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

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Overlay image to video using Ffmpeg

I want set the image, with a 80% opacity overlay to video. I tried this but got an error. ffmpeg -i in.mkv -af "pan=stereo|c0<c0+0*c1|c1<c0+0*c1,aeval=val(1)|-val(1)" -vf "scale=640:360,boxblur=...
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Clipping a video (spatially) using FFMPEG

How can I clip a video spatially using FFMPEG, with no border added, and no quality degradation? So basically I just need to split the video into 4 parts to separate the videos, like the frame below:
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Massive artifacts introduced when clipping beginning and end of (lossy) video in OpenShot

I'm new to video editing and am attempting to do a simple 'cut off the beginning and end and add a soundtrack' job in OpenShot. The trouble I'm having is with horrendous artifacts in the exported ...
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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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cut 10 sec from start and from end of video with ffmpeg

I'm trying to cut 10 sec from the begging and from end of videos. I have 150 short videos in mp4 and I want to do this in batch. I have downloaded ffmpeg (x64) and installed. When I type the command "...
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Inserting Video with Image Border into ffmpeg

I have using code: ffmpeg.exe -i 111.mp4 -vf "movie=1111.mp4[inner]; [in][inner] overlay=shortest=1:x=480:y=240 [out]" -c:v libx264 completed.mkv Insert main_video into backgroud_Video but I can ...
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Create video file with multiple audio tracks?

I have an animated movie in three different languages. The picture is exactly the same for each langauge, only the audio is different. I want to merge all these files into one, so that I have a ...
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ffmpeg - How can I cut starting precisely from a keyframe while codec copying?

Using -ss as input option together with -c:v copy might not be accurate since ffmpeg is forced to only use/split on i-frames. Though it will—if possible—adjust the start time of the stream to a ...
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FFMPEG Crossfade videos changes video resolution

I am currently using the command from this question to crossfade two videos: crossfade between 2 videos using ffmpeg My command: ffmpeg -i firstVideo.mp4 -i secondVideo.mp4 -f lavfi -i color=black -...
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Hardsubs with ffmpeg

I use this ffmpeg command for embedding my subs to videos: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -strict -2 -vf subtitles=file.srt output.mp4. And it does a good job. But the thing is the output has a huge delay at the ...
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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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Cutting a slice of a clip with external subtitle

I need to cut a slice of a movie including it`s subtitle which is in a separated .srt file. I`m familiar with ffmpeg -ss but it won`t copy the subtitle. I would appreciate any kind of solution.
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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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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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zoompan filter creates shaky image?

I try to perform a basic zoompan with FFmpeg. I have an input list image (.jpg 400x300) and i create slice image video (.mp4 400*300) from it, with a zoom each image. This is my command: ffmpeg -y -...
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mplayer command line video cropping

I am trying to crop a video using mplayer command. mplayer -vf crop=672:570:8:6 golf.mp4 This command gives me the preview of the video(golf.mp4) with cropped ratio but i am not sure how to save/ ...
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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 do I combine videos and include blank space with ffmpeg?

Suppose I have a series of video files to combine with non-overlapping times: 1.mp4 [0:00-0:45] 2.mp4 [1:00-2:00] 3.mp4 [2:10-3:00] This example has three segments, but in general, there may be ...
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Trimming and joining media files using ffmpeg

I am trying to remove a segment (00:26:00 - 00:32:30) from a video file input.mp4. Since there is no way to do that directly using ffmpeg (as far as I know), I am instead cutting the segments which I ...
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ffmpeg time format in filter_complex

I wanted to trim video. I mean I wanted to select few sections from one video and then concat they or mix they together! I did it. But in "filter_complex" I can not type start point time format like: ...
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How to insert multi-colored text within Vegas Pro 13?

I am trying to make a simple text frame with two different colored text segments, but I cannot seem to be able to do it. I insert the first color fine, but if I change the color for the next section ...
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Automatically join or trim many video files

I have two underwater network video cameras on a deep-sea observatory that are tethered to land by a fiber optic cable and stream video data back to shore. I'd like to find a way to automatically cut ...
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Avisynth Audio Balance

I am hoping someone knows of an easy way to adjust the balance of audio channels in Avisynth. I’m trying to combine these two videos into one (yes, I know that some already exist). I threw together ...
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Cut and Compress 4K Video?

I have a 20 second video which size in 4K which size is 125 MB. It is only about a defective electronic component so accuracy is not important. I want it much smaller. I have these options in VLC ...
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How to convert Adobe Premiere Elements 12 file to some other program that renders faster?

Yesterday, I used Adobe Premiere Elements 12 for the first time. I spent hours and hours carefully editing a video that is 30 mins long. Then, when I went to render (export) it to 1920x1080 30fps mp4 ...
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Setting up a simple 10 Gb network for collaborative video editing

We have a team of five people working on the same video editing project (using Lightworks). Our current setup technically works, but not well: the video jiggles up and down as it plays and sometimes ...
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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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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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How do I trim a video using Handbrake?

I can't seem to figure out the solution to a very simple problem. I want to trim a video in Handbrake and keep the video as is (resolution, encoding, etc), just chop off the first few seconds, but I ...
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How to make left-right transition of overlay image ffmpeg

I have used the below command to make a left to right transition of overlay image over a video. ffmpeg -i Test.mp4 -i transparent.png -filter_complex "overlay=x='if(gte(t,0), -w+(t)*100, 3)':y=...
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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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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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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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get timestamp of a keyframe exactly before a given timestamp with FFmpeg

I want to cut lengthy segments of a video file and then join them. But without re encoding precise cutting isn't possible as ffmpeg seeks to the key frame before my listed time stamp and cuts from ...
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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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Windows Movie Maker file size

I'm using ShareX to make x.264/MP4 tutorial videos in which there is very little motion. Most of the time I'm just typing and highlighting text. I'm getting reasonable file sizes. I edit the videos ...
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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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Cut part from video file from start position to end position with FFmpeg

I have a video file of 30 minutes, but I want to extract a video from 00:09:23 to 00:25:33. I can define the startposition with -ss, but I couldn't find one for the end position. Any help please?
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Looking Adobe Premier / Sony Vegas alternatives ! [closed]

I'm thinking about going amateur-ish into video editing, and before I start wasting hundreds of bucks, I'd like to learn a bit. I can work pretty well with VirtualDub, AviDemux and Handbrake. But I'm ...
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Overlay video with video time and/or combining images to video

I have a very long video that I want to overlay with the video time (effectively a clock counting up from 0:00:00 to the length of the video). Because I can't find any tools to do this exact task, I ...
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How to make a moving circle in Sony Vegas Pro 13? (64bit)

I am trying to learn how to make a moving circle in a still image on Sony Vegas. This may be difficult to explain, but using those two images below maybe it'll make a little more sense that way. So, ...
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How to only export cropped part of video

I have a video and I only want a smart part of the video. I know how to crop the video so I cropped it to the part I want but then I still only can export the whole video with the cropped part and ...
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What type of encoding with Bandicam?

I using Bandicam for screen recording file is so small. What type of encoding? I want to edit product from Bandicam and save, after that file is growing 8x from 10MB to 85MB. 10 MB including audio ...
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Can't insert video into timeline in Premiere Pro?

I am using Premiere Pro CS5 and I edited a video in After Effects CS6, rendered it as a .avi file, imported the .avi file into Premiere Pro and that worked. I then placed the video into the source ...
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ffmpeg merge dash cam mp4 videos with last second trimmed?

I have a dashcam (made in Taiwan), it generates videos by exactly 5 minutes and 1 second, the last 1 second is duplicate of next video first 1 second. I wanna cut the last second of each video, then ...
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Wav files recorded with Zoom digital audio recorder registers no volume in my PC editing system

I am a video editor. I paid an audio pro to record voice-over for me, which he did using a Zoom recorder. He played one for me from his Zoom and it had volume. The wav files transferred to my media ...
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How can I slow down a video (which I use as wallpaper) so it will look more realistic?

I have an .mpg file of the Earth spinning. I use it as a background/wallpaper for my desktop. However, it spins too fast. How can I slow it down?
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How can I overlay the captured timestamp onto a video using ffmpeg in YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS format?

I am trying to overlay a timestamp (date and time when frame captured) on video frames for a stored video file using ffmpeg. This succeeds in displaying time in seconds since the beginning of the ...
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crossfade between 2 videos using ffmpeg

I've been trying to achieve a crossfade transition between 2 video clips using ffmpeg but have failed so far. I'm new to ffmpeg and am mostly relying on tweaking what I can find in the documentation ...
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Show text over videos for specific time

Easiest way to add Overlay Text over Videos (avi,mp4 etc)? So far I have tried MS PowerPoint 2010 to add text over video but i don't see any options to show text for specific time. Plus the output ...