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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How to render an animation as video in Blender?

Yesterday I was working on a simple animation, an animated logo. Here is an image of the progress: I already have the animation working and everything is okay with the project, but I can't figure ...
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How can I get better results when doing camera motion tracking?

Whenever I do camera tracking in Blender the reconstruction is always zooming out or not on the axis. I have a great quality camera, but the end results of the camera tracking always has the model ...
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Blender's video and audio don't sync when editing

I imported my video file and for some reason (even though the video is one frame smaller than the audio) the video and audio do not sync after being played back for a certain amount of time. If I were ...
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How to rotate source video in Movie Clip Editor - Blender 2.68

After importing my footage in to the Movie Clip Editor, I find that it is not oriented the way I would like. What is the easiest way to rotate this in Blender?
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I only get four video output options

Even when I start a brand new file in Blender, I only get four video output file options: AVI raw, AVI JPEG, Frame Server, FFMpeg Video. I am running version 2.78.5 (I'm using the beta so that I can ...
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How to automatically join stripped pieces of video?

I'm using Blender for non linear video editor, I'm simply removing dead times (times in which nothing happen) in my video using hard cut (Shift + k) after this process I've got something like this: ...
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Video editing. Audio and Video strip have different length

When I import a video in blender, I get audio and video on two separate channels. And beside the name displayed on the channel I get some number: ...
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Audio/Video out of sync in rendered video, but not in VSE

First let me apologize to ask this question, as this has been basically already asked, for instance here, here and here. However these answers don't seem to provide an understanding what's really ...
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audio track and video track are not the same length

Given that av sync is on and the correct fps is set, why would the audio track and the video track not be of the same length. When the video file is played in a media player, no such problems occur, ...
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Can Blender make a timelapse video?

I was wondering if there is a script or addon that allows me to make timelapse videos of my blender projects? For example, is it possible to add a camera to the scene which takes a quick image of ...
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When exporting an H.264 video, why is the resulting file's extension .avi?

I have a client that wants the render in .mp4 format. Using the Blender VSE, I rendered the image sequence into a movie using H.264, which I understand is MPEG-4, but Blender outputs the .avi ...
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I get a “Width not divisible by 2” error when I render

I can't seem to figure out what this is talking about. I've tried to change my settings, but nothing works. This is what it says. These are my settings. I can't find anything that is 1171x658.
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Camera Tracking markers

I want to do some camera tracking. The things that I will be filming does not have a lot of detail on it, so that I will have to place some extra markers here and there. I am not sure what kind if ...
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Write Apple ProRes files from Blender?

Blender can read Apple ProRes video files. Is there any way to write to that format? I use a video workflow with Final Cut Pro X and used Blender for some retouching and compositing and would like ...
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Have a video sequence be driven by an audio track

Let me start by stating that I have just recently picked up Blender to use as a Video Editor. Given that my knowledge is limited on this software, I have came across an issue which I can not ...
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How to change the frame rate of video

I have some footage with a weird frame rate of 57.19 fps. Is it possible to convert the footage to a frame rate of 24 fps? I know Adobe Premiere has that feature but does Blender?
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How do I crop everything in Video Editor?

I have made a video composed of several videos with transitions etc, but they all have a 80px black strip on the top and bottom, and I'd like to remove it (so that the video's height is 160px less). ...
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How to save animation as a video format [duplicate]

I am basically trying to make an intro for my youtube channel. I am sort of familiar with the program because I was playing around with it for a long time, getting the basics of it. With the help of ...
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VSE: How to render a video with audio? [closed]

I want to play a music strip with a video in the video editor but the video has no music when I play it. I've rendered it but it still doesn't have sound. How can I render and play the video with ...
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How can I upload Blender videos to Youtube?

So I'm trying to upload videos to Youtube, but it says it doesn't recognize the file format. I made a simple edit with the video sequence editor. I imported a picture and gave it a longer duration. ...
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save as a video as .mp4 [duplicate]

So I made an intro using animation and it saves it as a .blend and I want it so save as a video like .mp4 or something like that. I've tried changing the codec because I tried opening the intro with ...
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Joining 2D tracking markers with an offset

Is there any way to join tracks with an offset (like can be done in After effects)? I'm looking for a way to create a gap less 2D track. (It will be used only for 2D stabilization) This is an ...
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How do I load an MP4 file with Blender 2.74 under Fedora?

I tried to repeat this tutorial, loading my own MP4 file. After clicking "open" in the movie clip editor and picking the file, it didn't seem to load and here's what I got in the terminal: ...
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Tracking a shot with focal variation (zoom)

At the half of my shot (constantly moving camera) there is a focal length change. In my first tests the camera is moving forward instead of zooming into the scene. Is there a trick to automatically ...
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Why will audio and video not sync in rendered video file?

When I import a movie clip into Blender's VSE, I match the resolution and framerate (1288 x 1032 at 25fps in this instance) and the audio and video strips appear to match up in the display. With AV-...
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Solve error high with good track?

So I recorded some Footage in front of my school and tracked it. The tracking points themselves seem alright (I think) but I get an average solve error of around Five. Here are my settings: The ...
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Can I use Blender in a slow-motion video workflow?

I am capturing video on my Canon 7D at 60fps with the intent to play it back in slow motion at 24fps. There are some Linux-based programs that will do this, but they are usually kind of buggy and I'm ...
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How to export an edited clip into a video file in the VSE?

I am in the video sequence editor, cut out fragments, combined the remaining into one whole new clip and do not know how to procede from here on in order to obtain a video file (h264, mpeg4). I ...
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How to avoid gradient banding while using a video sequence editor?

I rendered a 80 frame test animation in jpeg format. Used Blender to create the movie. The output format is mp4. The bottom image shows the first of the rendered image on the left extreme. The image ...
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Low quality mp4 renders

I have imported a 337 MB mp4 video file with no audio into Blender. In Blender, I am primarily just adding audio and then rendering back out to mp4. However, the rendered video quality is drastically ...
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Can Blender take two video files and overlay them with transparency?

Can Blender take two video files and overlay them with transparency? Essentially I want to have a video sequence playing while a 2nd sequence is overlayed and also playing, but that 2nd sequence is ...
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Video and audio strips of imported file out of sync?

I have captured some 1080p video game footage with Open Broadcaster. Now I would like to edit it using the Blender video editor. First of all, if I understand this correctly, I have to set the frame ...
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How do I change the Copyright information on a rendered file before rendering?

I was looking at one of my render outputs (from blender render) and when I looked in more info (on OSX), I saw something that caught my eye. How do I make it so that I can change that text in Blender ...
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Video codec/video file format confusion in Blender

Having used other Video Editors it seems like the options Blender offers for selecting what container format and what codec format you want to use for your video is confusing. The above screenshot ...
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H.264 encoding settings for High Quality HD (1080p) and High Quality UHD (4K)

Producing animations/video is quite new for me. I want to create Quicktime/H.264 videos and I have difficulties to find out what H.264 encoding settings to use for 1080p (25 fps) and 4K (25 fps). By ...
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Fastest way to keep the last frame of a clip persistent

I have a video clip I would like that the last frame of this video clip last more seconds so the user can see it very well. Which is the fastest way to keep the last frame of a video persistent on the ...
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How to mask animated objects so they aren't visible past a certain area?

I am animating objects that will be rendered with video footage in the compositor. My difficulty is how to apply a mask so that the objects disappear when they expand past a certain point. Objects ...
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Is it possible to take a mask clip and 'connect' it to a specific point on a moving object?

I have a video clip of a car driving by from left to right. My goal is to add a decal (mask) to the car door. Right now I am painstakingly moving the mask via X and Y.
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Render FPS is low

I looked at the other questions about this, but I'm finding no solution. Partly because I have the newest blender version, 2.76. I am playing my animation back, and it plays around 5 fps. I am using ...
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How can I do color keying using the VSE?

I've been playing around with the VSE a lot lately and I was wondering about its tools-- the strip effects-- and what you can do with them. One effect I want to pull off in the VSE is color keying, is ...
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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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What does “three tracks with bundles are needed to orient the floor” mean?

I have selected few tracks on the floor (three or more) and press the Floor button. As a result I get the following message: Three tracks with bundles are needed to orient the floor What does it ...
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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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Use tracking information from video to make a 2d panorama

I am proficient in computers, but a relative noob to blender. My video is H.264 with 1080p@60. I have loaded a video in and did the whole tracking system and collected the movement data. I slowly ...
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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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Overlaying an image to cover a face in a video?

I am trying to make a youtube video and in the part of the video I'm going to have a image of a face on top of my face to preserve my privacy. I tried going frame by frame with a picture that has a ...
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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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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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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 ...