Video is series of still images played back at high speed to give the appearance of something moving.

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Can Apple Motion export with alpha to bring into iMovie?

I currently use After Effects / Premier Pro at work. For my home use I need a new laptop and am considering a Mac. The deciding factor will be cost and if iMovie/Motion can do what I want. (I'll ...
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Upload iPhone HD videos to YouTube

Modern iPhones capture full hi-def videos with 1920x1080 resolution. When I download the MOV file to my computer and then upload it to YouTube, it only shows as 360p resolution. How do you upload ...
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fullscreen youtube video on external display / avoid changing desktops

I'd like to entertain my 2 y.o. with cartoons while I try to work. The problem is that when I change desktops and use mission control it affects second display to. How can I fix fullscreen youtube ...
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My project has disappeared from iMovie — can you help me get it back?

I have been working on a project on iMovie and yesterday I opened iMovie to continue working on it but I can't find it. It says I have two projects but it only shows me one project and I am freaking ...
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Did Mavericks solve the Safari Airplay delay?

I have a first gen Airport Express (from 2008) and use it with Mountain Lion. The connection chain looks as follows: MacBook Pro -> WiFi (802.11n) -> Airport Express (receives Internet via DSL ...
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How can I run a partially referenced iTunes library?

I have a large number of MP4 videos (non-iTunes purchases) in my iTunes library, which is growing daily. Due to the space it's taking up, I plan to unload these files to an external HDD. Home Sharing ...
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How do I access and view cache HTML5 videos located in Safari or Chrome cache?

I want to view and possibly remix a video on youtube. I have seen many demos and articles describing where the cache is on older versions of the browsers, but now it seems that Safari is stored in a ...
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ffmpeg arguments used for converting to mp4

I have been suggested two different ffmpeg commands for converting an mkv file to an mp4 while just re-encoding the audio (to aac) and leaving the video portion as is. Here are the two commands: ...
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ffmpeg transcoding audio to MPEG-4 HE AAC instead of AAC

I have an Automator script that uses ffmpeg to re-encapsulate a video file into an mp4 container with its audio transcoded to aac while leaving the video as is. for f in "$@" do ...
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Aperture and exporting videos and photos at the same time

I just bought Aperture, as a last ditch attempt to try and get a good export of all of my "projects" (photos and videos in many of the projects) into folders named by event/project. I tried first ...
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Video (.mp4) playing in QuickTime but not in Finder Quick Look or iTunes

I just used ffmpeg to convert a video file's container from .mkv to mp4 (just changed the container; didn't re-encode). The resulting mp4 vid plays well on QuickTime and am very pleased with the ...
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Automating ffmpeg using Automator Service

I often use ffmpeg off the command line to convert video files into mp4 on my Mac (running Mavericks). Do note, however, that I am NOT re-encoding my videos; am just changing the container from an avi ...
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iTunes suddenly rejecting mp4 downloads from torrent networks

For a while I have been able to add most videos coming from torrent network without problems unless they were avi encoded. But for a few weeks now, I have had to re-encode all of the mp4 videos that I ...
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What is the best way to connect a MacBook Pro to a Samsung TV set?

I would like to connect my MacBook Pro, which has Mini-DVI DisplayPort and FireWire ports (I have DisplayPort to DVI converter as well). What is the best way to connect it to a Samsung TV, which has ...
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A/V (composite) input adapter for lightning connector

I have an A/V analog video source that I would like to view on the iPad screen(With help of a specialized app that presumably exists for the longed-for adapter). I'm using a portable TV set for that ...
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How do I improve video perfomance on my dual core Macbook Pro?

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro, 2.7 GHz i7 with 8MB RAM. I run t cover closed to a 24" 1920 x 1050 monitor connected via a Thunderbolt to DVI adapter. When I play Flash video, the fan goes to over ...
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how to play local video files in thumbnail overlay (similar to skype video calls)?

I am very new to OSX, so far loving it. I really like how when you use Skype video call on OSX, and you change the primary focus to an app other than Skype, your video call is persistently visible on ...
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How do I reset link between iPhone and iTunes on a Mac?

Quick problem: My wife takes videos with her iPhone 5S (with iOS 7.1) She downloads the videos from her camera roll to iPhoto and removes from the phone She tries to sync the videos back to the ...
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How to export a slo-mo video with the slow motion intact and without losing quality?

I have a nicely exquisite slo-mo video. I would like it to export to my computer. Simply copying the file by plugging into the USB cable loses all the slo-mo edits. Doing an export via Share by ...
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How to make Final Cut Pro to use my Tera bytes' HDD and not my Laptop's HDD?

I want all videos to my external HDD and not my laptop's HDD and Final Cut Pro does not give this option. I am not wanting to use my MBA's free space for video editing. How can I define the location ...
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Aperture showing videos with odd lines, how to see videos nicely in OSX?

I imported my tennis couching videos to Aperture but Aperture shows them with odd lines while QuickTime Player more nicely shows them. Which software should I use for videos because Aperture is ...
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iOS Videos app crash

I just synced some TV-Episodes to my iPhone and now, I can't open the iOS videos app anymore. If I open it, I see just a white screen with the navigation bar at the top and the the tab bar at the ...
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How to join/merge .wmv files?

I have ten .wmv video files that I want to join them as one big file. Some tutorials indicate this can be done using QuickTime. However, it doesn't work for .wmv files. Is there a way to join these ...
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Attempting to play video on iOS 7 shows play button with line through

When I try to watch video in my browser I get a play button with a line through it and it doesn't work. I have tried Safari, Chrome, and Mercury. They all give me the play button with a line through ...
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Is it possible to watch mp4s on an iPod Nano 6th Gen?

I have tried to upload .mp4s to my iPod before, but all it would do is show a screenshot of the video and play the audio. Is there a way to actually watch the video and have the audio play as well?
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Importing a slow-mo video to Windows

I recorded a slow-mo video using my iPhone 5s. How do I import that video to my Windows PC without losing the slow-mo effect? When uploading the video directly to Facebook from the iPhone (from the ...
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iMovie 13 Green-screen effect not working

I am editing a video that involves a green screen. Whenever I put in a certain scene, the green screen doesn't work. This only happens for that specific scene. By doesn't work, I mean when I put ...
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Is it possible to take a video screenshot (screenshow?) of what's occurring on a Macbook Pro's screen?

I've got an unusual situation which I cannot explain. I thought to take a video of what I'm seeing on the screen, but realized I didn't know how to do that. Is there a way to take a video of the ...
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What causes playing a video in browser to take up all the RAM?

I've been noticing lately that when I'm playing a video on my Mac from say Hulu, Netflix, Youtube, any video site via a browser, the computer gets extremely laggy for 5 minutes and then acts normal. ...
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iPad: export Keynote project to video

Setup. I'm running the most recent version of Keynote (as of April 3rd, 2014) on an iPad Air, WiFi-only version @ 16GBs. Task/issue. I would like to export the project/slideshow to a video file (to ...
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Can anyone recommend a hw/sw combination to allow me to preview a Component input with audio on a Mac?

Trying to find a way to take component video and audio output from a device, and preview it on-screen in a window. We don't need recording or encoding capabilities, but we would like as low latency ...
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Screencasting in 1080p from a retina display without scaling, possible or not?

I want to make some tutorials in 1080p on my MacBook Pro with retina display. Is there a way to record the screen "natively" in 1920x1080? I don't care if it would look scaled and blury at the time ...
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iPad Camera Connection Kit not showing valid MP4 videos

I've been wondering if I can use the camera connection kit as a way to directly copy video files onto my iPad for watching, from SD card. I've tested that photos and videos taken on my digital camera ...
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How to batch combine mkv and srt files to mp4 with ffmpeg

I'm trying to get an applescript to combine .mkv's with .srt's after i added those files to a folder. I've managed to do the automatic conversion from mkv to mp4 and add them to itunes. The only ...
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Watch video or play games on two external monitors

I have a 2013 15inch retina MacBook Pro and two Dell U2414H as external monitors. I want to watch video or play games like the image in this question. For the current mac system, I can only achieve ...
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Is there a way to record my iPad screen for free?

Good afternoon, I own an iPad 2 and a Macbook Pro. I am looking for a free solution to recording my iPad's screen from my computer. I plan to record the gameplay of various iOS games and upload them ...
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Password protected video

I want to protect my instructional video with a password. There is a use case. When a user wants to play an encrypted file, the encrypted file will pop up a dialog box to request the user to enter a ...
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How do I convert 120FPS video from the iPhone 5s to 60FPS?

When I shoot 120FPS video on the iPhone 5s, I can easily export it as a 30FPS video, slowed down four times. But I want to export it as a 60FPS video, slowed down twice. Ideally, I'd like to do this ...
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Operation could not be completed when I try to play a video on my camera roll

I have a video recording on my iPod 4th generation and when I try to play it, it comes up with "Operation could not be completed" the recording was from 23rd November 2013 and I have tried many things ...
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How to make a playable DVD iso from a VIDEO_TS folder?

I used to have a script that converts a VIDEO_TS folder into an ISO that plays ok in VLC but it's gone. Anyway, this command gets me most of the way there: hdiutil makehybrid -udf -udf-volume-name ...
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Convert a bunch of MKV files to MP4 to read them in iTunes

I have a bunch of mkv files that are encoded as MPEG-4 video and AC-3 audio. I usually use Subler to convert the mov into mp4 to read them in iTunes, but the AC-3 audio is unreadable by Subler or ...
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Connecting a 2009 Macbook to a TV with video and sound output

I would like to connect my late 2009 white Macbook to my TV, with support for video and sound. I thought I could use the Mini DisplayPort for that purpose, but unfortunately, Apple's website says ...
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Issues with Google + Auto Backup, how do I troubleshoot?

I'm trying to set up a Mac to auto sync pictures and videos already available on the Mac with Google+, mostly because they allow an unlimited amount of photos and videos to be uploaded as long as they ...
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How to add still image to audio file to convert it into video?

I am using QuickTime Player. From initial research it seems i would need QT Pro to do it. Is there a free opensource tool i can use for a simple task like this? On opening the audio .m4a file in QT ...
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How to Steam Video from iPhone to WiFi-Enabled HDTV

Just bought my first wifi-enabled HDTV. I have a feeling this is a "duh!" question, but I can't find a clear answer. Is it possible to stream a video from my iPhone to the HDTV? I've heard of ...
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How can I cut down on the size of iMovie Library.imovielibrary?

I recently noticed that the file at ~/Movies/iMovie Library.imovielibrary is taking up an awful lot of space: Is there a way to make it smaller? I don't have anything important in iMovie - what ...
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Compiling / installing shotdetect for OS X

I would like to find scene changes in a video with this command line tool: Shotdetect is a free software (LGPL) which detects shots and scenes from a video. Dependencies are: sudo apt-get ...
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How can I wirelessly transfer video from iPhone to Mac?

I took some video on my iPhone and would like to transfer it to my Mac. However, it happens that I don't have my iPhone-to-USB cable with me today, so how I can I do it? If it was a photo I would just ...
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How to get rid of full screen video translucency?

I recently noticed that whenever I watch a video in full screen on the Mac, the video has a certain level of translucency showing the contents of the window or the desktop behind it. This occurs with ...
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Looking for a video player with capability to maintain a long list of Recent Items

I've tried VLC and MPlayerX and I was disappointed with their "Recent" menu. VLC maintains very little history and it sometimes even randomly erases itself. I switched to MPlayerX -- it doesn't erase ...