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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)

Exporting settings for video

To export a project for YouTube, we have to follow some specific guidelines provided by the support area of the site itself. If you want to check the best possible settings for uploading video, you can visit

After visiting the page and looking for the specifications, you will see some critical aspects to render a video project such as:

  • File container: MP4
  • Video codec: H264
  • Audio codec: AAC
  • Bitrate: Will depend on resolution and frame rate

There are other settings for video, but those are the most critical aspects of a video that you will find in the Blender user interface.

Where are these options? You will find the render output options in the Properties window in a tab called Render output (Figure 9.3):

Figure 9.3: Render output

Before we proceed, it is important to point out a critical...