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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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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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Why did the aspect ratio of all my videos change?

I have a Macbook Pro. Just upgraded to Maverick and imovie 10.0.1. After I did this all of the video clips on my computer are stretched when I open them with Quicktime. They are MPEG 4 videos ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Shortcuts to switch with effects between angles in Final Cut Pro 7

I know that, in multiclip mode, I can switch among between different angles by setting the playhead in open mode and by clicking on a different angle. What I would like is to switch between angles ...
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How do a force a video to split at the beat markers?

I think the default action when adding beat markers to an existing clip is a split of the video. This lets you add new clips within each segment. Someone I seem to have a lot of beats (over 200) with ...
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Video Editing Software - MKV?

I want to edit MKV video files (anime). Naturally I want to use iMovie / Final Cut. But sadly they can't import MKV? What is the recommended thing to do? Should I convert the files first or use a ...
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Can I change my 2011 iMac's graphic card from AMD's to nvidia Quadro?

I do lot of video editing work, mostly on FCP & Avid and I feel Quadro card is way to go. Do you think I can get it changed from Apple? -Reddy
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Sequential LiveFont display with different text sizes in Motion

I'm making some text-based animations in Motion, using LiveFonts to emulate handwriting. I want the individual letters to appear one after the other, so I set the "sequence" value in the inspector to ...
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Subtitle editor for OSX?

I have a video in mp4 (MPEG-4) and I would like to add subtitles to it. What tool or application would you recommend to help me write and sync the subtitles with the video?
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Video editing application for Mac

I'm interested in starting to edit videos and I'm looking for a good video editing application. It shouldn't be too complicated but one should be able to do advanced stuff with it too. I currently got ...
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Professional video editing on Mac

I'm totally unaware about Macs and video editing. I have an iMac and a Sony camera that produces .mt2s files. I've heard that the Mac is the best for graphic and video editing, so I was wondering how ...
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What cheap option is there to use a Mac to produce quality 'Videosongs'?

Some of you must be familiar with Videosongs, like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uolz7V12evc The idea is: What you see is what you hear. (No lip-syncing for instruments or voice) If you ...
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iMovie: Crop and letterbox (ignore aspect ratio)

I have a project in iMovie and I want to crop part of one of the included clips to a rectangle that isn't 16x9 or 4x3 or any standard aspect ratio. As far as I can see, iMovie will only let me crop in ...