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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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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Video texture is out of sync in blender, but fine in other programs

I am attempting to use video textures to animate a "scoreboard" of sorts. I've gotten the UVs correct, and everything seems to be working. Until I try to sync it up to my audio. As far as I can tell, ...
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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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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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How to Cache Frames Faster in Movie Clip Editor?

I'm trying to track a fairly short (~30 second) video, however while playing through the video it takes FOREVER to cache in all the frames. So far, I have only got to about half way through the clip ...
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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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Black borders around video output?

Blender: 2.74 Window size: Default. Output: AVI Raw (tried other alternatives, and it gives the same result) I'm having these issues with the rendering output of some animations i'm doing. A few ...
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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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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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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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How to resume a render that got interrupted?

I was rendering a video and my computer turned off because of electricity problem. Is there any way I can resume the render from where I left off, without having to start all over again?
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No audio output in rendered video file

I am trying to render a video (that is not a .dvd file) with audio using Blender. So far, I haven't had any success; all of my rendered clips have had the audio missing from the playback. I've tried a ...
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Lossless 10-bit colorspace (yuvj420p) video output

Using GoPro footage which are in 10-bit color space (yuvj420p), and using Blender as a video editor, the output seems to always be in 8-bit color space. How can I preserve the 10-bit color space? ...
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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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Render times for standard non-3d video?

There is a lot of info on how to speed up 3d rendering, but not for standard video as I'm starting to use it. I'm doing just a few crossfades, mastered audio done in another program, with 1920x1080 ...
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I rendered a 2000+ frame AVI movie with Blender Render and it corrupted, why?

I wanted to make a movie showing of a 3d model, 2250 frames long, Blender Render, AVI, but after I rendered it it won't open, and when I open it in After Effects only 7 seconds is available. Why is ...
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How to Blur a Video Background in blender?

I want to make those Shallow Depth of Field type videos but don't have any expensive cameras. So can I make a video with my regular camera and just the blur the background in blender? Maybe with ...
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Apply transform (rotation) to video clip before motion tracking

I have a video clip filmed on a GoPro in wide angle format. I've figured out how to apply the Lens Distortion K1, K2, and K3 values which will cancel out the fisheye look of the video. I drew ...
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Compression & Color change

I was using blender to render some animations for a personal blog, and I was hoping to embed the videos seamlessly into the post. I know that my website uses a background of 0xE3E5E7, so I set that as ...
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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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motion tracking - is there a way to automatically clear tracks after they leave the frame?

hi there I am tracking a video with many tracking points to decrease solve error. many of them leave the frame by the end of the video. is it possible in anyway to automatically clear track data ...
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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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How do I do a video glitch with wrap around edges?

I want to make a horizontal video glitch that shifts the image across but wraps around on itself. The Translate node can do this to the whole image but won't allow me to do per pixel distortion.
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Why won't my mask display a full image?

I am trying to impose an image on a video, I made the mask and the alpha over with the video, image and mask, but it shows up like this: Also, How can I get a mask to display multiple images, like a ...
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Video format/encoder settings that don't destroy image?

I'm trying to render video of something where the individual pixel color matters. I need whatever format and encoder I use to preserve the basic colors as much as possible. All of the formats in ...
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Particles emitted from video layer

I am trying to compose a shot that combines video layers and 3D. In the shot, there are two video layers, one is the background and one is an alpha layer of a ghost floating around. They are both ....
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Can I use blender as a photo and video viewer?

I want to know If I can use blender as a photo and video viewer? Like If I have a photo on my computer I just have to press "open with" blender and blender automatically open on the UV image editor if ...
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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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How to add a new audio track to a video clip

I'm using Blender in the video editing mode and I'm trying to add a different audio track to a video clip than the one it originally comes with. The audio works on its own. The video works with its ...
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How to convert images from logarithmic space to linear?

Some software have the ability to convert from/to Cineon logarithmic space to linear. It also appears that Blender had a node named log2lin in some point (in 2.4 maybe). Is there a way, addon or node ...
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How can I turn the frames rendered by blender in an animation into a video?

I made an animation in blender, and I rendered the animation. However, when I rendered it, Blender exported the animation as individual frames and not a video. How can I turn the images into a video? ...
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Motion tracking stops at a certain frame before the end of the shot

I have 7223 frames to track, I set my track mark it only goes to 762 then stops. Even though it does not do that usual thing when it loses it mark, I still reset the mark, then go one frame at a time, ...
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blender vse video height not divisible by 2 or pillowboxing

I record an area of my desktop for upload to youtube with ffmpeg the area is a 16x9 aspect ratio with a width of 2952x1458 I can upload this video to youtube and it plays properly but of course I ...
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Video doesn't show up in render

I have never tried to do this so I am sure I am doing something wrong, but I have no idea what. It shows in the preview window but not in the final animation.
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Deleted .dvd file, and “Could not open file for writing.”

I just completed my first Blender job. Without thinking, I deleted what I thought was a superfluous .dvd file. After realizing I rendered my file in black and white instead of RBG, I tried to render ...
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Getting raw data from object track

I have a slow motion video of an object falling under gravity with an aproprete scale in the background. It was filmed from a tripod so there is no camera movement in any plane. What I would like to ...
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How do you work with low-res footage and render with high-res footage in the video editor?

It is choppy using 1080p footage on my computer. I would like to downscale everything beforehand to even 320 x 180, do filters and picture in picture and have it applied later to the big files for ...
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How to apply the multiply effect strip on more than 2 video clips?

I have 3 identical movie clips stacked upon each other. Each one is slightly shifted to the last. Now, I want to combine all three clips using an effect like the multiply effect, so that one can see ...
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Project Video onto Sphere in Video Editor

I have a specific request where I want to project a video onto a sphere, or simply put: warp a video so that it seems like the camera is inside a sphere. The goal is to emulate a VR experience for a ...
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1980s Chroma Interlacing effect [duplicate]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSTAWoER80Y A Blender user in the U.K. made this recreation of old BBC schedule slides from the 80s. If you're watch it closely, there seems to be some fluttering (or, ...
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Color distortion when saving as video file

I want to create a short animation with Blender 2.78c, which should be included in PowerPoint 2010 on a windows maschine. At the end, avi videos are not an option, because either the file size is ...
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Render a “long” video (> 2 mins) in one step, without running out of memory

I feel like I am missing something fundamental. Here is my problem: I am producing videos (10-30 minutes each), using the Video Sequence Editor – there is no 3D modeling involved here, just stitching ...
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Timebase error when encoding

I am using Blender's Video Sequence Editor and it won't let me render it. The error message... Timebase 20999/500000 not supported by MPEG 4 standard, the maximum admitted value for the Timebase ...
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Animate a character by using a recorded video

I want to animate a character in a realistic but easy way. I was thinking that I could use videos of me performing the actions I want to have on my characters, however I can't find a way of placing ...
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What does “Couldn't initialize streams, probably unsupported codec combination” mean?

What does this mean (boxed in a red box) Please help!! I have so many intros but cant use many because of this problem. Any help?
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Image broken when render in Video Sequence Editor mode

I have a video and I want to add another audio to it by Blender. But when rendered it happened an error like the image below. And this is source video properties and rendering settings This error ...
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VSE: Shrink and overlay one video over another

I have two videos, one is 1920x1080 and the other is 640x480. I would like to scale the 640x480 one even smaller and overlay it in the corner of the larger one. How can I do this in the VSE?
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Adding an animated watermark on a video

I'm trying to add an animated logo watermark made of looping image sequence on a 1080p video using alpha over node in the compositor, but the rendering is 2-3 seconds for each frame and that can take ...
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What are the best settings for a video export to Adobe Premiere (CS6)?

Whenever I import a video rendered in Blender into Premiere, the video in Premiere only shows a random frame from a different source for the duration of the video. My current workflow (with ...

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