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Editing Video in Blender 2.78


Paul Caggegi has updated his super populer video editing tutorial for Blender 2.78!

Hi Blendernation! I've recently released a new two-part tutorial outlining how to edit video using Blender. In the video, a free python script is applied adding a keyconfig which remaps shortcut keys to be more like Final Cut Pro or Premiere.

I take the novice from initial project set-up, through customising the Blender interface, adding media, transitions, working with meta-strips, and even editing audio.

This is a start-to-finish, easy to follow tutorial which requires no prior knowledge of Blender. A link for downloading the Python scripts is supplied in the video description.

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Paul Caggegi

I’ve been a motion-graphics artist, video editor & 3D effects creator for almost twenty years, working full time since 2001, and freelance since 2008. I’ve worked on several corporate campaigns, TV commercials, web-videos, showreels and media branding packages for clients such as Nickelodeon, Saachi & Saachi, and Leo Burnett. I run a Patreon page to teach illustrators how to use Blender so they can create assets for their own projects.


  1. I'm curious about final render times. An hour-long piece, with colour correction on each clip, took about 24 hours to export from Blender. On the same box, projects in that series took about 4 hours exporting from Lightworks, Kdenlive, and Flowblade. Have you found the render times out of Blender, when using effects, to be longer than expected?

  2. On almost every occasion I've tried, after importing footage the audio track is a different length to the video. The only footage that has ever been reliable is 25p from my Canon 550D SLR, whereas stuff from a Panasonic TZ-7 compact seems to have an audio offset built into its files. In Blender, there is the Timeline window's AV-Sync option, the Scene panel's Audio settings area, plus some more Sound settings in the System panel of the User Preferences window. I think a video devoted to sorting out audio sync problems could be useful...

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