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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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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How to Show Thumbnails in Video Sequence Editor strips?

Is there a way to show thumbnails in Video Sequence Editor strips? If not, is this a feature we can request for a future version of blender? Here is a thread that discusses this idea, but it doesn't ...
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How do I resize colour effect strips in the VSE?

I need to be able to resize the effect strip "Colour" in the VSE, which is defaulting to full screen size, and I can find no options to resize it to be smaller and occupy the exact part of the video I ...
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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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VSE: How to Reuse an Animation or how to Create an Animation Template?

In Short I have animated a strip in the VSE and would like to apply the same animation to other strips later. How can I do that without manually recreating the keyframes on the other strips? In More ...
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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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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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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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Can't find the Modifier section in Strip properties to use curves

I am using Blender to do video editing, for most part it has been great. I have been using these tutorials : As you can see from the video there seems to be Modifier section in properties of the ...
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selecting sequences in VSE via python

This script adds an effect color strip in the VSE then adds an image above it. I want to add a gamma cross strip so I can do a fade in. The trouble is there doesn't seem to be a way to select ...
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Importing VSE project as sequence to another project

I'm new to blender so I hope my question is not very strange. I'm making a video presentation using vSE. For sake of clarity, lets say each slide of presentation is a video that I created as blender ...
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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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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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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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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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Missing 3d text on animation render

I've been making a video with some clips, a couple of photos, and 3D text hovering over them. On VSE, I set, in this order fron lower to higher, an audio track, a video track with a blank sheet on it, ...
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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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How to prefetch video?

I'm baffled and annoyed by Blender's playback speed. From searching the internet for the past hour or so, I've gathered you can somehow prefetch the video (I'm using the video sequencer) to make it ...
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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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Blender VSE: What to do with 20gb SSD (performance enhancement/rendertime)?

so my D drive has about 1 -2 gb of drivers on it. Otherwise there's over like 22gb of free space there. So let's say 20gb to be safe. Blender and everything else is on my C main hard drive. How can I ...
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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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Follow crop an object in VSE

Since i am a noob video shooter, i'm require to edit those video to "highlight" the person that i actually want to record (the person is too small compare to the image) to do that, i should do a ...
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Why doesn't render animation work? [duplicate]

I made a rather simple animation using video sequence editor (mostly blinking between two images), but for some reason I cannot render it. When I clicked render animation, all I see in the render ...
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How to delete extra audio track

I have video and audio in video sequence editor. Video is short and audio is long. How can i cut the audio to match the video. Any suggestion or help. Thanks
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How to set Frame Range automatically to video length

How can I set a End Frame of blender movie clip editor to match the end time of the video (without trying to search the End Frame of video)? Currently when I'm importing the video, the End Frame is ...
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Blender VSE - background color of video from imported image sequence

I'm looking into the Blender Video Sequence Editor to create animations out of existing sequences of images. The image sequences are generated with POV-ray. I've downloaded Blender 2.79, I run W7 64-...
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Videos not uploading into video editor properly

I'm having a problem with the video editor where the "movies" I'm trying to upload into them aren't uploading into the video correctly. They do this There is no way to move the clip past the 0 mark ...
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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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correct horizon in 360 rectilinear video

I recently got a 360 camera (samsung gear 360) with 2 fisheye lenses, wich are stitched together pretty good in the propriatary Samsung video editor to rectiliniar video. What does not work is a ...
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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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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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Why isn't VSE dropping frames and giving me a correct frame rate?

I'm using the VSE (Video Sequence Editor) to set up the timing of my movie. I have 30 images from a storyboard, in rather low resolution (1000x1000 px or less, 100-200kb in size) in JPG format. I've ...
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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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“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 to play a video strip backward in blender 2.8?

If I select a specific strip from a clip in video sequencer and in strip tab under video -> playback direction -> backward, something funny happens. Can someone tell me whether there is some other way ...
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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 can I automate this kind of Blender 2D animations?

I've started using blender VSE only for now, as my essential tooling for creating this kind of free educational resources for children: My Video example And I'm asking you about a way to automate ...
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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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“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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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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Blender image output is greyish and not white

I already searched the internet but could not find a solution to this. Maybe it is the same question as Why my animation render is getting greyish? but there was no answer. I want to render a video ...
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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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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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Video editing: keyframe values not setting

The problem I have encountered when using Blender as a video editor is that when I set keyframes the values do not stay set. Instead all keyframes adjust to a value of 0.0. The keyframes appear in ...

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