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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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NLE - Workflow for editing one big video clip containing many sequences

I'm not sure what would be a good way to edit a big video clip containing many distinct sequences. Before starting to put the final video together, I'd like to cut the individual sequences, give ...
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(v. 2.72) Input movie's audio/video is in sync, but VSE output is floating and desynchronized between audio and video

I've captured some .mkv files with Simple Screen Recorder (SSR). When I watch these individual files, they play fine in Mplayer. The sound and image are in perfect sync. I hear clicks from my mouse ...
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VSE animated mask with scenes?

Ok so in a nutshell, I want to make a video that has 2 pictures that overlap eachother, and the overlap is animated, like this: The clips are in the VSE: And the blend file(with photos): https://...
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How to select a strip in the video sequence editor?

I can't seem to select a clip in the sequencer. When I try, all it does is move the scrub point. I don't want to move the scrub point, I want to select the clip. I want to move the clip around. I want ...
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Animating masks to create multiple wipes [duplicate]

So... I'm making yet another video. And I want to recreate this effect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDiJ17Xgaw8 (its in the first 15 seconds) So I have kinda the general idea of how to do this, ...
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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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Batch Manipulation in the VSE?

I'm working with the video editing part of Blender, and I was wanting to change the proxy video settings on all of the videos in my project in the sequencer. But I had to go to each individual video ...
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VSE suddenly slow like hell

I've been working all the day long on a video project using the VSE. I am using very low def footage (720 x 406). The editing was mainly finished and Blender was working fast (playback 24fps). Then, ...
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How to create a video with audio comment?

I want to make a tutorial video where I explain something. In most commercial video editors, there is the possibility to see a video and to start a live audio record. Is something like this also ...
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What is the difference among Alpha Over / Alpha Under / Over Drop?

They are three modes in VSE. I think I know what the Alpha Over and Alpha Under do. But I'm still puzzling when trying to understand what the key difference the Over Drop is from the other two. I've ...
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How to animate focus/blur intensity on a VSE strip

I am trying to animate the focus/blur intensity on a video strip, and have come across this video. It looks interesting, but it's just too fast for me to follow. I like the fact that it appears ...
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place quick smoke icosphere over video in video sequence editor

I am new to blender and since i am unaware of the terminology i dont know what to search forI have a 'quick smoke' icosphere as a rendered mpeg file. I have another video in which a man shows his ...
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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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video sequence editor, footage strip opacity [closed]

I am doing editing with blender video sequencer and I found you can't dial down the opacity of a strip or it doesn't work when you've already applied a strip speed control effect.
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How to make a VSE scene strip render with the openGL render?

Is it possible to have a scene strip in the VSE render using the OpenGL renderer? I know you can make it render using viewport shading/OpenGL in the preview, but can you do this for the final render, ...
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How does one animate time in the VSE?

I'm trying to move between slow motion and normal motion on a video/audio strip smoothly, but am having problems animating this. I've tried Individual objects and Entire scene and Time Remapper addon ...
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Blur video track in Video Editor?

How do I blur a video track in video editor? I want to animate a video track from sharp to blurred. I already solved the problem in an inelegant way (by blurring the source video track in VirtualDub ...
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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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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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How do I crop everything in Video Editor?

I have made a video composed of several videos with transitions etc, but they all have a 80px black strip on the top and bottom, and I'd like to remove it (so that the video's height is 160px less). ...
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Improve video quality

I made nice shot with my camera but had some problem with focus and the video is a little blurry. Is there any good node setups for fix it? Moreover i have some night shots, which have quite bad ...
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Fixed play head moving strips

Is it possible to fix the play head in the center of the VSE, and have the strips moving as the video plays? If it is possible then how do I do it? If it's not possible in blender, is there a script ...
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How can I output audio at 48khz?

Very noob question, I know, but I can't find the answer on Google or in the manual. I'm editing a movie file in the VSE, and nothing else. When I want to render it out, the audio is at 44.1kHz, and ...
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Apply a strip property to multiple strips

Is there a way to apply a strip property (n) to multiple strips without having to click on each strip individually? I'm trying to proxy/timecode large number of strips, and it's become very tedious!
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Lagging audio playback in the VSE?

I'm editing some videos in the VSE with blender 2.7 and am experiencing pauses and lagging in audio, when I (AltA), which is driving me MAD! I've "proxy/Timecode" all video strips to 50% with build ...
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Is there a way to “push” other clips in the VSE?

I have a number of clips in the video editor, and I want to rearrange them. Is there a way to grab and move a clip, so it'll push the other clips behind to make space for it? E.g.: I want to ...
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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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Set the default Blend Type

When I add any strip to Blender's Video Sequence Editor, the default Blend Type is Cross. Is it possible to change the default ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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How can I take a snapshot of the last frame of a video?

I have a video clip and I would like export the last frame for further processing with Gimp. How can I extract or take a snapshot of the last frame of a video? I'm interested in solution on Mac or ...
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Can I add the output of the VSE as input to the node diagram?

I know how to add the output of node composition to the VSE (add 'Scene'), but can I do the oposite? I want to post-process my video sequence with a filter only available as a node (Stabilize) ...
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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 create a timer overlay for a video file to use in the VSE? How?

I need to create a text overlay on my video file showing a timer started and stopped at certain times during the clips length. All tutorials I found on creating text or titles to be used in the VSE ...
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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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Python as module video editing

I am trying to do some video editing using blender in headless mode as a python module. My first problem was that when I tried to import a video using movie_strip_add it always failed even when I ...
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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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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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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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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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Mute audio files for playback?

I got few audio files in my sequence editor, and I would like to mute them all temporarily. How can I do that?
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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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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 ...