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

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Why is my Callout not hiding in Camtasia?

I am creating a video in Camtasia Studio 6. I created a callout in timeline. In the timeline it's showing that this callout will hide after 5 seconds. When I play the movie the callout is not hiding ...
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How do I remove the green line in Adobe Media Encoder?

I'm trying to resize a Flash video (F4V) and in the media encoder, there is a green line along the left edge of the screen. This green line is visible in the Adobe Media Encoder, but not in the ...
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How to split an m4v file?

I downloaded a TV season on iTunes (.m4v files), however the files are clustered into 3 episodes each. I'd like to chop these up so that each episode is in it's own file. Googling around a while ...
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Blur a moving area in a movie on Mac OS X

Note, there's already a question on this regard, but it's totally useless. I need to blur, or put a small opaque mask to a moving object on a movie I took, I am using Mac OS X. Clearly, I don't want ...
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Rotate a video file 90 degrees using Ubuntu

I want to use Ubuntu and preferably standard packages such as ffmpeg to rotate a .3gp video file by 90 degrees in any direction. Preferably a command line or Python script. How can I do that?
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How can I run a video stream backwards in Sony Vegas Studio?

How do I flip a video stream, making it effectively appear to run backwards? For example, I've got a 6 second video stream. I cut it at 2, 4, 6, so I've got now 3 seperate streams with 2 seconds ...
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Curious problem using VirtualDub

I have a simple video which i've cropped and trimmed down in VirtualDub. I've then re-saved it as AVI; however the video now plays very slowly/cchoppily in Windows Media Player. Is there any ...
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Successfully concatenating multiple videos

My mission is to create videos out of old web slideshows. To start with I have jpegs and audio files that worked as Flash slideshows in an old system, structured such as this: Audio structure ...
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What is a good way to split the .wtv files for Media Center PC recorded TV programs that are 25GB? [closed]

I am using Windows 7 and recording some winter Olympics programs on TV. A lot of times, the programs can be 17GB or 25GB long. (now the extension is .wtv) What if I want to just keep 2 minutes of ...
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How can I join WMV files in Windows?

How can I easily join video files with WMV extension in Windows?
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Video/Animated GIF advanced frame editor?

What sort of application could I use for example if I had a 5 minute video or an animated GIF with 50 frames, and I wanted to basically Photoshop replace an object, say a person's head, with another ...
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How to losslessly combine multiple AVI files into a single file?

I would like to combine multiple movie clips with .mov and .avi extension into a single file. Is there any free software in the market that is good and able to perform that? Preferably that should ...
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What's the simplest free (or cheap) software to remove unwanted motion in video footage?

I used a program 7 or 8 years ago, that stabilized a video by letting you select a part of the footage that was not supposed to move (like, a sign on a building, or a picture frame on the wall, etc). ...
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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 ...
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Scratch disks on solid state drives

For something like Final Cut Pro where you have scratch disks, is it absolutely a bad idea to use a solid state drive? There would be a lot of writing, but I'm thinking it would be less for video ...
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How to create subtitle files and add them to a video?

How can I generate a .srt or .sub file and add it to a video?
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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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How to get Virtualdub to encode videos at the right speed?

I encoded my videos with Virtualdub. Since the video was 0.3 FPS and the output was wrong I decided to set the FPS to 15. Now my video is roughly 2-3 x faster. How do I correct this?
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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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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 I join multiple .mpg movie files?

I create a lot of these small clips on my digital camera. These are in .mpg format and before I share them with others, I would love to just join, clip a few seconds here and there. I use Google ...
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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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Automated paste one word at a time?

Has anyone seen some copy/paste software with the feature to paste one word at a time? I am filming a demonstrative video and want it to appear I am typing a long-winded canned product description. ...
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How can I further improve the quality of my home videos?

So now that I have found out how to deinterlace my videos, I am wondering if there is other software out there that can further help improve the quality of my videos. Some other problems I have ...
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What software can I use to rotate a video?

I took video with my Sony Cyber shot holding the camera sideways to get a taller capture. I didn't realize that the video would playback sideways. Does anyone know of a app. to rotate the video?
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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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Cross-platform shooting script (screenplay) software [closed]

My wife's company needs to do some video for client websites. Her consultants use both Mac OSX and Windows. I think she ought to start using industry-standard shooting script format. Anything out ...
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How do you split a large MPEG-4 video file into smaller files?

I have an hour of raw footage from a users group meeting that I want to split in to 10-minute chunks so I can upload them to YouTube. I did some searching and couldn't really find a good way to ...
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Windows-based video creation with Ken Burns effect

I want to create a video of old photos and I would like to use the Ken Burns effect for more pleasant transitions. I don't think I require inserting any existing video clips into this -- I just want ...
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How does one get Vista to display .MOV thumbnails as a frame from the movie?

I've discovered that the Windows Vista Explorer shell does not display proper thumbnails for .MOV files. As an example, a .JPG file will be shown in the Explorer shell thumbnail mode as a scaled down ...
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Editting HD Quicktime .mov files in Windows

I recently purchased one of those new wave of point & shoot digicams (canon SD780) that shoot high definition 720p video. Unfortunately it only writes to Quicktime files. How can I go about ...
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How to use “Join Clip” in iMovie'09?

I have been using iMovie'09 for two days only. I need to edit some videos and make a DVD for a friend. It happens to me that I want to join two clips together to form one continuous clip, so when I ...
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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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Split MPEG video from command line?

I have a homemade DVD that I'm effectively trying to insert chapters into and rearrange - the original author burned it as one long chapter, and I'd like to rip it into smaller pieces and re-encode it ...
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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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Trimming / cropping a movie file?

Now, I'm not really sure what's the exact term here. As far as I saw, cropping is related to video size. I need a program to trim some parts of the video file. On a timescale, for example, from 0-60s,...
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How to convert a 16:9 movie to a 4:3 letterbox version?

Suppose you have a 16:9 aspect ratio wide-format movie file and you want to make a version ideal for playing on a 4:3 device. Since you don't want to clip any of the image or distort the picture, so ...
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Convert a video to black and white using avidemux on Ubuntu

I have a small video that I would like to convert to black and white. I'm on Ubuntu, and I've avidemux installed. I will be OK if it can be done with some other software if not avidemux; basically, ...
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How to trim or delete parts of an mpeg video from the linux command line?

I have an long mpeg movie and I want to cut out a lot of material from the beginning and end, and certain patches in the middle. Is there a way I can easily do this from the linux command line?
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Best software to convert video to a different aspect ratio for various screensizes [closed]

I sometimes get .mp4 and other video formats whose aspect ratio is clearly off What apps do you use to reconvert such videos to an aspect ratio better suited to to fit either a regular desktop or LCD ...
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Greenscreen (aka chroma key) effect with a webcam?

This is not the blue screen of death I am speaking of, but the process called bluescreening (also known as green screen, or Chroma Key). It removes a particular colored background from an image so ...
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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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How do you put clips from a DVD into a website?

I have a promotional DVD from a client, and they want to put clips from it on their website. I'm in a Windows environment, so I'm looking for a decent video editor program, free would be preferred. ...
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What is the best software to split and join avi files? [closed]

What is the best software to split and join avi files without losing quality (lossless) in Windows?
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How do I edit MP4/H264 video files in Sony Vegas Platinum 6?

If I try to open an MP4 file made by a Sony Webbie in Sony Vegas Platinum 6, it won't open. (Something made me think they would work together.) The Webbie files are H264. It will happily play MP4/...
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Encoding a RAW video

I'm looking for a simple software to convert from RAW video to an encoded format. The ideal candidate will: make good use of multiple CPU cores; have the possiblity of splitting into multiple files, ...
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How do I reduce the size of a huge MP4 video?

I paid $59.95 for Vimeo Plus only to find that there is a 1 Gigabyte limit on video size. I have a 4 GB MP4 video file that I shot with the HD Flip Mino. How do I reduce it to no more than 1 GIG ...