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How to annotate specific parts of video in pre-production?

Disclaimer: You didn't specify what program you are working with, so I assume you are using the current version of Premiere Pro. Assembly Workflow Your workflow is a common one for beginners. Back ...
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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 are motion graphics like this created?

Totally doable using After Effects as it comes out of the box. I'd be making each letter a separate layer, turning that layer into a matte for the colour, which would be provided by the gradient ...
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How do I batch replace video clips in Premiere to graded copies? (from Da Vinci Resolve)

Method 1 First, with the Premiere project closed, move the original files that you're editing with to a new folder or other location. Open your project and it will warn you of missing files. Click the ...
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Workflow to ingest files from Zoom audio recorder

If youre hopefully running windows, use explorer (My Computer). Navigate to the SD card. In the search box for that window, type *.wav (or whatever extension you used to record). The window will ...
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Does version control have a part in the video production workflow?

As a long-term video professional i can attest to the fact that the need for a lightweight, robust, transparent and open form of a VCS is sorely lacking in the majority of media workflows. The ...
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Motion capture and 3D model formats

You are a little confused in the MoCap process. Most mocap is captured live on either a soundstage or direct to your computer with a webcam/video camera with specialized software. This software ...
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my client is unhappy with the video editing of the evening dancing as we havent used the actual audio but used songs that were playing that evening

I would suggest trying to combine the two audio feeds. If you layer the room audio with the clean audio, it will probably help make things more usable. Otherwise I would give the customer what they ...
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Workflow of editing in Premiere and Color Grading in Davinci

What works for me is the following: Sync audio in PluralEyes and export to Premiere. Edit in Premiere before color correction or grading. Yeah, log footage looks crap, but you should be able to ...
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Switching from Adobe to Resolve

The customization options for window arrangement are limited in Resolve, compared to some applications. The customization options are flexible enough to have your timeline on a second monitor, though....
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How to handle credit

Paperwork is important. Beyond a simple Excel spreadsheet, you should have appropriate releases from everyone involved in your project. Depending on your jurisdiction, it is likely that you can't ...
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Creating series of instagram videos with the same templates in premieme pro

I would recommend creating a master template project which is setup with all of your folder hierarchies and the common assets you need to access for the edits. You could save this project as "Master ...
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Editing involving several backup drives: how to assemble a project with minimal clip duplication?

I am not sure why you end up with duplicates. However you might be interested in having a look at the proxy workflow from Felipe. It probably can help you to get rid of duplicates and conserve space.
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After effects workflow for several similar clips

You can link objects in After Effects to .csv files (as well as many other formats). For example, if you make a spreadsheet like the one below, and save it as a .csv file: You can drag the .csv file ...
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Transcoding from AVC to ProRes: Are there any negatives that would happen to the footage?

Cons: There will be a small loss of quality due to transcription error, but it's likely to be negligible and not worth worrying about. it will take up way more drive space. Only a problem if you're ...
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Exporting video layers for Premiere-DaVinci workflow

This video has a solution using Project Manager to export all clips individually, so that layers can be exported separately. File > Project manager - Make sure your working sequence is selected. ...
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Wave effect on bottom text

Create your text layer. Create a 100% black solid layer Create a 100% white solid layer, make sure it is above the black layer. Precomp the two solid layers (cmd/control + shift + c) and jump into ...
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Is there a microphone / video setup that requires little to no post-production?

First, have your subject(s) rehearse the heck out of their presentation if that is practical. If you have access to a Mac, place it near a wall, preferably white. Bounce a cheap lamp off the wall to ...
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Is there a microphone / video setup that requires little to no post-production?

What I would do is concentrate on the setup in front of the camera, to make sure that what you're recording is the best quality it can be, in order to avoid the need for post. Set up your lights so ...
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What's the quickest, most efficient way of sending files/proxies to a remote editor (using Premiere) over a moderately slow internet connection?

Sending proxies is also a well established workflow if you choose to go that route. “Offline” and then “Online” editing. See the following link for explanation on how to correctly create the proxy ...
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Can you keep the edges of vector elements smooth past 100% zoom in After Effects?

Don’t zoom in on your display to do this. Adjust the scale on the layer to zoom in further. If the sun icon is enabled on the layer, you will get sharp edges as you scale up. Then position your ...
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Archival storage for RAW video

If your system has external SAS, you can either buy an older LTO Tape Drive System, such as an LTO-5, or rent one. Or go for an LTO-6 or 7 drive. Linear tape really is the best choice for a number ...
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FCPX 10.1.3 - How Do I Copy Project?

To freeze your current state of work you need to load a Library and right click on a Project. Important is you need to choose Duplicate as Snapshot. Only then you make a protected copy of your current ...
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How can I quickly reduce .mpg files?

If you're comfortable with the command-line, FFmpeg will do the job. Since these are VHS rips, 5-10 mbps is way overkill when using the H.264 codec. Suggested command: ffmpeg -i rip.mpg -vf yadif,...
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4K Workflow in FCPX - crop down for multicam angles

I'm a little confused. Perhaps it's the terminology you're using. Are you really talking about cropping (throwing away the top, bottom, and sides of the image), or do you mean scaling? Are you ...
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How can I stay motivated and become more productive as a video editor?

To understand what is happening to You in full. I'd suggest getting to know Yerkes-Dodson law which was established in psychology. The Wikipedia might be helpfull in that manner: Yerkes-Dodson law ...
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How can I stay motivated and become more productive as a video editor?

I asked this question 4 years ago, here's what I've learned since then (in no specific order): Break it down into sub-sequences, and finish one short sub-sequence at a time Get into a mindset of "It ...
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How can I stay motivated and become more productive as a video editor?

This is an old topic, but I'll add anyway. Focus and distraction are difficult for me. To stay motivated and to keep from burning out, try the The Pomodoro Technique The technique uses a timer to ...
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