I watched this Clinton ad today that used footage from James Comey's testimony to Congress yesterday. How long did this take to make? There aren't many edits, or anything, but it's professionally put together and very concisely argued. I'm just curious, from conception to completion, how many person hours would something like this take?
What kind of computer and lighting (and recording devices) do I need to record and edit video? [more inside]
I somehow believe there was a THING going on in the 1990s/2000s that involved all kinds of pop stars and presenters and performances that were deliberately intended to be edited into one continuous stream that would fit together (going forward and backward, too). [more inside]
Going to be doing some freelance photo/video work for an event and it looks like I will need a new laptop. [more inside]
I have slightly less than two weeks to edit a video project. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I'm going to start editing on a MacBook with Final Cut Pro (in Location A) and then have to finish on an iMac with iMovie (in Location B). My Final Cut Pro clips should import to iMovie without any loss of quality, right? I assume yes, but I just need to double check so I'm not pulling my hair out in a week.
An amazing human being I've known since high school has a milestone birthday in a month. I'm considering secretly asking a bunch of her friends to record super-short videos, and then compiling those into a birthday greeting. Seems pretty straightforward. So what's the huge looming problem that I'm not considering? [more inside]
I do small-scale metalsmithing - sterling silver jewellery, specifically. I work VERY small (a delicate ring is about as big as I go). I'd like to make close-up films of my work and process. [more inside]
When watching YouTube I often can't help but feel that I'm the only person in the world who doesn't use video editing software. I often rip and encode videos but I've yet to delve into the world of video editing. Mostly I want to remove 'mistakes' and extraneous stuff from videos of myself speaking. My requirement are that the apps are Windows-compatible. Freeware and payware apps are welcome. It's preferable that the apps are light on resources and noob-friendly, but these aren't requirements.
I have 400 promotional MP4s that are each exactly 51 seconds long. I need 400 promotional MP4s that are each exactly 25 seconds long. Can I use a Complete up-to-date Adobe Creative Suite to accomplish this automatically? [more inside]
I have a Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD1000 Camcorder (8 or so years old). Its video comes out in H.264 format (unfortunately)... [more inside]
I've got more than 40 family home videos on VHS tapes that I want to convert to digital on my Windows 7 PC. I realize that I'm probably overthinking this but I want to do a good job. My goal is to capture the VHS tapes at the best possible quality for posterity, and for online viewing and maybe DVDs, too. At the same time I don't want to chase after rapidly diminishing returns, as VHS quality isn't the best to begin with. My problem is that I don't know where to draw the line. [more inside]
I'm trying to e-mail a couple of .mp4 videos to my girlfriend's LG G3 Android phone. The first one worked fine, but both of my attempts of the second video are apparently an "unsupported file type." I encoded the videos myself from QuickTime .mov source videos using Avidemux, and I'm at a loss as to why one works but the others don't. (technical info inside) [more inside]
I have a video recording of a computer screen, and so the resulting video includes some wavy banding artifacts (the kind you often see when you film a monitor or TV). Small sample image. What is this artifact/noise called, and is there any way to remove it? [more inside]
I have three vertical iPhone videos, each a few seconds long. I need to combine them into one video with the three clips arranged side by side, with no gaps in between, in the quickest and easiest way possible. [more inside]
My sister's birthday is coming up and I want to ask her friends and other family to send me short videos of them saying happy birthday or whatever for me to compile into one full video to present to her on her birthday. What is the EASIEST way to go about this that a techophobe can handle? [more inside]
I have two Sony Digital Handycams, each one has Firewire / iLink DV output. It strikes me that I could get a big 2x6 piece of wood and mount both cameras onto it, and record on both simultaneously and from two different eye viewpoints. [more inside]
What video camera and other equipment would be good for capturing a RSA Animate style whiteboard animation? I'm on a budget, so cheaper is better. [more inside]
I want to make a video montage to the song “Can’t Say No” by Helio Sequence. I have some ideas in mind for video clips I’d like to use (and I’m sure said clips exist somewhere online) – but I have no idea how to go about doing this. More details behind cut. [more inside]
I am working on a supercut of material from lots of different movies. I need your help figuring out the right tools and workflow for the project. [more inside]
I want to give it a video and say "cut this into clips of 30 seconds/10 minutes/whatever" and have it spit out the clips as movie files. Is there an OS X app that can do this? Or some way to do it with automator? [more inside]
Would the addition of a decent graphics card turn my workaday PC into a competent NLE workstation? [more inside]
Help me find the perfect laptop. Video/Windows 7/Video+photo editing/Reasonably speedy/SSD+Hard Drive/Bulletproof [more inside]
Looking for a recommendation for any free video conversion software programs... [more inside]
If I was to go from zero to learning one tool/software for professional 2d video animation and editing (creating simple animation/transitions and splicing live/animated content) what should it be? [more inside]
I'm looking for some really good how-to guides on making videos, especially on documentary style and story-oriented pieces. [more inside]
CHALLENGE TIME! You are lent some expensive, professional grade video equipment for 18 hours and told that you may use it as you see fit in the time you have. Assuming little to no preparation beforehand, what do you do and/or film with it? Ideally you'd like the owner (or anyone else who sees your work) to be mildly impressed, knowing that you have no actual solo film making experience whatsoever. [more inside]
For you tech nerds - do you see it more worthwhile to invest in the new MacBooks or rely on Airs, with extra drives/support for doing occasional video and gfx work? Where is the future headed.
What is the best tool or software to use for editing wmv files on a mac? I need to pull several short clips from wmv files to make a clip reel. What is the best tool to use? Thanks!
I made some mashups. Now I want to mashup the music videos too. What video editing software should I use? [more inside]
Looking for the easiest, quickest, and least processor-power hungry way to add watermarks to video.... [more inside]
I can sing, and I have a MacBook Pro. What's the easiest and/or cheapest way for me to make a video where I am singing all four parts of an a cappella song? Kind of like this (in terms of style, not content).
I'd like to get serious about organizing my own video clips and project assets, but can't find a good digital asset manager to do it. [more inside]
What are the common tools of the trade - software, mainly - for Vimeo-wave videographers? [more inside]
I'm looking to get a used computer for video editing. What's a minimum reasonable hardware configuration for editing 720p video? [more inside]
As a video editor, how can I best capitalize on a film's theatrical release? [more inside]
I'm looking for a Mac OS Lion-compatible alternative to avidemux, specifically for removing I-Frames (keyframes) from video files. [more inside]
This is a Final Cut question: I would like to show an image with a video inside it. More specifically, so the question is clear, I would like to show (in my video) a fake website that has an embedded video. So, "the website" will be a still image, but there is video within it. I hope that's clear. Would really appreciate any help!
The file size of my edited videos is too big and the quality is too small. Help! [more inside]
Can anyone identify the video editing software used in this video? [more inside]
I've outgrown iMovie and have set aside some time to get acquainted with a more advanced video editing suite. I'm a mac user, and can't decide between Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. I need advice. [more inside]
What are the best user friendly video editing software programs? [more inside]
Are there any powerful visual representations of a typical editorial process (print)? [more inside]
After searching and coming up empty, does anyone know the best method and software for editing video into a four way split screen? I admit I am just starting to get my feet wet to editing so if it will be tricky thanks for the pre warning. Could it be done in Premiere Pro 5? Also might have access to Final Cut Pro if it calls for it. Similar to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r28LLqyXBKs
What are the minimum specifications for me to be able to edit 1080p 60fps video on-the-go on a Mac laptop? [more inside]
Back in the '90s there used to be a "music video" style recording mode on Sony camcorders that created a low frame-rate, slightly blurred or dreamy look - perhaps something to do with using fewer frames per second and blending the intermediary frames. Does anyone remember this and know how to recreate that look in post-production, e.g. using final cut pro, etc.?
My sister needs to make YouTube videos for her business. The camera outputs MP4 files. Needs the ability to edit and add beginning and ending slides. Output should be uploadable to YouTube. Currently using VideoPad (on Vista) which keeps outputting video with out-of-sync audio. Suggested software should work on Vista or Windows 7. Any ideas? (besides Movie Maker)
VideoProductionFilter, I'm doing a video project for school and I want to make the most realistic 1980-esque infomercial, complete with grainy/old-VHS look, sour, distorted sound, and muffled voices. How can I create these effects? [more inside]
I need some video editing software to produce a simple video of text, photos and soundtrack for You Tube. [more inside]
How can I send HUGE files over the internet? (5GB, 20GB, etc)? [more inside]
How do I tell better stories with video? [more inside]