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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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How to invert a black & white video

I have here a video. I wish to make the white background black and black font white. How do I do that?
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Blender VSE, imported movie-files, gradients appears banded on export

I'm stuck in a legio range of blender settings and video tests and need an advice for best output setup -- mp4 or something else. I cannot get rid of blender-added banding when editing imported video ...
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How to view vertical zoom in Sequencer with Python?

I know with ctrl + middle mouse button I can view vertical zoom , but how do I do this in python?
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how can i make black and white alpha video effect

I mean using a real footage (not 3d)just like the "Renaissance (2006)movie" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM5KCoWNXF4
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How to join two areas using python?

I'm working on a script which should add a trim mode to the sequencer. The preview area is split into two preview areas, until the trimming has finished and the two areas are joined again, but I can't ...
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Getting rid of the little (+) buttons for a clean window

I wanted to have a second window (with a 3D View) totally clean for projection. Anyone have any idea how to get rid of the little (+) buttons on the side, the ones that show up when you press T or N ...
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Run VSE movie strip output through Compositor or Compositor movie clip output through VSE within one project possible?

I wish to add a movie clip into Blender then simultaneously use both VSE and Compositor (nodes) to produce various video effects. The VSE offers some nice options, and so does the Compositor. So far, ...
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How to code a working Pie Menu for Sequencer?

How to code a working Pie Menu for the Sequencer? There has been coded pie menus for most elements in Blender, but not the Sequencer. I found this example, but it is not working for me. Nothing ...
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Blender VSE videos and pictures are to dark

enter image description hereI´m new to this forum and have a very special question. I use the Blender Video Sequence Editor to edit my videos for at least 2 years now. I never had any problem, until 2 ...
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Issue with generating proxy in blender 2.79b

I have a scene strip added in the VSE. Its a video clip with output to composite node. The preview in 2.79b is very slow so when I try to generate proxy at 50% the custom selected directory remains ...
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VSE sync audio beat to clip length

I like to make a video with a bunch of images and an underlying music track. Now I would like to sync the length of the images to the beat of the music. I know that there is a Bake Sound to F-Curve, ...
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What's the input of the render button?

So, recently I'm finding my way into blender video editing and compositing, however, I usually do these things in different projects because I don't know how the blender renderer works. My question ...
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Choppy playback in VSE when effects applied.

I have a 4.2 ghz quadcore cpu, 16 gigs of RAM, SSD drives, and a GPU with 4 gigs of DDR5 ram. I am editing 1080p video in the Blender vse. Regular playback of footage is fine, but the moment I apply ...
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How to pause or abort VSE import movie process?

I'm wondering what the best approach is to check video file properties, compare them to the projects settings, and if they do not match, ask the user if the projects settings should be changed to the ...
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Combining two scenes

I have two .blend files. Is it possible to combining this scenes, both is animation and if one animation from the first file is over, the second will start.
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How to run blender video editor on a weak graphics card?

Preview area of blender video editor is always white (blank) no matter what the picture or the video is. After a little research, I found out it's due to my old OpenGL: I can't afford to buy a good ...
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Movie sound/music editing : better solution than VSE?

Third question of my concern about producing high quality short movies. The question is quite simple : Is audio as weak as video in the VSE ? Is there another way of managing sound than the VSE ? It ...
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Movie editing : VSE or compositor?

Currently editing a short-movie in Blender (~11min), I did reach some limits of the VSE. Some part of the movie is black and white, and for the first time Blender began to give me "not enough colors" ...
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How to make the sequencer 'Preview' area fullscreen with python?

How do I, with python, select the sequencer area which has a view type as preview, to make it active/context? (And not select the "strip" window) EDIT: My overall goal is to add a windowless, ...
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Quality loss in black&white conversion

First of all, I hoped I'm not asking a duplicate of some question (I didn't find any). I'm currently editing a short-movie, and the main part of it is black and white. We recorded it in colors, so I'...
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Play selected channel solo in VSE?

Is it possible to play a channel solo in the VSE, through a shortcut or python? I mean like ex. hide/mute all unselected channels?
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VSE: rendered audio is offset (audio+video render)

v2.79b Short version: I laid out a 10 minute video in the VSE. Everything in the VSE looks and sounds right and lined up properly on playback (av sync enabled). I render out video+audio under ...
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Using drivers to animate the opacity of a strip in VSE

my final goal would be to use Blender VSE for video editing, where I'd overlay a strip over a background video when there is sound in the corresponding audio track, so basically, the volume in an ...
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Cropping 4k video to 1080p, How to track players

I have a video of a soccer match taken on a go pro at 4k. I would like to crop to 1080P. I would like cropped field of view to follow several players but never go outside the 4k image. That is I want ...
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In making a mask, how do I remove the outer area and lay the inner area atop video?

This is only my first time in making masks in Blender and I wish to learn this for my future motion graphics. See photo below. How do I erase the shaded area surrounding the bezier on a maroon ...
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How to extract the frame rate of a source clip of a movie strip?

I know the width and height of a source clip can be extracted with this: https://docs.blender.org/api/2.79/bpy.types.SequenceElement.html Ex.: ...
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Blender animation file turn into “Textedit” file and never came out as a video

I'm new in blender (I started in January 2018), this is the first time I try to get an animation and it still doesn't work "as expected". I used JPEGs as frames when I rendered first into animation, ...
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how do i combine scenes with video footage in Blender VSE?

So, I have a video project I am working on, and decided to move away from Hitfilm Express and give Blender a shot. So, what i used to do in Hitfilm, is i will make a composite shot and then bring it ...
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My mask object shows up when adding the scene into the VSE

So, I have a setup similar to this (the first answer on the forum). But the mask object still shows when I import it into the VSE. It seems like the VSE is calling straight from the 3D view, and not ...
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How can I get correct audio output?

I'm using blender 2.79b to edit a video. I'm not using it for 3d modeling at all. I edited the video in the VSE and everything plays fine from inside of blender. I then render the video to a file. ...
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Help with Video Editor, Speed control effect strip and keyframing

newbie here. I need some help with the Video Sequencer. I'm trying to change the speed control of a video accelerating and decelerating some parts and using curves to smoothen the effect. My problem ...
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Why is png image in video fade out pixelated?

I have used a png image in a video and added a fade out in VSE using the Gamma Cross. I just have another audio layer in the video. See attached images. I am using Blender-Render engine. I am ...
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audio not working

I reacently got a new computer and got blender on it, i was trying to make an animation, and when i tryed to put the sound in, it didn't work. the video didn't work at all, unless i was rendering it ...
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Making video footage look old

Solely in Blender, I'd like to take my animated render (which presumably is in black and white) and make it look as if it was video footage taken many years ago—the classic little lines and dots and ...
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How do I drop SVG files onto an VSE timeline?

I have an SVG logo that I would like to drop onto a VSE timeline (organisation logo). How can I do this?
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Set prefetch frames in Blender 2.79?

I use Blender as a Video Sequence Editor and follow Mikeycal Myers' tutorial on Youtube on how to do just that. One of the things he says to do is set prefetch frames, something that was on the '...
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How to render videos for twitter?

I'm trying many configurations to upload a video on Twitter. Twitter displays the following error message: "Your media file is not compatible." Which is the right format and encoding to upload ...
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Speed control works on small video, not on large

I am trying to speed up the video on a 17 minute (2.1GB) clip I recorded on my phone (29.97 FPS, 1920x1080, total bitrate >17000 kbps in case it matters). I selected the video strip, then did ...
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Fading music tracks in/out (not to 0 volume) in Blender

Yes, I am aware of the answers listed here: How do I fade music in and out using Blender? But neither of them seem to work for me? I cannot get a keyframe to be inserted on just a single channel (the ...
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combining two slow motion videos in split screen

I have used the speed control effect to slow down two videos. Now I want to show the slow motion versions simultaneously in a split screen. I am able to create the split screen using the transform ...
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How to Add existing Scene to VSE?

Every .blender, file that we save, is a SCENE in itself, right? So the VSE provides a option to add a Scene. Now after adding the scene, how can I link it to an existing Scene? For example : 1. I ...
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Extreme Video stretching in the VSE

I rendered a 10 second animation with 230 frames, but when I uploaded it into the video sequence editor in the exact same blend file it got stretched to 6 minutes making it off sync with the music. ...
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Jump cut editing in the Video Sequence Editor

I would like to edit a long video, deleting parts of it. I think this type of editing is called jump cut. What would be an efficient way to do it in Blender? Just soft/hard cutting the video and sound ...
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Video Editing - Text Effect Font [duplicate]

Can we change the Text Effect(Video editing) font as of 2.79 version? If not, how can a text created by Text Editor be pulled into the Video Timeline Editor? Thanks, Anand
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Output edited video loss qualtiy after edit

I rendered an animation in a video in VSE. After re-rendering them into video in VSE the video lost its quality and looked blurred. (I tried higher bitrates and different formats but nothing worked). ...
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Driver not updating when rendering animation

Have you ever experienced such an issue? Driver not updating when rendering animation, but updating when single images are being rendered one by one? Case description: I created empty, linked to a ...
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VSE: Can you make a script to code in more filters? (add/multiply/subtract)

So specifically in blender you have 3 settings really: add/subtract/multiply. Image editors such as gimp give you these and a total of 21 setting. Are these settings in blender just a mashup of ...
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Effect Strip Text missing in final render in Blender Cycle

I added an Image Strip in VSE and then added text strips from Effect Strip. I chose Blend to ALpha Over in VSE properties. I have opened the Video Editing in Screen Layout. Text is visible in VSE but ...
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No RAM Preview for Node Editor Composite in VSE

We've seen multiple tutorials on how to optimize composites from the Node Editor for playback in the Video Sequence Editor, but for some reason we can't get our very simple green screen composite ...
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hotkeys for blend settings? (overdrop, alpha under, cross, etc)?

I'm looking specifically at the vse for this (if there are ones for the 3d viewport let me know tho). But is there a way to bind hotkeys for the "blend settings" found at the top section of any ...