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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2021 Potential Community Moderator Election - Community Interest Check

Update We posted this to gauge interest, and, well, there wasn't enough interest at this time to justify holding an election. The CMs will check in with us every few months as we continue to grow, so ...
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Clarification about software recommendation questions

I see an uncertainty in the help pages, esp. what's on topic, about software recommendations. While it says that question about "installation, configuration, and operation of hardware or software ...
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2020: a year in moderation

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We need a tag for all the "can I re-encode my video without losing quality" questions

Every second question on VP seems to end in the phrase "… without losing quality", because losing any quality will totally kill you when you have some AVCHD 8-bit footage off a handycam that ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

You lost your “beta” label in 2019, so welcome to your very first edition of Community Promotion Ads, for the year of 2020! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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Are questions about videography on-topic?

According to What topics can I ask about here?, it seems that the answer is yes, though not explicit. However, when browsing the front page I have a feeling that this site is more about technical ...
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Can this question be reopened or moved to a more appropriate site?

Question link: Can I use FFMPEG in a commercial product I understand it doesn't directly fall into the scope of this site, but considering the number of votes it's got in comparison with other ...
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Was someone banned?

I saw this today morning: Do we know who and why? AFAIK, 250+ users have been affected. Here's a snapshot of the most affected. Related: Massive user removal in one night?
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Merge h264 and h.264 tags

Like the title says. Both tags exist, but we only need one. I'm partial to h.264 over h264. It also has double the questions.
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Am I allowed to ask a question here about 'interpolation value'?

I asked on StackExchange for where can I ask a question about interpolation value on a TV that I want to buy, and an answer pointed me to this site. My question (with all the details) is this: I ...
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Was I treated fairly by this user and moderator?

The OP: Need help finding the right video production software My original Post (without the mods changes): https://video.stackexchange.com/posts/25644/revisions The moved to discussion topic: https://...
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Can I ask for beginner resources?

I'm looking for a book, website, or video series that will teach a novice how to correctly use a professional grade camera. Would that be on topic?
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Tag update: sony-vegas to vegas-pro

It hasn't been called Sony Vegas for a few years now. We should change the tag to vegas-pro and make sony-vegas a synonym.
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Would this question be on topic here?

I have seen a music video. It shows the movements of the people in it not in a fluid manner, yet, it does not seem to be a sped up video. Would it be on topic to ask here how such an effect might ...
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Dupe of question originally on Sound Design

Free music for commercial use project? is marked as a dupe of https://sound.stackexchange.com/questions/23059/where-to-find-free-music but the latter appears on Sound Design. Should there be a Video ...
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Merge [multi-cam] and [multi-camera]

As far as I am aware, these two tags represent the same thing. There are four questions that exist with both tags.
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Should we tolerate questions relating to software development?

I'm seeing quite a few questions that are specifically asking about interacting with video in a programmatic manner. Not just ffmpeg command line stuff but also actual programming with video software ...
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Boilerplate replies for problem posts

Are there any tools for the creation of boilerplate replies to problem posts like people making comments as answers, or asking OT questions? Seems like it would be useful. A bit like on wikipedia, ...
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Motion Graphics tag missing

Yesterday when I asked a question regarding motion graphics, I used the tag motion believing it's for that. But later found that it's primarily for Motion software by Apple. Why there is no motion ...
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After Effects Questions

Can I ask questions such as how to create this in After Effects here? Also, does questions related to motion graphics and visual effects allowed here? Is there a separate StackExchange for that?
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Audio production related questions

Does digital audio related questions belong here? If I'd ask a question that has nothing to do with video but focusing on audio only (mainly software-side), would be that marked as 'off-topic'? ...
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Should we limit the scope of ffmpeg questions that we cover?

I have noticed we get an extremely high number of ffmpeg questions on this site. I'm wondering if this is the best place for them. My initial thought had been that ffmpeg works with video, so why ...
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Should our scope cover other aspects of producing a film or video project?

Recently the idea of a "Film Production" site that would cover all aspects of film production (including things like scripting, planning, casting, costuming, props, etc as well as the actual principal ...
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Q and A style canonical questions

What is this site's stance on Q and A style posts. For example, I have seen a lot of posts regarding confusion between codecs and containers, so I want to ask a question such as "What are codecs and ...
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Would this the right place to ask questions about authoring on Verse.com?

Verse.com is a platform for editing video/multimedia stories. It enables embedding links in a story can take viewers to other parts of the story. The authoring/editing environment is a bit tricky for ...
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What does the question in the tour have unnecessary thanks in it?

Why does the example question on the tour page have unnecessary thanks in it? Should this be removed from the example question, as it seem to me that this is discouraged?
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Are questions about editor-client-relations not on topic?

There's currently a question on the frontpage about client-relations (from the client's perspective) for freelance video production. I thought it was a valid question and provided an answer, but in ...
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Questions should get more votes on this site

In my experience on this site, questions do not get enough votes, up or down. This is a problem for a beta site, as the votes and people with certain rep levels must be made for site graduation. ...
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Will video.SE be stuck in Beta forever?

The Video Production Stack Exchange site has been in Beta for many years now. Our beta stats have pretty much stagnated. And while we have an excellent visit rate, the biggest problem is that there ...
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Will we participate in Winterbash this year?

Will we be participating in Winterbash this year? If the community wants to opt-out, the mods would need to let the CM team know by December 13th.
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Is a [video] tag necessary?

The site's scope only contains video production related topics; having a video tag seems redundant.
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What can be done about broken videos?

Question which sparked this as a reference On many StackExchange sites, often as a countermeasure to the link rot, portions of text is quoted and/or paraphrased in an answer in order to make ...
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New tags: [OpenEXR], [ExifTool]

I recently had a question relating to video conversion where the input format was OpenEXR and I used ExifTool for diagnostics. I think these would make helpful tags.
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What are acceptable copyright questions for this site?

There are only a handful of questions tagged "copyright." And there's no tag wiki. This questions was closed as off topic because it was about "legal." But since copyright is about the law, what ...
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Old questions appearing as "active"?

Why are old questions (mid 2015 I.e.) re-appearing as "active" in the stackexchange app on Android, even if they have not been recently modified? Personally I think it doesn't make sense to "bump" ...
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About asking a question in two different SE communities?

I just asked this question in the Computer Graphics SE but I also kind of want to ask it in the Video Production SE which may have a different view on the topic. What are the SE rules and how to best ...
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What's the best place for questions about a specific product for light control

I've been looking around StackExchange for the best place to ask/answer questions about products for light control (DMX and RDM). For example questions on how to configure software XYZ to work with ...
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Are the "What software do I use to make this video" questions off topic?

There seem to be a lot of "Here is a video , what software do I use to make an ad like this?" questions. IMHO They're pretty pointless because yes, you can tell the asker that they can use After ...
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When I suggest that a question be migrated why does it only give me two choices?

this question https://video.stackexchange.com/questions/16938/hdmi-connecting-shield-with-ground would get a better answer on Electronics but when I vote to close and choose the This question belongs ...
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technical post-production questions versus guerilla filmmaking / video making

This forum has evolved almost entirely into technical post-production questions. A few months ago, there were some questions about guerilla filmmaking / video making (like how to shoot a lively party ...
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Syntax Highlighting

Is it possible to enable syntax highlighting for most popular scripting languages in this context (python, lua, javascript) and bash for a faster understanding? In addition it would be nice to ...
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Attracting users from smaller individual forums here?

There are a lot of smaller sub-forums about Video production, VFX etc. like VideoCopilot.net forum, The Foundry's forum, Houdini's forum etc. These forums have some pretty good and useful content, and ...
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How we can motivate our users to vote?

This is a question and answer site. Voting is the main feature and distinguishes this site from a forum. Voting is key to stay motivated for answering questions, because of reputation changes. I ...
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Are home theatre questions on topic here?

If I had a question about HDCP, HDMI over ethernet, and using an HD projector as a second display for an iMac be considered on topic here?
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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Video Production Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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Pattern recognition for youtube

Would such question could find place here? I am looking for software that would allow to match supplied image in video frame. I plan to use it to data-mine Hearthstone videos to get data on ...
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