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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 can software with a focus on 3D animation and modeling help with video production projects? Blender is an outstanding tool for content creation and has several hidden tools for artists willing to invest some time in learning the software.

The software now even has an integrated game engine for creating interactive 3D content.

Among all those hidden features of Blender, you will find a non-linear video editor. The primary use of that editor is to help artists with animation production, but since it can manipulate video and audio data, you can extend the application to include much more than just animation.

Using the Video Sequencer Editor in Blender alongside the Movie Clip Editor, you can create full-featured videos and projects. Do you have some footage that you've captured with your smartphone or standalone camera? Blender can help you improve that material by means of effects, audio, and more.

With the release of Blender 2.8, the software is gaining a revamped user interface and some improvements to existing tools, such as Eevee, that will enhance the way we work with Blender.

This book uses an early version of Blender 2.8 as a basis for all chapters, but you won't find any significant problems following the content in future releases.