[FFmpeg-user] Putting in a picture half-way through the video

Cecil Westerhof Cecil at decebal.nl
Mon Aug 17 14:44:00 EEST 2020

Alexander Strasser <eclipse7 at gmx.net> writes:

> On 2020-08-15 16:20 +0200, Cecil Westerhof wrote:
>> Simon Roberts <simon at dancingcloudservices.com> writes:
>> > On Sat, Aug 15, 2020 at 4:07 AM Cecil Westerhof <Cecil at decebal.nl> wrote:
>> >
>> >> I have to publish the video's from our Zoom meetings. Something went
>> >> wrong. Halfway a recording the recording went from the speaker to the
>> >> overview screen. I like to change the part of the video with the
>> >> overview screen (people do not know they are being recorded and not
>> >> everything is very flattering) with a static picture. Is this doable?
>> >> (Without to much work.)
>> >>
>> >
>> > This (and the audio sync issue you describe elsewhere) seems to me to be a
>> > job far better suited to an actual video editor since you can perform these
>> > actions interactively.
>> >
>> > Lightworks (lwks.com) is extremely powerful, free for output 720 or lower,
>> > and works on Linux, Mac, and PC. There are many others that are free too
>> > for the various platforms.
>> I really do not like to use file editing tools. Until now I managed
>> quit sufficiently with scripts that called ffmpeg, but maybe it is
>> time to bite the bullet.
> I think if the use case is as simple as it sounds, a video editor
> is not really needed.
> If you re-encode the video anyway, there should be multiple easy
> ways to achieve your goal with filters.

Any tips?
The videos are short. And there is only one switch. So for the first
(say) two minutes I want the video, after that I want to swap it with
a picture.

Cecil Westerhof
Senior Software Engineer
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/cecilwesterhof

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