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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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Best video format to use for multiple resavings

Okay, I'm making a video heavy on special effects and each clip will probably be run through Blender at least four times. Once for de-interlacing and setting the frame rate to 30 (I might use ...
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How to make VSE render faster?

I'm putting together a video from the VSE. In the sequencer window it is rendering and scrubbing at near realtime yet during output it is taking around 3x longer. The frames are taking 0.13 seconds ...
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Preview and rendered video from VSE suddenly shows nothing

I started using Blender couple of weeks ago to edit some of my video clips. Spent quite a while editing this one, and everything worked fine. Video rendered as it should. The whole project consists of ...
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Rescaling in the VSE yields low resloution, blurry images

I want one segment of my video to be zoomed in, showing only part of the original images. I managed to create that effect by scaling using the VSE Transform Tools addon, but that made the resolution ...
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Video editing. Audio and Video strip have different length

When I import a video in blender, I get audio and video on two separate channels. And beside the name displayed on the channel I get some number: ...
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How to switch render source (VSE or Camera)?

If you create a scene for the Video Sequence Editor and start working on a project Blender will render the output from the VSE. But if you want to later switch it to render your 3D scene again (the ...
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Compositing video layers in 3D space

Here's what I need to do. I have a footage of a street. I want to add several people walking. Each person was shot using chroma. I understand how to remove the green using nodes. I understand how to ...
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VSE playback frame rate drops down with effects

Am learning Blender for video editing and having a great time with it (brain hurts a bit, though). Have added the gamma cross effect to a project and it is all working beautifully, except ... as the ...
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VSE isn't multi-threading

Whenever I render a video using the blender video editor only one core is ever used at any time. I have an 8 core CPU(FX-9590) yet regardless of whether blender is set to auto detect or a fixed 8 ...
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Generate video sequencer project from a script

I have a number of different MP4 files. I want to create a Blender project file that has these files in a set order and each video stream starting at a set start time. I know the files, I know the ...
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How can I enable mp4/h264 as an output option in Fedora Linux?

I know it is possible to output a render as a video in mp4/h264 (as well as mkv, etc) however, it does not appear as an option for me. This is blender 2.64.2, on linux (FC17), ffmpeg version 0.10.7: ...
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VSE suddenly slow like hell

I've been working all the day long on a video project using the VSE. I am using very low def footage (720 x 406). The editing was mainly finished and Blender was working fast (playback 24fps). Then, ...
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The bar at the very bottom of the screen has gone away?

The bar at the very bottom of the screen went away while I was trying to make an intro, its the one with all the frames and options of view, marker, frame, playback, start, end, and the play button. ...
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How to snap the right edge of a strip to the playhead instead of the left in video editor

I am making a fade out on a shot. I am using a gamma cross from the shot to a color strip. I have positioned my playhead on the place I want the right edge of the color strip to be, but when I make it ...
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Can I incorporate audio into my output avi render?

I am using blenders video sequence editor to put together a video with overdubbed audio. I have dragged a video clip and and audio clip into the sequence editor. BUt when I render, it is only ...
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Access Audio Strips Sample data in Python for a Cross-Correlation

I want to perform an Audio Cross-Correlation in Blender (like with numpy.correlate) to align two Audio Strips. But I can't figure out how to access the Sample Data of an Audio Strip inside Blenders ...
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How can I drive the Switch nodes True/False value?

In the compositor I would like to add a driver to the Switch Node. I want to watch a frame value from a VSE strip. When the current frame count equals the Strip start frame I want to switch the node. ...
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How to use multiple Effect Strips in Blender Video Sequence Editor?

I noticed that adding a second Effect Strip to a video sequence negates the effect of the former Effect Strip, eg. adding by Speed, the result does not include the Transform effect. What is the ...
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How to speed up Blender Video Sequence Editor rendering? [duplicate]

When rendering a simple video in FullHD right now (one video track, one audio track), the encoding process takes about one second per frame. Let's say I'd like to render a 5-minute clip in 24fps: 5*...
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Can I add the output of the VSE as input to the node diagram?

I know how to add the output of node composition to the VSE (add 'Scene'), but can I do the oposite? I want to post-process my video sequence with a filter only available as a node (Stabilize) ...
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How to replace an orphaned external file by an existing one? (all instances)

I used a video file in the VSE which is cut into many parts. When the project grew, I needed to reorganize the linked files. I renamed this video file. Now Blender doesn't see this file anymore. In ...
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No Preview in the Preview Sequencer View (just white on black) [duplicate]

I am a new user and I just installed Blender 2.76b on a Lenovo R500, OS Windows XP Pro. I intend to use it mostly for (short) video editing. I could load, hear audio, cut and animate video correctly, ...
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Can I (easily) add text to a movie?

In the movie clip editor, I've been able to easily add movies and sound as well as adding special effects using keyframes. That's all great, but I'd like to add some text hovering over the heads of ...
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How do I use Proxies in the VSE correctly?

When I choose a 'Proxy Render Size' in the properties panel of the preview window then it seems that this is all I have to do in order to boost up the performance of the preview display for playing ...
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How to avoid gradient banding while using a video sequence editor?

I rendered a 80 frame test animation in jpeg format. Used Blender to create the movie. The output format is mp4. The bottom image shows the first of the rendered image on the left extreme. The image ...
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Why do my video and audio lenghts not match when I cut?

I love this program! But for some reason I keep having this problem! The video clip is not sped up, or altered in any way. It's just cut off. My FPS does match my file, I checked and double checked! ...
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How can I render the entire video in Blender VSE?

I'm making a video project in the VSE. My video is 3 minutes long however, when I render it I only get up to 10 seconds or less. It only reaches up to that part of the video. What can I do? Do I ...
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How to make a VSE scene strip render with the openGL render?

Is it possible to have a scene strip in the VSE render using the OpenGL renderer? I know you can make it render using viewport shading/OpenGL in the preview, but can you do this for the final render, ...
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Cannot load movie files on Ubuntu

I am starting to use Blender to edit videos on Linux. What it's wrong if I add a movie in avi format and it only works on Windows but not on Linux? In Linux it says that file cannot be loaded. If ...
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Video sequence editing, cutting strips

Im trying some video editing with blender and for now just wanna do some simple cuts. Whatever I do the strips keep some frames from what I thought should have been cut as soon as I start moving the ...
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Fade to Black Effect in Video Sequence editor?

Is it possible to get fade to black effect (just like in Windows Movie Maker) in the Video Sequence editor? If so, how?
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Blender Sequencer speed is Extremely slow

I have a video (720p) that is 37 minutes long, with a bitrate of ~3000kb/s. This video is a game recording, so 37 minutes worth of this footage was written in 37 minutes, while other extremely CPU, ...
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How to convert image sequence to video using the VSE?

I've exported all my frames to .png. Could you please explain (step by step) how to convert images to video using the video sequence editor? I used to export as .avi raw before, but because I'm ...
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Why will audio and video not sync in rendered video file?

When I import a movie clip into Blender's VSE, I match the resolution and framerate (1288 x 1032 at 25fps in this instance) and the audio and video strips appear to match up in the display. With AV-...
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Can't change opacity of scene strip in Video Sequence Editor

In the VSE, I have a scene strip, but I cannot change the opacity. It just snaps back to the last value it was keyframed at as soon as I alter it. (Blender 2.69)
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Video Sequence Editor - How to make subtitles?

Is there a way of adding Subtitles directly in the VSE? Or do I have to make an animation of text meshes and add it to the video via a Scene strip?
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How can I use the compositor on the result of the sequencer?

I recently ran a renderfarm on a file with some compositing setup, but I forgot to set the composite output back to the Composite node instead of the Viewer I was temporarily using. Since the node ...
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How to transform a strip in the vse in a non-uniform way?

I'd like to transform a clip in the VSE. I want it to look smaller on the right side, like the example, and of course, to be keyframeable. Example: I tested the Transform Tools Add-on without ...
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Getting area (region.view2d) pixel coordinates of 2D views (VSE, NLA)

I am looking to overlay a sound vis, using bgl, over strips in the NLA, VSE, like How can I find the area.region.view2d x,y, width and height of strips in the NLA and VSE editors using python?
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Color correction in the compositor from the video editor

How can I connect clips from the timeline in the video editor to the compositor to add some nodes-color correction, rgb curves etc., to every single clip, or to all of them at once?
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How can I do color keying using the VSE?

I've been playing around with the VSE a lot lately and I was wondering about its tools-- the strip effects-- and what you can do with them. One effect I want to pull off in the VSE is color keying, is ...
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Animating the merging of multiple video strips

I'm trying to achieve the merging of multiple video strips like in the following 15 sec in, to 16 sec in - caravan to boat clip. I think the clip has been animated with a vertical strip. Could this ...
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Extract sequence of frames from imported MP4 - scripted?

I would like to extract a sequence of images files from an imported mp4, ideally using a script. I'll then analyze the images with python to start extracting cues and other information, so they don't ...
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Link selection between VSE strip and object?

My current workflow for a project I am working on uses empties in the 3D-View to more easily control properties of strips in the VSE via drivers. However sometimes it gets a little confusing which ...
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can we render only audio in blender?

I want to cut a portion of audio file and render in mp3 or aac, but in render tab i can not find any settings for this. i also went through this thread: http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?...
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Scene playback with wrong/unwanted Sequencer audio

I have a 30 second Scene, that I put at 3 minutes into my VSE - together with some additional "scene music". When I play this in the VSE, it works fine - both audio and video. But when I go to an ...
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Input image strip without stretching to fit output frame

When you add an image strip to the Video Sequence Editor, it stretches/shrinks your image to fit the full output frame. How can I add an image at its original resolution? For example, if I add a ...
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Output from the node editor to the sequence editor

I want to remove a green screen from a video. I know how to do it with the node editor but i can't send the result to the sequence editor. When i try with Add > Scene, it only show me the 3d scene(the ...
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VSE: Can I move an audio track in smaller increments than one frame?

I am using Blender to mix the video from my camera with the audio from my external recording setup. It works great mostly and I am very pleased with it. But the problem is that I can't start the ...
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How can I access the video editor?

I just downloaded the software and don't know how to get to the video editor. All I see is a 3D maker or something.