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oshihari

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Author Topic: Avidemux instructions for "dummies"
« on: May 17, 2018, 07:59:54 AM »
I'm absolutely new to video editing (including lossless trimming) & Avidemux too. I found the understanding of the basics and principles obviously hard and really got the impression that the help tutorials for Avidemux were geared towards those who at least knew something about the subject already , & I especially found the concepts of things like container formats, codecs, how and why certain formats can be exchanged & repackaged (and why some can't) quite hard to realise and understand. I'm thinking that it would of been great to have had a help section just for absolute beginners who know nothing about it all, with the basic essential concepts explained, and written in a way that an absolute beginner can understand. It would be a shame if absolute beginners were put off by how complex it can seem at 1st and never got to realise how great & powerful this piece of software really is.

eumagga0x2a

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Re: Author Topic: Avidemux instructions for "dummies"
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 02:24:55 PM »
This is the natural gap between those who know the subject and don't understand beginners and beginners who know their needs but don't understand the subject. I hope that beginners with sufficient ambition will feed a search engine of their choice with terms they don't know yet (and in this way turn into advanced users). Ideed, Wiki hasn't got much attention since ages and the outlook is steadily grim.

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Re: Author Topic: Avidemux instructions for "dummies"
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2018, 07:18:20 PM »
Hello,

I'm considering Avidemux and I was curious if someone could help me to decide on if this is the best software for what I want to accomplish.

Basically, I'm looking for a pretty simple set up.

I want to be able to cut up college football film to single out one player, and to be able to circle that player for a brief second at the beginning of the play so he can be easily recognized.

I really don't need a lot of bells and whistles to accomplish what I want.

A friend of mine suggested checking this software out so, here I am. :)

Any help would be greatly appreciated and thank you in advance.

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Re: Author Topic: Avidemux instructions for "dummies"
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2018, 05:01:48 PM »
First of all, your question is not related to the topic, it would have been better to start a new one Too late now.

If the circle doesn't need to follow the player, then all you need is the "add logo" filter with a PNG image of a circle with transparent background and center.

You could also freeze the image for a few seconds using the "still image" filter and add the logo atop of it. Please note that you would have to edit audio manually with tools like Audacity to account for modified duration.

If you want the circle to track the position of the player: this is not possible with Avidemux.