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Is there a video type for vector animation?
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There was one, but it fell in to disuse and isn't used very often anymore, largely because of the lack of mobile support, but also due to security issues it created. It was called Flash.

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Why filmmaking with DSLR?
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The main advantage is cost. Historically, there were two main types of imaging sensors, CMOS and CCD. CMOS was historically used in digital cameras (because of the higher quality images it can ...

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4k vs. 1080p on a 1080p monitor
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No, there is no difference to the human eye (or exceptionally minimal). Your monitor can't display higher quality than it is capable of displaying. The only advantage you would have is if you were ...

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Why more than 10 FPS is needed
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The brain can process an image displayed for as little as 13 ms if the surrounding content is blank. 10 to 12 images per second is only the number of images that appear distinct to the eye. Beyond ...

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How to reduce wind noise from a video?
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The best bet is to avoid getting it on the recording. The use of a wind cover can help break up the wind and prevent it from interfering with a recording. Once it is there, particularly if it is ...

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Does HD necessarily mean clear, high quality images?
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HD simply refers to a given number of pixels in the signal, not some measure of quality. Even 1080p TV is lower resolution than the photos on most camera phones. Even the 4k video used in the latest ...

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Which software use people in PBS? FCP or Premiere?
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PBS is made up of 354 different broadcasters and carry content from many different studios, it is highly unlikely that they all use one product and chances are good they use a product other than Final ...

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Can continuous video capture damage my DSLR?
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It depends on the camera. Digital sensors such as those used in DSLRs produce heat as they capture images. The main issue with extended video capture is the accumulation of heat in the sensor. If ...

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10 bit 422 vs 8 bit 420
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420 vs 422 only really matters in terms of color accuracy. The significant part is 8 bit vs 10 bit. The reason RAW files give so much recover-ability is that they are typically 12, or in the case of ...

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Shutter speed when recording with DSLR
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On DSLRs, a fast shutter can actually be better. DSLRs scan the image to sample rather than capturing the whole frame at once. This is why you get a distortion when you do a rapid pan. A faster ...

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Adobe Premiere Pro CC - Crop a video and export at the exact cropped size
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I would probably approach it by first measuring the size of the area that you want to crop to. This can be done by exporting a frame of the image and cropping in another program (like Photoshop). ...

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What is a description along the bottom of a video generally called?
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It is often called a lower third because it is a bar often appearing in the lower third of the image. Also sometimes a name plate or title plate.

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How to convert an MTS file without loosing quality?
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What is your definition of huge and what is your definition of high quality? Size is directly related to compression and compression is directly inversely related to quality for the most part. ...

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Film vs digital - telling the difference
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The final presentation has been digitally altered and compressed. Even if it was full quality, you'd likely be unable to tell as film grain can artificially be added (or removed) and color grading ...

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Is it possible to convert output of TV Channel (set top box 720p) to 1080p?
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What you are talking about is upscaling and any current HDTV will do upscaling automatically. Upscaling doesn't work miracles though, it will only make it so that the lower quality signal can be ...

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How to connect a camera to a computer 100ft away?
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Do you have a component out. An R/G/B or R/G/B/V/U feed should be stable over a 100 ft run as long as you can separate the components on different wires. We do this for the Excel and Break Out youth ...

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Smartphone vs camcorder
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There are a few things you are missing, and a few more you just aren't fully appreciating how much of a difference the things you mentioned make. First, the S6 sensor is not over 1/2 inch, it is 1/2....

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What are the names of different ways to fit video when the aspect ratios do not match?
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Letter box if you have bars on the top and bottom. Pillar box if you have them on the sides. Stretch (or possibly anamorphic, depending on what the intended playback aspect ratio is) if you are ...

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How to force Adobe Media Encoder to use 100% CPU and memory?
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There might not be a way. Based on your description of the problem, it sounds like the processing is the slow part. While the video encoder itself is able to do multi-threaded processing, the image ...

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Using a Flash to Light Video
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Generally speaking, it is not possible to use a camera flash as a light for video. A true flash is a high intensity discharge bulb which produces a very short (1/100 second or shorter), very bright ...

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Converting video with different resolutions slightly affects in file size, why?
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You are using the same bitrate for each video. The bitrate determines how much data is used per second. The resolution has nothing to do with how much data is used, it only impacts the number of ...

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Screen refresh rate above 100 Hz noticeable?
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No, there is no practical limit that we know of yet to what would be best, there is however a practical limit to what we can capture and display. In tests with airforce pilots, subjects were able ...

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Handling Frame Rate for Movies with Slow Motion
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The reason we try to shoot at our target frame rate is because if we need to adjust the frame rate, the computer has to invent new frames to go in between our existing frames. This can result in ...

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What Video Camera and Tool is best to Produce Interviews & Small Docus for my Contruction Company?
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This question is really super broad, possibly too much so, however I will try to offer some general tips for starting out in video. The most important thing with video is having a stable shot. ...

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How to achieve this kind of masks and transitions
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Let me start by saying what they did there is actually far, Far, FAR simpler than you think. I'll try to break it down shot by shot what is going on. On the title, there are three main elements. ...

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No audio during footage preview
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After Effects is not designed as an editing platform. Audio preview only works when you do a RAM Preview and pre-render all the frames for the content you are previewing. You never get Audio with ...

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After Effects: how to create a color via expressions
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From what I'm reading, it looks like it may just be [R,G,B] where each value is a floating point number between 0 and 1. I'm looking in the Adobe After Effects Scripting Guide. Every method I can ...

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Typical size of one hour long mp4 video
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There is no "typical" size. It depends entirely on the quality level and level of motion in the video. I could encode ten hours of video where there is no movement with very little space since the ...

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Recommendations for HD camcorder for all-day static recording?
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Ok, so now that I got that comment out of my system, let me start by saying your expectation is 100% completely, totally and insanely unrealistic. HD + uncompressed = a data rate measured in ...

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What software do movies use for FX?
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There are a number of different options. Some production companies use their own proprietary, in house systems for rendering. There are a large number of companies that use existing commercial ...

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