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

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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 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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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 ...
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Video editing software to fill a long video in short time

I am looking for a open-source or free-ware software for Windows [XP] which can fit a long video in a short time. If the video has a running time of 2 minutes it can be re-sized to fill in 1 minute ...
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How to burn a video to DVD so it fits

I have an m4v video i took while on vacation. It's large (2.3GB) and will fit on a DVD as a file. But i want to burn it in DVD format compatible with most American DVD players. Windows 7 Live Movie ...
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What programs to use for Animated Cartoon Video

I want to make a video similar to this one, which includes a lot of animation and text (click to view): But what software would you use for this? Would Illustrator + After Effects be enough?
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Make recorded voice sound like specific tenor / actor?

This might seem unusual but I need to edit an audio file(wav) that is saying some sentences for a presentation and make it sound like a certain tenor that I can find audio samples in the Internet. I ...
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Adding captions to a video clip (preferably on MAC OS)

I'm creating a scientific video clip for a conference, and I need to add captions to the movie. So, How can I add caption to a video? Here are some more details: I'm working on either mac os or ...
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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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Is there a tool which can resume video conversion?

I'm using Handbrake for converting and resizing my video files, but other users come and close my video conversion process. There is no resume facility in the software. Because of this, I just have ...
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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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Are there software enabling translation when seeing a video?

I have videos , flv format, the language spoken is american-english and I don't understand most of what is said. So I need that there is a translation below the screen when I see the video. So are ...
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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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Progressively Accelerate Video with ffmpeg

I'm currently trying to make a time lapse video. This can be done fine with iMovie, however, I'm having one simple issue. Is there any way to accelerate a video progressively with any open source ...
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How can I add a timer/stopwatch overlay to video?

I'd like to add stopwatch overlay with seconds counter to video file (in the middle, also insert some additional captions). How can I easily achieve this?
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1080p to 720p converter that converts very fast [closed]

Any ideas about a good 1080p to 720p converter that is able to convert a video of 90 minutes in less than several hours? (maybe like in 2, 3 or 4 hours ;-) The compression of a file is H.264/MPEG-4 ...
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Tool for remixing audio channel of a video

I am looking for an online service or freeware tool that can remix the audio channel of my video. More specifically I am looking for an easy one-time way to add background music to my video - but ...