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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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I've lost my timeline and have duplicate headers in VSE(newbie to Blender)

I am a newbie to Blender. Just started a 3D computer animation course. The icons and panels are confusing me and I have lost my timeline and included multiple headers. My questions are: How do I ...
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blender videoediting Use Python batch save mp4,Save all the cut small videos in batch

A long video, divided into multiple small videos (soft cut using the K hot key). Save all the cut small videos in batch Save separately use Python For example, a 10-minute video, divided into two 5-...
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Getting Error: The Encoder Timebase is not set when trying to render finished Video sequence

I cannot find any other posts to do with this and I don't to completely mess up my Blender while messing with settings I do not understand. I finished putting a video together in VSE and tried to ...
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How to get Resolution of original clip after Building Proxies

Say I have a video clip with an original resolution of 1920 x 1080 in the sequencer and I've built a proxy for it and set the scene proxy render size to 25%. If I select it and run this: ...
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Why do the output colours differ from the input when using Filmic Blender in the VSE?

As discussed in Colours from imported MP4 screencast video look dull in Blender, I recently stumbled across what I perceive to be an oddity with the new Filmic colour management: When working with ...
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How can I export and store light curves?

It is easy do color correction/grading (Add -> Effect Strip -> Adjustment Layer, then Modifiers -> Add Strip Modifier -> Curves). This can be used for instance to give a "sunset look" to an amateur ...
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VSE how to move strips between different .blend files?

I can't find anything about this for the VSE. All I find is this stuff on appending 3d objects https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxD7FGeGR9Q I tried doing it for strips in my vse (they are just video ...
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Video sequence editor as 3d view background

I want to render 3D objects and grease pencil animation over an image sequence i have in the Video sequence editor, Is there a way to make the video sequence editor become the background video for the ...
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VSE: how to change mask position per frame

I'm used to using the red record button at the bottom, which allows the mask to move with the object in question. I have an animation that isn't fluid enough to allow this though, and the frames skip ...
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Wrong fps when importing footage

I use blender as my main video editor but I haven't used it since last summer, during which I was very pleased with it. Lately I tried using it again but it seems like it is not detecting that my ...
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How to divide area into a new region(with python)?

In an attempt to figure out if it is possible to add channel headers to the Sequencer with python, the first step is to figure out how to divide the sequencer area(add a new region). How do I divide ...
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How to 'batch copy and paste' VSE strips in Blender?

I am using Blender as a video editor. I have a video I am working on, an interview that fades in and out from footage to title card, in and out. I am adding the effects: color, gamma cross, etc. There ...
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Unregistered “static draw” handler for sequencer

I'm trying to write a sequencer add-on. I need it to add a bgl UI on top of the sequencer timeline, without a real interactive part, so I'm trying to make it a kind ...
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Show Addon Panel in Sequencer only, not Image Preview

I want Bligify's user interface to only appear on the right side of the sequencer in the Video Sequence Editor. Currently it appears in the preview window as well. It would also be nice if it only ...
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Use Python to Teleport Mouse in Blender Window (like when scaling)

I am making improvements to the VSE_Transform_Tools addon and I'd like to know if there is a way for me to use python to make the mouse jump to the other side of the screen when scaling or grabbing as ...
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python subprocess to ffmpeg/ffprobe errors

i'm having difficulties on an addon to help importing and organizing files in the VSE timeline. Basically, i want a little function to retrieve media informations, and return them. I found a lot of ...
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Save a series of images from a video?

I'm doing a film where I'll be adding drawings on top of a film, so I need still frame of the film. I've found how to just save one image, but is there a way to say save an image/screenshot of a film ...
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How to check status of Meta Strip toggle with python?

In the VSE, if I select a Meta Strip, I can toggle its 'expanded view' with Tab or by calling the bpy.ops.sequencer.meta_toggle() python operator. How do I check ...
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How do I add a Specials Menu to the Video Sequencer?

There doesn't seem to be a context-sensitive "Specials" menu for the Sequencer(like shortcut key 'w' in 3d View). How do I add one to the Sequencer with python scripting? (I know about the "Add" ...
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How to get proxy_render_size via python?

I need to get the value of the Proxy Render Size using python, but I can't seem to figure out how to do it. When I mouse over, this is what I see:
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Can i animate my video in VSE after i have rendered all images with transparent background (black color)?

I believe i may have rendered all the frames incorrectly with the wrong setting. Basically i am trying to create a GIF of my my video with a transparent background. After i rendered the animation with ...
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VSE: How do you precisely position two video strips

How do you precisely position one video strip to another one?
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How do I edit video with blender [closed]

I have never edited a video in the VSE. What is the least necessary to set up for editing in the VSE? I already have 3 mp4s in the VSE but dont know where to go from here? I am trying to make one ...
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Is Blender building the wrong strips into Proxies

I have a small strip I'm trying to build into a proxy, so I can go through and find all the frames I want to lay pictures and text over my videos. However, I try to make a proxy with 1 minute and 20 ...
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How to detect updates in Sequencer by comparing to a global variable?

This may be a two-fold question, but I think I got an answer on the first: In order to keep the strain of running an "detect updates" function, as low as possible, I would like to make it as ...
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Low FPS clips too fast in VSE

I am using the Video Sequence Editor and when I put a low FPS clip into it it is way too fast. I think that Blender is basing the speed of the clips on their framerate rather than their actual speed ...
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What a “linear modifier” does on the sequencer?

When on the sequencer, there's this "Use Linear Modifiers" option.. What does It mean? by the guide: "Calculate modifiers in linear space instead of sequencer space." but which is the "sequencer ...
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Relative size for blur in VSE

Is there any way to have relative size instead of absolute in Gauss strip? Final output is 4K, while I am working with 30% preview. It is very annoying to switch between render sizes just for ...
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Slow playback and frame regression

The playback isn't synced. Audio can not be heard. The frame cursor continously jumps back to already played frames. Blender 2.79#5db8ac9 (2017-09-11 10:43) Things I had done with this file. video ...
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'Add scene ' in Video Editing doesn't insert the whole scene

I've got a problem with the video editing mode. My scene is ready (it's just one scene and it is about 1800 frames long) and I would like to insert it via Add - Scene - Scene. That worked well the ...
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How to get an IntProperty to update a function?

Or in this case how to get the integer prop(MyInt) to activate the selectTrack() function each time the integer prop(MyInt) is updated? ...
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Colours from imported MP4 screencast video look dull in Blender

I recently recorded a short tutorial video (not for Blender) using TechSmith SnagIt 11 and wanted to edit and render it in Blender. This works fine except for one thing: After having imported the ...
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How to select all strips in a channel via python?

How to select all strips in a channel via python, and deselect everything else?
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Problem mixing a scene with video clips in the VSE

I am using Blender 2.79 on a fully updated iMac. I want to create a 2-D animation and have 2 video clips before this animation. The issue is that even if the clips are above the scene strip, or even ...
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Why does Output with RGB on have such a positive effect on my text in VSE?

After I rendered all the JPEG and PNG images for my latest small project I followed my usual workflow in VSE and discovered the encoded video credits were of very poor quality. The credits are ...
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How to detect with python a strip in VSE being selected?

How do I detect with Python a strip in VSE being selected with the mouse? I want to use the strips in the sequencer as buttons to select cameras in the 3D View. So I just want to detect the moment a ...
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How can I fade out a strip that requires an Alpha Under effect?

I have two strip with images and one effect strip. Strip 0 has a standard JPG image that I set for the full length of the render. Strip 1 is a PNG with alpha layer that contains text. Strip 2 is an ...
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How to detect scene strips in the VSE on frame changes?

I need to detect scene strips in the VSE on the current frame, meaning on what strip is the play head at this moment? However I can't seem to find the right type(?) to attach the "....
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VSE rerendering whole video for just a simple effect

sometimes I add very simple effects to videos (files are already in video format). For example I just add simple fade in / fade out effect in the beginning / end of the video like in the image below: ...
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Is it possible to disable auto-scale/fit of the backdrop in the video sequence editor?

I'd like to be able to view the backdrop at 1:1 scale like the sequencer view or control the backdrop in a similar way to the node editor (don't see the option to in the Properties panel). Gif ...
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How to shorten a video?

Make a Livestream shorter? Is this possible? I am learning Blender still, so I don't know all the shortcuts and quickies on the software. With that said I don't know if this is even possible for ...
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3D View update when selecting Scene strip in VSE?

Is it possible through python-scripting to let selecting a scene-strip in the sequencer automatically update a 3D view with the scene and select the camera in the scene, for further editing(see ...
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Box selecting various strip types

In the video sequence editor, dragging a box selection over the body of various strips produces different results. As opposed to video and audio strips, meta strips don't get selected. [EDIT] I ...
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Black border around scaled strip with alpha over

When downscaling a strip in the VSE, black borders appears around visible edge pixels. This is noticeable when overlaying (alpha over) the strip into a lighter background. In this example, a yellow ...
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Video at last portion not rendered

I'm very new to blender. I've a video of length 11:05 consisting 11082 frames in total. It has video and audio files of same length. The screenshot of settings is: and that of encoding and output ...
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In VSE, how to change strip from movie to image (sequence) ?

I have edited a movie, however I decided to start using image sequences. I can easily change a movie to a different movie source, while preserving the edits. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find a ...
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VSE: Imported audio not in-sync with video after 10 minutes

I use the Blender VSE for overlaying live video footage from a camcorder (with noisy audio from the camcorder) with good quality audio straight from the mixer, captured at a live event. I need to ...
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How to import 12-bit tif image sequence in Video Editor?

I am having a sequence of tif files of 12-bit depth. When imported into blender I am getting a blank screen. How to ensure that the images are imported properly into the video editor? I tried ...
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In VSE, is it possible to have keyframes adapt to clip length? (relative position)

I have added transform keyframes to the beginning and the end of a movie clip. When I decide to change the length of the clip, the keyframes keep their position. Is there any way they would keep ...
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Start blender in video editing mode & script setup

I am using powershell to install blender on an EC2 instance. I would like it to default to video editing and configure the properties for the project via automation (powershell if possible). I would ...