Is there a way to globally adjust the brightness/contrast or add bloom in the video sequence editor?

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Using Blender 2.79, and creating a video sequence from image strips. There are 20 or so strips so using compositor nodes or equivalent would be faster than adding effect strips to each clip.

Trying to use the compositor nodes like in still frames, but the compositor node doesn't seem to be changing the output. With the brightness and contrast settings enabled, the background in the video will be black.


As atomicbezierslinger suggested, rendered the video to frames and used those as the input on the compositor. Works, very easy!

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  • $\begingroup$ Please improve your question by adding an image to show some of the relevant settings. The compositor definitely works. Are you able to produce any changes at all in the compositor? It must also be enabled. $\endgroup$ – atomicbezierslinger Oct 2 '17 at 4:07
  • $\begingroup$ There is a way to globally adjust it with adding an "Adjustment layer" strip .. $\endgroup$ – sense Oct 3 '17 at 7:01

Bloom. White Range bleeds and blends onto other areas

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  • Compositor and Render windows in Blender

  • The 3D View Composited Rendered image can be input to VSE.

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Above image shows the Render Layers allows the user to select another scene. The Input node in yellow is for a sequence of images. It is not yet connected but it can replace the Render Layers Node as input. 88 seconds of work or less.

  • The VSE rendered image can be input to Compositor. Any Rendered image can be Composited in a different Scene. Similar to GIMP or Photo????

  • Some Blender Users may need to create an image sequence in intermediate stages. Next those images are used again in another scene. This may or may not be acceptable. The question of one scene using another scene may arise, or these steps can be manual.

  • Note the Render Layers Node has an entry for a Scene. Thus one scene can reference another scene. This answer will not focus on that useful feature of Blender. That may be a new question about that feature.

  • [Scene A] may produce a sequence of PNG or other format images on some storage device. [Scene B] can read those images and produce new image to write to storage device. Device is hard disk, flash drive or other. [Scene B] might have a text object, which is not rendered, reading [See The compositor]

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  • Please verify and improve Compositor Nodes

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  • Yellow arrow shows Compositor is enabled
  • $\begingroup$ Is your source image coming from the VSE? $\endgroup$ – Lowlande52 Oct 2 '17 at 4:54
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! Got it to work as you suggested. Updated the question to show the answer in action. $\endgroup$ – Lowlande52 Oct 2 '17 at 5:50

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