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 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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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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Can't change opacity of scene strip in Video Sequence Editor

In the VSE, I have a scene strip, but I cannot change the opacity. It just snaps back to the last value it was keyframed at as soon as I alter it. (Blender 2.69)
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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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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 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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vertices tracking: movie clip editor

Background: I've a *.png sequence previously rendered: a moving computer Now I wanna add the video to the monitor, so need to track the image sequence. The *.blend file is the same one I rendered ...
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Use Python to Teleport Mouse in Blender Window (like when scaling)

I am making improvements to the VSE_Transform_Tools addon and I'd like to know if there is a way for me to use python to make the mouse jump to the other side of the screen when scaling or grabbing as ...
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Box selecting various strip types

In the video sequence editor, dragging a box selection over the body of various strips produces different results. As opposed to video and audio strips, meta strips don't get selected. [EDIT] I ...
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Rendered video pulses to lower quality and back to high quality

In my output video there a pulse that occurs after the number of frames specified in the "GOP Size" setting. With the setting of 18 that I have in the image shown below, the pulse occurs every 18 ...
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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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The encoder timebase is not set

I have several videos in the blender sequencer (2.79). When I select FFMPEG Video in "Output", the error "The encoder timebase is not set" appears. I tried every container and codec combination. ...
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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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How can I enable mp4/h264 as an output option in Fedora Linux?

I know it is possible to output a render as a video in mp4/h264 (as well as mkv, etc) however, it does not appear as an option for me. This is blender 2.64.2, on linux (FC17), ffmpeg version 0.10.7: ...
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Sequence from another scene imported into current scene causes only audio to render

I created a "blender scene" each for scene i am going to work Ex "Sc_1","Sc_2","Sc_3" Then i Create One more "Blender scene" called "Complete" and shift+A add ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to deinterlace footage using Blender?

I have a camera that has always seemed to give me bad video because of interlacing, and until I watched this video, I always thought that it was just a limitation of the camera. From that video, I ...
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Display frame rate during playback

During playback of a video file, my configuration (2.72 on Windows 7) does not show the frame rate in the upper right corner of the Video Sequence Editor's Image Preview window. How can I turn it on?
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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 movie data from a movie strip in the VSE link to data in a texture?

In one scene of my .blend file, I use a frame from a video file in a texture. In another scene, I have a movie strip in the VSE that uses the same video file. Since this is Blender, I assumed that I ...
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video editing: add mask has no menu

I'm trying to add a mask to my clip in the VSE but the menu stays empty. Am I doing something wrong?
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How to get a MovieClipSequence Clip File via Python

I was wondering whether it was possible to get the name of the Clip File of a Sequence via Python. The current Sequence can be accessed via: ...
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Compositor nodes are not affecting rendered video

I plan to use Blender exclusively as a video editor. I have put together a video in the sequencer and it renders without issues. However, I have also crated a node group to do some sharpening. It ...
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Getting area (region.view2d) pixel coordinates of 2D views (VSE, NLA)

I am looking to overlay a sound vis, using bgl, over strips in the NLA, VSE, like How can I find the area.region.view2d x,y, width and height of strips in the NLA and VSE editors using python?
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VSE/Compositor - Something similar to Turbulence Displacement effect in After Effects

I'm experimenting with creating some video effects in Blender, and I was wondering if anyone knew how to create something similar to the Turbulence Displacement effect that After Effects has (It sort ...
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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 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 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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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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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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VSE isn't multi-threading

Whenever I render a video using the blender video editor only one core is ever used at any time. I have an 8 core CPU(FX-9590) yet regardless of whether blender is set to auto detect or a fixed 8 ...
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How do I flip a video in the VSE?

I'm having many difficulties with the video editor. One issue is that I can't figure out how to right a video that is sideways or upside down. How can this be done in Blender?
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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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How can I render the entire video in Blender VSE?

I'm making a video project in the VSE. My video is 3 minutes long however, when I render it I only get up to 10 seconds or less. It only reaches up to that part of the video. What can I do? Do I ...
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How to reverse the image sequence of a movie clip in video editor ? [duplicate]

I opened the layout for video editing in Blender, added a movie clip onto one channel and made two hard cuts. How do I continue from here in order to reverse the sequence of images of the movie clip ...
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How can I access the video editor?

I just downloaded the software and don't know how to get to the video editor. All I see is a 3D maker or something.
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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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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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Is it possible to change the text color inside the VSE by changing the source code?

I would like to know if it is possible to change the color value of a text strip made in the VSE. The default color is white, but what if you have a background which the predominant color is white? ...
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Color grading/matching strips in the VSE

Imagine you have a number of strips in the VSE and you want the white balance, the exposure, or the color balance to match between each strip. Would there be a setup that would enable you to display ...
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Output from the node editor to the sequence editor

I want to remove a green screen from a video. I know how to do it with the node editor but i can't send the result to the sequence editor. When i try with Add > Scene, it only show me the 3d scene(the ...
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Blender Video Editing Output differs from Preview

I try to make a short movie clip using Blender's video sequence editor. I'm using 6 different clips which I want to put together using transitions. The clips are distributed around 4 different ...
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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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Delete frames from a video

I'm new to editing videos with blender. How can i delete selected frames from a video?
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Extract sequence of frames from imported MP4 - scripted?

I would like to extract a sequence of images files from an imported mp4, ideally using a script. I'll then analyze the images with python to start extracting cues and other information, so they don't ...
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Is it possible to auto generate and superimpose Frame# over images imported into video edit?

I imported a series of images into the video editor and I would like the rendered output to show the frame number, or better yet the file name of each image, on each image. Is there a way to ...
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Is there a way to preserve unfilled areas in stabilized footage?

I've tracked a video, and the stabilization looks okay. However it's very shaky, so a lot of the video needs to be cropped off. Is there a way to keep the pixels from previous frames to fill these ...