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Questions tagged [video-sequence-editor]

The video sequence editor is blender's NLEs (non-linear editing system). The VSE is a timeline-based video editor in blender.

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Adding text on a new line in VSE(Python operator)

In Blender 2.8,the VSE gives the ability to add text but only on a single line.Inorder to add text on a new line ,a new layer needs to be created . Are their any operators which can be used to add ...
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VSE overlay mode not working

I am using Blender 2.79b VSE on a Windows10(64bit) machine and while trying to overlay an image over the main background image/video ,the VSE doesn't recognise the underlying image (see example below)....
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Can't set keyframe type of mask

Switching type does nothing at all. Keyframes stay normal yellow keyframes with unneeded linear motion between. Even if automatic keyframe insertion set to extreme or breakdown. How do I hold mask ...
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Change color strips width on VSE

on the three last atualizations, by day 17, 18 and 19 of May, of Blender 2.8 VSE, I dont get more change the values of width on color strips and text strips. And I dont get apply reverse video. On ...
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Why does my video editing playback slow down after a short amount of time?

I'm fairly new to Blender and video editing as a whole. I understand that the playback in Blender's VSE needs to load a video once before playing at full framerate. After playing through a video once, ...
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Sequence of Objects (one per frame)

Is there a way to quickly setup a scene to show one object each frame? ie object A to render on frame 1, object B to object on frame 2, etc...(I just want to change a group of objects, but want the ...
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How to force an update when data changes in the VSE?

I'm trying to figure out how to synchronize VSE strips with NLA strips in realtime using blender. The goal is to be able to control multiple NLA strips with a single VSE strip. I've written a script ...
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How to update values based on existing properties via Python?

I've written a script takes the start and end values of a VSE strip, and copies those values to the NLA strip of a selected object (effectively syncing the NLA strip with the VSE strip). The script ...
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Blender VSE slow regarding PC Capabilities [duplicate]

I am quite a newbie at Blender (v2.79b) and I noticed something disturbing while generating videos. I have 8C/16T, all the raw materials are on SSD and I can only see 1 core working on my machine with ...
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Copy keyframes ending on current frame

New to blender sorry if it sounds silly. In video editing I would like to copy a bunch of keyframes and paste them so that the last keyframe in the selection happens on the current frame. So like ...
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how to access Speed Control `speed_factor` when *Stretch to input strip length* is set?

i have a Image-Sequence in the VSE. then applied an Speed Control effect on top. if i use the pythonconsole to check the value of the effect strip that is called <...
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How to display VSE image-strip filename as overlay?

Is it possible to show the Filename of the current frame of a Image-Strip in the VSE as overlay text?
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How to layer a video split over another with transparency?

I'm using Blender VSE as a video editor, as it's the best I've found for Linux so far. In this project, I play two characters who at one point need to appear side-by-side. Obviously I can't be in two ...
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split screen edit

What is best practise when editing on a project with many clips in order to achieve a split screen effect? I tend to render to file the first cut of the movie after applying transform to shift it to ...
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Which Blender audio/video codec should I use to render a video playable on iPhone7 and suchlike?

So I use a McBook Air to edit my videos. When I render a video, it renders and is downloaded fine. For the file format, I use FFmpeg video and for Audio Codec, I use MP3. When I share the rendered ...
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My render layers are gone (Video Sequence Editor)

I tried to render my Video by using "Render Animation", but it just gave me an error that said "All render layers are disabled". I tried to enable them, but it appears that there are no render layers. ...
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Audio file not playing even though a waveform is showing and audio codec is selected [duplicate]

I am trying to add a picture and an MP3 together. I have figured out drawing the waveform and the audio codec needs to be set but I am still getting no sound no matter what I try. I get nothing on ...
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Blender live-action footage and Grease Pencil animation

I have a bit of live-action footage that I would like to incorporate into a scene done with Grease Pencil to. Think of a newscaster talking about something and the live-action video is in a smaller ...
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Using blender as a video editor, what's the best way to add a box around part of the video?

What's the best way of how would I should go about adding something as simple as this?
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video editing (smooth) fast forward

I'm using mainly blender for video editing usually, (and virtualdub). (yes i know it takes a bit more time, but i prefer the finer blender control) Recently I started to use 2.8 for video editing. I ...
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Why isn't this MP3 playing in the Video Sequence Editor?

I am trying to add an audio file to one image. I have tried repeatedly but the audio file doesn't play. I have used tutorials that suggest it should just play right away when I run the file but ...
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solve camera problem

I tried to do motion tracking on Blender.I have put markers on a video and then when I try to solve the camera I got this error: "At least 8 common tracks on both keyframes are needed for ...
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How to adjust height of sound strip in VSE?

I have one sound strip in my blender file. But it has a small height, so if I make the height of the Video Sequence Editor panel small, the waveform in the tiny sound strip is compressed vertically so ...
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Save is broken and how to save as mp4?

I saved a project, opened it later (solely using video editor, just compiling videos) and it does nothing. It plays, but no sound or video, but when I enter something new into it then it works. Also, ...
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VSE using two Effect Stips

I want to add some images onto a video. Each of those images has transform key-frames to make them look less static. And each image blends with the others for smoother transitions. I tried to find ...
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How to select Video Strip independently from Audio?

This seems like it should be obvious but I can't figure out how to select only the video or the audio independently from one another. So when I want to add an effect layer for instance it tells me ...
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Hear timing reference audio from VSE while editing other scenes? (2.8 beta)

I'm making an animation using grease pencil, based on a narration track. What I'd like to do: Import and place the master audio file (narration) as a single sound strip in the VSE, in Scene0 Create ...
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VSE Proxy / Timecode Properties panel gone?

I installed blender velvets to see if editing would be easier. The built in proxy maker is not working anymore. The panel used to select which proxies to use is gone now too. It did not reappear when ...
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How to import a movie file in Blender 2.8 and 2.79 with Python?

I tried to add a movie file using this script in the scripting window. ...
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Adding current scene to VSE (Blender 2.8)

I dont know why this isn't working. I'm so new to Blender so forgive me. I'm trying to reverse my animation: https://youtu.be/jhXfWWeGVQg?t=333 I've got it all set up, I go into the ...
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Blender 2.8 VSE scene strip preview does not show image (as plane) from 3D viewport

In scene1 I have a simple image as plane + some extruded text; eg the title. The number of frames is set to 90. When I add a this scene strip in the VSE, I can only preview the text. The image itself ...
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How to join two vse video edit projects?

I have a second part for my video editing project in the VSE that I have edited separately. I would like to append it to the main part, so that I could combine the strips, cuts and so on. How can I do ...
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How to animate Rotation of a PNG image in VSE?

I selected the Transform effect green rectangle, then I moved to frame #10, and lastly, I changed the Rotation value. Shouldn't a Keyframe have been made at that moment? I am starting to suspect that ...
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VSE - A strip with a PNG/transp won't show as long as there's another one above it

As the screenshots show, each strip has a PNG image with transparency. blueoutline.png is above yellowball.png, each is using Alpha Over as a method of blending. What am I missing? Is this the reason:...
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Highlight text in Blender 2.8. vse

Is there a convenient way to automatically add a black frame behind a written text overlay in the video sequence editor? I mean, I could add a "color" but I'd like my frames to perfectly fit the text ...
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Where can I set the Vse playback frame rate

I want use VSE to make a short video. The source videos are 25fps so they run slightly slow. Where in the user preferences can you change this. I can't see it. Thanks in advance
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Undo suddenly stopped working 2.79b

I was working on a project in the VSE and editing some keyframes via the graph editor. I believe I used key: Mirror as my last known command because I was trying to invert the keyframe positions. It ...
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How to set chroma subsampling options?

I'm asking in relation to the vse as a standalone, as well as the 3d viewport. Where can I specify what chroma subsampling I want for my output? i.e. 4:4:4 vs 4:2:2 vs 4:2:0? Are presets applied to ...
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CUDA error at cuCtxCreate: Launch failed

I wanted to render a scene in Cycles Render and there was an error. I'm using a GTX 1050TI with 1898 Mhz (OC). I have 16GB Ram in my PC and used 8192MB Ram in Blender. My Render performance is at 64 ...
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Editing vertical video shot on a phone [duplicate]

I'm editing a phone video, but I want to edit it vertically like this [ ], but Blender has it locked horizontally. Is there a way to flip it? Thanks!
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How to work with variable framerate footage in the vse

I have a lot of footage from a mobile phone that was able to adapt to low illumination by increasing the exposure dynamically. As a result, those videos have no fixed framerate, but each video consist ...
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How can I preview all of my video strips?

I have pressed something, not sure what... and now I cannot preview all of the strips in my video, eg; I can preview sound, but not image. If I add a new clip, then this previews fine. The strips I ...
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VSE: setting parent child relationship of strips

Previously I had been using the VSE quick functions add-on 'parenting tool'. However since trying it again in 2.79b it keeps freezing up after I do a 2nd operation (like moving the strip and child.....
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Render Audio on a machine with no sound card

I'm using VSE to create small video clips. I create the clips using python and render everything in the background. Now I am trying to add audio to my clips. This works on my local machine. This is ...
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Repeated Music In VSE

so i'm making an animation right? So then i'm working in VSE for a preview of what it looks like but when I play the preview animation with the music then the music just repeats as soon as a new scene ...
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How to make image sequence?

I searched that image sequence is a faster way to make the video. But does it come out smooth? How do you make the image sequence at the first place? I only found tutorials of the conversion into avi ...
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Video Editing in blender 2.8 - FFmpeg renders nothing

I'm trying to edit a video sequence in 2.8, tried it in 2.79 aswell but same results. I'm importing a mp4 with audio attached to it and the only thing I'm trying to do is to cut it down and render. ...
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VSE: How to set as start frame where the cursor is in Blender 2.80

Blender 2.80 seems such an awesome improvement that I have immediately switched to it. However, I can't find how to do something that was easy and useful in past versions. Namely, you would press S or ...
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Why my video won't render? - .blend file included

I am just trying to put together a video with its audio, and an additional audio (me talking). I used a Speed Control Effect Strip on the video. I had successfully rendered video before with the same ...
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Where the Speed Control Effect Strip Modifier was moved to?

I am using the VSE in 2.80. It used to be in the lower right corner in the default Video Editing layout, with the modifiers.