To add a movie (with or without audio) select a movie file(s) in the File Browser
e.g. in the Audio-Video Interleaved format (
Clips can be Huge
A three minute QuickTime
.mov file can be 140MB.
Loading it, even over a high-speed LAN can take some time.
Do not assume your computer or Blender has locked up if nothing happens for awhile.
Movie strips can display thumbnails in the Sequencer overlaid on their strips by enabling the Thumbnails overlay.
Add Movie Strip
- Relative Path
Store the location of the image file relative to the blend-file.
- Start Frame
The Start Frame to place the left handle of the strip.
The Channel to place the strip.
- Replace Selection
Replaces the currently selected strips with the new strip.
- Fit Method
Determines how images with an aspect ratio different than the scene’s Resolution are scaled to fit inside the render area.
- Scale to Fit
Adjusts the strips Scale Transforms so the visual contents of the strip to fit exactly within the project’s Resolution while maintaining the original aspect ratio.
This may mean that the transparent areas may be added along the content’s border to fit the content in the rendered area.
- Scale to Fill
Adjusts the strips Scale Transforms so the visual contents of the strip to span the project’s Resolution while maintaining the original aspect ratio.
This may mean that portions of the original image no longer fit the content inside the rendered area.
- Stretch to Fill
Adjusts the strips Scale Transforms so the visual contents of the strip to fill the project’s Resolution. Note, unlike the other two methods described above, Stretch to Fill does not maintaining the original aspect ratio.
This may mean that the original image becomes distorted to fit the content inside the rendered area.
- Set View Transform
Automatically sets an appropriate View Transform based on the Color Space of the imported media. In most cases, the Standard should be used; using the wrong transform could result in inaccurate colors or degraded rendering performance.
- Adjust Playback Rate
Automatically adjusts the video’s speed to playback at the original speed regardless of the scene’s framerate.
Add a Sound Strip that contains the movie’s audio track.
- Use Movie Frame Rate
Sets the Scene Frame Rate to the frame rate encoded in the movie file.
In the strip itself, you can see strip name, path to source file, and strip length.