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This workshop is part of the Graphics Lab, a project aimed at picture retouching to improve the graphical content of the Wikimedia projects. More information about the lab can be found on its main page and requests pages (Illustrations ; Photographs ; Maps ; Video and Sound). To ask questions or make a suggestions, see the talk page of the graphic lab page.

This specific page is the requests page for the Video and Sound Workshop. Anyone can make a request for a video or sound to be improved. The standard format for making a request is shown below, along with general advice, and should be followed.

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Video drehenEdit

Seit September sind Uploads von meinem Smartphone auf Dropbox (früher problemlos) meist verdreht. Sie werden auf dem Smartphone und in Irfanview richtig angezeigt, müssen aber manuell gedreht werden, was ich bei Fotos natürlich selbst kann. Dieses Video von Kloster Seeon soll unter CC0 auf Commons. kann mir jemand eine Lösung des Dropbox-Problems sagen, das Video drehen, in ein Commonsformat konvertieren und evtl. einen Tipp für eine einfache Videobearbeitungssoftware geben? Danke. --Historiograf (talk) 16:39, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

Hat es da zuvor eventuell ein Update für die Videoapp/Betriebsystem des Smartphons gegeben? Wenn man sich mittels MediaInfo die Dateieigenschaften deines Videos anzeigen lässt, wird Rotation : 90° angezeigt. Ob dies dann beim Abspielen oder einer Formatumwandlung wie gewünscht in eine Bilddrehung am PC/TV umgesetzt wird, hängt vom jeweiligen Wiedergabeprogrammm ab. Videobearbeitung kannst du entweder direkt auf dem Handy oder am PC machen. Zum Schnitt per App kann ich nicht viel sagen (keine eigene Erfahrung), beim PC müsstest du mal dein Betriebssystem angeben. Umwandeln zu WebM (und gegebenenfalls drehen) kannst du z.B. mittels einer ffmpeg-Batchdatei erledigen, hochgeladen wird dann wie bei Bildern auch. --Pristurus (talk) 16:35, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

Removing the yellow tintEdit


Please remove the yellow tint. --Yann (talk) 22:59, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
You mean change to greyscale? --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 04:53, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
Should be better now (but still not optimal). --Pristurus (talk) 14:54, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
Yes, better, but was it necessary to reduce the resolution? Regards, Yann (talk) 20:28, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
Nope, however I am unable to save the 480p version from youtube to my computer (win10, seamonkey 2.49a2,64bit). --Pristurus (talk) 23:03, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Blurring or removing text on a videoEdit

Article(s): en:Tremolo, fr:Pédale d'effet, es:Trémolo

Hello, I'd like someone to remove or at least to blur the company name ("Siguenos, Fusechile, Fusepedals") and the social media logos on this video (they always stay in the corner), in order to remove the advertising. Thanks! --Skimel (talk) 12:57, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
Woundn't this violate the license, under which the original Youtube video was released? file link —⁠andrybak (talk) 17:19, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
Hmm, after reading up on CC BY, it seems that such a change won't be a violation. But it does seem a bit counter-intuitive, that removing direct mention of the author in the video is not the same as not giving attribution. —⁠andrybak (talk) 17:24, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
Please read Commons:Watermarks#Legal_issues_with_the_removal_of_watermarks -- 🇪A〒ℂ🇭A  💬 20:45, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

Rotating a videoEdit

Hi everyone; I've come across this video through de:Schweizer Bahnhofsuhr where it was added but later removed because it's flipped 90 degrees to the right. It's currently also used in English and Portuguese Wikipedia. I was told at the Village Pump that this is the place to request a rotation :-) - Speravir also pointed to an instruction on how to rotate videos, so I could probably do it myself, but as this is the first such case I've come across in all the years here and it will probably remain a rare one, I would like to leave it to someone who's already using the tools :-) --Gestumblindi (talk) 19:52, 19 October 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done, but it results in some technical problems (s. --Pristurus (talk) 22:42, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

@Pristurus: Thanks, though this issue with thumbnail generation doesn't make the video very appealing in the Wikipedia articles where it's used, such as en:Swiss railway clock... no thumbnail preview now... Gestumblindi (talk) 19:06, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
@Pristurus: Apparently, the problem has been solved? Thumbnail is working now... Gestumblindi (talk) 19:57, 23 October 2017 (UTC)
Yes it seems to work now. I have (re)indexed the original video file (mencoder: -ovc copy -oac copy). But reencoding results in a shorter duration (about 1 second is missed). --Pristurus (talk) 13:14, 24 October 2017 (UTC)

Robert Solow- Are we becoming an oligarchy-.webm audioEdit

Article(s): Robert Solow

The background audio in this video isn't in the background :( --Vera (talk) 13:38, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

Where did you get this vid from? Is it possible to obtain the raw material with music track and audio track separated? PhilEOS (talk) 20:39, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Please adjust the brightness of this video.Edit

Article(s): en:Power move

Please brighten this video.
I took it in pretty low lighting (and in slow motion to boot); if this were a still image, I'd use auto-levels or the like, but my efforts to brighten the video have all come out wrong. There's some balance of brightness, contrast and gamma that makes sense here; I just haven't found it yet. --grendel|khan 01:05, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

Tatarstan anthemEdit

Article(s): None

Broken or cannot be played on Android and IOS. Needs to be compressed
-- 15:27, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)
  Done with a caveat. —⁠andrybak (talk) 14:01, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

Cut sound recordingsEdit

Article(s): en:Emanuel Pahud, en:Syrinx (Debussy), en:12 Fantasias for Solo Flute (Telemann)

Hi, I've been negotiating with Warner Music to get a release for these two files, but they will only allow 30-second bits. Can someone make a nice cut (i.e. very fast fadeout) somewhere around the 30-second mark? It should be possible for both recordings because they both have a phrase ending very close to the 30-second mark. Please let me know if I should describe more precisely where I think the cuts should be made. --Gnom (talk) 13:02, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done – cut and uploaded new versions of both files. --Samiclaus (talk) 15:17, 9 November 2018 (UTC)

@Gnom:, Good job negociating a 30 seconds authorization with Warner! Could you provide a link where the license is available? There is nothing on the website of Warner that proves that the files are in CCBYSA. Otherwise, I think you will need to go through OTRS to prove the licensing of the files. Skimel (talk) 08:05, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
Yes, Skimel, it's not been easy – we've been negotiating since April. They will email a release to the OTRS team once we have everything in place (see my second request below). --Gnom (talk) 10:46, 10 November 2018 (UTC)

Cut videoEdit

Article(s): en:Emanuel Pahud, en:Pierre-Octave Ferroud

Hi, I've been negotiating with Warner Music to get a release for this file, but they will only allow a shortened version. Can someone make a nice cut (fade) from ~0:46 to ~2:14 to shorten the video? Tnanks, --Gnom (talk) 21:09, 9 November 2018 (UTC) Fuzheado, maybe you can help here? --Gnom (talk) 15:21, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
Graphist opinion(s)

  Done --Habitator terrae 🌍 12:05, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

Hi Habitator terrae, I am sorry but you misunderstood my request. I'd like to keep the following parts: 0:00 to ~0:46 and ~2:14 to the end, and to cutthe middle part from ~0:46 to ~2:14. Can you make this change? Thanks, --Gnom (talk) 17:08, 18 November 2018 (UTC)
@Gnom:   Done, I added a little transition, it is OK? Habitator terrae 🌍 17:47, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

Two cats hugging flash removalEdit

This was an aww live photo taken on an iPhone with the flash. I would like to exposure to be adjusted to make the flash less noticeable. Hopefully, this is fun quick project. Also, the way the preview plays and jumps back to the beginning and looks wrong but the original is fine except for the blur at the end which can be trimmed and stabilization. --Technophant (talk) 06:56, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
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Removal of black bars from File:Sexual intercourse with internal ejaculation.webmEdit

Article(s): Sexual intercourse in humans and incubator:Wp/goh/Samawist

Please remove the black bars.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 08:55, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
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