can extract the file name directly from the for replacement parameter. No need to set a new variable at all. for %f in (*.mp4) do ffmpeg -i "%f" -vn -ar 44100 -ac 1 -b:a 32k -f mp3 "%~nf.mp3" If ...
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How to see if a video file is progressive or interlaced?

I use VLC Media Player. It will play most any format and will play DVD straight from the disc. Play the video and slow it way down during a motion sequence using the little double arrows next to the ...
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How to encode Apple ProRes on Windows or Linux?

I've tried a bunch of front ends for ffmpeg and finally settled on Tencoder. Widows only. It has a preset for ProRes and is very easy to customize so you can crete setting for often used formats or ...
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Is H.264 subject to exploits / are some H.264 codecs subject to exploits?

All anyone might be able to say is that there are no known holes in the various players. (I don't know if that's true, just that it's impossible to know that there are no undiscovered bugs in a ...
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Video codec for simple animation?

I read up a bit and made some experiments with lossless codecs, getting decent results. I'd be interested in comments on this, especially if there are lossless or lossy alternatives that I overlooked. ...
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Extracting individual video fields

Using ffmpeg, ffmpeg -i video.avi -vf field=top top%d.png and ffmpeg -i video.avi -vf field=bottom bottom%d.png
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Extracting video fields Respectively

Sure, you have to combine the field extraction with interleaving. ffmpeg -i video.avi \ -filter_complex "[0]field=top[t];[0]field=bottom[b];[t][b]interleave" -r 50 fld%d.png where the r value ...
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How to encode Apple ProRes on Windows or Linux?

This is the command line I have used to encode ProRes 4444. If you do not include -bits_per_mb you will get low res results in Windows 10. Many posts do not mention this little aspect. ffmpeg -y -f ...
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How to encode Apple ProRes on Windows or Linux?

On Windows, I recommend FootageStudio 4K. It is a commercial converter (not cheap) that supports many professional formats, including ProRes.
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How to see if a video file is progressive or interlaced?

Install MediaInfo, right click on video file, click "MediaInfo" and follow below path. [Video_file] -> MediaInfo -> Options -> Preferences -> Change 'Output Format' to 'Text'. If ...
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How to see if a video file is progressive or interlaced?

If you have ffmpeg installed you can use the idet tool. Here is a guide on how to use it: http://www.aktau.be/2013/09/22/detecting-interlaced-video-with-ffmpeg/
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Scrolling the panel in After Effects

Also - try holding the space bar down.. It temporarily turns your cursor into a hand grabber. Very "handy" (sorry)
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How to double video frames without any duplicate frames

Use ffmpeg -i in.avi -r 50 -filter:v "setpts=0.5*PTS" out.avi or ffmpeg -i in.avi -r 50 -filter:v "setpts=N/50/TB" out.avi If you want to interpolate new frames, use ffmpeg -i in.avi -r 50 -...
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Crop selected area in all videos

Basic command is ffmpeg -i in.mp4 -vf crop=iw:ih-25:0:0 -c:a copy out.mp4 Note that MP4s usually require the dimensions to be even, so the command above will actually crop 26 pixels from the bottom. ...
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How to exit fullscreen monitor playback in Premiere?

As far as I am aware, there isn't a way to disable Mercury Transmit if the viewer covers the UI, unless you set up a key binding. You can assign a keyboard shortcut to the "Enable Transmit" function ...
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Blackmagic RAW get Thumbnail in Windows Explorer

I've created a thumbnail provider available from here https://github.com/tom-gangemi/braw-thumbnail-provider/releases/tag/v1.0. All you need to do is extract to your desired install location and run ...
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Utility or method for joining MP4 files

I was encountering audio sync issues when trying to do this with Avidemux, but I came upon a two-step process that keeps the audio in sync: Concatenate files using MKVToolNix (I used version 7.4.0 ...
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