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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Audio sync issues with speed control, pitch and keyframes

I have a video which I want to fast-forward during some sections. I can accomplish this by adding speed control, keyframing the speed factor, and for audio keyframing the pitch. This works well if I ...
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In VSE, voice and video are not synchronized in rendered video

In my 3.5 minute video, the rendered video is slightly behind the audio at the beginning. Then near the middle it is synchronized, and then gradually the video gets ahead of the audio. I have tried ...
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VS Video Sequencer Strip Disappears in Final Render

2.90.1 A strip [S] in the VS appears in preview. It was offset. [S] may not have the same XY resolution as the final output. [S] does not appear in the final render. When I make a copy of [S] and do ...
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Blender VSE 40 minutes for a 3 min proxy rebuild? Is there no way to make a proxy for only a single strip?

Is there no way to make a proxy only for a Xamount min strip? I imported a 3hr video, cut a portion so that it's 20mins Went to build proxy (strip proxy tab> 25%> rebuild) And it said it would ...
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Converting an image sequence with an alpha channel to video and keeping the transparency [duplicate]

I've checked the related questions, but the last similar question was asked 7 years ago. I haven't done video editing before (so please treat me as a noob in this field), and wasn't doing 3D art back ...
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How to change the output resolution of a video without cropping it?

I would like to change the resolution of the output video file to 1/4 of it's original size in both the X and Y directions. But changing the pixel size in the dimensions part of the output properties ...
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Add movie as separate audio/video track?

I have the top window selected as video editing and the bottom window set as video sequence editor. When I add a movie to the video sequence editor, it imports as a combined track with audio and video ...
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camera view of Viewport render image is different from rendered image

I want to set camera at various locations in a scene and render images. In one scene that I am working on now, the camera view as seen from viewport is different from the camera view that is in the ...
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How “Bake sound to F-Curves” works?

Good morning. I would like to know how the function "Bake sound to F-Curves" works (Graph editor) ? Is this the function use the Fourier analysis (Fast Fourier Transform, Short-Time Fourier ...
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How to start playing the video from the green cursor rather than from the beginning of the time-line?

In Video Editor mode hitting Alt+A starts playback from the beginning of the timeline. How to start playing the video from the green cursor? (I found this question asked on reddit by nightmareFluffy, ...
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How to color code strips in blender VSE?

I created a button for the operator that I'm trying to create, but know I'm trying to figure out how to tell the operator to combine a color strip with MOVIE, ...
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Blender Video Editor Preview doesn't show any image

I've been using Blender for over a year now, and this is the first time I have had this problem. I am editing a small 2000 frame video, but ever since I saved it the preview will not show images or ...
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VSE incorrectly renders left column black

I'm currently using the Blender Video Sequence Editor to manipulate some video files. However VSE draws a black column over the actual image in both the preview and the rendered file. The black column ...
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Blender 2.8 not rendering video

I am splicing several clips together with audio. Everything plays fine in preview. I have set the start and end frames, changed the format to ffmpeg, container mp5, codec h264, audio codec aac, ...
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Color code strips in VSE using python?

I want the ability to color code strips in VSE. I got this code from a forum, but it does not work: ...
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How do you color code clips in the VSE?

Is there a option or addon that allows you to change the colors of clips in the VSE, so it is easier to categorize them, for instance changing the 1st clip to red then changing another added video(the ...
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Video editing, source from same camera with wrong FPS. Some 120fps some 30fps

I made a videos (using my honor view 20). All with the same settings on the phone (30FPS), just different shots. Then when I add them inside the video editor, some videos are said to be 120fps while ...
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How can i edit both video and animation in blender 2.9?

I have an intro saved as an mp4 and i want it to fade out and in the meanwhile fade in the animation i previously made in blender with a 3d model. How can i do it in fewest steps possible?
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In video editing, the effect is not rendering

I am editing a compilation of video clips and audio. I added the effect 'color dodge' to a specific clip, in the preview everything is working fine and showing all visuals and audio. Later on, when I ...
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how to create a new operator for the VSE?

I want to create an addon that will allow me to copy and paste video and image clips from one blender window(VSE) to another separately opened blender window(another VSE window). But I've been ...
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Faster playback in VSE

When I edit videos in the VSE, I would like to have a fast preview (e.g. sped up 1.5 times). Is it possible to adjust the speed of the playhead?
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Videos from my cell phone have slow playback in VSE preview

Usually when I drag a video from Zoom or my Cannon camera, the preview will play back at full speed. However, when I drag in a video from my cell phone, it only gets ~3 FPS. (Interestingly, the video ...
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Any dictionary/glossary resource for VSE?

I am trying to switch to Blender after having a little bit of experience using other video editing software and ideally would not like to spend too much time on watching all the lengthy youtube ...
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masking a video to show underlying still

I have a video - think Invisible man - I have created and animated 3 separate masks to show the background beneath which appears to work on the rendered window but do not work when I animate to the ...
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After the soft cut, “Reverse Frames” is applied to the “parent” video instead of a selected strip

I need to reverse part of my video. As I understand, this is normally done through Adjust> Video > Reverse Frames checkbox. And it works correctly with the whole video. But if I do the soft cut (...
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Moving VSE sequences between files

I am making a series of educational videos for my lab and have a separate blender file for each chapter. I have created an opening sequence that uses multiple lines of text that I metastrip-ed ...
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Track Matte Key Effect for VSE

Is there TRACK MATTE KEY effect for Blender Video Sequence Editor? I use this effect for Videos in Adobe Premiere Pro for Overlay Transitions of .MOV files. Not knowing how to do in Blender, I used ...
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video editing shading for 3D strip

I use the blender video editor with several scenes. The scenes contains images as planes (via the so-called addon). They look good with a shading set to material in the 3D editor (render is also OK) : ...
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3D objects in tracker scene slide off position

I have a video footage shot on an iPhone 8, that I want to track and use in Blender (to add objects etc.). I added a couple markers and these track pretty well, I can get a fairly low solve error (...
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Movie recorded on phone reports inconsistent number of frames when imported to blender (Blender 2.8 vs 2.9)

When I import same movie clip, recorded with my phone, in Blender 2.80 it automatically recognize 1278 frames with FPS 42.28 and that's correct, but blender 2.81 and above recognizes only 923. So when ...
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Prefetch frames works only at opening blend-file?

On opening a 2.91 Blend-file in the video sequencer, I can see that the "prefetch frames" kicks in. A small orange line starts from the playhead and keeps going until the cache buffer is ...
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Blender output file size versus Zoom recording file size

Sometimes I need to tweak a video recording made in Zoom. According to Zoom, it is an MP4 with M4A audio after conversion (the raw data is, I think, some propriety raw data). However, a 13 minute ...
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How to crop from Top & Bottom of Video

I would like to crop a video strip from top as well as bottom in Video Sequence Editor. When I tried by checking the "offset" check box and the "crop" box, I am able to crop from ...
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Drag-drop in Blender 2.90 VSE from digikam

You can drag-drop files from the Windows File explorer into the VSE timeline. It is also possible from IrfanView Thumbnails program. However, I cannot do this from Digikam's Light Table, which is a ...
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Transform a Strip without crop and distortion

The problem is the ImageStrip has no scale parameter. That means it is so complicated to place an image within the output format. Let's say the output format is 1920*1080 and I have a photo which is ...
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Slow motion video like TWIXTOR for vse

How could I achieve the Twixtor effect with the VSE (Twixtor in After Effects).
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How to use masks on video so that some elements appear in the foreground and others in the back in VSE [duplicate]

I have two people in my video - one in the foreground and the other in the background. I want to place an image of a cage over the person in the background of the video, but the issue I have is the ...
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“Video Sequencer” makes video dimmer

I created animation and rendered al frames, than I create new file, go to Video Sequencer > Sequencer, press shift + A and add all frames to render them into animation. After that I see, that ...
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How can i mute video

I have 2 video files. Drag in video Editing. 1 file is my model animation, another file is download from youtube (for background music) it has video+music. I want to mute the video of the file which ...
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How To Do Double Exposure Videos

I want to take two videos and add them together to make a double exposure. How? It would take hours to figure it out. I know very little. All I can do is load in the two vids. I can't even ...
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frame_change_pre handler not getting called for scene strip

I've checked out similar questions and I believe that this is a distinct question. I'm attempting to update a text object every frame based on an attribute on another object so essentially I'm just ...
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Insert Blank keyframes like in Flash

I am making animatics in Blender and it is turning out to be very painful. I have to draw in GP, Give camera timing in Dope Sheet. I need to know if there is any shortcut so that I can insert blank ...
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Is there a way to create a script that cuts specific strips in specific intervals in the VSE?

What I have is a strip of an image. And I decided to take a "Scratch" approach, which would entail me having to cut each frame to move it to a specific position (x + 1 per frame) to give off ...
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Why is my image sequence appearing darker in the VSE than in the render output window?

I'm having a weird problem with the VSE in Blender 2.90. I am rendering a night time scene using the physical atmosphere addon, with a very bright emissive object that passes through the sky. When I ...
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Speed up video and audio for multiple strips

I want to speed up my complete video (all strips combined) 15 times. My timeline looks like this: If I make a meta strip out of the video and audio separately, add an effect strip -> speed control,...
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Why do I get “Error initializing video stream”?

Working strictly from a Python script (i.e., no GUI) I need to render four .png files with a voiceover (.wav) for each of them. I know the .png files are loaded; I have been able to render thumbnail ....
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Is there a way to make word per word filling text effect like in AfterFX?

Is there a way to buy a plugin or make a good text transition with the video editor, like the ones that after effects make? Specifically a word per word filling text effect, like a text machine from ...
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Rendering only black cube for video editing

I'm new to blender and is doing a simple video editing. Just some audio and video files, no animations. When I render the animation it only shows a black cube when rendering like this: The rendered ...
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What is the difference between Active Strip and Selected Strip?

I understand that the active strip can only be 0 or 1 and that the selected strips can be >= 0, but other than that, what is the meaning of these 2 concepts? A Python scripting perspective would be ...
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How to get all keyframes for selected strip in python?

Suppose we have an image strip in VSE and it has 2 keyframes for its opacity. How can I edit the values of each one of them via python?

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