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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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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 remove ...
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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 ...
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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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Remove audio track in QuickTime 10?

In previous versions of QuickTime you could remove the audio track and save the file. This function appears to have been removed in QuickTime 10. Is it still possible?
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How to preserve portrait mode of iPhone recording in iMovie and Final Cut Pro?

If an iPhone screen recording, which is 1080 x 1920 (portrait size) is edited in iMovie or Final Cut Pro, and resaved as a final video, I noticed the video will be landscape: 1920 x 1080 with black ...
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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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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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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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QuickTime Player won't save edited file: The operation could not be completed

I've edited an MP4 movie file in Quicktime Player Version 10.5. When I try to save the edited file, I get: The operation could not be completed. Does anyone know what causes this and/or how it can ...
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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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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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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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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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Retime pop-up missing in Final Cut Pro 10.3.4

I've been using FCPX(Final Cut Pro 10) for a long time and when I installed a different version of FCPX(10.3.4) in my MacBook Pro due to a HDD Failure. I started with a new project and wanted to ...
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How to crop-rotate video

How can I crop rotate a video, so that it crops and rotates at the same time. I know that there is an option for this in Photos.app, but it only works for photos. Is there some other application that ...
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TimeMachine - Backup space vs Working Files space

I backed up 8TB of files to an 8TB TM backup and it didn't like it. I'm wondering how much extra space (than what it's backing up) TimeMachine needs to operate best. Google suggested a minimum of 1....
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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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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 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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Cut out parts from videos

I know I can trim videos at the beginning or at the end with QuickTime Player — And practically any other video-editing-app. But is there a simple way to cut out parts within a video — say ad-breaks ...
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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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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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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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iMovie “Join Clips” option greyed out

Articles, Videos and similar posts / questions all describe being able to join clips in iMovie using the Join Clips option in the Modify menu of iMovie (10.1.8) on macOS High Sierra. Yet, iMovie is ...
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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 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 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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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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Where can I find Apple Clips' EDLs? (Or hack one?)

I'm enjoying the free, nifty Clips app for iOS for making simple videos. But today after purging old photos from my Camera Roll, some of my projects in Clips were "Missing Items." Thankfully, Clips ...
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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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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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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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Animate text in final cut pro: knocking previous text further from centre

How can I animate a sentence in final cut pro, where each word in the sentence slides in from the right (violently), slamming into place in the middle of the screen, knocking the previous word ...
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Add text captions/subtitles to videos without Adobe Premiere? (burn in)

I want to add text captions to some videos I am uploading to social media/Facebook. Is there a simple way to do this in QuickTime? Adobe Premiere is too expensive.
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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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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 rotate a video by a few degrees?

I've taken a fairly tilted video and want to rotate it to be level, how can I do this? I'm open to any third-party apps but purely apple solutions are better. I have FCPX, but I don't know if I can ...
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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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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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Adjust volume only of music on iMovie

I need to highlight the narration in certain parts of the finished iMovie. How do I decrease the volume of only the music when both narration and music seem jumbled on the timeline?
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On iMovie 10.0.9, how can I export smaller video files?

On my Macbook Air, I recorded a video using iMovie 10.0.9. Then I clicked Share > File. The resolution is 1280x720. At "High" quality, the file size of the resulting mp4 video was 1 GB for just 11 ...
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Recording direct from camera into MacBook Pro via HDMI?

Is there any way to 'tether' my camera via its HDMI out to a MacBook pro? The goal is to record live, uncompressed, video direct from a camera. Thus skipping the camera's file system and recording ...
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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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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 hear ...
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No sound in iMovie of video recording using the Screen Recorder

I have an iPad (2018) 9.7-inch. I've recorded a video using the screen recorder. When I play the video on the iPad I hear a sound. When I import it to iMovie I don't hear any sound. Even when I ...
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8-16 RAM update worth it?

I'm using Gopro Fusion Studio to render 5.2k content before editing with Adobe Premiere. I never had problems rendering 4k but 5.2k makes the app crash. My Mac: MacOS Version: 10.13.5 Model: MacBook ...
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how to split an mp4 into separate clips?

I have a 3-hour long .mp4 video that has sensible breaks roughly every 30 minutes or so. I want to export this into multiple videos of each section, but have run into nothing but problems trying to ...
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Audio/Video editor for macOS

I have a short MP4 video (with sound), and a separate short MP3 file. I am looking for a way to replace the audio of the first file with the audio of the second one. Is there a lightweight app ...