ObscureRobot
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How can 1080p films be so disproportionally lightweight?
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DVD and Blu-Ray content makes massive use of lossy encoding. An easy way to see for yourself is to find a dark scene in a film, and then pause it. If the only issue was a limited number of black ...

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What is the difference between mkv and mp4 files?
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Both MKV and MP4 are container file formats. Container formats define how actual audio, video, subtitle and other data are structured. MKV is an open standard format, while MP4 comes from the ISO and ...

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How can I transcode a PAL-formatted videotape in the United States?
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You need two things - a PAL VCR and a digital video converter than can speak PAL. The last one I bought (in 2005) was software configurable for (or could autodetect) PAL and NTSC, and several that ...

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Does my Macbook display port support video input?
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No, the display port on your macbook pro is output only. You may be able to use your camcorder as a webcam if it is capable of streaming video over USB or Firewire, though.

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Can Sony Vegas Pro be used or compared to the output produced by Final Cut Pro for professional use?
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The way you've phrased this question makes it meaningless. Of course you can use Vegas for professional and semi-professional work. Of course you can compare the output of Vegas with other ...

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How do DVDs avoid the blockyness that plagues dark scenes in most video files?
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A single layer DVD has about 4.5 GB of capacity, a dual layer DVD has about 8.5 GB of capacity. Some of this space is taken up by menus and special features, but that still leaves plenty of room for ...

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Video & Audio Kit on a Budget
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On the audio side, I've been extremely happy with my Sony M10. It takes two batteries and MicroSDHC cards. With a pair of fully-charged eneloops, it can fill up a 16GB card and the 4GB internal memory ...

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How to create a simple DVD with menu and a set of scenes (on a mac)?
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iDVD should have come with your mac. Give it a try. iDVD is a very basic DVD authoring tool (a category that is distinct from video editing, though authoring tools may be bundled with some editing ...

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How to make an Ableton Live project a set time
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Go into arrange view, expand the master track Enter draw mode: press ctrl+b or click on the pencil button at the top of the screen next to the little keyboard. You want it to be yellow. Use draw ...

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how to do an amplitude modulation in Ableton Live
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If you have Max4Live (included in Live9 Suite), it should be easy enough to build a Live device that does the amplitude modulation exactly the way you want. Otherwise, look for Ring Modulator and ...

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how accurate frequency does a PC speaker produce
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The classic PC Speaker is a very simple system that was designed to be inexpensive and use off-the-shelf parts of the early 1980s. The core problem is that the PC speaker system consists of a cheap ...

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How to make a video from a still image and an audio file?
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I think ffmpeg is what you want, but you will need to dive into the docs to figure out how to make it do what you want.

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How to make a video from a still image and an audio file?
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I think ffmpeg is what you want, but you will need to dive into the docs to figure out how to make it do what you want.

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24hour non stop recording in a single file on a 128Gb SDXC?
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I don't have experience with that particular Samsung camcorder, but I did do some long term recording on an older Samsung camcorder. My camcorder had a time lapse mode that allowed it to capture a ...

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How to avoid problems when filming in a bath house
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Get underwater housings for your cameras. Since it doesn't sound like you will actually be dunking the gear under the water, you can probably get away with the cheap bag-type housings. To avoid ...

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Setting up (negative?) midi delay in ableton
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Go to Preferences, the click on the MIDI/Sync tab. Open up one of your MIDI ports, and you will see the MIDI Clock Sync Delay. Mess with that. If that doesn't do it, then Driver Error Compensation, ...

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How can I make a video such that the quality degrades if someone tries to record it using screen recording software?
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Rovi, formerly Macrovision dominates this field. Their products can be expensive, and are far from perfect, so there are a variety of competitors out there, but you have to evaluate them (and Rovi ...

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Looking for recommendations on editing Premier Pro on a MacBook Pro
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I've seen a few reviews of the Retina display machines that suggest that the graphics chip has trouble pushing the display at full resolution. At this point, I think the Retina machines are better ...

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How can I stream to a single channel, from multiple geographical locations?
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Hangouts On Air will allow you to stream your G+ Hangouts to Youtube. This should allow you to reach as large an audience as you wish.

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What applications can I film in and integrate photos, and narrating on iMac/iPhone/Maybe iPad
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iMovie is extremely easy to use - maybe you just need to find some local classes or a friend who can walk you through the process? Alternately, try writing up the screenplay version of your story so ...

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Is it possible to encode video using the same codec and container but different parameters for different scenes?
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Variable bit rate and adaptive codecs are common in the audio world, and work very well. The most obvious example is VBR MP3s. Encoding video is a fundamentally similar problem, so I would be ...

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How is it customary to pay a video editor - global or per-hour?
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I can't give you guidance on pay rates - that depends on experience, your local market, and probably other factors. I've had video editors on staff that were paid a full-time salary. When I was ...

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Why use 35 mm film raw stock and camera?
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Some filmmakers continue to use film, but enough aren't that film cameras are going out of production.

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