I'm starting this thread so people can post tips and tricks they learned in Aviutl. Aviutl is a free very powerful video editor / composer. It's a great tool, but with little documentation, unless you understand Japanese. A basic tutorial for Aviutl is here: http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/360967-AviUtl-video-tutorial
Ok, I'll start by posting a project file and example video that I quickly made yesterday. Among lots of interesting filters, Aviutl also has some particle generators. Here I made a nice Cloud animation. It was 100% done in Aviutl.
*** Added my Effects.zip with some saved effects presets like Ken Burns effect and Page-curl effect. I also added a tutorial on the use of the Page-Curl effect.
*** Added a tutorial on Motion Tracking in a Z axis using Motion Tracking MK-I filter in Aviutl.
*** Added a tutorial for animating multiple objects at once by grouping them into a scene.
*** Added a tutorial for image morphing with Aviutl.
*** Added a tutorial for pop-up animating text or objects.
*** Added a tutorial for creating bubbles in Paint.NET, then animating them in Aviutl
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Last edited by racer-x; 22nd Feb 2015 at 17:50. Reason: Added files.Got my retirement plans all set. Looks like I only have to work another 5 years after I die........
As a support thread, here are some basic troubleshooting info:
=== Missing DLL===
In any doubt, install VC2013, VC2012 and VC2010 redistributables
*- vc*11.dll → VC2012
*- vc*12.dll → VC2013
(VC2012 and VC2013 redist seems to be missing on most new user's machine. So newcomers probably need this.)
*- OpenCL/DX9 → Update your DirectX and video card driver.
P.S.: Some very OLD machines do not have OpenCL in their driver. This should only disable the QSVEnc plugin.
=== Missing LDP file ===
This is the data file for ImasDelogo plugin, inside the ./plugins folder.
=== Encoder GUIs not functioning ===
*- Install .NET framework 4.5 or newer
*- Some encoders are hardware-dependent and needs relevant chipset to be active: VCE→AMD6000 series; QSV: Intel Core-i series
(For Core-i + video card config, instead of using Virtu, you can setup the Intel HD Chipset in a "headless mode")
*- Update/Downgrade video driver
=== AV out-of-sync ===
*- try raising priority of DirectShow File reader on top of L-Smash File Reader
*- Make an avisynth script using DSS2 to read the file
*- Manual adjustment: Filter+ > Audio Delay
*- Avoid any WMV8 or Variable-Frame-Rate(VFR) video
=== 0xC000005 Error ===
=== 0xC00002B5 Error===
*- program/plugin bug(s).
005 is "Access Violation", 2B5 is "Float point exception"(e.g. div by zero).
Both are NOT related to memory deficiency in most cases.
=== Blank/Black Screen ===
*- play your file once in Windows Media Player. If it doesn't play, get K-lite/CCCP codec pack and then try again.
*- switch the priority order of L-Smash File Reader and DirectShow File Reader.
*- transcode your file to standard AVI(Uncompressed/Huffyuv/Lagarith/UtVideo) before importing to AviUtl
*- For motion tracking, DO NOT load your video using Adv.Editing during the tracking phase.
=== Missing Lagarith/UtVideo codec ===
*- Install them separately or get K-lite codec pack MEGA version
=== Some presets in ffmpegOut not working ===
*- Replace the include FFmpeg.exe with the one from Zeranoe and try again
=== The GIF Export Plugin has serious memory leak ===
*- Get the updated plugin HERE
*- Or get the newer alternative: http://mavericktse.mooo.com/wordpress/archives/2028
=== Poor translation/New language request ===
*- Do not just sit there and make request, visit https://code.google.com/p/aviutl-base-i18n/ and get the .rc file to make your own translation.
*- Text inside Adv.Editing are difficult to change and will break compatibility. No change until next version of exedit.auf.
*- FX/Script translation. I will not answer any request unless it is a very short script or I'm getting paid.
=== Other Erratic behaviors ===
Please report the following:
*- Error message/screenshot/detailed description
*- Steps to reproduce
*- Involved file/MediaInfo report
=== Source Code Repo ===
Last edited by MaverickTse; 28th Jan 2015 at 08:00. Reason: Additions
2014-09-10: Added CJK filename support for SVG renderer and CSRI subtitle reader
2014-09-12: Added CJK filename support for Animated GIF Export; Added support for transparent GIF.
2014-09-13: Found that Lua51.dll was MISSING from the Minimal Pack in 1.6 and 1.7
2014-09-13: Extra Pack v1.8 released. Integrated recent plugins, fixes, and expanded the buttons in Adv.Editing dialogs.
2014-09-16: Added "Auto crop" to ImageMagick Feature Pack
2014-09-18: The context menu "Crop to selected frames" was missing since AUL v1.4; Now added it back:
(Thanks HikariDawn for reporting this)
Also updated related code on Google Code
2014-10-16: Fixed the Animated GIF export plugin which gives corrupted image when width is not a multiple of 8;
(Thanks @Team_ROCK for reporting this)
Updated output.h on google code to include comments on "Stride" usage of output image.
2014-11-08: Introduced the .NET application "Slide Show Helper". Fixed wrong frame number and auto-S/L settings to XML file.
2014-11-12: First release of MotionTracking MK-II(AVX version).
2014-11-13: Introduced the .NET application "EXO Stacker". Released MotionTracking MK-II(SSE2 version).
2014-11-17: Included HSV Converter and Background Subtractor with MotionTracking MK-II, with bugfixes.
(see post #202 on page 7)
2014-11-18: Release of mtDeSub2 (a rewrite of mtDeSub with OpenCV3.0)
2015-04-02: Ported TrumpCard CustomObject
2015-04-02: Ported CustomFlare Effect
2015-04-21: Ported Sand2 Effect
2015-05-16: Particle v3 by Rikki
Color levels adjustment plugin:
Liquid Rescale/Seam carving plugin:
Sigmoidal contrast/de-contrast; Unsharp mask; Auto Crop:
CSRI Subtitle Reader (Direct import of SRT/SSA/ASS subtitles)
【Mainly for use with Adv.Editing】
Demo video for the above plugins(switching to HD version is recommended)(2014 Summer):
Another summarizing video (2014 Nov)
Direct GIF Export 2
IppRepair (A successor to mtDeSub and used Intel IPP to replace OpenCV)
EXO Stacker (=Merger) utility
Slide Show Generation Helper (.NET Application, see attachment)
New UI Hack (code analysis by @hksy):
Last edited by MaverickTse; 16th May 2015 at 21:54. Reason: addition
** Automated Motion Tracking using MK-1 filter **
I learned how to use this filter from a tutorial MaverickTse posted in another thread. I thought I would redo it to make it a little easier to understand. It involves creating "line Motion" following a moving object. I suppose it would be useful for sports analyses or object tracking etc.
Give MaverickTse the credit. Hopefully it will be useful to someone.............Got my retirement plans all set. Looks like I only have to work another 5 years after I die........
Using the MK-I filter, I motion tracked text on some shaky hand held footage. That would be a nightmare to do manually. I overlayed the text onto a rock to make it look like it was painted on. It's an interesting effect. Maybe I'll post a tutorial..........
Here is the Before/After example:Got my retirement plans all set. Looks like I only have to work another 5 years after I die........
The "Normalize volume" function is tricky to use because
You CANNOT PREVIEW its effect! The effect will only appear in the encoded file.
Also if the source audio is already loud enough, there may not be any effect at all.
Whether you can distinguish the differences after applying this effect would depends on your equipment also.
Valid range from 0-255, you may treat this range corresponding to 0-100%
Here I uploaded a few samples that you can verify the effect yourself:
1. The Source.avi is a short clip with very soft music. Try applying the Normalization function on it.
2. Norm128.wav: the audio track extracted after applaying Normalization at value=128
3. Norm225.wav: audio after Normalizing at 255
If you want to do a listening test, remember to tune down the master volume of the OS/Equipment
You may also load the wav into Audacity, and you should get a pretty obvious comparison:
Hello all, just installed aviutl and am playing with it.
The settings/system doesn't seem to remember user settings.
My 5Dmk2 video file is 1920x1088 and it can't read it because the max size was set to 1920x1080 so
I changed the max size inside settings/system but the new setting cannot be remembered... not sure why??
Any help would be appreciated! Tks!
AviUtl folder to the Desktop or C:\.
Make sure the aviutl.ini is not read-only. Delete this file and restart AviUtl if in doubt.
Tks racer-x & Maverick, settings saved now but the time line track window is missing... while having the portable installation folder on C:\.
I saw the window when it was first installed. Any clue? Tks!
I had to delete the entire install folder on c: and reinstalled again on c:. I can see the window now. Not sure why... Tks.
The default audio encoder, NeroAAC/Qaac, are not shipped with the pack, so you need to get NeroAAC Codec (the AAC Encoder) or Apple iTune (QAAC encoder) in order to encode AAC audio.
You may try the AC-3 option, which just use the included FFmpeg binary.
Audio encoder settings are on the right hand side of x265GUIEx/QSVEnc/FFmpegOut Setting Dialog
Last edited by MaverickTse; 12th Sep 2014 at 09:28.
Thanks racer-x for introducing me to this fabulous video editor aviutl. It rocks!
I am just scratching the surface but it is almost as easy to use as WMM 6.0 once it is setup.
Yet the output encoder plugin is so powerful! I have successfully exported in H.264 .mpg using FFmpeg and also .wmv!
It is so flexible I don't need to format convert any more after WMM 6.0! Yay!
This is a real gem and I will try to learn more abt it!
Not bad, especially considering it's free.
1) size of development team:
AviUtl-Base and Adv.Editing are One-manned projects.
Active Lua FX developers probably less than a dozen people. (The most useful FX are mainly made by Satsuki, Rikki and Tim [personal observation])
Active plugin developers <=6 probably
2) i18n programming effort: Also 1-manned effort(me)
3) Plugin development has been slowed down:
The boom for its plugin development was ~2008-2010.
New plugins only comes out occasionally in recent years.
(Excluding those made by me, the most notable plugins in recent times are: NNEDI3, QSVEnc, x26XGuiEx and L-Smash Works)
4) Source code availability:
AviUtl-Base and Adv.Editing are closed source.
Many older plugins are also closed source or lost
5) Resources are extremely scattered.
Even native Japanese may find this a problem.
I also found that, just recently, major publishers are reluctant to publish books on Freewares...
If anyone wrote a book on one of the free-soft and want to publish it, the author have to bare all risk and fully paid for it (which I am doing the same for my AviUtl manual in Chinese)
6) Some FX are difficult to use.
Multi-object FX plus a lot of parameters with unclear meaning is much like an Avisynth plugin without documentation
7) No cross-platform compatibility
The one thing AviUtl beat Blender(slightly) is the UI, where Blender has been criticized for years....
but for anyone with Zero-Budget, AviUtl is one of the few better choices...
FYI, there are also a few other Maid-In-Japan free video-editing soft, but having much less user-base:
Javie (http://sourceforge.jp/projects/javie/).... well, usable, but after 5-yr of development, it is still in "Alpha" stage
NiVE2 (http://nive.jp/).... a very AE-looking software
Last edited by MaverickTse; 13th Sep 2014 at 01:28.
Enough Bug/Changes has accumulated... time for a new pack...
Got it! Tks Maverick once again!
Another question: I have just installed your colorlevels plugin and it is showing up.
However, I can't see anything changing when I adjusted the sliders. I have tried to read up but found no answer. (added new profile for the segment too)
Also preview is not working for other filter plugins like color correction or adv. color correction too. (nothing changing when I adjusted the sliders)
Clipping and resize preview worked though.
I must be doing something wrong! Tks!
PS: the more I watch the tutorial on aviutl, the more I realize how powerful this is and the more I appreciate your hardwork! Thanks so much!
WMM 6.0 is not in the same league!
Fall is almost here, so I did a tutorial on falling leaves animation. I used the "Snow Animation Effect" and replaced the snow with leaves. I don't like the leaf object that comes with Aviutl, so I used my own leaf. You can put any PNG file into the "figure" folder within Aviutl to use in your projects.
Below is the tutorial along with full sized 1080p example:Got my retirement plans all set. Looks like I only have to work another 5 years after I die........