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Blender for Video Production Quick Start Guide

By : Allan Brito
Book Image

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)

Grouping multiple audio tracks with video

One aspect of working with audio and video in the Sequencer, with which you will want to take extra care, is their alignment. When you have two independent strips for audio and video, it might become critical to keep them in sync.

If you select any of the strips and press the G key, you can freely move them around, and once you do that, you no longer have audio and video in sync.

That will happen even for video footage that has an existing audio track. By selecting either one of them, just one, and pressing the G key will make you move the strip as a single object. As a result, you will get totally out-of-sync audio and video.

How do you avoid that? The solution to keeping your audio and video in sync is to create something called MetaStrips. Those strips will work as a group, preventing and keeping all footage in sync.

To create a MetaStrip...