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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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Video Editing stereo tracks

I'm editing a video that needs a stereo effect (a sound moving from right to left) and I have the audio file without the effect. I just want to have two separate audio strips from that file for each ...
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How to add sound to sequencer using python

I want to add music via python. I tried: bpy.ops.sequencer.sound_strip_add(bpy.ops.sequencer.sound_strip_add(filepath="//mymusic.mp3", frame_start=0, channel=1) ...
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VSE: No proper Alpha Over for keyed video scene in front of background

I'm trying to insert a keyed video in front of a background in the Video Sequence Editor. The video is keyed in the compositor in a separate scene. Then I try to alpha over the scene in front of a ...
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Center a movie clip in the Blender VSE

I'm making a video with resolution 1920 x 1080 in the 16:9 ratio. I have a recorded a clip from my phone screen in portrait. I am using my version of the default Video Editor screen layout. My edit ...
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When you hard-cut in the VSE, does the current frame end up on the left or right side of the cut?

I am going insane trying to eliminate a single frame from a strip. The procedure I am attempting to use is: Say for example I want to eliminate frame 10. Position the green bar so that frame 11 ...
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Getting the color of a movie clip under a tracking point

I'd like to fix a movie clip to have constant exposure all over. Instead of fixing it manually I'd like to set a tracking point for an object and use the color information under the tracker to drive ...
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VSE: zooming into preview area

Any way to zoom into my preview range "10900 - 11450" using shortcuts or functions? Actually I can zoom into this area on the timeline using the home button but on the sequencer it will only zoom out ...
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File browser does not show up when operator is executed from a shortcut menu

I'm trying to create an action for the add menu in the video sequencer. I need it to open a file browser so the user can select a file to add. To do this I use ImportHelper, which works great if I ...
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Have it so animation has transparent background to overlay stuff in video editor (transparency)

I was wondering if anyone knows how to make it so the animation renders with a transparent background so in the video editor, I can overlay "Scene" and it will have a transparent background, thanks.
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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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Blender audio-visual don't sync

First: Please don't flag this as a duplicate, because all the questions in the Stack Exchange don't even near answer my question. So, I have a bunch of movie strips I want to combine in the VSE, as ...
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Practicality of fade-in/out transforms in Blender

My knowledge for doing fade-in/fade-out transforms in Blender's Video Sequence Editor is based on the answer to the following question: https://blender.stackexchange.com/a/2104/6335 What is ...
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How to move or slide an image in VSE

I would like to know if there is a way to make an image move or slide to another point using the video editor.
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Video Speed Changes when rendering

I'm fairly new to blender. I mainly use it for video editing. This project is the first time I used the "speed" effect strip. In the project, a video plays, then a clip of it plays again faster, then ...
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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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Preview in Video Sequence Editor doesn't show render layers

I have a scene with two objects: the cube on layer 1 and a cone on layer 2. Under the Layers tab, I have set just the first layer to be rendered. In the Video Sequence Editor, I added added my scene....
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Use only audio when mixing compositing and sequencer in post processing

I created a nice movie layout using only the Node editor. I added an mp3 audio file via the video sequence editor. Selected Both compositing and sequence in post processing under render properties and ...
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Movie editing : VSE or compositor?

Currently editing a short-movie in Blender (~11min), I did reach some limits of the VSE. Some part of the movie is black and white, and for the first time Blender began to give me "not enough colors" ...
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Loop animation of an imported image sequence in the video sequence editor

I'm looking into the Blender Video Sequence Editor to create animations out of existing sequences of images. The image sequences are generated with POV-ray. I've downloaded Blender 2.79, I run W7 64-...
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VSE: Use png images in one channel as alpha mask for another channel

I have rendered a 2D animation from Synfig as png images. It put out the png image of each frame and also the alpha values of each frame as separate png. (basically a white silouette of the animated ...
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Show Addon Panel in Sequencer only, not Image Preview

I want Bligify's user interface to only appear on the right side of the sequencer in the Video Sequence Editor. Currently it appears in the preview window as well. It would also be nice if it only ...
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python subprocess to ffmpeg/ffprobe errors

i'm having difficulties on an addon to help importing and organizing files in the VSE timeline. Basically, i want a little function to retrieve media informations, and return them. I found a lot of ...
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How to move the handles of a sequence via scripting?

There are the following commands: create sequence editor bpy.context.scene.sequence_editor_create() add strip (name, filepath, channel, frame_start) ...
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Difference between VSE Add Blend Type and Compositor Mix Node Set to Add

I'm doing another lightsaber movie and I just realized something that makes me pretty sad. My workflow is such that I edit, then export reference footage, animate the lightsabers, and then render out ...
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Is it possible to access just part of a data path with Python?

I am trying to access just the last few nodes of a data path, however blender tries to execute it when I try to use split or similar functions. What is the proper ...
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Delete time from video project

I want to delete the frames between 100 and 200 from my project and have all strips automatically shift to compensate (thus, pre-delete frame 200 automatically would become post-delete frame 101 ...
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Why is my video playing limited to a couple seconds when i add it to VSE?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCsPmzrwXG0 AS you can see it is limited to the black line. Im sure theres a way to make it view the WHOLE of your video, but i dont know how and i cant find a ...
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Problems with hard cutting videos when using different frame rates and speed control

I'm trying to create a video in blenders video editor that involves a talking head in the corner that is "alpha overed" a power point slide using a transform. The two videos have different frame rates ...
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Sounds don't play at right time when playing in vse

When I hit play on the timeline the sound effects may trigger much earlier than they appear in the timeline, especially if the video has been playing for a few seconds prior to the sound clip. If I ...
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how can I make a 3D object appear behind an object in a video

I'm considering making a VFX video with Blender and I want a 3D mesh in Blender to render partly behind a wall in the 2D video footage. How can I do this?
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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 interpolate missing frames in video editing?

Sometimes it is useful to render a complete video even though some (possibly random) frames are still missing. Is there any way to interpolate the missing frames with Blender? In the case that it is ...
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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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Video Sequence Editor: change all data/files paths with python

I want to create a short animation from a series of png image files rendered in another animation program with VSE. I add the effect strip Alpha Under with several transparent overlays PNG files that ...
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Why does a cross effect in the Video Sequence Editor overwrite a multiply effect?

I have a problem in the VSE. I would like to have some nice dark corners in movie so I added a white image with black corners and then added a multiply effect. It works, but when I add 'fade to ...
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Is speed control effect for a time range or just one specific strip?

I'm using v2.79,when I add speed control to one single video strip,and it would affect audio strip within the time range of the video strip I select,so how can I avoid that?
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MKV file has too many frames

I'm trying to do some video editing with blender (sequence editor). I have imported a .mkv file of 91 minutes and it shows in blender as 4.4 million frames (which is obviously not accurate). It was ...
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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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Blender Video Editing: How to create custom effect strip?

I would like to create a custom effect strip for the VSE (Video Sequence Editor) and add it into the Add->Effect Strip menu. In my case I want to create a copy of the Transform effect, except with ...
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How the speed it up a portion of a video, and also all of it?

I just started yesterday with Blender, so this is maybe a basic question. I have already seen how to speed it a whole video using "effect strip - speed control". The problem I am trying is when I try ...
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VSE Blender (editing formats native RAW, XAVC, ProRes, cinemaDNG)

I wanted to see if someone worked in the Blender VSE with XAVC video formats (codec used in Sony cameras) and RAW CinemaDNG and ProRes (used in cameras like the Blackmagic codec). I'm interested in ...
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How do I prevent VSE strips using Image Offset from being cropped before the transform effect can shrink them onto the screen?

I am creating a video using the VSE where I show a sequence of screenshots of two devices side-by-side. Unfortunately, one sequence of screenshots is from a Nexus 7 in portrait mode (resolution ...
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Importing mp4 into blender

I am having trouble importing an mp4 into blender. The mp4 was created using Android Debug Bridge screen record feature. When I drag the video in, the first and most obvious problem, is that it says ...
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Add subtitles to Blender with scripting

I'm trying to insert subtitles in Blender the "oldschool" way, because I want to have a precise control over the text properties, such as the font, an evolving location, etc. I tried to follow this ...
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Preview and rendered video from VSE suddenly shows nothing

I started using Blender couple of weeks ago to edit some of my video clips. Spent quite a while editing this one, and everything worked fine. Video rendered as it should. The whole project consists of ...
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Why do my video and audio lenghts not match when I cut?

I love this program! But for some reason I keep having this problem! The video clip is not sped up, or altered in any way. It's just cut off. My FPS does match my file, I checked and double checked! ...
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Video Quality Loss after Rendering in VSE

I rendered an animation in a 720p-png format and the images looked HQ. After re-rendering them into video in VSE the video lost its quality and looked blurred. (I tried higher bitrates and different ...
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What settings will preserve quality when I output an edited .mp4 for Youtube upload?

EDIT START While the links below suggest solutions in line with what I'm looking for, testing the solutions (H.264, Lossless Output, etc) results in near-identical results to my problem examples. ...
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Why does video load unpredictably?

I'm having trouble trying to motion track a video, because it loads a frame ahead or behind depending on whether I play or seek through it. As an example: I load my .blend and then seek to frame 70. ...
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Using VSE. Rendered video and now nothing is showing up.

I've been using the VSE for awhile now and have yet to encounter this problem. I finished editing my video and clicked render animation. Everything seemed to be going fine. After the video finished ...