A collection of extra operators to manipulate Sequence Editor strips.
The script is composed of several operators placed in different locations.
Location: Timeline > Frame
- Trim to Timeline Content
Automatically set start and end frames of current scene according to
the content of the Sequence Editor.
- Trim to Selection
Set start and end frames of current scene to match selected strips
in the Sequence Editor.
Location: Video Sequence Editor > Select
- Select All by Type
Select all the strips of the specified type in the Sequence Editor.
- Current-Frame-Aware Select
Select strips on all channels according to current frame. Available
Before (select all strips before current frame),
After (select all strips after current frame),
On (select all strips underneath playhead).
Inverse the selection of strips.
Location: Video Sequence Editor > Strip
- Ripple Delete
Delete the active strip and shift back all other strips the number of
frames between the beginning of deleted strip and the next edit in the
- Ripple Cut
Same as above, but copying active strip to memory buffer before
deleting it. Copied strip can be pasted in place as usual, for example
using the keystroke combination ctrl-V.
Shift forward all strips after current frame and insert active strip.
- Insert (Single Channel)
Same as above, but shifting occurs only on the same channel as active
Alter in and out points of a strip but not its duration. Only available
when a the type of active strip is Movie, Scene or Meta.
Click ‘Input…’ to choose the amount of sliding desired. The start and
end frame of active strip will be moved, but its length and position
will remain unchanged. This action is also known as slipping.
Click ‘Current Frame to Start’ or ‘Current Frame to End’ to perform the
slide according to current frame.
- Slide Grab
Same as above, interactive mode. Move mouse cursor along X axis to jog.
To exit, click left or right mouse button or hit ESC.
- Copy Properties
Copy properties of active strip to selected strips. Start selecting
multiple strips, then make active the strip whose properties need to be
copied to the selected strips. Click the desired operator to perform
the action. Some operators affect single properties, while some others
affect a group of properties.
Fade opacity of active strip, or its volume if its type is Sound,
creating keyframes for the corresponding property.
Possible fade directions are In, Out, In and Out.
Duration defines the number of frames between the start and the end
of the fade.
Amount defines the maximum value that the fade will set. For opacity
fades, the maximum value is 1.0.
The minimum value reached by the fade is always 0.
Keyframes created with this operator can be manipulated through the
Evenly distribute selected strips along the timeline according to a
specified offset. This operator is useful to reassign strip length to
every element of an image sequence.
The operator also allows to reverse the order of the distributed strips.
To perform a simple reversion of an image sequence, first separate its
images and select them, then run Distribute with Offset set to 1 and
Reverse Order enabled.
Location: Video Sequence Editor > Input
- Open with Editor
Open active strip with Movie Clip Editor or Image Editor, according to
strip type. If a clip is already loaded, existing data is used.
- Open with External Editor
Open active image strip with the default external image editor. To use
this operator a valid path to the external editor must be specified in
User Preferences > File.
- File Name to Strip Name
Set strip name to input file name. This operator is useful after
separating images of a sequence.Location: Video Sequence Editor
- File Place
Place active file from File Browser to Sequencer Editor on current
- File Insert
Same as above, but also shift forward forward all strips after current
- Navigate Up
Move current view to parent timeline. Only enabled when current view is
relative to a Meta strip. This operator does not perform any
modification to timeline elements.
Location: Movie Clip Editor
- Open from File Browser
Load a Movie or Image Sequence from File Browser to Movie Clip Editor.
If a clip is already loaded, existing data is used.
- Open Active Strip
Load a Movie or Image Sequence from Sequence Editor to Movie Clip
Editor. If a clip is already loaded, existing data is used.Location: Movie Clip Editor, Video Sequence Editor (with preview), Timeline
Jog through current sequence, looping between start and end frames.
This action is known as jogging, shuttling or scrubbing.
Click the operator to enter interactive mode. Move mouse cursor along X
axis to jog. To exit, click left or right mouse button or hit ESC.
Location: Timeline, Video Sequence Editor
- Skip One Second
Skip through the Timeline by one-second increments. The number of frames to skip is based on render settings for current scene. The script enables two new key bindings:
ctrl + shift + left arrow to skip back one second,
ctrl + shift + right arrow to skip forward one second.
Download and instructions: http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Extensions:2.6/Py/Scripts/Sequencer/Extra_Sequencer_Actions