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Blender for Video Production Quick Start Guide

By : Allan Brito
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Blender for Video Production Quick Start Guide

By: Allan Brito

Overview of this book

One of the critical components of any workflow related to video production is a reliable tool to create and edit media such as video and audio. In most cases, you will find video producers using software that can only cut and mount video in a "traditional" way. What if you could use a software that offers not only options to edit and cut video, but also create 3D content and animation? With Blender, you can make use of a fantastic set of tools to edit and cut video, and also produce 3D content that will enable you to take your productions to the next level. Do you want to take footage from a camera and cut or add sound and titles? This book will show you how Blender can do that for you! You will learn to add 3D virtual objects to the same footage that will help you to create a full 3D environment. Using some camera tricks, you can even turn Blender into a powerful 2.5D animation software to create compelling infographics to produce educational, marketing, and instructional videos. You will also learn how to work with motion tracking to mix live-action footage with virtual objects. You will then learn how to use the video editing capabilities of Blender and match 3D content to your project for YouTube or any other media. Toward the end of the book, you will export the project to YouTube using optimal settings for the best performance in the platform.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Blender as a Video Editor for YouTube

Blender is a fantastic tool for 3D content creation, but it also has some impressive tools related to video production. In the following chapter, you will learn how to find and activate the video production options and also locate the Blender Video Sequencer.

With the Sequencer, you have a fully functional non-linear video editing space that you can use to either cut and edit a series of footage or take 3D content and make an animation.

You will also learn about video standards and how to prepare Blender to use media footage. Here is what you will learn:

  • How to use workspaces in Blender
  • How to navigate the Video Sequencer
  • How to make a video preview
  • How to manipulate video strips
  • How to prepare footage for import
  • How to embed footage to Blender projects

That's just the start! In the following chapters, you will also apply animation and motion graphics techniques to produce all types of video-related material for your professional or personal use.