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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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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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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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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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How to automatically join stripped pieces of video?

I'm using Blender for non linear video editor, I'm simply removing dead times (times in which nothing happen) in my video using hard cut (Shift + k) after this process I've got something like this: ...
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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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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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Can I import multiple strips of different fps into Video Sequence Editor?

I have a few video strips with audio that I want to import to the Video Sequence Editor (VSE), but they are of different fps... examples are 23.97, 24, 29.97 and 30 fps. Let's say I want to select an ...
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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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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 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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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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Audio/Video out of sync in rendered video, but not in VSE

First let me apologize to ask this question, as this has been basically already asked, for instance here, here and here. However these answers don't seem to provide an understanding what's really ...
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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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Have a video sequence be driven by an audio track

Let me start by stating that I have just recently picked up Blender to use as a Video Editor. Given that my knowledge is limited on this software, I have came across an issue which I can not ...
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What is the difference among Alpha Over / Alpha Under / Over Drop?

They are three modes in VSE. I think I know what the Alpha Over and Alpha Under do. But I'm still puzzling when trying to understand what the key difference the Over Drop is from the other two. I've ...
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How do I copy video strip properties?

I'm editing a video made with several movie strips. I've changed the properties of one of the strips, like the blend mode, the opacity, the saturation, etc. I want to copy those properties to the ...
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How do I crop everything in Video Editor?

I have made a video composed of several videos with transitions etc, but they all have a 80px black strip on the top and bottom, and I'd like to remove it (so that the video's height is 160px less). ...
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Speed control effect doesn't change the length of video strip

I ran into some confusing behaviour of the speed control effect. I've loaded a whole strip of video and applied the effect setting it to a 2x speedup (in two variants - with the default "stretch to ...
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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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Is there a build of Blender that only has the video editor enabled?

Seeing as the video editor has become as powerful as it is, it would be great to use it as a stand alone video editor. Does such a build exist?
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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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Use composite nodes in blender video sequence editor

Can you use composite nodes in blender video sequence editor? As in, no 3d elements in your scene, working exclusively within the video editing screen layout? I am currently using Blender 2.76 RC 3.
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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 do I increase the max number of frames?

I'm currently working on a project that has a total of 304,593 frames, but when I fed this number into the timeline end point it reverted back to a solid 300,000. This is a hard limit for those ...
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Is there any relation between Movie Clip Editor and Video Sequence Editor?

I have a video, consisting of several shots with cuts between them. I would like to make some 3D reconstruction within it. Particulatly, I would like to place some excess 3D modelled objects into the ...
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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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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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How to automate blender video sequencer

Is it possible to automate the sequencer so that each time I render an animation into image files in a folder, the newly rendered image files would be inputted into the sequencer in a specific ...
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How to shrink an image with the Video Sequence Editor

I know how to add the effect strip and transform to resize a given image. This works when I ...
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How do I create a freeze-frame effect with video editing?

I am using Blender 2.76b. None of these suggestions have worked for me: Doing a hard cut. I am doing this multiple times to leave a gap, which I want to fill in with the freeze frame RMB to grab the ...
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video sequence editor- how to render video with reversed picture order?

How can I reverse the picture-order (like the rendered video plays from end to beggining) in VSE? is there a quicker way than to render it as individual pictures and renameing them so that the order ...
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Can I use Blender in a slow-motion video workflow?

I am capturing video on my Canon 7D at 60fps with the intent to play it back in slow motion at 24fps. There are some Linux-based programs that will do this, but they are usually kind of buggy and I'm ...
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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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VSE: How to render a video with audio? [closed]

I want to play a music strip with a video in the video editor but the video has no music when I play it. I've rendered it but it still doesn't have sound. How can I render and play the video with ...
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Can Blender take two video files and overlay them with transparency?

Can Blender take two video files and overlay them with transparency? Essentially I want to have a video sequence playing while a 2nd sequence is overlayed and also playing, but that 2nd sequence is ...
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Add marker to a strip

Is it possible to add a marker to a strip in the VSE? I don't want to add the marker to the timeline with m, but to the selected strip, e.g. to mark possible cut positions to choose from. Something ...
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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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How to save an audio file

I have a video where I deleted the animation part and I only have the sound. When I try to save the file it saves as .blend, how can I save it as an mp3 file. I ...
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Fastest way to keep the last frame of a clip persistent

I have a video clip I would like that the last frame of this video clip last more seconds so the user can see it very well. Which is the fastest way to keep the last frame of a video persistent on the ...
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No sound in VSE

I've been working with the VSE for a while and everything was fine. But all of the sudden, when I play the preview the sound doesn't play. I think I must've disabled it somewhere, but I can't manage ...
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How to create 2.35:1 movie with no stretching?

I am working in blender in the video editor and I want to make my 16:9 film into 2.35:1. My film is ...
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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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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 Editing Workflow: Use a separate scene for VSE?

I am doing a video project in blender, consisting of one title animation (sceneTitle), a main animation (sceneMain) and a end animation (sceneEnd). I put those animations in different scenes. Now I ...
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How to export an edited clip into a video file in the VSE?

I am in the video sequence editor, cut out fragments, combined the remaining into one whole new clip and do not know how to procede from here on in order to obtain a video file (h264, mpeg4). I ...
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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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Low quality mp4 renders

I have imported a 337 MB mp4 video file with no audio into Blender. In Blender, I am primarily just adding audio and then rendering back out to mp4. However, the rendered video quality is drastically ...
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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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VSE loss of colour saturation on export

I am editing a video(MOV format) shot on Nikon coolpix. And i want same quality output, but an MP4. I tried with fallowing settings and curves modifier But it just darkens the image and not improves ...
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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 ...