Is it possible to see inside the Blender user interface what the original frame rate of an imported movie (video file) is, so that one can quickly decide which frame rate to use for the rendered animation, without having to consult 3rd party software or non-cross-platform operating system/file browser functions?


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No, Blender cannot currently expose the frame rate of Loaded movie media. Perhaps it is something that python scripting could access via the internal implementation of ffmpeg (the media decoder inside Blender).

When you import a movie into Blender there is an option on the import panel to "Use Movie Framerate".

Set frame rate at import

This will change your current scene's frame rate to match the imported footage. Otherwise you will have to look at the mismatched length of video to its audio, then alter the scene frame rate until they match up.

scene frame rate doesnt match imported video, result is wrong length strips

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, I didn't realize that was there and apparently it's the default too. If you know that the answer to my question is no, please briefly add this to the top and I can accept it. $\endgroup$
    – qubodup
    Oct 29, 2016 at 3:51
  • $\begingroup$ Ok thats a good point, I didn't directly answer the question. Sorry. $\endgroup$
    – 3pointedit
    Oct 29, 2016 at 11:46

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