Questions about video editing software and their related topics, not to be confused with [video-conversion].

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What tools should I use to edit H.264 MP4 GoPro videos?

I have recorded videos using a GoPro, which produces MP4 files containing H.264 encoded videos. I would like to do some simple editing tasks on these videos without losing quality:- Cut various ...
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Video editing software with 2D drawing/animation support?

I think I'm looking for video editing software that has some sort of 2D drawing/animation support. For example try to imagine a video capture of a busy road from the sky and wanting to tell your ...
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Does Sandboxie slow down the system?

I'm currently working with many video editing programs, which have conflicts with their components (Pinnacle, Avid, Premiere, Corel Video Studio, and others). Could Sandboxie slow down my workflow ...
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How can I fix Problems with interlaced video jerking/flicking when playedback on DVD players? (Mixing own DVD from raw footage)

I'm trying to make a DVD and the final DVD jerks when played on standalone DVD players. It seems to play fine on PCs. I think the problem may be to do with interlacing settings when rendering the ...
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How to lay one video over another [closed]

I have two video clips. What I need is for the first video clip to play behind the second. I need to be able to choose the offset since the two videos are not exactly in sync.I need to adjust the ...
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Lossless cutting of MPEG TS files in Windows [closed]

I have several HD video files in transport stream (.ts) format, recorded with my satellite receiver. I want to cut them, as in simply remove a few minutes from the beginning, the end and sometimes a ...
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Accurate and reliable movie editing with avconv

I'm trying to perform movie editing in an automated way with avconv. It is made in two steps: extract some parts of an input movie: concatenate the parts to form an output movie: I tried some ...
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Put loudness of many video files to the same level

I have a bunch of video files, and in some videos the sound is loud, in the others—not. So a user has to change the volume of her player when she watches these videos in the playlist. I want to ...
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Is there a way to add a “fade to black” effect to a video, from the command line?

I have a script to encode videos (using mencoder), but is there a way to add a simple "fade out/in to black" from the command line, preferably free (as in open source). It could be either on Windows ...
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Windows-based video creation with Ken Burns effect

I want to create a video of old photos and I would like to use the Ken Burns effect for more pleasant transitions. I don't think I require inserting any existing video clips into this -- I just want ...
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Crop triangular area with FFMPEG

Is it possible to crop a triangular area from a video using ffmpeg filters? I have to crop this area from an input video 1920 x 1080, then I've to rotate this area of 90 degrees four times. The ...
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Rotate MP4, and change dimensions

I have an MP4 video that was filmed on my Android phone, but the guy filmed it holding my phone some weird way. When viewing it in QuickTime I have to rotate my laptop 90 degrees and then I will see ...
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ffmpeg to join videos

I previously learned that FFMpeg can join videos: However, I am attempting to join recorded over-the-air broadcasts (.ts files), and I believe that minor hiccups in signal quality are causing FFMpeg ...
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Split MPEG video from command line?

I have a homemade DVD that I'm effectively trying to insert chapters into and rearrange - the original author burned it as one long chapter, and I'd like to rip it into smaller pieces and re-encode it ...
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Extracting A Clip From An MP4 File In Linux on Kubuntu 11.10

I'm running KUbuntu 11.10 Linux. I would like to extract a clip from an MP4 file. I tried this command: myCLIPrompt:~/Downloads/temp/clips$ mencoder -ss 00:43:13 -endpos 00:02:12 -oac copy -ovc ...
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How does one get Vista to display .MOV thumbnails as a frame from the movie?

I've discovered that the Windows Vista Explorer shell does not display proper thumbnails for .MOV files. As an example, a .JPG file will be shown in the Explorer shell thumbnail mode as a scaled down ...
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What software can I use to rotate a video?

I took video with my Sony Cyber shot holding the camera sideways to get a taller capture. I didn't realize that the video would playback sideways. Does anyone know of a app. to rotate the video?
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Editting HD Quicktime .mov files in Windows

I recently purchased one of those new wave of point & shoot digicams (canon SD780) that shoot high definition 720p video. Unfortunately it only writes to Quicktime files. How can I go about ...
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Unable to cut out part of video with ffmpeg

What I want to do I'm trying to cut a video for a science project under Ubuntu 11.10 with latest ffmpeg, I also tried Kino and avidemux where the video failed to even open properly although it plays ...
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Which file format to use for simple video editoring

I've just bought a Sanyo VPC-CG10 camcorder which saves clips as MPEG-4 (specifically, High-Definition 720p MPEG-4 AVC/H.246) I want a simple, cheap way to edit the clips and as, I'm using Windows ...
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How can you trim repeating/consistent video from a video?

A friend is working on a sleep study for their university. As part of the study, they place night-vision camcorders in children's rooms and have to monitor how often they wake up, call out for their ...
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Apply fadeout effect to video at multiple places

I have a video of 12 seconds, frame rate is 30 frames per second. I want to apply fade out effect to video on multiple places, for example from second 3rd to 4th and from second 7th to 8th. Have a ...
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ffmpeg - concatenating two MP4 files results in bad output file

I generated two MP4 files - a five-second intro file, which is created by the script below, and the main video (about one minute long) is created by screen-cast-omatic, both in MP4 format. When I ...
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Playing random short clips from a collection of movies

I'm hosting a party, and I want to play random sequences from a collection of movies in the background. I don't want to sit and edit together five hours of footage by hand though. Ideally I would: ...
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How can I watermark my own videos?

I was watching http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIFNLDQU0VQ and the first thing I noticed was the small watermark in the upper left corner. What (open source/free) software allows one to do that? I'd ...
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FFmpeg x264 Encode Settings

My new Canon Vixia HF G30 video camera has an option to encode directly to 35 Mbit/sec Mp4 at 1080p60 and it does a nice job. I primarily use it to record my daughter's high school basketball games. ...
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overlay a sample video with alpha channel over another video in gstreamer

I want to play 2 video files using a GStreamer pipeline on my screen. The first video is without an embedded alpha channel and I want the second video with an embedded alpha channel to be overlaid ...
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Tool to fix audio sync for small portion of video file

I am trying to fix an audio sync issue for a video file that is off by a second from the 25th-26th minutes of a 30 minute file. I have looked at a few different tools such as avidemux etc. I see ...
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Using hardware encoders with third party apps?

I have the Avermedia Live Gamer HD (C985) PCIe Hardware Encoder that I used for video gameplay stream. If I used the new XSplit 1.1, in CODEC settings, I can choose Avermedia Encoder. If I use the ...
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change mp4 `ftyp` from `isom` to `mp42`

Will I be able to change the ftyp of an mp4 file? I have two mp4 files and placed it unto media info to see what is the difference. The other mp4 plays on my sansa fuze device while the other does ...
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Can't delete empty space at the end of Sony Vegas file

I'm having a problem with extra video at the end of my edits. I have this huge empty space that has no video or audio, but I can't delete it. Right now my method of getting rid of it is to open it in ...
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Is it possible to remove movie frames that contain no audio?

I have an AVI file that contains a lot of empty frames, i.e. frames without audio or even picture changes. Is it possible to remove those frames? Specifically, I have an 8 GB AVI file where almost 20-...
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Ffmpeg sync error, first image showing really fast

I want to converting my images with mp3 to videos... but first slide is showing up really fast. I want to each slide duration 5-7 seconds or so RAW material MP3 Files My list Images FFmpeg git-...
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Select multiple video segments and save in one go?

I don't know much about video, so this is likely to be a newbie question. I need to select multiple sections/segments from an AVI (MP4 + MP3) file, and save them all into a single AVI file. Is there ...
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What is mencoder's -speed option doing?

I need to change the playback speed of a video, but can't use mencoder to do it. Changing the speed that a video plays at seems like the sort've thing that any video encoding software should be able ...
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Increase Volume of an MKV Video from Linux Terminal

I've got a large amount of .MKV video files which seem to all play at a very low volume - I end up having to turn the TV up all the way to hear them, which is really irritating when I switch to ...
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What video editing software can merge 2 videos?

I'm looking for an open-source video editing program that can combine 2 videos into one single video where both video are playing along each other side by side (see example here) One video is made ...
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Choosing between two video cards: nVidia GTS240/250 vs. ATI HD4870

This is for a Dell gaming PC (XPS 630) but it's primarily used for work stuff (software development, video editing) not so much for high end gaming (I'm still playing Star Craft ) My main criteria is ...
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Software to cut video without saving a new file

I need a application to cut video files. I have tried some applications and they require me to save the cut video into a new file rather than overwriting the original file. This is quite annoying ...
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Blur a moving area in a movie on Mac OS X

Note, there's already a question on this regard, but it's totally useless. I need to blur, or put a small opaque mask to a moving object on a movie I took, I am using Mac OS X. Clearly, I don't want ...
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How to make left-right transition of overlay image ffmpeg

I have used the below command to make a left to right transition of overlay image over a video. ffmpeg -i Test.mp4 -i transparent.png -filter_complex "overlay=x='if(gte(t,0), -w+(t)*100, 3)':y=...
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Multiple video filters in FFmpeg

I want to add a PNG watermark and then scale my video. I may add more filters. This is my FFmpeg command. sweb@sweb-laptop:/tmp$ ffmpeg -i Wildlife.wmv -sn -acodec libvorbis -vcodec libvpx -b:a 128k -...
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Fix an m4v video that has lagging audio (audio and video out of sync)

Here's a similar question for windows: Tool to fix video that's out of sync with audio? I'm hoping to solve this problem on a Mac. I've tried Handbrake and Avidemux (the latter seems to have an ...
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Video/Animated GIF advanced frame editor?

What sort of application could I use for example if I had a 5 minute video or an animated GIF with 50 frames, and I wanted to basically Photoshop replace an object, say a person's head, with another ...
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How do I take a clip of a larger video file?

I want to extract a clip of a larger video file. How do I accomplish this?
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How to cut unwanted video parts and join the rest ones into one video using FFmpeg?

I have read about cutting and splicing using concat but this is not enough for me. I would like to cut marked video parts and join into single video file without re-encoding. Is it possible to cut ...
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Linux - Cut video from end position

I have been looking at different video cutting command line tools for Linux and I can't seem to find any which supports the operation of cutting a video from the end. For example, i have 10 videos ...
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What is a good, high quality data rate for mp4? [closed]

I am exporting a 720p at 30 fps video from Final Cut Pro 6 using quicktime conversion. It has a field for data rate with no presets. What is a high mp4 quality data rate (in kbps) that isn't grainy?
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How to demonize face in a video

What program can I use to turn a human face into a devil or demon face in a video easily? There are some examples on Youtube (1,2,3). Apparently, they have used a user-friendly and easy-to-use ...
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How can a trimmed avi file be three times larger than the original

I opened up a avi file in virtualdub and trimmed the clip and clicked "Save as avi" and it saved the trimmed clip but it was 3 times the size of the original clip. How can that be?