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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)

Effects for audio in Blender

Blender has a reasonable list of effects you can choose for video footage, which can help you enrich any project. But, when the subject is audio effects, the list will dramatically shrink.

If you take a close look at the Effect Strip list, you won't find any effect aimed at audio. What can we do with sound regarding effects?

For audio effects in Blender, we will have to use the properties in the sidebar. You can manage using volume controls and pitch. As for the effects, you will be able to see the property for the entire strip or choose only a small subset of your audio.

If you use the properties in the sidebar alongside keyframes, you will be able to apply those effects to only a small part of your audio strip.

Here is an example of how that will work. Assuming you have an audio strip that has 450 frames in duration, and between frames 300 and...