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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)

Using the Movie Clip Editor in Blender

The process to use and track video in Blender involves a special window that we haven't use until now. If you open the Editor Type selector, you will see in the list a window called Movie Clip Editor (Figure 8.2):

Figure 8.2: Movie Clip Editor

To get the most out of the features related to motion tracking in Blender, you can even used a special workspace. By clicking on the + to add a new workspace, you will see a section called VFX and an option called Motion Tracking.

By choosing this workspace, you will get the most important editors in Blender to perform tracking:

  • Movie Clip Editor | Clip View
  • Movie Clip Editor | Graph view
  • Movie Clip Editor | Dope Sheet view
  • 3D View
  • Timeline

Alongside the outliner and properties, you will be able to work and make virtual cameras and objects.

In the middle window, you will get the Movie Clip Editor...