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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)

Editing video for YouTube in Blender

A video production project will take a significant amount of time to prepare and also edit because it is common practice in the business to shoot hours of footage and extract only a few minutes.

For instance, you could work on a video interview with an important subject. When you work on that type of production, you will see that people will make pauses or interrupt the discussion in several other ways.

In the end, you will have unedited and raw footage with half an hour of material, which you have to cut and edit until it gets to only 10 minutes.

That is when you will need to use tools to cut, edit, and reorder video footage. In Blender, you will find all those options in the Video Sequencer. Since you already know how to use and get footage to the sequencer, we can move forward and edit video footage.