There is a scene in Video Sequence Editor with several video strips one after another in time. Each strip corresponds to a video file. Along the timeline I have several markers.

What I'd like to do is to take a marker and return a videofile path under the marker and a time position in this video file at which marker points. I'm thinking of writing a python script to do that automatically for a long scene with lots of markers. What would be a preferred way to do that?


1 Answer 1


This will print the Marker time (in seconds since it's corresponding video strip started) with it's corresponding video strip's path for every marker in the scene's timeline.

import bpy

scene = bpy.context.scene

fps = scene.render.fps / scene.render.fps_base

all_markers = sorted(scene.timeline_markers, key=lambda m: m.frame)

all_strips = list(sorted(scene.sequence_editor.sequences,
            key=lambda x: x.frame_final_start))

for strip in all_strips:
    if strip.type == 'MOVIE':
        start = strip.frame_final_start
        end = strip.frame_final_end

        for marker in all_markers:    
            if marker.frame >= start and marker.frame <= end:
                time = (marker.frame - start) / fps
                path = strip.filepath
                print(time, path)
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for the example. One thing I guess is that time should be "time = (marker.frame - start) / fps" since I want to get the time in strips' file $\endgroup$
    – Ali Rustam
    Commented May 21, 2017 at 18:58
  • $\begingroup$ Right. I'll adjust the answer to make it more accurate. $\endgroup$
    – doakey3
    Commented May 21, 2017 at 19:14
  • $\begingroup$ you can filter your list to get only the movie strips: strips_movie = (i for i in strips_all_sorted if i.type == 'MOVIE') this returns a generator so it should be very memory friendly - if you exchange the () to [] you will get a normal list $\endgroup$ Commented May 11, 2019 at 14:49

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