Using an increasingly sophisticated method for making fake videos, or "deepfakes," video editors can realistically face-swap someone into a video. (As our sister site Gizmodo reports, the technology has been especially popular for making fake celebrity porn.) Deepfakes will soon make it hard to tell when a video of a famous figure is real. To demonstrate, BuzzFeed and director Jordan Peele created a "deepfake" of Barack Obama saying things like "President Trump is a total and complete dipshit."
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The technique of using a green screen (or another single colour - blue is sometimes used as well) to divide a background in video shoots so you can later insert any other background is widely used today. Pretty much anyone with the right software and a little bit of skill can add any background to an image or movie shot in front of a green screen.
But Google has taken things a step further. The company says it's bringing "precise, real-time, on-device mobile video segmentation to the YouTube app".
Video editing is tough. Editing photography is tough. It's processor intensive, time intensive and resource intensive and if you're working to tight deadlines across multiple different projects sometimes one laptop or one desktop isn't enough. Working on two screens is a given, but often you'll find yourself working across two different computers.
How can you handle that in a time effective manner?
Might we suggest using a KVM sharing switch?
Avid is well known to those involved in video editing. It's the preferred tool of many in Hollywood and has been used to edit many of the biggest movies made. While pro level tools aren't very cheap, Avid is providing a new gateway to those looking to boost their video-editing power. Media Composer | First is an application that brings powerful video editing capability to everyone for the grand price of free.
It was once the case that if you wanted to do serious video editing, your choices were limited. Outside of expensive commercial options from the likes of Sony and Adobe, you'd have to make do with Windows Movie Maker... or worse. These days, free options abound. The hardest part is actually picking one.
When it comes to photo-editing software, Adobe leads the pack. So, whether you’re pursuing a career in design or just looking to pick up a new skill, the Adobe Super Bundle is the perfect way to start.
The GoPro is many people's favourite action camera, and it's easy to understand why. It's versatile, powerful and sturdy. However, you'll probably get over the novelty of taking it on a bike ride or an underwater snorkelling session fairly quickly. Don't waste that money -- there are plenty of other creative ways to get even more out of your GoPro.
Android: There are very few video editors for Android. That makes GoPro Quik (formerly Replay) a welcome addition. It has a selection of styles you can choose from for automatic editing, or you can edit shots manually.
We love all the little things you can do with QuickTime, but The Sweet Setup points to one I've never noticed before: the ability to stitch a bunch of videos into one simple timeline.
I'm looking at buying some video editing software (budget up to $500) and was wondering what would be the best software to spend my money on? I have PC and just need basic editing (although I may need to do more later). At a minimum, I'll need to chapterise, cut clips, merge files and change formats (mainly to mp4, wmv, avi). I'm a bit overwhelmed with all the choices out there so please help!
Gaming peripherals are great for productivity as well as games -- they often come with macro buttons you can program special commands for. Over at DIY Photography, they explain that gaming mice are especially great, since the extra programmable buttons can do in one click what keyboard shortcuts may take several to accomplish.
Converting videos can be a painful process, especially if you take the brute-force approach of re-encoding the data. Not only does it take time, but the quality will suffer. If you just need to wrap the audio/video data inside a different container, FFmpeg can usually perform the transformation in seconds.