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

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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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Is there any better idea to reverse a video and save it with and without voice? [closed]

What kind of programming language we have to use for this process or any free softwares are available ?
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Aspect ratio of video sliced with FFmpeg unintentionally changes

I am trying to extract a small part from a larger video without changing the codecs, resolution or something else. Therefore, I use FFmpeg with the following settings. ffmpeg -vcodec copy -acodec ...
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Sound out of sync after merging multiple mp4 files with Avidemux

I am trying to join (merge) two or more .mp4 files together, without re-encoding. Here is what I did: Started Avidemux 2.5.5. With File->Open, selected Input1.mp4. I received this message - "H.264 ...
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Inadequate Power Supply - Can I upgrade Video Card on Dell XPS 8300 to assist Video Editing? [closed]

I have a Dell XPS 8300 with i7-2600 and 16GB RAM. It has a Radeon 6450. It also has an amazing (as in, incredible) 125 Watt power supply. Somehow, it runs. Recently, I wanted to work with video from ...
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How to blur vehicle plates in video files?

I would like to make all car tags in a given video unrecognizable. I know there are methods of doing this automatically, as it happens on Google Street View. Is there any tool that could process my ...
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Concatenating ogg video files from the command line

Okay. I've got a few ogg files I've created using a desktop recording tool. I've transcoded them using ffmpeg once (mainly to clip out the beginnings and the ends). Now, I have 3 such files which I ...
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High quality video frame grab under Linux

There is a software (I suppose there are more) under Windows, which claims to take high quality frameshots from videos, called Moment I suppose it works in a way that it takes a set of consecutive ...
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How can I reorder parts of a video file

I have download a mkv movie file which gave me 3 files suffixed .001, .002, and .003. When i join them together with different tools like winrar, 7zip, hjsplit, concatenated file shows only last 40 ...
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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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Downloading latest stable release of Avidemux?

I would like to try some simple video editing (joining/cutting videos etc.) with Avidemux. Could you please advise what is the latest release (non-beta version), and where to download it? The reason ...
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Command-line video editing in Linux (cut, join and preview)

I have rather simple editing needs - I need to cut up some videos, maybe insert some PNGs in between them, and join these videos (don't need transitions, effects, etc.). Basically, pitivi would do ...
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How to turn images into a video slideshow with sound

I have a 65min long MP3 file and 14 different images (a slideshow). How do combine these into a video file that is less than 500MB? Is there any free/opensource/trial software for Windows 7 that can ...
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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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HD footage playback is slow on my computer

I have an MSI X58 Pro Bord with an i7 processor and 6 GB Kingston memory. My VGA card is ATI RADEON HD 5850 and I have 2 hard disks of 1 TB size. The Power supply is a 700W/80 plus goldkist. I run ...
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How to add elements over video

I was watching this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCSBoOcGFFE And I'm wondering what kind of software you would need in order to take the original and add in the over-layed objects (e.g. the ...
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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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Most efficient way of having an object move across a video?

I have a still image that I would like to utilize to move across a .wmv file I have. What is the easiest and most proficient way I can accomplish this without having to go frame by frame? I wasn't ...
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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 save mplayer's output when watching in ASCII mode (with aalib)

I was helping out a friend working on a presentation where he wants to show some videos he has taken but converted to ASCII art. I can do that quite easily with mplayer on a Linux box using aalib (-vo ...
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How can I crop a 16:9 video to 4:3, cutting off the edges?

I've got a 720p video, that contains a picture that's only 4:3, so the edges left and right stay empty/black. I want to cut of the left and right so that video is 4:3. How do I do this in 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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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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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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Digitize textbook

How can I digitize my physics textbook? It's huge and I don't want to cut the spine. I saw a picture of this: Ion Audio I want to know what's most important when making my own. I have a digital ...
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Unable to watch a high resolution and high frame rate video

I have a video of a tennis match whose Resolution = 1280 * 720 Codec = H264 Frame rate = 50fps (Copy paste from info given by totem media player) My laptop is not powerful enough to play ...
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Is YouTube bitrate the same for every video at a given resolution? [closed]

What format does YouTube use for compressing videos? I think it's FLV or H.264, but I'm not sure. Is every video encoded with the same bitrate? Put another way: Does my video load faster if I upload ...
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Easy to use video editing program for XP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the easiest video editing program to use on Windows First this question is almost a duplicate of this question: What is the easiest video editing program to ...
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How do I export only a single clip from a Premiere Pro sequence?

I'm cutting a video in Premiere Pro CS4 and need to slice a long sequence into smaller parts. I've successfully sliced the parts, like this: I even set the sequence markers to the current ...
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Best video/audio editing software for Windows 7 64-bit to make the volume on different clips the same and joining them without quality loss

I'm looking for a program that can analyze the volume on various videos and then make them all the same and a program that can join them without quality loss. I've tried a lot of free ones but they ...
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Is Cinelerra available on Mac OS? [closed]

Cinelerra is available for Linux, and from quick searches it seems to have at least been ported to Mac at one point. I have looked in the Macports repos but don't see anything. Is this available for ...
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Which software do I need to make a single video out of few pics of different resolution and videos of different resolution

We had a get-together party. I'm the most technically sound person in my group. I collected pictures & videos from all the friends who attended that party. Because, not all are taken using same ...
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Rotating mpg files

I have got a couple of mpg files captured in a digital camera in a portrait mode. Are there any free tools to rotate to landscape them?
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32bit Video Special Effects software for Mac OSX (Snow Leopard or Lion)

I'm about to get a Mac Mini (2.3GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5) which I'm pretty sure is 32bit (I'm really not sure) and want to be able to do basic video and audio editing on it. If it IS 32bit, then ...
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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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Simple animation creation software

I am looking to produce a simple animation video (mp4, flv etc). I have a picture which I will edit in MS Paint, and from which I will produce an animation sequence. What software can I use to ...
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Open source tool to merge videos (VCD CD, DVD chapters) without losing too much data prior to encoding

Is there an opensource tool to merge videos alongside with encoding. Merge in a sense to merge vcd cd1 and vcd cd2. or to merge different chapters of dvd. can handbrake do this?
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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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How can I split a large video files?

I have a TV set that allows me to plug in a USB hard drive and will play movies in it. It supports a surprisingly wide range of codecs, but as I learned yesterday (the ugly way), while it'll play ...
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Free Chroma key tools

I want to create an educational introductory video, where the tutor stands and explain a subject, and the background is an illustration of that subject. This is done using a technique called Chroma ...
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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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whats the minimum PC spec i should be looking at for doing video editing [closed]

i am in the market for a new PC and i wanted to see what the minimun spec i should be looking at to be able to run Adobe Flash Professional Adobe Premiere Pro or other Video Editing software i can ...
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Getting a DVD into Windows Live Movie Maker

I really enjoy using Windows Live Movie Maker to preform basic edits on my home videos. Recently, I've been given some older home videos that were taken using a Canon DC-210, which is one of those ...
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Windows Live movie maker hangs

I have installed windows live movie maker 2011 on windows 7 64 bit machine. I can make clips using photos but as soon as I add music to it movie maker hangs and stops responding. I uninstalled and ...
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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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Need Open Source Video Editor for Mac OS X

I'm looking for a good free (as in freedom + beer) video editor for OS X. It needs to be: intuitive / easy to use, non-linear, and able to work with .avi files. Basically, we have a couple of ...
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Adobe Premiere Pro: rendered video jitter (frames jump around)

Perhaps not exactly the best forum for this as it may be slightly out-of-topic. On another hand the community is great and helpful. Using Premiere Pro CS5, my machine is well rounded and shouldn't ...
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Rending on Mac: Major codec issues with video editing software

We bought a Mac Pro thinking that it would increase the speed of rendering than on an unoptimized PC. But we ran into codec issues with MPEG and WMV. Our Tricaster PC outputs to MPEG, while it the PC ...
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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 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 ...