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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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Using a video from the Video Sequence Editor in the Movie clip editor?

So what I want to do is track a video that I have edited in NLE, but when I click on the movie icon whilst in the Motion Tracking layout, the list is blank.
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“Unsupported channel layout” Error, when trying to render with AAC-Audio

I try to render a Video with Blender's video editor. Under Output I set FFmpeg video as file format. Under Render I set Container...
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how to retrieve movie clip details with a script?

I primarily use blender as a video sequence editor for existing movie clips. Generally I want to remove a few frames and then render the movie with the same output format as the movie clip that I am ...
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motion trail effect on video in VSE

1) Can Blender VSE do something like in this video ? I have been looking on the net for motion trail effect, ghost effect, but cannot seem to find a way to do this. 2) Would I have to use a script ...
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How do I load an mp4 video with multiple audio tracks into blender?

I've recently started using OBS multiplatform to record game play. I currently have it set to record sounds on 2 different tracks. The first for system sounds (like gamesound, mumble, etc.) and the ...
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VSE fade in/out options

I know of four options to fade out a strip in Blender VSE: 1) Cross effect strip to black color strip. 2) Gamma cross effect strip to black color strip. 3) Animate opacity over black color strip (or ...
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Can I use ffmpeg audio filters on encoding?

ffmpeg has a ton of audiofilters available, and for a current project I need a compressor on the audio mix (not on separate tracks, just at the end during the encoding process). Is there a way to ...
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Can I move the name of a VSE strip (video or sound) under the strip?

In the sequencer the file name of the strip (video or sound) is written in the middle of the strip. It's annoying on a sound strip where the name hides the waveform. Can I use the Python API to write ...
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How to do custom transition in VSE?

I need to apply custom transition from a video to another video as below youtube video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J30lNs0fRz0 can anyone explain me how to achieve that wipe transition using ...
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No sound from WAV strip when encoding in MP3 (but ok from AAC strip)

Breaking down a bigger question: Output vs Format vs Codec: what is the right combination? In the same project, I have a WAV sound-only strip originating from a ...
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25% Proxy on 2k video and 2fps, what did I do?

I am editing mostly 2k video footage in the vse (edited down to about 40 seconds or so). I have set 25% proxies and set the scene preview to 25%. This allowed me to preview at 24fps (the fps of the ...
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Blender rendering at 2x speed

I hard cut a video into two segments and deleted the middle. Then I put in a fade to black and rendered out the video. Playing back the rendered file is fine up until the fade to black. After which it ...
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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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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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Best Practices For Compositing a Complicated Animated Scene

I'm working on an animated scene that I would describe as complicated. The scene is large so to decrease the memory load, I have each part of the scene split into a separate .blend file. Each ...
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what tools can be used to manage/balance audio volume in the VSE?

I was recently using the VSE to put together video to match a narration. The quality of the audio recording was pretty weak (did it with my laptop and a headset in several different places over a ...
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VSE freeze trail effect

I am talking about this: The only way I see to replicate this effect - is to messing around with spline masks and motion trackers. But are there any quicker approaches, because they (TV guys) did it ...
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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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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 do I apply Movie Clip edits to my video sequence?

I did some stabilization using the Movie Clip Editor and tracking. I understand that what I have done is just in memory. How do apply the changes I have made in the MCE to my strip in the Video ...
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Why must I offset a scene in VSE if the start frame is not 0?

I am using VSE to layer a scene (alpha over) over a video created using a different app, rendering the result as a jpg sequence. This was all working well, until I made some changes and, rather than ...
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Sort Custom UIList markers

a little question about UI list, i'm trying to make a custom marker panel. It's aim is to recense all markers on timeline. Then i have a custom operator to jump to these markers. I managed to call the ...
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Video Sequence Editor Cursor Offset

I'm using VSE for all of my editing, but I encountered a display issue since few days. There is an offset between the green cursor and the cursor exact position. So I can't visually know where I'm in ...
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Quickly resize a picture in Video Sequence Editor

I am having lot's of troubles to do a very simple thing. I just would like to (fully) display a picture whose size is bigger than the initial canvas. Indeed, when you add a new picture, it is resized ...
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Compositor to VSE

newbie here. I've been having trouble getting the video I chroma-keyed (in the compositor, of course) to show up in the VSE. After reading several of the answers to similar problems people have had,...
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Video Sequence Editor: Is it possible to specify default strip properties?

I use the VSE produce sermon footage involving usually about 50 slides, which use mostly the same properties. Is there a way to specify default values for Blend Mode, Image Offset, and Length so I don'...
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Cannot open or start avi movie file error not resolved with correct file path

I have been editing a video in Blender on a Windows 10 machine for a while now, and I am finally ready to render, but when I try to render out as an avi raw movie file, I get the error ...
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Blender rendering fileformat: .file

So i have made a video and i started rendering in AVI format, codec H.264 with MP3 audio and when I'm finished rendering it's just a .file file. If I open it using windows media player it runs, ...
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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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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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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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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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Python script for adding images always puts in the first file in the folder. How do I fix this?

I have some code (with elements from here) that should work but gives me a weird error. I import images in strips inside a while loop. The images imported are defined via the frame_range_ parameters. ...
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How to use 3d LUT for strips in the video sequential editor?

How to use 3d LUT for strips in the video sequential editor? I know that there is no such function. But I think it's possible to create an addon. How can this be done? I do not know the blender api ...
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How to improve the Annoying Orange effect?

I'm working on a project that is using the annoying orange technique. It works fine but the mouth is surrounded by that shadow. I know it due to the feather of the mask I'm using. Do you guys have ...
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Can Blender support something like OpenTimelineIO?

I am an animator who use Synfig (animation) alongside Blender (video editing) and Ardour (audio editing). Though I use some linux-specific scripts and commands to have a common workflow between them, ...
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How to add motion blur to already rendered image sequence?

I have an image sequence that I need to make less choppy. I didn't add it while rendering. I know there is a script for it here. but I am not sure if it's the best way to go at it. Any thoughts?
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Why in Blender VSE it adds a border to scaled or moved image?

Why adding Transform (moving or scaling) to an image in VSE adds a border to it (image)? If position and ...
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How come the video sequence editor does not show an accurate representation of render output, but “show backdrop” does?

This is an issue I ran into while editing last night. I repeated a video clip, added a transform layer on top and cropped it, moving it into position as seen in 1. When rendering, it did not show up. ...
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Cannot load any video/audio into VSE

I created my own Blender build as I needed to add a "change font" option to the text effect in VSE (see here : https://developer.blender.org/D2424#a4349b1b) But now Blender cannot load any video or ...
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Playback in Video Sequencer is too fast

When I hit play animation (alt A) from the video sequencer, the video plays at about three times the normal speed (even though it says it's playing at 60 fps it's really playing much faster. any ...
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360 Video Editing in Blender?

I am trying to edit a 360 Fly Camera Video File with Blender, but experiencing difficulties. I think I need to convert the equirectangular 2880 x 2880 video to stereographic 3840 × 1920? How can I ...
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time cursor shifted in frames in VSE

The time cursor in Video Sequence Editor (VSE) or Timeline is shifted to the right when I right click somewhere in the timeline. The time cursor does not move to the position of the mouse cursor. The ...
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Drivers - Is it possible to make the frame number of one clip dependent of the frame number of another?

My goal is to play a video clip scene as if I was scratching on the time line like a DJ on his LPs forth and back. I thought, maybe it is possible to make the frame number of this clip dependent from ...
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Isolating an object in a video

Is it possible to isolate an object in a video, and save it on a green or transparent background in Blender VSE? For example, if I wanted to isolate a person walking in a video without any of the ...
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How do I re-link the video of a project when editing on a different computer?

I know this is asked a lot but the answers i found haven't worked. I recently made a speech on a different laptop using blender 2.78 and then i sent the file to myself in an email and downloaded it ...