How can I make a stop-motion animation in Final Cut Pro from a series of many photographs? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by andromache
on Apr 24, 2009 -
How do I number individual tables in Word2007? (I don't mean numbering cells, or inserting captions). The numbering on my dissertation is now all screw up! [more inside]
posted by mateuslee
on Apr 18, 2009 -
I am video editor who cuts a lot of promo material. Sometimes I have to take a song and cut it down to a specific amount of time (say 30 seconds), while making sure the song does lose its beat or right order of cords. Is there a way to learn music timing, keeping a beat, cords, etc. for those who are not musically inclined? FYI I have never played an instrument.
posted by helios410
on Mar 29, 2009 -
Most syntax highlighting palettes are created by people with no
graphic design/usability sense. What are some great examples of really lovely to look at (for long periods of time) and useful syntax highlighting palettes/schemes?
posted by sandking
on Mar 24, 2009 -
What's the easiest way to create HD-quality (1080x) animated maps for use with video? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj
on Mar 19, 2009 -
I need a recommendation for an instructional book on putting together a memoir. I already have a good portion of it written. The area I need help with is what to do with the various experiences that I've written about. Right now it's a bunch of stories with a central theme. I need to pull it together and make it a book in other words.
posted by adfeb
on Mar 1, 2009 -
Will I ever be able to draw an excellent marginal brace without going to graduate school? [more inside]
posted by fantine
on Feb 10, 2009 -
I'd like to set up a handful of posts (or pages, it really doesn't matter) to be editable by specific people. If I have 10 posts, I want to allow 10 different people to each edit "their" page. They should not be able to do anything else, meaning no editing of other pages, no creation of new pages, no deleting their page. Just a login directing them to the edit form of their page.
I can't find any sort of plugin to do this. Do you know of one?
In the absence of a plugin, any other ideas on how to accomplish this?
posted by ericc
on Feb 5, 2009 -
Would a video/graphics card allow me to be able to edit my avchd (.mts) files from my new Canon HF100 camcorder? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker
on Jan 26, 2009 -
Looking for software with which I can read and edit raw .m2ts video files and later export them as mpeg/avi/whatever. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display
on Jan 23, 2009 -
Challenging Video Editing question: If I wanted to take video from a multiple number of different sources (off DVD's or maybe Blue-Ray) and produce a single video from those sources (say each video has its own quarter of the screen), which editing tool(s) would be best to perform these tasks? Software must be PC.
By best, I mean:
* relatively simple to learn,
* open source, or relatively inexpensive
* produces good quality, quad-screen videos in high enough resolution to look good on typical home televisions, not just computer screens.
*Makes it easy to add your own music tracks or soundtrack, or it can use audio from any of the 4 videos as well, preferably both.
posted by noir
on Jan 21, 2009 -
In search of collaborative editing software -- online (cloud) preferred -- for a small/medium-sized news department. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 9, 2009 -
I have Final Cut Studio 2. I've been asked by my mom to assemble a small edit of all the videos shot on point-and-shoot still cameras during our family vacation this year. When I try bringing the files directly into FCP, it's buggy / i can't edit without problems. I assume there's some conversion I need to do before bringing them in but nothing seems to work. [more inside]
posted by cg1
on Jan 5, 2009 -
What's the going rate for a freelance re-recording ("dubbing") mixer in the UK? This is for an independent feature documentary. [more inside]
posted by mooza
on Jan 2, 2009 -
I recorded it using the web cam on my HP Touchsmart PC and the playback makes a distorted, squelch sound every time there is a loud part in the video. What's the best way to keep the original soundtrack, but remove the feedback noise? Also, is there a way to adjust the recording levels to improve audio on future projects?
posted by dthm42
on Dec 28, 2008 -
video effects! how do i get the rounded cornered, blurred edged look of a film projector (like the first 10 seconds of this
)? [more inside]
posted by thatelsagirl
on Dec 1, 2008 -
How can my video editing workflow be more efficient and avoid time-consuming conversion between formats? [more inside]
posted by jedicus
on Nov 15, 2008 -
I have a song I composed / recorded / etc. I'd like to make simple video by cutting together fragments of public-domain films with this song. I have a MacBook. How to get to point B? iMovie is crashing on every import. [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Oct 29, 2008 -
[VideoEditingFilter] Easiest/quickest way to join MANY single-word videos into a whole, full-paragraphes one? [more inside]
posted by XiBe
on Oct 27, 2008 -
Does anyone know of a proofreading service that offers high end proofreading for professionals? [more inside]
posted by bucksox
on Oct 26, 2008 -
My buddy and I need help making our first video mashup -- we've never done it before. What programs do we need to make this on a Mac? [more inside]
posted by chinese_fashion
on Sep 21, 2008 -
How do you handle names of military technology in writing according to the rules of the Chicago Manual of Style
? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants
on Sep 15, 2008 -
I need to copy a series of scenes from several commercial DVD's and then edit snippets into a single video (with narrations videos I make between the scenes). What software is best to get the actual rips and then what editing software can handle this best without requiring me to be a video editing professional? Is AnyDVD + CloneDVD+??? the answer? You are going to say I need to buy a Mac, aren't you?
posted by libraryman
on Aug 4, 2008 -
Adobe InDesign: Why, when moving pages around within a document, will it cause the design elements (all frames, text boxes, graphics, etc.) on the following pages to shift 1/8" to the left or right? [more inside]
posted by cuddles.mcsnuggy
on Jul 27, 2008 -
What other programs besides Muvee auto producer match video to the beat of the music automatically? (I realize premiere/vegas/ffc do this manually but I am specifically looking for an auto program) [more inside]
posted by bostonhill
on Jul 27, 2008 -
I looked around and didn't see anything that asked this question. I respect this community and thought it could help, as I feel overwhelmed. I am looking for a desktop PC that will help me edit my home movies. I have Sony Vegas 8 and a HV20 HDV video recorder, both high end stuff. My current PC does not seem to be able to handle the heavy lifting of editing and storing. I have 1200 dollars to spend, and I am not sure what media center type PC works best for what I want to do. Googling the net just gives me varied opinions from thinly disguised salesmen. Thanks for any help or advice.
posted by Senator
on Jul 22, 2008 -
Anyone ever worked as an editor/proofreader for science and mathematics articles not written by native English speakers? [more inside]
posted by number9dream
on Jul 20, 2008 -
I am using GIMP and having the simplest difficult just cutting out an object (such as a briefcase). I want to cut object out and then place them in a different image....I can simply drag an entire layer to a new image but really need to know how to image-edit....I don't really know how to do it. I resorted to making a layer below and trying to erase around the object and that didn't work. I know how to do it in Photoshop but no longer have access to it in my office. If it matters I am on an IMac. I am kinda embarassed that I cannot figure out such a simple yet important procedure. Any help? Thanks so much for your input and time!
posted by snap_dragon
on Jul 15, 2008 -
Is there free video editing software that can edit audio as well? If so, how do I remove a specific sound from my video? [more inside]
posted by jluce50
on Jun 26, 2008 -
I'm very interested in becoming an editor, please help...yes, I've read the previous posts. [more inside]
posted by nikksioux
on May 16, 2008 -