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Will video and photo editing wear out a 2015 macbook pro's SSD significantly?

I plan on buying the latest 2015 13" Macbook pro while travelling for video and photo editing (among other activities such as programming). The SSD size will probably be 256 or 512gb along with a 2TB ...
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How to solve audio sync issue on the Mac? (and it is not just by a constant out of sync amount)

I downloaded a clip from 56.com or youku.com, and then found that the video and audio is out of sync. At first, near 6:00, the video is about 0.7 second slower, and I used iMovie to "detach audio" ...
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How to cut in two camera angles, and add custom video to Imovie

I have Imovie version 10.0.7. I am looking for a step by step tutorial or method on how to do a very specific task, which I've been able to complete halfway, but I'm not sure it's the best way to do ...
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Concatenating AVI files with multiple tracks

I have a directory of AVI files that I would like to combine into a single AVI file. These AVI files come from a dash cam and have two video tracks -- a front camera and a rear camera. I tried to ...
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iMovie 10.0.7 How do I mark my “favorite” part of a video and move it into the timeline

Under the old version you could make the part of the video clip you liked and it would show GREEN after you moved it into the the timeline. This version shows the make area in the menu, but does not ...
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Automator workflow to filter, convert and move videos to iTunes library

I want to make use of Automator, but don't know the recipe for my task. The task should be to filter video file formats in a given folder and then convert them to iPhone 3G friendly formats. ...
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iMovie titles line spacing

Is it possible to adjust the line spacing on title screens (specifially: scrolling credits) in iMovie 10? I can find some references on how to do it in previous versions of iMovie (see e.g. font ...
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How to add srt (subtitles) file to a movie file

I am currently working in google drive where I got a lot of storage available, on which I am storing movie files with the necessary srt file for subtitles. Of course opening them on a PC/Mac will ...
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How can I open MTS video files to iPhone's photostream so applications can use them?

My goal is to have the MTS files in PhotoStream so that all of my iPhone applications such as video collage creator apps can use them. MTS video files are files created by Sony Nex 3N camera that are ...
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Change video Release Date in iTunes

Until now, I could change Release Date on videos without problem. But, from now, If the video hasn't Release Date field, when I tried to edit, it always appears 05/06/05 on that field and I could not ...
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How to use the antishake option for iMovie

I have a .mp4 video clip recorded with a GoPro camera, that I like to stabilize. I want to use iMovie, which I understand should have an antishake function according to this information. In iMovie I ...
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Making Terminal recognize HandBrakeCLI commands

I just downloaded HandBrake on my Mac to edit videos (and compress them). The GUI works fine, however, when I type the command HandBrakeCLI in Terminal, it does NOT find the command. The specific ...
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Upload Videos from Sony Camera to specific Youtube channel?

I have tried QuickTime so far, I cannot specify the channel: only email and all channels tied to the same Gmail. I have Final Cut Pro. How can I upload videos to specific Youtube channel in OSX from ...
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Anyone with Mac Pro, please help with CPU question! [closed]

I'm about to buy a Mac Pro, possibly an iMac instead, in a few days for extensive 3D and video work. I was able to try an online CPU stress test which renders complex video frames on the iMac but I ...
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What 4k video editing programs are available?

So far I've dabbled in video edition with consumer tools from Apple like various versions of iMovie and occasionally using external programs like ffmpeg or Handbrake for conversion. Now I'm looking at ...
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How can I adjust the music in imovie for part of a movie?

I have a imovie project that I am creating and I have video clips and an audio track which plays a song. I see that I can adjust the volume level of the song for the whole song but I want to lower ...
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How can I get Final Cut Pro to reload my Motion projects without restarting it?

I often switch back and forth between working on a Final Cut project and working on a Motion generator or title I use in that project. If I make changes to the Motion project, I have to restart Final ...
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Is there any default tool in OSX by which to add text (such as subtitle) to a video?

I would like to add a notification to a video at some particular time period that "Mistake Lorem in this". Does OSX have any default video tool (simple) to add any type of text (subtitle ok too) to ...
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What options are available to _losslessly_ trim mp4/m4v video on 10.8 or above?

I have some DRM-free m4v video that I would like to edit by trimming here and there. QuickTime X ($0) Pros: free, built-in to OS X Cons: selector to choose 'start' and 'end' times is not very ...
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Is there a free program to join and cut AVI movie files?

I have a camera and it creates an AVI file every 10 minutes when recording video. I would like to join files from the camera and sometime trim part of the video. I don't want re-encode the files if ...
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Final Cut Pro X: green key

I've recorded a video clip with a TV in the background. During the recording, I displayed a green key on the TV. Now, I want to replace the green color with a picture I captured. It's an almost ...
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356 views

Get all frames from .mov video

Which program can I use to get all frames from .mov video file. I need this frames in png or jpg. I don't need just one frame I want to export all frames from my video in the same resolution.
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372 views

Is Final Cut Pro's video stabilization any different and/or better than iMovie's? (both version X)

I've tried out iMovie's stabilization and its not all that great. I was wondering if Final Cut's stabilization was any better or different than iMovie's. I haven't purchased Final Cut Pro which is why ...
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Split Quicktime Clip Collection Into Individual Videos

For whatever reason, my camcorder saves recorded videos as "clips" all bundled into a massive AVCHD movie file. I can open each clip individually and manually export it through Quicktime, but this is ...
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Crop video that has been taken the vertical way on iPhone

I frequently capture video holding my phone as usual, which means vertically. But when I want to watch it on a computer screen, I would like to have it full screen - even if it means loosing the top ...
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How can I determine if my MBP running Snow Leopard has been attacked by a virus?

5 yr old MBP Intel bought for video editing ran fine for 4 yrs, using Tiger & FCE 3.5. Past year has been stormy. Onset was unrecoverable crash dx'ed as not-worth-fixing logic board failure by ...
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Can QuickTime Pro convert .mpg to .mov?

I am thinking about purchasing QuickTime Pro for Windows, but I have not been able to find a list of video file formats that it takes as input. Does QuickTime Pro for Windows convert .mpg files to ...
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Add permanent subtitles to a videoclip

I would like to add permanent subtitles to a videoclip. I don't want to use .srt files or similar formats, I'd like to attach the text I want to the movie. Is there a program that can do this easily ...
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Is it possible to use both the GPUs in a MacBook Pro at the same time?

The Macbook Pros come with two graphical processing units, one is made by ATI and the other one by Intel. Is it possible to use them both at the same time, to render one image/3D model/whatever on ...
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Options for editing mpeg video other than MPEG_Streamclip?

I have several MPEG files (technically "MPEG 2" I believe). I want to do some very simple editing, mostly deleting a few frames here or there. I do not want to have to re-encode or transcode the ...
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What open source video editing software packages are available for the Mac?

What are open source video editing softwares available for the Mac? I have used Pitivi, AVS on other systems.
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Any way to edit video in iMovie after establishing multiple audio tracks?

I've painstakingly edited audio from two separate tracks with my video in iMovie 2011. Now I want to trim the audio+video in certain areas. However, all I am able to do is select a portion of video, ...
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Has coreaudiod been fixed in Lion yet? [closed]

I tried Lion a few months ago, but had to revert to 10.6 because of the "coreaudiod bug" – where audio via QuickTime would stop working every few minutes, requiring a killall coreaudiod each time. ...
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Mix two video tracks with iMovie on OS X

I have two video tracks and one audio track of a bass player testing his instrument. I've been able to put in sync the main video track with audio and now I'd like to add the second video track just ...
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General purpose video editing software

I am writing an assignment about basic video editing software, and I need to mention video editing software that is Mac OS X compatible. As a Linux user, I personally don't have access to a computer ...
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How do I remove video noise & grain in iMovie '11?

I'm attempting to remove some video noise/grain in iMovie 11 taken in low-light but haven't found a way to do this within iMovie itself. I've looked for plugins but the only ones I've found don't have ...
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How can I remove a portion of from the middle of a movie?

Quicktime Player help: With QuickTime Player you can quickly remove a portion of the beginning or end of a movie or a movie clip to make it shorter or remove unwanted content. I want to ...
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How can I avoid re-encoding of video in iMovie and use it for cutting only?

I have a video that was created on a surveillance camera with the (for video) unsusual resolution of 1280x1024. It's encoded with H.264 and encapsulated in an MP4 AVC container. The quality is rather ...
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Good Video Editing Software, around $100?

I'm looking for some Video Editing software that allows me to Have more than one video track, so I can do Picture-in-Picture, cross-fades etc. Read AVCHD and AVCHD Lite Have good options for ...
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Dynamic titles in iMovie

I'm working with iMovie 11 and try to show a text list with ten rows. The viewer should be able to read all text, so the list is displayed for 20 seconds. As you can think, that will be very boring. ...
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iMovie HD gives me “File missing” warning all the time

I am having a problem with iMovie HD giving me the "File missing" warning every time I open up a project. I work in FCE 4, export the movie to DV or MOV, then import it into iMovie HD to add chapter ...
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What's the optimal Handbrake setting to convert AVI for editing in iMovie/Final Cut?

A friend has a Canon still camera (the PowerShot G9) that has a movie mode. My research shows that the camera produces 30 fps VGA-sized AVI files (probably uncompressed). She wants to send the footage ...
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Working with 16:9 footage in FCE 4

I have 16:9 footage that I am working with in FCE 4. When I drop the footage into a sequence, the viewing area is 4:3. Then when I export it, I export it as 16:9, and it looks like stretched 4:3. ...
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Final Cut Express 3.5 project to Final Cut Express 4

Can an FCE 3.5 project be opened in FCE 4? And, can you open an FCE 4 project in FCE 3.5?
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How do I change the clip length with the iMovie 2011 trailer presets?

I'm trying to prepare a trailer with nice presets incoming in iMovie 2011... Can I change the storyboard or alter clip length? If so, how?
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How useful is Motion 5 without Final Cut Pro X?

My video editing needs are very, very pedestrian and seldom. I have no real need for Final Cut Pro. When I do make videos, however, I like to customize titles a bit more than what iMovie allows. So ...
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Mac software for developing a product video

I'm looking to develop a video for a software application that I make. I'm willing to spend a lot of time learning the software, so features are more important than simplicity. I've got access to the ...
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Final Cut Express 3.5 HD quits unexpectedly

I am running FCE 3.5 HD on a Macbook Pro and whenever I start rendering, it (FCE) unexpectedly quits. Here’s the crash report: http://inventaweb.net/matthew/fcecrashlog.txt I have no idea if this ...
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How can I edit a m4v movie file and retain subtitles?

I made a copy of a DVD and two sets of subtitles (Hebrew and English). Both subtitles are optional and only VLC can display them. I am trying to edit out a scene of the movie. QuickTime can do this, ...
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Recommendations for video editing + screen capturing software

I'd like to make a video demo of my upcoming web application. Requirements include: Being able to have a sound track (probably just an mp3) Being able to 'film' screen work and chop it to bits and ...