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

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Avidemux changes colors in my video?

I'm just using avidemux to crop some video that has black borders, but for some reason, the colors change horribly the minute Avidemux gets hold of the footage. Before: During: After: The ...
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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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Changing video speed without transcoding/reencoding?

I have a few (XviD) videos that I want to play on a standalone DVD player. The thing is that I can’t stand watching videos at normal speed and prefer to watch them sped up some (~1.3x ~ 1.8x). When ...
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Combining video and subtitle files as one video?

I have a video file (in the format of .mp4, .mkv, .avi or whatever) and a subtitle file (.srt). I want to embed the subtitle file into the video file so that I have only one file - the video file in ...
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How to export video with best quality at smallest file size in Final Cut Pro X?

I have two clips of mp4 video. Each clip is 150 MB. I want to combine the two clip into one, which will make a 300 MB file, logically. I use Final Cut Pro X to achieve this. The result is an ...
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Less pieces of high GHz core or more pieces of less GHz cores [closed]

I am planning to buy a used computer for video editing, now I have found one with 2x E5310 CPU for a decent price. And I havn't found any information which is better for video editing (Sony Vegas, ...
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How can I crop a video to a part of the view?

I have a video that shows the following and I would like to crop it to this: How can I do it?
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How to create a slow motion version of an MTS / AVCHD movie on OS X?

I have an MTS file recorded at 60pfs. I want to save a version of it that's playing at 1/2 speed with 30fps, which I can e.g. upload to Youtube for such slow motion playback there. How can I do that ...
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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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Lossless universal video format

I am trying to find the most suitable lossless video format for 1280x720 25fps video. The video has 4 minutes. Sound will be 320 kbps mp3, that is not a big deal. Ideal conditions: Lossless (can be ...
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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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Creating zoom-pan video from a picture in Linux

I would like to make a six second video using six images. Each second is sliding over one image from its top to its botom. Or some other motion effect – I would like to try several. I tried ...
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Any (free) alternatives to MS powerpoint 2010 Exaltnow 1.5 plugin? (playing videos across slides with text) [closed]

I need to play a video across multiple slides with text on top of it. The problem is that I am the average consumer with-not-so-many money to spend and all those plugins cost like $150 u.s and even ...
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Cut (smart edit) .mts (AVCHD Progressive) files un Ubuntu Lucid

I have a bunch of .mts files containing AVCHD Progressive video recorded by a Panasonic camera, and I need software on Ubuntu Lucid with which I can remove the boring parts, and concatenate the ...
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Change the Resolution of .wmv Video

I have a .wmv file that I am trying to upload to Vimeo. The resolution of the video is 1280 x 960, but Vimeo prefers 1280 x 720. How can I change the resolution of the video to meet this guideline? ...
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Detect video chapter breaks from black screen or no sound in video

I need to analyze the video and audio in an MKV or MP4 container for timestamps where the screen is blank and/or there's no audio. I'd like to use this to generate chapter files for some video ...
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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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Removing section in .sub file and renumber rest of lines?

Here's the problem: An AVI file had a few seconds removed when it was ripped from a DVD, while its corresponding .sub subtitle file still contains the whole thing. So at around 2/3 into the movie, I ...
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Adobe Premiere Pro to fast forward faster

I am using Adobe Premiere Pro for the best part of 5 years and one thing that has always stumped me is the ability to fast forward through a video. When previewing files i need to move through them ...
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Avidemux, play only selection?

I am trying to use Avidemux to create a clip from a larger video. I can select position A and position B, but I do not see a way to simply play only what I have selected. To answer a question ...
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How do I record only a specific area of my desktop?

I have tried using Camstudio to record a specific area on my desktop. But every time I select a particular region it seems to offset it by a certain amount. I have tried Jing-It, which mostly works ...
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How to cut at exact frames using ffmpeg?

I'm trying to use ffmpeg to cut video files at precise times. The ffmpeg help shows an option -timecode_frame_start to specify the starting frame but I am unable to get this command to work. The ...
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Accurately cut video files from command line

I'm having trouble finding a cli application that can take a video file (avi, mkv, and mp4 preferably) and cut out very short clips (2-6 seconds) with precision time accuracy. I've tried ffmpeg, ...
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How can I merge AVI movies at 16:10 aspect ratio and maintain the aspect ratio in the output?

I recorded a bunch of 1680 x 1050 (16:10 aspect ratio) videos, and I want to merge them into a single video. I've been using Windows Live Movie Maker, but this only supports two aspect ratios: 16:9 ...
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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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is it possible to trim a video file in linux without creating a copy and while watching video file

I realize this is a tall order and may not be possible yet. I would like to be able to trim off the watched portion of the video file on long video files (such as the olympics) to save disk space. I ...
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How to embed an audio and a subtitle file into a MKV file

I have a MKV file in which I want to embed an AC3 audio file. I also want to embed a SRT subtitle file into it. How can I achieve that? Note: AC3 file is the same length of the original video.
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Batch-split many AVIs in 2 parts?

how can I batch split many AVIs into 2 parts, with no conversion? NB: this didn't help much What is the best software to split and join avi files?
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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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Multiple Graphics cards - Non Multi-Display Setup

Is it possible for me to utilize the processing capabilities of multiple graphics cards, even if I'm only using one monitor? I recently bought a new AMD graphics card, fairly top of the line. I also ...
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video editing tool to color overlay a specific part

I have downloaded a video from YouTube. But the publisher has put some link (their twitter and facebook) for promotional purpose. The links keeps coming up through out the video in the black area (up ...
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exporting clip in Final Cut Pro X or related video editing software on Mac

I'm using Final Cut Pro X to edit a 1 hour long video. I made individual clips from it in Final Cut Pro X and I want to save just these clips, some of which are only 5 mins long. How can I do this? ...
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How do I remove portions of a video that are unchanged?

I have about 36 hours of screen capture of computer usage for internal training purposes. It would be very useful if I was able to strip out the sometimes-minutes-long idle periods. I'd be ...
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problems encoding 1080p60fps MTS files with ffmpeg to DNxHD proxy; plays too slow in NLE compositor window.

I was advised to encode my HD files with ffmpeg to DNxHD proxy with 220M bitrate rather then 45M so the image doesnt have too much artifacts. I reduced the framerate to 29.97 fps when I encoded the ...
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Mac video editors - Where are they? [closed]

For the life of me I can't find a video editor for Mac OS X that can edit the major formats. I switched recently. I used to use TMPGEnc Xpress 4 on Windows. It accepts any format and I can cut and ...
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Batch merge videos (some 200 videos) into single with blank screen (for 2-3 sec.) between each

There are similar questions on SU, but I have one ADDITIONAL requirement along with merging the videos. I need to have a 2 seconds (or whatever seconds) of black screen between two consecutive ...
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Command-line tool to split video at timepoints? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Script for cutting videos based on edit list I have an hour-long video that I want to split into individual clips at arbitrary timepoints. I could do this by hand in ...
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ffmpeg trimmed video does not support jumping to a time position

After a video is cut, the player (mplayer) cannot jump to a specific time position anymore. Clicking the timeline will usually end the playback. How can this be fixed?
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Cutting AVI videos in Mac OS X

Is there a tool for Mac OS X which supports cutting .AVI files, but doesn't re-compress them? Command-line tools are also welcome.
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Joining webm videos under Linux

How can I concatenate several .webm files (e.g. downloaded from youtube) into a single file? I've tried a simple cat followed by "mencoder -forceidx -oac copy -ovc copy ..." - didn't work. I'm using ...
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Free adept video editing software?

Yes, this is another of countless free video editing software questions, but none of the others seems to fit my needs. I have a problem, as the softwares in the answers look very complex and almost ...
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Script for cutting videos based on edit list

I have a bunch of game footage from my soccer team's season and I've assigned each of my teammates one game to watch and write down the time intervals where highlights occur. Now instead of having ...
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Pinnacle Studio Codecs

I'm having problems importing TV recordings into Pinnacle Studio 12 on Windows Vista. My STB records TS files. I believe the Australian digital standard is to use MP4 but I'm not certain. I have tried ...
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What is “Content ID”? How to add , remove or change it?

I hear that video files had a so called Content ID which is used to identify that? What is a content ID? Is it a fixed length code store inside the video file? Or is it an ID given on registration ...
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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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How to determine segments of footage held in common between different video files?

Context: Say I have two video files--rips from a DVD or DV tape. They are both MKV or AVI format, some standard container or other, but were ripped separately, with different encoders, different ...
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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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What software can I use to computer-generate voiceover for videos?

In this YouTube video, some kind of software is used for generating the voiceover. I'm using Windows 7. Is there any software available which does this kind of voiceover – but maybe in better ...
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Program to join TS videos using command line

I have a need to join .ts video files. I know of http://www.ffprojects.net/tssplitter/ which works very well, but as far as I can tell it is GUI only. I need to be able to do this from the command ...