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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how do you create a meta-strip (group of strips) in the VSE using python?

I want to use python to create a series of strips and group them into a meta-strip. I have noticed there are several new_ methods on scene.sequence_editor.sequences such as new_clip(), new_effect(), ...
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How to re-encode video without losing quality

I finished rendering an animation with audio into the default H.264 lossy settings. I then realized the audio was 1 frame off and I also altered the song that I used in the video. So my two questions ...
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Shortcut to change Type of Sequencer View

There's three buttons in the VSE header that let you turn on/off the preview and sequencer: Do these have a keyboard shortcut? And if no, is it possible to set one up?
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Adjust the image offset and image crop for multiple strips

Initially I had done my video in a portrait size 9x16, but now I want to make it wider - something like 16x16. So I changed the render size, but now all the strips are resized (not proportionally ...
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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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Line appears under image in VSE

When I add an image to a video in Blender, a thin white line appears under it at the bottom border, and stays there no matter how much I translate the image. I checked the image to make sure it wasn'...
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3D scene not visible in render

I can see the test scene which comprises of the 3D text Loom-Tastic in the VSE, but when I render it disappears, Why? VSE RENDERED RESULT here is a link to my blender file
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Cannot see scene strip over video in VSE

I've created some 3D text and want it to be visible over the movie strip shown below. This works well until I insert key frames to move it. Why do I loose the visibility of this text when I animate ...
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how to continuously rotate an image in the video editor

I'm trying to make a very simple video of an image being continuously rotated, but the 2.6 manual on this seems to be outdated. In 2.70 there is no rotation start/end but just a constant angle. Could ...
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How to automate selection and assembly of clips defined in an input file with builtin functions or (python) scripts

I'm approaching the blender video editor and I'm wondering if there are built-in functions/available (python) scripts to automate the operation of cutting/assembling subscenes/clips indexed in a file....
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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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Video preview plays at old frame rate after changing it

How I found this problem: First, I opened Blender. Then, I opened the "Video sequence editor." Since I knew I would be working with videos at 60FPS, I changed the frame rate from 24 to 60 FPS in the ...
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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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Preview in Video Sequence Editor doesn't show render layers

I have a scene with two objects: the cube on layer 1 and a cone on layer 2. Under the Layers tab, I have set just the first layer to be rendered. In the Video Sequence Editor, I added added my scene....
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How to get to FCurves from specific strip?

In my script I get access to all selected strips using below code: ...
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Set Default MPEG Preseek

Every clip added to the video Sequence editor (VSE) defaults to an MPEG Preseek of 0. Does anyone know of an addon or a way to have each clip inherit a user-defined ...
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In the video sequence editor, how do you incorporate a scene from another .blend file with a different aspect ratio than the current project? [duplicate]

I'm experimenting with the idea of making a "portfolio" animation that shows some simple scenes and adds text and screenshots of blender's UI so people can see how the animation was made. The problem ...
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Make only some keyframes linear

I know you can make keyframes interpolation linear, constant, or Bezier, but this affects all of them. How can I do this to just a few without dragging the handles?
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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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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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Strange frame rate

I made a video in 1080i and it is 25 fps, but when I put in video editor it has twice more frames, as 50 fps video. What could be the problem?
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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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Multiple scenes with the VSE?

I've been experimenting with multiple scenes in Blender. I put together 3 separate scenes. All the scenes use text and the orthographic camera. What I am attempting to do is create a simple text pre-...
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Why does a cross effect in the Video Sequence Editor overwrite a multiply effect?

I have a problem in the VSE. I would like to have some nice dark corners in movie so I added a white image with black corners and then added a multiply effect. It works, but when I add 'fade to ...
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Best workflow to mix several takes in VSE

I'm mixing a music clip of my band in VSE. I've got three takes (1 hour each) of the same show, and I would like to mix them. Because of the length of the project, I would need a fast way to change ...
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Is there a way to Move a VSE Strip without moving its Keyframes?

In the VSE, is there a way to slide a Strip (audio file in this case) left-or-right on the time axis without moving the Keyframes I've made for it?
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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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VSE proxy and offset+crop

I am trying to edit high resolution footage in VSE. To make it possible I need to use proxies for all strips. Due to high resolution I opted to get only 25% sized proxies which seem to have enough ...
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How to read pixels of a video from python API?

How to access pixel values in a video footage frames from python API? Sequence or clip editor? Or loading data directly perhaps? I'd like to make a primitive laser 3D scanning addon utilizing same ...
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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 eliminate visual artifacts in rendered output when using the Speed Control effect?

I'm composing a 2D video from two different sources, with the final product being at 30 FPS. One of the sources was recorded at true 30 FPS, and the video & audio streams have the same number of ...
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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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Visualize Speed Control Effect Strip

Is there a way to visualize the effect of a Speed Control (SC) in the VSE? For example if I use a SC with a Multiply Speed value of 1.5 I want to see in the movie strip or maybe with a marker where ...
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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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Use only audio when mixing compositing and sequencer in post processing

I created a nice movie layout using only the Node editor. I added an mp3 audio file via the video sequence editor. Selected Both compositing and sequence in post processing under render properties and ...
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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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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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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?