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

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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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Allow multiple instances of Handbrake

Is it possible to run multiple instances of Handbrake on Windows 7 (video encoding application)? I have a 32 thread system and I think it would be more efficient to encode 2-3 movies at the same ...
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Partial video editing without transcoding

is it possible to do partial edits to each frame of video (e.g. adding a logo) without transcoding? And save video with the same format? I mean, pixel positions of each frame are calculable; so is it ...
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ffmpeg's select-filter generates unwanted black frames

I want to cut a video by frames with ffmpeg. What I came up with so far is ffmpeg -i P2.mp4 -vf "fps,setpts='PTS-STARTPTS',select='gte(n\,20)*lte(n\,30)',crop='600:430:100:650',scale='280:-1'" ...
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Trimming videos - quicktime vs. mplayer/ffmpeg stack

I have several mp4 video files (H.264, AAC) from which I want to trim a few seconds at the beginning and the end. I used Quicktime Player 7 and MPEG Streamclip for this. The generated files are a bit ...
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Create DVDs from squared pixel videos without losing definition

I have to create a couple of DVDs using a bunch of videos that are already created. These videos have all the following specifications: Resolution: 1280 x 720 Format: .mov (I believe using de H.264 ...
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Cinerella linux video editor binaries? Can't compile

I can't compile Cinerella 4.4. Last messages I get from the compiler are below. 1) How can fix the compilation? Seems like some GCC or lib incompatibility. I use Ubuntu 12.10. 2) Can I get Cinerella ...
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How to select 1 hour video clip from multiple folders using VLC

I have different collection of video training and I would like to select 1 hour or 30 min video, which can have multiple clips, based on the duration, it may not be exactly 30 min. Is it possible to ...
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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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link media wizard in adobe premiere cannot be found?

When you open an old Adobe Premier project and some of the videos have moved around on your hard drive you will get a dialog box open and for each file you will get a popup asking you find the file ...
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Extracting images from video in 1 minute intervals

I would like to extract images from a video Exp01.avi, the video is 24fps and 25 minutes long. I want the images to be extracted from the video after every 1 minute interval. Please someone tell me ...
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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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Can I reduce loss of quality when streching a video? (Sony Vegas)

I have some very low resolution footage (256x192, 4:3). I stretch it using pan/crop but I keep the aspect ratio. The end result is a 1280x720 with that footage in the middle and personalized side bars ...
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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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Use a video as an overlay on another video from command line?

MEncoder/FFmpeg can overlay a video with an image from the command line. Is this possible with a video? I want to overlay a video with another dynamic video. Some parts of the overlayed video must be ...
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How to trim a video with VLC and export as MP4?

I'm using this method to trim a video with VLC (2.0.4) without transcoding. Basically, you use the red record button and the trimmed video will be exported to your default videos folder. The tutorial ...
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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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Editing multicam video on Linux

Multicam is a feature where you combine several video clips together (for example, an Internet band whose members record his own instrument at home, then mix all videos of the members into one single ...
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Video cutting with minimal re-encoding or no re-encoding

I want to cut a video file (i.e. delete parts of it), and do it with the minimum amount of re-encoding possible. I found this piece of software called Machete, which otherwise works fine, but it ...
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How can I truncate .m4v elementary stream files?

I have two .m4v MPEG4-Visual elementary streams which need to be truncated down to a specific length, leaving the same starting point and simply specifying a frame number at which to end. I have ...
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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 ...