2 – Blender Video Editing (Importing video)

2 – Blender Video Editing (Importing video)

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In this video, I show you how to correctly import videos into the sequencer. I try to create a worst case scenario to point out common issues that people encounter when importing videos.

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00:00 – Intro
00:28 – Sequencer channels
00:45 – Showing more channels
00:54 – Green Line (current frame)
01:39 – 2 ways to import video source files.
02:06 – Video and Audio strips created
02:36 – Right Mouse Select
03:18 – Telling the difference between audio and video strip.
03:35 – Make sure Video and Audio frame rates match.
04:20 – Make sure source video matches properties render settings.

50 Comments

  1. Manually choosing framerate to sync with audio frame count is not a great solution.
    I just shot a bunch of vids which have varying framerates from 29 to 30 with different decimal points each.
    They are all a bit off and I need a different solution…

  2. I have a vlc screencapture of 1.5 hours, that plays well, but will only import the first 20 minutes or so in blender. Any idea what could cause this? Can’t find an answer (that works). I’m trying to speed this up and do a timelapse.

  3. Hey help, I used handbrake to fix the frame rate on some footage from my phone based on some other comments you responded to, but when i imported into blender the frames were still just off. My audio clip was at 32863 and my video clip at 32862. But that’s only one frame off from 32K… is that ok/normal?

    Also thanks for the tutorial! I’m excited to learn more!

  4. Mikeycal, I have a bit of an issue. I successfully imported my clip and rendered it and such, with all of the specs lined up (frame rate, resolution, etc). It plays fine, actually it seems to be able to play the clip before even rendering it, but from the moment the clip is imported it displays some obvious aliasing, compared to the original that I have in my computer’s storage. I’ve tried two codecs, XAVC-S and AVCHD and the both appear the same.

  5. shit I closed the dumb f-curve and the movie viewer. Once you do this you will never ever be able to connect the movie viewer to channel zero.

  6. Oh, the tipps were just what I needed. Tried to make my first youtube video in flv, but this didn’t work, so I needed to reshoot it.

  7. Hi, thank you for your videos, it alays helped me. Butt I have a problem with one video.
    Even if i change the framerate, my video is still shorter than sound…If i change the framerate, the lenght of the sound is changing!

    So, in order to try to understand what’s wrong, i imported an other video from the same device, same framerate, and it worked!
    I thought i was a bug, so i reupload the first one and still, video is shorter than sound!
    The length of the video should be 5.33 min but it stays to 2.45 min, changing framerate doesn’t affect it!

    I hope someone understood my sad english to help me!
    Thanks πŸ™‚

  8. I have discovered that blender is great at importing mp4 footage which Premiere didn’t like. (it caused probs in premiere with rendering even after i tried converting it to mpeg)

  9. I am confused by the list of supported file formats. I am downloading videos from YouTube, and none of the formats have the same name as here. Are .mp4, .m4v, .avi, .mov types of files really not suported??

  10. I am enjoying a lot your videos. Perhaps you could do a video explaining how Blender’s interface works. I hade issues at first and had to go look elsewhere to understand the basic principles of the panes.

  11. Wow this is some very tricky software to use. Not intuitive at all but your videos help enormously. I’ve just lost my menus and can’t seem to get them back. So frustrating but hey ho..

  12. Hmm, with the videos I record with my Hero5 the number for the audio is always one number higher, like 21271 for audio and 21270 for video, is that a problem?

  13. It’s my own fault, I’ve become lazy, but I started watching Mr. Meyer’s vids and have been able to (re)set my Blender and get a few things done. He’s clear and concise.

    Five Stars.

  14. Wow, thanks for the fast response, brother. So, I checked the video that was exported from Blender to my storage file and there was no aliasing. It must be an aspect of the Blender display itself, which is fine as long as what I export looks proper. The export does looks slightly less saturated, but I hadn’t even graded it yet.

    These tutorials are great and it really seems like a person (or company) could operate almost entirely off of open-source platforms, from OS to mixing music, word processors, and this awesome app. Keep up the good work!

  15. I can’t import a video file, when I click on add, and then movie, only documents show up. I tried dragging the video to the editing program, but that didn’t work either. Please help!

  16. Thank you for the wonderful video training programme.

    As I was making a study of the programme with the help of your wonderful training video, I experienced two issues.

    After the first few videos coming out extremely okay, some of the subsequent ones started displaying a lenght difference of 1 between the video and audio strips.

    Whatever I did as per the instructions in your video, (frame rate 15), and also after changing the frame rate to 30 via Handbrake, the numerical difference persists.

    Another issue is that when trying to Animate the edited video strip, I get the following message:

    QUOTE: timebase 999/1000000 not supported by MPEG 4 standard, the maximum admitted value for the timebase……….END OF QUOTE.

    Did I miss anything?

  17. My add button only has group instance, force field, lamp, camera, speaker, empty, lattice, armature, text, meatball, surface, curve, mesh. Camera doesn’t do anything. Think your menus are a bit different than mine.

  18. hello Mike Meyers. For some reason, whenever I change the frame rate so both channels are equal, it doesnt change. how is that? and thank you! great video! it helped me! πŸ™‚

  19. When importing a video clip, both the video and the sound seem to automatically change the default framerate, thus having the same number extension.

  20. the two numbers at 3:50 in my blender are mismatched by one digit(21008 – 21007), is that ok? I keep changing the frame rate but they never match. the video’s fps is 59, in blender it’s set as 59.94

  21. Hello, I can’t find a way to get the sound and movie strips to match! I converted using your settings in Handbrake, imported and the closest I get is 5186(sound) 5183 (video). 23.97 FPS
    What am I doing wrong?
    Thank you for your great videos. πŸ™‚

  22. Oh, crap, I didn’t expect you to reply so quickly, I was reviewing my comment and deleted it. Then saw notification of your reply which I cannot read because I deleted the original comment. OMG. Sorry for my rant, I am just sooo frustrated, I suppose I should just listen to all of the videos once and maybe you will cover what I need later. I keep getting to about number 15 and then have to stop. Then I forget because I couldn’t actually follow along past certain points. Thanks for sharing. I don’t know the whole of what you replied with so please post again or just forget it. I will watch all the videos once without trying to follow along with blender since that is not working for me.

  23. I had downloaded and installed Blender but had no idea how to start using it… seen a couple of your tutorials so far and am enjoying them a lot. Thank you very much and keep up the great work!

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