Questions tagged [video]

Questions related to video files in Blender. Anything from loading a video into the 3D view(as a background image) to exporting an animation is acceptable.

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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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Reducing Rendering Time: Video Editing

System Specs: Intel i7 930 @ 2.80Ghz 16 GB DDR3 Gaming RAM 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate Nvidea GeForce GTX 780 1 TB Western Digital HDD (non-SSD) Blender Settings: Audio Dev: SDL Compute Device: CUDA ...
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Making video appear mid animation

I am currently working on an animation. Somewhere in the middle (say frame 200) of this animation, a video has to appear. I use the "import images as plane" plug-in from the user preferences to have ...
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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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Best lossless video output format for later conversions for web

I'm creating an animation (with sound) in blender that's gonna be an HTML5 video. As browsers are quite picky, I'll probably need to embed the video into the web page in multiple different formats for ...
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Render without video in video editing

I've prepared a video in Blender, but every time I render I get only the audio and I don't know why, how could I solve? I'm using a Mac. While rendering, what does No layers in render result mean?
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Audio/Video out of sync in rendered video

I've looked at some similar problem descriptions on this, but mine is slightly different. When I edit a music video with several cut scenes, in VSE the audio/video will be in sync on each cut until I ...
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Encoder timebase is not set error when rendering

So I shot a scene with my camera, and imported it into blender's video editor. I then proceeded to splice the video and audio in at least a dozen places. When I try to render my finished video, I go ...
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Blender Save Video into Blend

I am using this script for playing videos on planes, cubes etc. It is working fine for me, but when I send my runtime to my friends (videos included in the folder), the videos wont show up (only ...
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Blender rendering blank videos

I am seeing a strange behavior with Blender. Let me explain the detailed workflow of what I do. I use OBS studio to record my screen and audio. The output is produced in mp4 file. I edit the video in ...
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How to make working security cameras?

I am rendering a cctv room where theres a camera looking at an object and output its view on a screen Heres a simple setup as a quick visualization. The Camera on the right sees the cube and output ...
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3D Tracking an object that follows camera motion

I have a unique scene that I am attempting to solve for motion. It is some aerial footage of a camera following a moving train along a track. The camera is basically flying alongside the train from a ...
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How to add motion blur to already rendered image sequence?

I have an image sequence that I need to make less choppy. I didn't add it while rendering. I know there is a script for it here. but I am not sure if it's the best way to go at it. Any thoughts?
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Lossless video output is overbrighted

I am rendering a video with overlayed PNG sequence (clouds with alpha channel). Output settings are mp4, h.264 (Lossless). But final video is overbrighted, however if I change h.264 to PNG codec, it ...
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What a “linear modifier” does on the sequencer?

When on the sequencer, there's this "Use Linear Modifiers" option.. What does It mean? by the guide: "Calculate modifiers in linear space instead of sequencer space." but which is the "sequencer ...
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How do I apply Movie Clip edits to my video sequence?

I did some stabilization using the Movie Clip Editor and tracking. I understand that what I have done is just in memory. How do apply the changes I have made in the MCE to my strip in the Video ...
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360 Video Editing in Blender?

I am trying to edit a 360 Fly Camera Video File with Blender, but experiencing difficulties. I think I need to convert the equirectangular 2880 x 2880 video to stereographic 3840 × 1920? How can I ...
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How do I apply effects made in the compositor to the Blender VSE?

I recently did some green screen compositing and color grading for some footage in Blender's compositor. I would like to learn how to apply these effects to a video strip in the video sequence editor, ...
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Video Editing: Unable to create Keyframe

I've imported a long MOV file (50 mins, x264) and I want to do some speed control over it. I deleted the audio track to focus just on the video track. I have dope sheet and graph editor open too. ...
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Cannot open or start avi movie file error not resolved with correct file path

I have been editing a video in Blender on a Windows 10 machine for a while now, and I am finally ready to render, but when I try to render out as an avi raw movie file, I get the error ...
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25% Proxy on 2k video and 2fps, what did I do?

I am editing mostly 2k video footage in the vse (edited down to about 40 seconds or so). I have set 25% proxies and set the scene preview to 25%. This allowed me to preview at 24fps (the fps of the ...
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Manual video stablizing

I have a shoot some footage of a firefly standing still on a wall at night and blinking every half a second or so. The result is very shaky including some sharp pan movements. Its mostly very dark ...
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NLE - How to separate and export shots on a video clip

I have a short film and I want to separate each shot into a separate video file. I've already cut the long string into each shot and named them accordingly. Is there a way to render and export each ...
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Blender rendering at 2x speed

I hard cut a video into two segments and deleted the middle. Then I put in a fade to black and rendered out the video. Playing back the rendered file is fine up until the fade to black. After which it ...
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Tracking in video: Offset an entire track?

I'm tracking a clear object in my video for stabilization that is moving in the direction I want it to, however I want the actual video to not stabilize on this location, but rather at a point that is ...
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How to render video in H.265 HEVC?

I am able to edit H.265 movies in VSE by adding them like any other movie. Does anyone know how to render a resulting project in H.265 using Blender? I've tested v2.72b on Ubuntu 15, as well as the ...
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How to find and identify keyboard shortcuts?

What is the best way to more easily identify keyboard shortcuts, specifically for the video editing capabilities? For example, a set of keyboard stickers.
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How to dissolve into particles a moving person on a RGBA video footage (using BI)

I have a slow pc with no GPU, and I want to know the best way to dissolve into particles a moving person on a RGBA video footage (using BI). Take into account that a wind simulator should be used with ...
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2D Stabilization with Autoscaling: Where can I read out the resulting resolution?

I am rock-solidly stabilizing a jittery movie clip and am interested to export as much from the cropped movie clip as comes out of it after Autoscaling, in whatever weird resolution that might be. (...
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2D tracking: problematic rotation stabilisation

Using Blender 2.70 to stabilise moving shots. The shot in question has extended duration and the camera moved around a lot, but the image is fairly stable. Thus we need to get rid of small bumps, and ...
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Could not open file for writing?

I have been using blender for a few years and this is the first time I have come across this problem. I am running 2.79 on Ubuntu. I was trying render a short test video for a new project and I came ...
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Rendered image different from camera view

I have done a lot of research into the problem I’m having and I think its tied to the way anamorphic video squeezes pixels, but no matter what I do my anamorphic video clip I’m animating, renders into ...
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Using blender as a video editor, what's the best way to add a box around part of the video?

What's the best way of how would I should go about adding something as simple as this?
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Help with determining camera specs? Blender Motion Tracking

I have some experience working with Blender's motion tracking capabilities, but have only used cell phone video that happened to be presets in the camera specs dropdown in Blender. I am trying to do ...
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How to render interlaced video (2.8)

How can I render my scene to interlaced video, I don't want progressive. I use latest blender version 2.8. In 2.7 there was a "Fields" option somewhere but I cant find it in 2.8
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Texture Video Progress Depends on Render Starting Frame

I'm struggling to understand how Blender processes video as a texture and can't find anyone else online who has the same problem as me. To give some background: I have recorded the screen of my ...
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Encoder Timebase is not set - audio duplication error, FPS problem

I understand this question has been asked but I cannot find a solution to my particular problem. When I try to animate my video project I get the error 'The Encoder Timebase is not set' - through ...
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Speed control on video strip adds black frames at the end of sequence

I'm using Blender to edit and put together short timelapse style video with voiceover. I've put the voice strips first and now I'm adding pre-rendered timelapse clips, which I need to stretch or ...
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Editing video frame by frame

I want to create a video by merging subsequently added .png files and by giving them differing frame durations. Can I or if I can how may I achieve this editing? Reference video: https://youtu.be/...
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Add VFX to a static footage (camera on static tripod) with eevee

I have a footage shot with a static camera (4K with a Pixel 2 XL front camera in case it is needed) on a tripod. I'd like to add a moving cube on fire to the scene. As far as I understand (I'm ...
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Why are my dark areas so blotchy in video renders?

I've been using blender for about 3 years now but I only recently built a computer capable of doing more complex renders. My renders look excellent when rendered as a png but when I render as a video ...
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Making 3D background blend in with video

So I'm building a 3D set that I can green screen in since I can't afford to build or rent a pro studio. So I'm having some trouble with making it look real with video footage, or as close to real as ...
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360 Video Environment

I am making an animation in which I need to have a 360 video in the background as the environment texture in World panel instead of an HDRi. Is there any way to so this? Thanks.
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Why do my flames look horizontally stretched when rendered?

I have a scene where I want a car to look like it is on fire as I drive by it. When changing to RenderMode, my motion track looks good (enough). It is in the right location and does not move ...
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The Video I assigned to a Material is not running, where is the problem?

I rendered a shadeless version of the Animation i made and want to now set it into the TV in my animation so that there is a 2D version of the same scene running in the TV. You can already see the ...
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Unable to export sound and video into the same file

...I can get one or the other, but not both. I've used the Video Editing component to composite, with a sound track, and it plays fine in Blender, but I cannot get an actual A/V output file, in AVI or ...
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Wrong fps when importing footage

I use blender as my main video editor but I haven't used it since last summer, during which I was very pleased with it. Lately I tried using it again but it seems like it is not detecting that my ...
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Rendered SBS (side by side) video, but only left (_L) side is created

I have created a very simple 3D animation from cube and rendered SBS video, but only left (_L) video is created. I've made the cube to turn in 250 frames, it works OK. I've set side-by-side with Ogg ...
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Start blender in video editing mode & script setup

I am using powershell to install blender on an EC2 instance. I would like it to default to video editing and configure the properties for the project via automation (powershell if possible). I would ...
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Will using python for rendering speed up the process?

I have a very basic setup for blender. I have wrapped a video around a sphere as material, and positioned the camera at its center. I now plan to move the camera around. The camera is set to the ...