Questions about recording, editing and displaying moving image media, possibly including a soundtrack.

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How to convert a video file into an Animated GIF in Photoshop?

I was trying to convert an MP4 into an animated GIF for an answer on here. I tried opening the file directly in Photoshop, and then clicking on the timeline menu and choosing both: Convert Frames > ...
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How can I fix jerky text panning in Photoshop CS6 video?

I'm testing CS6's new video features. One issue I found is that when I add panning to text, it does not pan smoothly. It seems like the kerning is adjusted slightly for each frame and it looks pretty ...
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Profile to use for JPG used on TV screens

At my job we have internal TV screens, with content airing throughout the entire company. This is a fairly new way of internal communications marketing. My group does several projects per month where ...
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Adobe Creative Suite alternative

My question: Is there an alternative to Adobe Creative Suite for designers/enthusiast? The programs that I am mainly interested in is Adobe's Photoshop, Adobe's Illustrator (create vector art), Adobe'...
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How to change multiple layers / frames duration at the same time in the Photoshop Video Timeline?

I can hold and drag each individual layer on timeline to increase its duration but it's such a pain. Is there a workaround to change (increase) all layers on timeline to have the same duration?
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Illustrator timelapse

I was wondering how to make illustrator workflow time lapse ? (e.g. Something like this). Right now I just take screen shot after each step and then stitch together. It is very time consuming and ...
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What makes a good header/background video?

Many sites I come across use video to show off their work, what they stand for, or more about the culture of the company. These videos are sometimes behind other elements taking up much of the page ...
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PhotoshopCC Dropping frames on image sequence export

I have been kind of tearing my hair out trying to figure this out. I have a frame animation with 30 frames. I tried exporting it as a video set to 12fps. For some reason, what should be 2.5 seconds (...
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Designing graphics for display on television screens

I'm designing a video reel, static illustration for display purposes on a few TV's at a corporate party. Each SmartTV is able to run video or display images off a USB drive - this is not an issue. ...
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Why isn't the black in a video made with After Effects a true black when it's viewed on Windows 7?

For some reason my video is coming out a lighter black than web #000 black. I'm using After Effects & Web - H.264 profile. Left: Web | Right: Video The photo doesn't do it justice.. it's very ...
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Convert HD video to HD gif

Hi i am trying converting a 5 seconds video to a gif using Photoshop. The result is terrible, specially if video has blurred items the final gif is horrible. Do you know any better way to convert it ...
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How to know how much to charge for an animation?

I'm a robotics engineer who just joined the world of video animations, I just finished my first project and I have no idea if I charged the fair amount for it. I would like to know how to put prizes ...
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Open Source software for 2D graphic animation like this:

Can someone suggest me a good software of graphic 2D animation, for animating images, and also a software for insert some more or less static text during a video? I'll post an example of my animation ...
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Weight of an simple AE animation

I was just wondering, i have never used After Effects and I have no idea how big the animations actually are in terms of KB/MB size. I want to create a simple typographic animation, with music ...
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How to turn part of a movie sideways?

I have a movie on my phone about 5 minutes long. After about 2 minutes, the movie is upside down. How can I fix this without affecting the whole video? I would like to turn the video sideways after 2 ...
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Do I need to stay in Title & Action Safe areas for Youtube

I'm creating a short promo video for a mobile app using After Effects. It's going to be used only on YouTube. I'm trying to show the actual layout of the app, but the menus are all along the left and ...
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How do you make a black play button overlay visible on light and dark backgrounds

I have a black 70% opacity play button that sites on top of videos. On light backgrounds it is very clear but obviously on darker backgrounds it nearly vanishes. I would like it to be visible on dark ...
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Video tool options

It seems I may be exploring video editing sooner than later. While my skill level with video would certainly classify me as a novice, I like to invest in tools which allow me to grow. I know about ...
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I want to blur out a part of a video.

How can I do this without separately touching up all 150 frames (layers) in Photoshop. I'm using the blur tool. Thanks, Cindy
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What's the name for cropping a video clip/animated gif in time and making it shorter?

I'm having a nightmare searching for this and it seems pretty simple. I have an animated gif and I would like to not have the last few seconds/frames. I.e. I would like to crop it in time, not ...
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Photoshop CS6: create looped animation from layers

A client sent us a .MP4 video, made of 10 frames and text, which loop 3 times. Since we need to edit the text (translate it into another language), the client sent us a .PSD source file, also ...
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Rendering Video in 3ds Max 9 Custom 1280x720 didn't come out 16:9

Ok I tried a few times rendering my 3d animation to video custom 1280x720, image aspect 1.778 pixel aspect 0.9. So far when you see it as it renders it appears to look fine, but after all the ...
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Pre-render a video in PhotoShop

How can I load a video in the ram for smooth scrubbing in Photoshop? While scrubbing manually a green bar shows up at the top of the timeline. When I scrub very slowly, everything is loaded into the ...
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outputing 32 bit pngs to make a video

I have a rotating 3d image on a transparent background psd. How do I render/output it in Photoshop CC to keep the transparent background as a set of 32bit pngs to create a video?
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Adobe Illustrator pictures to be played on a scoreboard with the dimensions of 1280 x 424

Ok, I want to make a video for a wedding, to be played on a stadium scoreboard. The scoreboard's dimensions are 1280 x 424. I was told to make my images this size and make a DVD in either .wmv or ....
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My videos are not coming out clear

I've been using Abode Photoshop CC video editing for a while. Whenever I exported a video from photoshop. For some reason, the video doesn't come out clear. I've no idea why the video doesn't come out ...
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How to export videos with transparent background from Keynote app?

I'm pretty new to Keynote app and I've created a series of animated presentations I'd like to export as video with a transparent background. I'm using its latest update version 6.5.3, so far the most ...
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How to get into VFX industry

I'm 22 years old guy, from european country. I'm software engineer according to my diploma. I'm coding for 2 years now, i know few programming languages (ruby, objective-c, javascript, python), but ...
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Convert image into mp4 that zooms in to precise point in image [closed]

I have an image. From this image, I need to create an mp4 that zooms in to a precise square within the image (about 1/64th the original size). How would I go about creating this file? The most obvious ...
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What are some recommended online training courses (video) for Adobe illustrator?

I've just finished trialing TutsPlus and decided not to renew as the majority of their content is coding tutorials. However I did watch a course on Adobe illustrator which was really good and want ...
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Animation that uses white noise

I have requirement for an intro to youtube channel (comedy), and idea is to make fun of HBO intro in a way that out of white noise instead of 'HBO' youtube comedy channel name would appear. How do you ...
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What software was used for this video with zooming text transitions over landscapes?

I came across this fascinating youtube video. It zooms and pans around various landscape scenes, with flying text coming in and out of focus. Does anyone know what software they used for this? I'm ...
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amalgamation morphing effects

Doesn't mean to ripped off. I know how to create morphing between images but does anyone know how to make the animated wavy effects showcase here?
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What is a free and simple program to create basic text animation?

What I'm looking for is just to have a black background and a word on top of it in white. then break the word to 2 parts, make one part disappear with a fade effect.. some of the free/open source ...
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Creating crystal clear gifs for web?

We're in the middle of a redesign and since we now have nicer looking dashboards, would like to utilize some gifs showing them in use. The problem is, whenever I save a gif out in photoshop, it ...
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How to stitch video into long still image?

Suppose I drive a car along a street and capturing a video with a camera, turned a side. Suppose I traveled all the long street. And now I want to compose very wide still image of all captured ...
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Video Size Ratio Wide, Image Size Ratio Square?

Humans naturally see more width than they do height. Video content is almost wide screen rather than square (Vine is a big exception), but it seems images are most often square now (it didn't always ...
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What is the name of this category of videos?

I've seen a trend in scientific videos/tutorials where the concept at hand is being sketched out, either by hand for real, or emulated by making it appear as if the images are handdrawn (while still ...
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How to increase layer duration in Photoshop Video?

I create a new shape layer in order to make a clipping mask for my video but the newly created layer lasts only 5seconds compared to the 16 seconds of my video and I can't seem to find a way to extend ...
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How to create augmented reality style animation in real life videos?

I was wondering how the 2D animations in a real life video is made? Like this one http://www.adobe.com/in/solutions/digital-analytics.html - (watch the first video). There are many animations which ...
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Is it possible to draw on multiple video frames at once in Photoshop CS6?

I was hoping CS6 and updates would allow editing on all frames. I have imported a green screen video of angel wings (approx 100 frames). The tip of the wings needs to be modified and changed to a ...
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After Effects CS6 Problem [on hold]

I try to render with After Effects CS6. I have a weird problem. Here render result: https://youtu.be/Hji09buWxYo Here normal video: https://youtu.be/qF7MJBHpCuo My render settings default. And ...
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Reduce duration of video in photoshop multiple layers

I've created a simple video, which has many layers, in Photoshop. The video is basically just a fading out of each layer, one after the other, to create the animation. However, I'd like to reduce the ...
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Photoshop batch render video: Prevent overwriting files?

I have a large number of videos files I want to render in Photoshop CC 2015 (Windows) using the same settings (e.g., convert to smart object, followed by auto-color, and then a Topaz filter). I ...
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Photoshop CS6: can't open videos or import frames to layers, stuck with permanent loading dialogue

For some reason last night my Photoshop (CS6, 2014) stopped letting me open videos/importing them/etc because it froze in the middle of me giffing a video and closed. When I reopened it it wouldn't ...
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How to use brush tool on multiple layers in After Effects

I am making a goofy 6 sec. Jay-z music video. I am trying to complete what seems like a very simple task: filling in a white background behind the three Jay-zs on each side to blend in with his ...
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Software to easily lay a song over a slideshow of images

Before you read this, I know that there are LOADS of programs that can easily do what I'm after; I'm cut short for time and I just don't have the hours to try out a numerous software to find out that ...
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How much should I charge indie authors for Book Covers, Book Trailers and Web Design? [duplicate]

I've started designing book covers, producing book trailers and designing websites for indie authors. Here's a little bit about my background: I received formal training in computer arts, film, ...
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Need to know about some some tools and skills [closed]

I don't really know if it's the right place to ask this, but I want to know what should I learn (software, skills...) to start making videos like these ones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Photoshop 3d video export is not showing lighting

I have created a 3d object in Photoshop which I have animated in a simple, 2-second sequence. [Figure 1.1] I want to export this as a video with transparency/alpha. However, when I try to run the ...