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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 do I load an mp4 video with multiple audio tracks into blender?

I've recently started using OBS multiplatform to record game play. I currently have it set to record sounds on 2 different tracks. The first for system sounds (like gamesound, mumble, etc.) and the ...
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Scene playback with wrong/unwanted Sequencer audio

I have a 30 second Scene, that I put at 3 minutes into my VSE - together with some additional "scene music". When I play this in the VSE, it works fine - both audio and video. But when I go to an ...
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Is it possible to animate the speed of a strip?

I want to accelerate the speed of a video and decelerate some seconds before it ends. I wonder if it's possible to do it into the video editing. I know how to increase the speed of a strip but, what I ...
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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 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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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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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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Simple Masking/Stencil in the VSE

How do you do a basic image mask in the Video Sequence editor? I have two images that I want to mix together using a third image, where the black pixels will mean showing the first image, and the ...
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VSE: Can I move an audio track in smaller increments than one frame?

I am using Blender to mix the video from my camera with the audio from my external recording setup. It works great mostly and I am very pleased with it. But the problem is that I can't start the ...
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How to speed up a video in the VSE?

I'm making a tutorial, after a little work of strip I would like to speed up the video the seconds seems last longer (maybe because I've use video of different qualities) so I would like to increase ...
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VSE: How to Speed up the Preview of Image Strips?

The Issue Is there any way to speed up the preview of image strips in the video sequence editor? Unfortunately, the preview in the VSE is very choppy and indicates that it runs at only a few frames ...
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“Holdout”-alike Effect Strip for Frames in the VSE?

Is there a way or a workaround to omit certain Frames in the VSE completely while rendering out a final video from the Sequencer? That would be even handy for Playback in the VSE. When I want the ...
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Can you change the font in the Sequencer new Text Effect?

I find the default boring and wonder how to change it.
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Pixelate Faces in the VSE

I need to hide faces from videos I make. I've found tutorials on blurring, which are great, but the render times are too long to be practical. So in place of that, is there a way to pixelate the face ...
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Swapping away from Sequence Render [duplicate]

I rendered an animation and then placed it into the video sequence editor to test it, and rendered that as a video. Now I want to render a second animation (in other words, keep working), but when I ...
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Workflow to convert rendered images to video

I have had recommendations to render images, rather than animation, so if an error occurs I do not need to rerender the entire sequence. I like the idea, but have had issues with high quality ...
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Timebase error when encoding

I am using Blender's Video Sequence Editor and it won't let me render it. The error message... Timebase 20999/500000 not supported by MPEG 4 standard, the maximum admitted value for the Timebase ...
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Can the sequencer strip view follow the scrubbing/playback bar?

When viewing a sequencer, and playing back using the timeline, the scrubber bar tracks the playback, but will run off the sequencer view. I can manually scroll to catch-up. Is there any way to set the ...
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how do i achieve this simple text animation?

here's this simple text animation in this video that i'd like to replicate but what a surprise i haven't got a clue how to do it and i was hoping someone out there could help a noob out. Here's the ...
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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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Faster blur effect in Blender VSE

Blender's Video Sequence Editor allows you to use the Gaussian Blur effects strip to blur the image or video, however, it uses a lot of CPU and the rendering is slow like a hell. It takes around 2 ...
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Why, despite matching FPS, does the audio not match the video in the rendered file?

Currently working through Match Track Blend (version 01) with my shiny newish computer w/16 GB Ram on Windows 7. Have set my Sequencer / Clip Editor Memory Cache Limit to 8192.A On rendering the ...
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Working with large images and transform in the VSE

I'm trying to work with an image in the VSE that is larger than the rendered screen and the VSE always cuts them off. So either they are stretched to fit the screen or (when using "image offset") they ...
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Poor performance with h.264 VSE

Sorry if this is a noob question but I started using Blender today as a free video editor and now that I'm rendering my project, it's taking a lot longer than I was expecting. The project is ...
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Rendering Sound In Video Sequencer

How do you render sound with your video in the video sequencer? I already placed a sound strip with the video strip but how do you render the sound with the video?
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White background turning grey during video creation

I use filmic color management and cycles. I have done a 360° turntable animation and created 120 PNG frames (8 bits) with pure white background. However, when I create a video from this PNG sequence ...
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How do you make a movie loop in the sequencer?

I have a movie file that I want to loop thousands of times. It's a one-second background loop behind a podcast. I tried stretching the video strip past the end of the content, but it just produces a ...
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How can i open a file select dialog via python to add an image sequence into VSE?

The main goal is to load a sequence into the VSE and read the metadata of each image. Reading the metadata works fine but the fileselect_add returns me only one file. Please help me to add a sequence ...
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How to get a clip's source media starting and ending frame numbers?

I've used the Blender VSE (2.77a) to edit 7 original source media files which are each about 20 mins in length. I have been unable to get a usable render of the edited video project out of Blender so ...
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Blender 2.8 Video editing - annotation

Do you know if you can annotate a video in Blender? I have tried to d + mouse draw, but I need to control when the grease pen stroke is shown. I am trying to add circles to a video sequence, to ...
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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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Blender VSE - import multiple rendered PNG frames?

I usually use the Blender VSE for my normal video editing (for lack of After Effects). I also usually render directly into AVI format, not PNG sequences of frames. I would however like to move to PNG ...
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Using Blender as a video editor can I only add an audio track without recoding a video track?

The task is to add an additional audio track to a video file (mkv). But I do not want to change a video track in any way while rendering. Can it be done in Blender?
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How do I save a blender file as a MP4 in 2.80 video editing? [duplicate]

I just started using 2.8 for video editing. I've rendered the video but it always saves as a blender file. And it makes it hard to put the videos on YouTube. Is there any way to save it as a MP4 file.
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Import video for editing with multiple audio strips [duplicate]

I'm recording with OBS. In OBS, I have two options for audio recording, Desktop Audio and Mic Audio. Each of these are mixed together and saved in the same MP4 with the video which is recorded. When ...
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Video sequence editing, cutting strips

I'm 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pan or zoom in the VSE

I am trying to create some graphic matches on action (on either side of a transition, similar shapes are in the same place on the screen. To accomplish this, I have an image with some targets which ...
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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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VSE snap a strip to the begining of your editing

In the VSE is there a way to snap strips to the begining of your editing? For example you've deleted the first strip of you editing, your editing now starts at frame 200 and you want to move all of ...