I am using Blender to do video editing, for most part it has been great.

I have been using these tutorials :

As you can see from the video there seems to be Modifier section in properties of the strip modifier. http://youtu.be/9hR2zNBxh68?t=50s And this one

http://www.blendtuts.com/video_editing (if you jump to 20 mins)

But on mine there is no section like that, I am using Blender 2.62 on Ubuntu 12.04

Is there a way to enable this modifiers section.


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    $\begingroup$ Have you tried a newer build of Blender? $\endgroup$ Nov 30, 2013 at 4:31

2 Answers 2


The reason why is simple, this feature is not in Blender 2.62. I wasn't able to find the exact version it was added but looking at the videos. I would say any version 2.68 or higher will have strip modifiers.

  • $\begingroup$ This feature was added as a part of GSoC 2011 it seems, documentation is scarce and I couldn't find anything in the release logs. This is all trivial anyway, just grab an updated build and you should be good to go. $\endgroup$
    – iKlsR
    Nov 30, 2013 at 5:06
  • $\begingroup$ thanks what were people using to adjust brightness and contrast in the older releases $\endgroup$
    – pt123
    Nov 30, 2013 at 6:18

As iKlsR said, this feature is not in 2.62.

To do this kind of manipulation with 2.62 you will need to use the Compositor.
You can adjust the brightness/contrast in the compositor with a BrightContrast node or an RGB Curves node.

However, I would highly recommend updating your version of blender. Updating blender:

For Ubuntu, you can install up to date versions of blender by using the irie PPA. Add the PPA to your sources with:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:irie/blender
sudo apt-get update

See this post on AskUbuntu for more details.

You can also use portable versions from blender.org:

  1. Download the tarball and extract

  2. Run the blender executable in the extracted directory to run blender

  3. (Optional) create a launcher .desktop file, see this post on AskUbuntu for more information.

Note that you can have multiple portable versions of blender at one time.

Also see Where can I get Blender test builds?


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