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I added a "Background Image" and selected "Movie clip". Now I am wondering if it is possible to change the start frame.

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I am animating a character and I need the movie clip to start at a specific frame.

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Movie Clip is a special data type in Blender. To change its properties you would have to go the Movie Clip Editor, open up the clip there, open the properties panel (N), go to footage settings and add an offset there in order to change the start frame.

However, if you only want to have a background video, I would advise you not to use the Movie Clip type. Instead, click on 'Image', and open up your video. There you can also adjust the offset in order to change the video's startframe.

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  • $\begingroup$ If I try to load a mp4 file as image, then it does not appear. (All Views is set) $\endgroup$
    – Black
    Dec 3, 2017 at 14:50
  • $\begingroup$ Hm, that's odd. And loading it as MovieClip works? $\endgroup$ Dec 3, 2017 at 16:59
  • $\begingroup$ Yes MovieClips works. I think this is a bug. I am using blender 2.79. I will turn my computer off an on again later and try it again, this helped me sometimes. $\endgroup$
    – Black
    Dec 3, 2017 at 18:41

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