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How do I use Proxies in the VSE correctly?

This is a great question and actually has a simple answer. Both steps are equally necessary and have their respective purpose: a) Sequencer: Generating Proxies The first step is to generate proxies ...
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How to convert image sequence to video using the VSE?

In video sequence editor choose "Image". Use B to select your frames quickly. In properties> Render> Output, choose an output location. Directly below, in properties> Render> Encoding, choose a ...
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Input image strip without stretching to fit output frame

The default behaviour of an image strip added to the VSE is to scale to the render resolution set for the blend file. To change this behaviour in the way you have specified; enable "Image Offset" in ...
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Speed control effect doesn't change the length of video strip

When you add a Speed Control strip, Stretch to input strip length is enabled by default. That gives you the ability to change ...
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How to save an audio file

Properties-->Render-->Audio and select the format in the windows (mp3 / flac ...) make sure properties-->Render-->post processing--> sequencer" is enable (if sequencer is the audio input)
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Use composite nodes in blender video sequence editor

While you can't use composite nodes directly in VSE strips, you can setup the compositor with an image sequence or video file input without adding any elements from the 3d scene. Then in the VSE you ...
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How to set Frame Range automatically to video length

Your problem - from a VSE point of view: You want your End Frame Range to be set to your newly imported Footages length. The solution: While still hovering over the VSE view press PageUp. Hover ...
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How to make VSE render faster?

Update: Multithreaded VSE rendering is now natively implemented in blender (since around 2.8 or 2.9), which makes this project kind of obsolete, but for more fine grained control of resources (...
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Can I (easily) add text to a movie?

As of 2.76, we now have a text tool in the VSE. See 3pointedit's answer. Pre 2.76 Answer (Also for more advanced control over the text) First, make sure you're in the Blender Internal Renderer. ...
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The encoder timebase is not set

I had to change the frame rate from 23.8 to 24 to back to 23.8 fps....
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Input image strip without stretching to fit output frame

This is fairly easy: Select the imported image/strip, then Add > Effect Strip > Transform; Select the newly added Transform strip, go to the N panel, set X/Y scale by following this rule: ...
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Fastest way to keep the last frame of a clip persistent

To hold the last frame simply drag the tail handle to the right. It will repeat or hold the last frame. If you want to do this in the middle of a strip then make a hard cut (not a soft cut) shift-k, ...
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Can I (easily) add text to a movie?

In recent versions of Blender (2.76) there is a caption or text tool. You add it as an effect strip over your footage. There are some downsides to this though. For example, there is no control over ...
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How do I crop everything in Video Editor?

You can group your clips in to a meta strip by selecting them and hitting Ctrl G. If you want to edit the clips inside it after grouping them, select your meta strip and hit Tab. You can now apply an ...
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VSE: How to render a video with audio?

In blenders preferences under system you have a few options for the software used for sound, this may help playing sound from blender's VSE. For the output video you need to check that you have ...
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How to automate blender video sequencer

Yes, blenders sequencer has full Python API access so it can be used to do quite advanced video editing both from the UI or in background mode (headless). ...
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Best video format to use for multiple resavings

Don't. Control the rendering of your codec to a lossless stills format to load into your pipeline. Do so only after having locked your picture edit. Save to EXR when you must save to a file format, ...
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How to reverse the image sequence of a movie clip in video editor ?

Enable the backwards checkbox as indicated in the image below.
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How to export an edited clip into a video file in the VSE?

I will try to answer your question. I will be my first answer so bare with me ;-) See the attached image. Specify the render preset (such as the HDTV 720p or some other). Specify frames per second. ...
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Why is my video playing limited to a couple seconds when i add it to VSE?

I'd be willing to bet that you need to set the frame range. The length of your video is pretty close to 250 frames, which is the default. Check out #2. The length of the video is also controlled by ...
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Have a video sequence be driven by an audio track

The problem is: The scene isn´t updated because the sequencer ignores the scene when it´s not visible in the final output. We might consider this a bug/limitation or a feature. I´ll talk to the core ...
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Workflow to convert rendered images to video

The only tool I've ever needed is ffmpeg. Here is my standard "recipe" for command-line conversion: To convert default Blender sequenced PNGs at 24fps to a lossless 24fps YUV420p colorspace, x264 ...
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Video Sequence Editor - How to make subtitles?

Since Blender 2.76 (or more detailled, since the Gooseberry Branch) there is a great new Text Effect Strip feature which will do the job for you! Mikeycal Meyers already made a great Tutorial on this ...
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How to avoid gradient banding while using a video sequence editor?

Sadly, there isn't enough information in your post to provide you with a conclusive answer. However, the following should help to illuminate some of your issues. Background When you are rendering to ...
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