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

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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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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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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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How to split videos with FFmpeg and -segment_times option?

I try to split a video with FFmpeg and the -segment_times option like it's shown in this FFmpeg ticket. But it's not working, the error output isn't helpful and the resulting output is a single ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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How do I trim OGV files without re-encoding?

So first, a little background. I record videos using recordMyDesktop. It's not the gtk or qt wrappers, I just use the command line. The command looks like this. recordmydesktop -o file.ogv ...
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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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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, ...
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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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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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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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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?
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Looking Adobe Premier / Sony Vegas alternatives !

I'm thinking about going amateur-ish into video editing, and before I start wasting hundreds of bucks, I'd like to learn a bit. I can work pretty well with VirtualDub, AviDemux and Handbrake. But I'm ...
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Software for cutting/resizing/joining videos?

I need a free software for Windows Vista that can split my videos, merge them and resize the resolution. These are the features I need. Features like conversion from one format to another would be ...
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Looking for free video editing software for Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Video-editing software for Windows 7 Does anyone know of any good video editing software for Windows that is free? I've used the built-in stuff, but it is lacking in ...
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Suggestions for cutting/clipping videos on Mac OS X (iMovie produces very large files)?

I need to cut out parts of a video (+ the associated audio, of course) to make a short clip. For example, take 2 minutes from one location, 3 minutes from another part of the video, 30 seconds from ...
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How to create a composition of movies?

Suppose I have got two videos (AVI format if that matters), say movie1.avi and movie2.avi. movie1.avi has a framerate of 10fps. movie2.avi also has a framerate of 10fps, but has been speed up ...
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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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How do I swap the first and second audio streams in an MKV in a Linux based system?

I'm using plex. Plex seems to ignore the default audio stream (on Roku) and instead just use the first audio stream. This is per my testing using mkvpropedit. Since Plex does not currently support ...
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video editing software

I'm looking for a video editor that does the following: Let's me see a timeline of the video and audio separately Let's me insert different audio for different times in the video Let's me stretch ...
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crossfade between 2 videos using ffmpeg

I've been trying to achieve a crossfade transition between 2 video clips using ffmpeg but have failed so far. I'm new to ffmpeg and am mostly relying on tweaking what I can find in the documentation ...
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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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Why has the file size increased when converting AVI -> WMV?

I had some home movie footage that I saved as a 75MB AVI file back in the mid/late 90s. Today, I used Windows Live MovieMaker to make a two and a half minute clip from the original AVI. It has ...
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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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Cutting MKV files without recompression

I'd like to cut out clips from an .mkv video. How can I do that, without recompressing the file?
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How can I reduce the size of output files in Adobe Premiere Pro?

I am a beginner in Adobe Premiere pro, trying to make AMV. And I've come up with an output file of 900MB, and it's only a 4 minute AMV. I've only followed the default settings in saving, how do I ...
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Rotate a Video 90 degrees

I have a camera that records video. We thought it would auto-sense that it was sideways, but if it had... I wouldn't be here. Windows comes with Movie Maker, that does this... but it saves the file ...
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Convert GTK RecordMyDesktop OGV video for OpenShot editing

I make some screencasts with my laptop. The software that I use in Ubuntu is GTK RecordMyDesktop which gives me an OGV file. The quality is perfect and I am happy with it. For publishing or giving ...
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Using Hardware Encoders on third party apps?

i have a PCIE Hardware Encoder, that i used for video gameplay stream, the Avermedia Live Gamer HD (C985) http://www.avermedia.com/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?Id=571 So if i used the new XSplit 1.1, ...
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Still possible to extract video clip between bookmarks in VLC 1.1.3?

According to this blog post, back in 2007 or so VLC used to have the convenient ability to extract the clip between two bookmarks. This would be phenomenally useful, but I don't see any sort of ...
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Which software and tools should I use to create software presentation like this one?

I want to create a screen captured audio (microphone) - video presentation of my software. So i'm looking for best screencasting softwares out there which should allow me to edit recorded audio and ...
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What program can I use to make animated videos with Mac?

I've seen a lot of these cool info-diagram style voice-over videos like this one for Google Plus One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAyUNI3_V2c&feature=player_embedded What types of tools ...
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What do I need to know when building a Video Editing Workstation?

I want a new workstation with some super duper hardware. I'm planning for this to be a purpose-built video editing station, and I don't know quite where to start! What should I look for when building ...
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Mosaicing video frames into a panorama

I have some video footage I've shot using a dolly with the camera rotated 90 degrees to the right. Which gives me a sideways tracking shot of a background. Does there exist some kind of software I can ...