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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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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How to apply same keyframes properties on mupltiple strips in VSE?

I do video editing in blender for youtube, and I find my self repeating same stuff again and again because I don't know how do I apply same keyframe properties to multiple strips and it became very ...
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How to optimize Viewport for video editing on low-spec hardware?

I downloaded blender in hopes of using it for simple video editing, and while it appears to have all the tools I want, trying to preview the video is simply not working well enough. The preview is ...
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Adding text on a new line in VSE(Python operator)

In Blender 2.8,the VSE gives the ability to add text but only on a single line. In order to add text on a new line, a new layer needs to be created . Are there any operators which can be used to add ...
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“Timebase not supported by MPEG 4 Standard” Error when rendering AVI/MPEG-4 video

I've been trying to render a video but either it won't have sound or it won't have audio. Whenever I try to render it in a way I can get both video and audio, this error message shows up. Any idea ...
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Making video strip end at its last frame after speed modifier is applied?

I have 60 fps video and I want to scale it down to 30 fps: I add Speed Control strip Uncheck Stretch to input strip length ...
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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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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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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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Overlaying different scenes in the video editor

I started to divided a video editing project into different scenes, as illustrated in the image below. Here the background, i.e. the clouds, is in scene 1 and the text overlay is in scene 2. While ...
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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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(VSE) How do I speed up audio by more than 10 times?

I'm trying to speed up some video by a factor of 20, audio included. The video strip is easy: I just add a speed control transform strip. The audio part isn't as easy. Transform strips don't work on ...
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Strip length does not update with sequence length

When I add a Sequence as a Strip in the Sequencer, and then increase the length of my sequence, the strip does not take into account the new length and always stops. Is there a way to update the strip ...
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Quickly stack strips horizontally in VSE

So i just dragged in a couple of strips like this: And i want to stack them horizontally like this: I want to import a sequence of PNGs and there are more than a hundred of them... Is there any ...
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Blender is encoding only the first half of my video?

I'm using Blender purely as a video editor. I'm trying to render the final product, but every time I try rendering it, only the first 2:38 (or so) of the 6:44 minute video gets done. When I hover ...
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How do you animate Speed Control in Video editing (and slow down a clip gradually)? - Blender 2.8

So I'm having significant problems animating a video clips speed control. I've watched tutorials and searched for answers, but they don't address my issues. After: - select clip, and adding effect ...
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Make a meta strip show the audio waveform

I have a meta strip which contains a video file and an audio file. I can clearly see the waveform in the audio file. However if I create a meta strip out of these two strips the audio waveform ...
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Encoder timebase is not set error when rendering

So I shot a scene with my camera, and imported it into blender's video editor. I then proceeded to splice the video and audio in at least a dozen places. When I try to render my finished video, I go ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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How do I apply effects made in the compositor to the Blender VSE?

I recently did some green screen compositing and color grading for some footage in Blender's compositor. I would like to learn how to apply these effects to a video strip in the video sequence editor, ...
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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 Editing: Unable to create Keyframe

I've imported a long MOV file (50 mins, x264) and I want to do some speed control over it. I deleted the audio track to focus just on the video track. I have dope sheet and graph editor open too. ...
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VSE tracks get shifted

Some of my tracks don't show the video they should: I edited one track how I wanted, and some time later I found the whole video sequence had a starting offset that came from nowhere and ruined my ...
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Blender VSE proxies show the bad video

I'm editing my first film project in Blender VSE. I had big problems with replay due to my phone's camera using a strange video codec, but this answer fixed it. I've set the proxy option for all ...
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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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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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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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Color management affetcs video sequencer

I try to match my scene to a reference video (which I have loaded into the Video sequence editor) by changing settings in the Color management tab such as contrast, exposure or gamma. However, this ...

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