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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Animating the merging of multiple video strips

I'm trying to achieve the merging of multiple video strips like in the following 15 sec in, to 16 sec in - caravan to boat clip. I think the clip has been animated with a vertical strip. Could this ...
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What numerical CRF values do the assorted output qualities correspond to in the ffmpeg video encoding options

Blender 2.79 added the ability to encode video using ffmpeg's CRF (constant rate factor) technique. I assume this is controlled by the Output quality setting in the Encoding subpanel. Unfortunately, ...
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How to map “CHANGE FRAME” to mouse right click in Blender 2.80 in the VSE

I use the VSE to do my video editing with the option "Select With Left" activated in Preferences. Under those circumstances, in all beta versions of Blender 2.8, as well as the older 2.7 releases, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How do I create a freeze-frame effect with video editing?

I am using Blender 2.76b. None of these suggestions have worked for me: Doing a hard cut. I am doing this multiple times to leave a gap, which I want to fill in with the freeze frame RMB to grab the ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Why is Blender's V.S.E. Slow?

What I know about blender's V.S.E. is that it can cache a certain amount of frames before dropping frames(Related). But, on my Ipod I have video editors like Imovie, and Cute Cut and there is never a ...
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How to edit vertical Video in VSE?

I add video (shot in verticle mode) in VSE the video shows horizontal Change put put resolution to vertical frame Height 1280 px Width 720 px Add effects Strip Transform and input Rotation value -...
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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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How to list strips in Blender VSE?

Suppose the duration of the listed strips changed during the project. You will need to refresh and rearrange the strips. In Blender, this seems to be a manual task. But After Effects has the ...
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How to get an IntProperty to update a function?

Or in this case how to get the integer prop(MyInt) to activate the selectTrack() function each time the integer prop(MyInt) is updated? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I draw onto video with Grease Pencil in the VSE?

I'm doing some video editing and would like to be able to draw directly onto the video in order to highlight objects, produce arrows, etc. It should be possible to do this with Grease Pencil, but I ...
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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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Can the GPU be used while video editing

I'm currently using Blender for video editing. I have an AMD R7 and I have configured OpenCL in my user settings. However, it doesn't seem to make rendering video any faster. Can the GPU be ...
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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: At ...
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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 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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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 ...