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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 join two areas using python?

I'm working on a script which should add a trim mode to the sequencer. The preview area is split into two preview areas, until the trimming has finished and the two areas are joined again, but I can't ...
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Transition from one background to another as object moves in front of camera

I have a mesh object passing in front of a camera; the camera is locked in a fixed upward view. The background to the scene is a sky full of moving procedural clouds. I believe the node setup is ...
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Cameras' Timecodes Within VSE?

I recently started working with Blender in order to do some video editing for a research project. In it, we are using multiple GoPro cameras to capture the same scene from different angles. ...
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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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Color differs from Cycles render in Video Sequence Editor

I've made a space scene, rendered it in cycles, and saved the animation frames as .png pictures. Than I used the Video Sequence Editor for making a video out of these pictures. But the result of the ...
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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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VSE proxy custom directory

Imagine you want to edit a documentary film in Blender and you have hundreds of 4K video files. Generating multiple proxies at once is possible now in Blender but challenging, you cannot import 200 ...
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Automatically inherit an imported video's encoding

I use the Visual Sequence Editor to compile highlights from my aerial drone. After editing the source(s), I want the exported video to have the same dimensions, fps, encoding, and quality as the ...
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Zoom Background Image in the VSE

Blender 2.74: When "Use Backdrop" is checked in the VSE, we can see the video clips in the background of the VSE; the clips will adjust to the size of the VSE, they'll be "full frame". I'm trying to ...
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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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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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“Unsupported channel layout” Error, when trying to render with AAC-Audio

I try to render a Video with Blender's video editor. Under Output I set FFmpeg video as file format. Under Render I set Container...
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how to retrieve movie clip details with a script?

I primarily use blender as a video sequence editor for existing movie clips. Generally I want to remove a few frames and then render the movie with the same output format as the movie clip that I am ...
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How to apply same keyframes properties on mupltiple strips in VSE?

I do video editing in blender for youtube, and I find my self repeating same stuff again and again because I don't know how do I apply same keyframe properties to multiple strips and it became very ...
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can we render only audio in blender?

I want to cut a portion of audio file and render in mp3 or aac, but in render tab i can not find any settings for this. i also went through this thread: http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?...
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Can I copy a video strip from one opened Blender into another?

I have a project where I have a video, I added to that video some text and I sped it up. I want to re-use that project/video within several other projects. At the moment I have 2 blenders opened. One ...
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Preparing 29.97 and 30 fps video for VSE

I have two videos I want to edit together, both are single long takes of the same event, taken from different angles with different cameras. One is from an older Sony camcorder, 29 minutes long, ...
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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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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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Cannot load movie files on Ubuntu

I am starting to use Blender to edit videos on Linux. What it's wrong if I add a movie in avi format and it only works on Windows but not on Linux? In Linux it says that file cannot be loaded. If ...
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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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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 to add an animated time controlled text effect to the VSE

I'm trying to edit videos for my dance group. What I'd like to be able to do is have an overlay that I can set the B.P.M (beats per minute) and I can display a simple metronome + counter over the ...
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Is there a way to control master volume in vse?

I know that you can change the volume of selected sound track but its annoying if you have many of those.Is there a way to change master volume or are there any sound mixer options available?All ...
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How to switch render source (VSE or Camera)?

If you create a scene for the Video Sequence Editor and start working on a project Blender will render the output from the VSE. But if you want to later switch it to render your 3D scene again (the ...
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How can I add a second layer to a video?

I want to add an object to a video. I tried to set transparent background, but it doesn't work. In VSE preview is want I want, and render result is what I get.
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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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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 remove aliasing from two images displayed on top of each other in the video sequence editor?

I have two images that are displayed one on top of the other in the video sequence editor: Each image has an accompanying transform to apply scale and rotation: On closer inspection of the rendered ...
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How to Add Timeline Marker via Python?

I'd like to add a Timeline Marker via python script. How can I do it? Using bpy.ops.clip.add_marker() requires me to have the context for command, so I'd prefer something like ...
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Packing image and movie strips

How can I pack image and movie strips that I have in the video sequence editor? I have tried selecting the pack option in menu File/external data but when I latter restart the blend file, I find no ...
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Video editing in mediocre hardware

I was thinking of an idea to edit full HD videos in mediocre hardware. Firstly downscale entire video clips to a lower resolution eg. 640px. Edit and play around with these low res clips. Then let the ...
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How to select the entire set of images to put into the video editor [duplicate]

I've seen videos on how all one has to do is press Ctrl + A to select an entire bunch of images to create/edit a movie in the VSE from images. However, that was in an older version then 2.77. There ...
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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 ...
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Can i use scenes in VSE to group video tracks?

I am doing my first steps in Blender's VSE and i am trying to familiarise myself with the workflow. I am trying to edit several video clips to produce a single output video and i would like to ...
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How to compile a stop motion movie in the VSE with python?

I have a ASCII text file, which holds the data for combining images into a stop-motion movie as follows. ...
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Creating a delayed blur effect?

I would like to recreate an effect similar to that seen at this timestamp in the following video of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3d: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-FoQ1XNoGM&t=462 I believe this was ...
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Animation looks fine when rendered as frames but pale when rendered as video :c

I've made a little animation and rendered it, everything's fine. But when I try to render it as a video instead of as frames, the resulting video looks very pale in color compared to the original ...
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How to Draw Waveform Automatically

I'm doing some video editing in Blender, and every time I drop a clip in to edit, I always find myself selecting the audio and then telling Blender to draw the waveform. Is there a setting where I can ...
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How to snap the right edge of a strip to the playhead instead of the left in video editor

I am making a fade out on a shot. I am using a gamma cross from the shot to a color strip. I have positioned my playhead on the place I want the right edge of the color strip to be, but when I make it ...
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Setting specific FPS for video

I have a video that was recorded using my laptops webcam. According to the mplayer tool, my FPS for this video is set to 29.75 FPS (using the ...
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How to add a background behind a video?

how can you add a background image with a video in Blender? I would like to use a video from the screen of my phone (the size is in "portrait" mode), and add a background to fill the rest of the ...
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Audio and video segments are not the same length [duplicate]

I have a bunch of videos recorded from a Samsung Galaxy S6. They all have a resolution of 3840x2160 and are supposed to be at 30fps. The weird thing is, some of the clips have video segments twice the ...
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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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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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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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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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fading an adjustment layer

I'm trying to add a color adjustment to a strip in the VSE and got that working fine, but I'd like it to fade in and out rather than hard stops and when I add the cross or gamma cross, it just fades ...
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VSE, python API: get time point in video file under marker

There is a scene in Video Sequence Editor with several video strips one after another in time. Each strip corresponds to a video file. Along the timeline I have several markers. What I'd like to do ...
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How to programmatically add an effect strip

I have some test images. I want import all images into the sequence editor, one image per channel. But I want to add a transform effect strip for each image and tune it. I want to do this all ...