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Blender Sequencer scripts you can’t live without!


The 'Blender's VSE' Blog has compiled a collection of awesome Sequencer Python scripts.

Blender's VSE writes:

The Blender VSE or Sequencer is a very capable video editor. But it lacks some key features of other NLEs (Non Linear Editors). Fortunately some dedicated users became developers in their own right and crafted some really useful python scripts. Now the VSE does not have a lot of code exposed to manipulate, but what is there is quite handy.


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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Comeinandburn on

    Wow thank you so much.  The VSE is pretty much unusable for anything other than putting clips back to back right now.  This is a great start!

  2. Thanks a bundle! I've never really tried the Sequence Editor for actual production, but this certainly makes it quite a tad more useful.

  3. xsinick, they Jump to Cut script started out as a way to navigate the timeline (yes that sort of is what Blender cursor key do). It's core function now is as an edit tool. So that you can actually mark in and out points of some source footage, then Copy that segment and paste it into your master edit.

  4. Giovanny Arce on

    Hey guys, I think those kind of tiny icons can work very well in the left panels for those are starting to learn Blender. I don't think those mini icons will put blender more heavy about size. Think about it, when you open the modifier list, you always press the right one faster because of the icon, not the name at all, you only read the name when you are looking a specific one.

  5. Comeinandburn, I think you are being directed to the blog? That was the point of the post here, to show the new scripts all grouped together. Have a look around there are plenty of other tips an info at the Blender's VSE blog.

  6. Good idea to add features to the video sequencer editor !

    I made a proposal to organize a little the vse:

    5 windows:

    - browser to find media

    - library to organize media

    - rush to read only source

    - edit to read only edit

    - timeline with name of channels


    - Possibility to name and rename the channels of video or audio

    - Drag and drop the media from browser to library

    - Insert or overwrite media to the timeline edit from the window source

    - Cut a segment between in and out

    - Possibility to activate or not channels in timeline

    It is juste some ideas ! Thanks again to all community for amazing works !

  7. Dono, I too would love some basic editing tools in the VSE as you have described. However that isn't the Blender way. I think that the VSE will only get features added not a re-working as suggested by you and by me. The VSE can do most of the things that a traditional NLE does, just not in the most straightforward (easiest) of ways. To do overwrite or insert you must manually move tail frames and strips around. I guess that was easier to code.

  8. Hi, I am the coder of most of the scripts linked in this post. Thank you all for the suggestions, I'll try to implement the functions that I believe can be handled by Blender's Python API. @dono, you gave me a nice idea, integrating the file browser. Oh, and thank you @3pointedit for the blog post!

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