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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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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difficulty playing back in VSE

I'm new to blender. I imported my videoclip (1080p, 60 FPS). It's a relatively short clip but I ran into two issues: 1) Playback is incredibly choppy, though it's much faster on Kdenlive. Is this ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to treat video material with non-square pixels

I want to edit video material from a PAL DVD, i.e. 720x576 pixels with a pixel aspect ratio of 1.09... The final cut is supposed to be rendered to a video file. Therefore I am wondering whether it ...
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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 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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How to optimize Viewport for video editing on low-spec hardware?

I downloaded blender in hopes of using it for simple video editing, and while it appears to have all the tools I want, trying to preview the video is simply not working well enough. The preview is ...
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Adding text on a new line in VSE(Python operator)

In Blender 2.8,the VSE gives the ability to add text but only on a single line. In order to add text on a new line, a new layer needs to be created . Are there any operators which can be used to add ...
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“Timebase not supported by MPEG 4 Standard” Error when rendering AVI/MPEG-4 video

I've been trying to render a video but either it won't have sound or it won't have audio. Whenever I try to render it in a way I can get both video and audio, this error message shows up. Any idea ...
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How to check status of Meta Strip toggle with python?

In the VSE, if I select a Meta Strip, I can toggle its 'expanded view' with Tab or by calling the bpy.ops.sequencer.meta_toggle() python operator. How do I check ...
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Making video strip end at its last frame after speed modifier is applied?

I have 60 fps video and I want to scale it down to 30 fps: I add Speed Control strip Uncheck Stretch to input strip length ...
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Can I use ffmpeg audio filters on encoding?

ffmpeg has a ton of audiofilters available, and for a current project I need a compressor on the audio mix (not on separate tracks, just at the end during the encoding process). Is there a way to ...
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Video Sequence Editor: Is it possible to specify default strip properties?

I use the VSE produce sermon footage involving usually about 50 slides, which use mostly the same properties. Is there a way to specify default values for Blend Mode, Image Offset, and Length so I don'...
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motion trail effect on video in VSE

1) Can Blender VSE do something like in this video ? I have been looking on the net for motion trail effect, ghost effect, but cannot seem to find a way to do this. 2) Would I have to use a script ...
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Overlaying different scenes in the video editor

I started to divided a video editing project into different scenes, as illustrated in the image below. Here the background, i.e. the clouds, is in scene 1 and the text overlay is in scene 2. While ...
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Can I move the name of a VSE strip (video or sound) under the strip?

In the sequencer the file name of the strip (video or sound) is written in the middle of the strip. It's annoying on a sound strip where the name hides the waveform. Can I use the Python API to write ...
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Audio is 1 frame off [closed]

I am experiencing a very strange behavior and I just cant explain whats happening. Setup: I have a video shot with a GOPRO at 59.95 fps. I want to use in a 29.97 fps environment inside blender, so I ...
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VSE export XML? [closed]

So I'm editing footage together in blender, and I would like to use other programs with it (ie. DaVinci Resolve) And those programs use an xml file to use the same footage at the same edit points. So ...
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Can Blender VSE sync the video and audio with VFR strips?

After done editing, I exported only to see that audio and video do not sync. I know what the problem is - the project's video strips have a variable frame rate. But is there a way to make Blender sync ...
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Is there any way to save different Startup Files?

So, I like to change, create and edit the Screen Layouts according to what I am going to do in Blender. But recently I had some problems because I have to much Layouts and it is hard to change between ...
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How to disable entire tracks (or multiple clips) in VSE

I'm using Blender to do the video editing for one of my projects. The interface is somewhat counter-intuitive, but I use it because it gives me crazy amounts of control and it's very dependable. I'm ...
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Drag and drop multiple files in the VSE?

Is there a way to drag and drop multiple video files in the VSE at once?
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Transparency/Masking : See through an Outer Sphere and see Inner Sphere in true colours

Summary I want to be able to look through an outer sphere - BlueSphere, and see another sphere inside - RedSphere This is the target goal I'm trying to get to: Issues Here is what I have tried, ...
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How to make a logo cycle (or loop) on top of a clip in movie editing mode?

I would like to create in the movie editing layout a cyclic moving logo over a video, for instance a spinning globe. I know how to make a static logo: check the dimensions of the movie clip create ...
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Blender image output is greyish and not white

I already searched the internet but could not find a solution to this. Maybe it is the same question as Why my animation render is getting greyish? but there was no answer. I want to render a video ...
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What's the “Convert Float” checkbox in the VSE for?

When using an Adjustment Layer Effect Strip, there's this curious function button in the VSE... what is its meaning? I found no description on the wiki....
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How do I list all the files used in a .blend file?

I need to cleanup my rushes/footages directories, so I'd like to be able to list, in command line, all the files referenced in a .blend file. I need to be able to, for every file found in a given ...
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VSE. I need to rotate image with arbitrary center pivot point that is not in the center of the image

I know how to rotate with a transform strip, but I need to rotate around an arbitrary point that is not in the center of the image.
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Compositing versus video sequence editor for combining video file with own animation

I need to make a video where I take a movie file and add some of my own blender animation to it. Last time I did this I did the whole thing as a standard blender animation, with a "screen" object in ...
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How can I move tracking markers along the timeline?

To explain the problem I have run into: I have created some tracking markers in the Movie Clip Editor and tracked several points in the clip, and I have added an offset to the movie clip so that it ...
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How do I show the video preview?

I was assembling a bunch of screen recordings into a single video using Blender's "Video Editing" mode (which I've done several times before) when I accidentally clicked something and made the video ...
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Adding current scene to VSE (Blender 2.8)

I dont know why this isn't working. I'm so new to Blender so forgive me. I'm trying to reverse my animation: https://youtu.be/jhXfWWeGVQg?t=333 I've got it all set up, I go into the ...
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How to invert a black & white video

I have here a video. I wish to make the white background black and black font white. How do I do that?
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Cannot add scene strip in VSE

I want to add a scene strip in the Video Sequence Editor but the list of scenes is empty despite a scene existing and having a camera. See the image below. Can it be some bad combination of settings ...
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VSE: How do you precisely position two video strips

How do you precisely position one video strip to another one?
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How to batch join a sequence of images with a sequence of alphas?

What I have: [A] a sequence of RGB images [B] a sequence of grayscale alpha images (but also in RGB) What I want: a sequence of RGBA images that have untouched RGB channels from the [A] sequence, ...
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Can I combine channels or edit them at the same time?

Using Blender VSE I have two channels, an audio channel and a movie channel. I plan to be splitting them up and reordering the splits - nothing too complex. However, with the audio and the video in ...

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