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darth_ender

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#1150724
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Isolating Music and Voices in Star Wars
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Is anyone still interested in this? In particular, I am trying to drastically edit the Battle of Yavin, and I am trying to isolate the vocals, but I am struggling, only able to reduce the music somewhat–probably not enough to be masked with the reapplied soundtrack. Anyone find any success yet?

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#1150633
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Simple, effective video editor
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I’m convinced that the free programs I’ve been using weren’t any good. I am fortunate to have located a place that provides older software for good prices (same place I got After Effects) and have obtained Premiere Pro CS6. I am looking at tutorials and experimenting and finding some success so far. I do enjoy the precision of its editing capabilities and hope that the export looks as good as my precise cuts. It’s not at all strenuous on my hardware.

I’m really not too dumb a guy and can be pretty expert in certain fields, but the level of knowledge of the folks on this site never ceases to amaze me. I really appreciate all the help so far.

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#1150454
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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CatBus said:

Jeebus said:

Going by the popular vote isn’t going to fix the underlying problems with the first-past-the-post system.

No, but the electoral college is a problem that can be fixed without a constitutional amendment.

Such a fix is a workaround, not the true solution, and I’m not sure I favor workarounds. I’m pretty firm in my conviction that if the Constitution isn’t working in some way, then the Constitution should get fixed instead of finding loopholes. Unfortunetly, the Constitution may be just a tad more difficult than desirable to amend.

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#1150450
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Jeebus said:

Going by the popular vote isn’t going to fix the underlying problems with the first-past-the-post system.

I have argued this before, but I believe it could help with the underlying problem, though not address it completely. A year or so ago, yhwx and I had a little discussion and he shared some interesting videos. I like the idea of runoffs or ordered preference (whatever the official term is for those) elections.

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#1150449
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

The popular vote would mean that smaller states don’t have a voice? Well, the electoral college means that several larger states don’t have a voice. The EC, combined with jerrymandering, has skewed election results more and more with each passing year.

Exactly! And I am conservative! I hate that line of reasoning that the states won’t have a voice. Last I checked, the president represented the people, not the state governments.

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#1150163
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Simple, effective video editor
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Thanks for the reply and suggestion. Will give Premiere a shot. These are my specs straight from Amazon.

HP 455 G3 15.6" HD ProBook Flagship High Performance Laptop PC, AMD A10-8700P Quad-Core, Radeon R6 Graphics, 16GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, DVD RW, RJ-45, Bluetooth, WIFI, Webcam, Windows 10, Black

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#1150106
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Mega Pro Plans
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You have to download MegaDownload MegaDownloader first 😉

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#1149978
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Simple, effective video editor
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I am going do a fan edit. My work will mostly involve insertions and rearrangements. I will not be performing much in the way of special effects. I have been trying out different editors, but I am facing certain challenges. Simple programs like Movie Maker do not edit with precision: I split a video between shots, but when I render the video, it is off by a frame or two, cutting off more than I want or including frames I meant to remove. Fancier programs, like the older version of After Effects I have (CS6), are not conducive to actual editing of clips and are more for effects, and also strain my limited hardware. I am trying trials and freeware of other programs, but either my computer can’t handle them or they do not edit with much precision.

Has anyone found a program that will allow me to rearrange clips and scenes without these kinds of problems? I don’t need a whole lot of bells and whistles, and I can do any special effects later in fancier software once I get the video reordered as I’d like. I just need something basic and effective.

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#1149805
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Happy Fourth Day of Christmas! (2017)
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I know there is a significant Catholic celebration for today as well, but I don’t remember what it is and won’t bother to look it up right now. For the moment, enjoy thinking about four calling birds and getting that song stuck in your head for the rest of the day!

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