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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)

How to synchronize voiceover with video?

For projects that require you to use voiceover for video, you will need to find a way to align the voiceover and video content. In Blender, we have a perfect tool to allow for this alignment with the use of markers. Whenever you need a visual reference to set the position of footage in the Sequencer, you can add a marker with the M key (Figure 7.5).

How does a marker help with audio sync? By using markers in your projects, you can visually identify parts of a video that should match a speech.

For instance, assuming you are making a video review about a new smartphone model, and you want to start describing the product price, you have a voiceover for that particular video also discussing pricing.

To match and sync both parts, you can add a marker to the Start and End frames of your video where such speech is necessary. Use the M key to add...