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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)

When to use virtual cameras and tracking

The use of Blender as a tool to produce video-related material is a great alternative when you need something like a non-linear video editor. As well as getting all the options regarding video editing, you also have at hand a full-featured 3D creation environment.

One of the advantages of that 3D environment is the ability to use motion tracking tools to make virtual cameras. The use of such motion tracking abilities will give you the power to work with all types of projects, blending live-action footage with virtual content.

A common use of such a technique is when you have footage with a green screen, and you want to add or replace content using that special space.

For instance, you may want to add a background to a scene or create something that is missing from the footage. For example, you can use this technique with technology videos...