Wednesday, 5 December 2012

The First Cut Is The Deepest

Some reflections on editing together studio footage in Blender:

The visual sequence editor has always been one of Blender’s best features. There are plenty of free video editors that you can download, but very few are multi-track: essential here for cutting between multiple takes or camera viewpoints.

Thanks to an extensive upgrade the Blender interface is now only moderately impossible to use. It’s also more stable than ever before - but "stable" is a relative term, you should probably back up before and after each edit.

 New features such as adjustment strips and colour-balancing strip modifiers are sensible and make some post-production tasks easier. Overall Blender is up to the task of a complex edit but is still harder to tame than some of the professional packages.

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