I found a good tutorial for and intro the Blender’s VSE, and I opened a VSE in Blender to follow along. There are two things that happened that didn’t seem to match what the tutorial was doing/showing.
- My mp4 file had audio and video, so it had two tracks, one for video and one for audio. OK, but the video track was longer (in frames) than the audio, so the audio finished before the video and was out of sync.
2, When the tutorial showed how to trim the clip, on his screen there was a grayish bar above and after the trimmed clip (or below and before if he trimmed the beginning) that showed where the original clip was, even though it would only play the trimmed clip, so you could see where the original clip was before trimming. My track did NOT show that, but it did play the trimmed clip OK. Could it have been an older version? I am using Blender version 2.73a.
I have never used the Blender VSE before, so all settings etc, were absolutely the defaults. If the tutorial had changed any of his settings, then he did not mention that. Any help is appreciated. I will try to find more tutorials to watch and learn, but if I can’t get these simple basics correct, then going further will be more difficult. Thanks.