Add Speed

Add 2x speed, set frame end, wrap both into META

Add 2x speed to strip and set it’s frame end accordingly. Wraps both the strip and the speed modifier into a META strip.

Shift + Add Speed
Add Transform

Add transform effect to selected image and movie strips. Auto centers images

For each strip in the selection:

  • Filters the selection down to image and movie strips
  • Centers the pivot point of image strips
  • Adds a transform effect and sets it to ALPHA_OVER

T Add Transform
Align Audios

Align two similar audios

Attempt alignment between the selected audio strip to the active audio strip. The better the correlation, the better the result.

This operator requires ffmpeg and scipy to work. Audio must be converted to WAV data prior to analyzing, so longer strips may take longer to align. To mitigate this issue, analysis will be limited to the first 15 minutes of audio at most.

Border Select

Wrapper around Blender’s border select, deselects handles

Deselects the strips’ handles before applying border select, so you don’t have to deselect manually first.

Shift B Border Select
Change Playback Speed

Change the playback_speed property using an operator property. Used with keymaps

1 Speed to 1x
2 Speed to 1.33x
3 Speed to 1.66x
4 Speed to 2x
Channel Offset

Move selected strip to the nearest open channel above/down

Alt Move to Open Channel Above
Alt Move to Open Channel Below
Concatenate Strips

Remove space between strips

Concatenates selected strips in a channel (removes the gap between them) If a single strip is selected, either the next strip in the channel will be concatenated, or all strips in the channel will be concatenated depending on which shortcut is used.

C Concatenate selected strips in channel, or concatenate & select next strip in channel if only 1 strip selected
Shift C Concatenate all strips in selected channels
Alt C Concatenate selected strips in channel towards the right, or concatenate and select the previous strip in the channel if only 1 strip selected
Alt Shift C Shift Alt C; Concatenate all strips in channel towards the right
Copy Markers As Timecodes

Formats and copies all the markers as timecodes to put in a Youtube video’s description

Copy Selected Sequences

Copy/cut strips without offset from current time indicator

Copies the selected sequences without frame offset and optionally deletes the selection to give a cut to clipboard effect. This operator overrides the default Blender copy method which includes cursor offset when pasting, which is atypical of copy/paste methods.

Ctrl C Copy Selected Strips
Ctrl X Cut Selected Strips
Crossfade Add

Adds cross fade between selected sequence and the closest sequence to its right

Based on the active strip, finds the closest next sequence of a similar type, moves it so it overlaps the active strip, and adds a gamma cross effect between them. Works with MOVIE, IMAGE and META strips

Ctrl Alt C Add Crossfade
Crossfade Edit

Adjust the location of the crossfade between 2 strips

Selects the handles of both inputs of a crossfade strip’s input and calls the grab operator. Allows you to quickly change the location of a fade transition between two strips.

Alt C Edit Crossfade
Crossfade Remove

Delete a crossfade strip and moves the handles of the input strips to form a cut again

Cut Strips Under Cursor

Cuts all strips under cursor (without needing selection first), including mutted strips. It excludes locked strips.

K Cut All Strips Under Cursor
Decrease Playback Speed

Decrease playback speed incrementally down to normal

Playback speed may be set to any of the following speeds:

  • Normal (1x)
  • Fast (1.33x)
  • Faster (1.66x)
  • Double (2x)
  • Triple (3x)

Activating this operator will decrease playback speed through each of these steps until minimum speed is reached.

[ Decrease Playback Speed
Delete Direct

Delete without confirmation. Replaces default Blender setting

X Delete Direct
DEL Delete Direct
Deselect All Strips Left Or Right

Deselects all the strips at the left or right of the time cursor, based on the position of the mouse.

Deselect Handles And Grab

Deselect the handles of all selected strips and call the Sequence Slide operator

Duplicate Move

Auto selects the strip under the mouse if nothing is selected, and calls Blender’s Duplicate Move function

D Duplicate Move
Shift D Duplicate Move
Fade Add

Animate a strips opacity to zero. By default, the duration of the fade is 0.5 seconds

Alt F Fade Right
Ctrl F Fade Left
F Fade Both
Fade Clear

Set strip opacity to 1.0 and remove all opacity-keyframes

Ctrl Alt F Clear Fades

Grab and move sequences. Extends Blender’s built-in grab tool

Grab and move sequences. If you have no strips selected, it automatically finds the strip closest to the mouse and selects it. If you only select one or multiple crossfades, selects the handles on either side of the crossfades before moving sequences

Grab Closest Cut

Grab the handles that form the closest cut

Selects and grabs the strip handle or cut closest to the mouse cursor. Hover near a cut and fire this tool to slide it.

Alt Shift G Grab closest handle or cut
Grab Sequence Handles

Grabs the sequence’s handle based on the mouse position

Extends the sequence based on the mouse position. If the cursor is to the right of the sequence’s middle, it moves the right handle. If it’s on the left side, it moves the left handle.

Shift G Grab sequence handles
Import Local Footage

Import video and audio from the project folder to VSE strips

Ctrl I Import Local Footage
Increase Playback Speed

Increase playback speed up to triple

Playback speed may be set to any of the following speeds:

  • Normal (1x)
  • Fast (1.33x)
  • Faster (1.66x)
  • Double (2x)
  • Triple (3x)

Activating this operator will increase playback speed through each of these steps until maximum speed is reached.

] Increase playback speed
Jump Time Offset

Jump forward or backward in time

Move the time cursor forward or backward, using a duration in seconds.

The equivalent tool in Blender only works with frames, meaning the jump will be different if your project’s framerate is different. This tool fixes that issue.

Shift Jump Forward
Shift Jump Backward
Jump To Cut

Jump to next/previous cut

Jump to the next or the previous cut in the edit. Unlike Blender’s default tool, also works during playback.

Jump to next cut or keyframe
Jump to previous cut or keyframe
Make Still Image

Make still image from active strip

Converts image under the cursor to a still image, to create a pause effect in the video, using the active sequence

Marker Delete Closest

Deletes the marker closest to the time cursor

Marker Delete Direct

Delete selected markers instantly skipping the default confirmation prompt

Marker Go To Next

Moves the time cursor to the next marker

Marker Snap To Cursor

Snap selected marker to the time cursor

Markers Create From Selected Strips

Create one marker at the start on each selected strip, based on its name.

Use it to copy markers as timecodes.

Markers Snap Matching Strips

Snap selected strips to markers with the same name

Meta Resize To Content

Moves the handles of the selected metastrip so it fits its content.

Use it to trim a metastrip quickly

Meta Separate And Trim

UnMeta all selected meta strips and trim their content

Meta Trim Content To Bounds

Deletes and trims the strips inside selected meta-strips to the meta strip’s bounds

Mouse Cut

Fast strip cutting based on mouse position

With this function you can quickly cut and remove a section of strips while keeping or collapsing the remaining gap.

A video demo is available.

Ctrl ACTIONMOUSE Cut on mousemove, keep gap
Ctrl Shift ACTIONMOUSE Cut on mousemove, remove gap
Mouse Space Strips

Offsets all strips to the right of the mouse cursor by a given duration

Default shortcut: =

Mouse Toggle Mute

Toggle mute a sequence as you click on it

Alt ACTIONMOUSE Mouse Toggle Mute
Mouse Trim

Trim strip from a start to an end frame

Trims a frame range or a selection from a start to an end frame. If there’s no precise time range, auto trims based on the closest cut

Args: - frame_start and frame_end (int) define the frame range to trim

Ctrl Alt SELECTMOUSE Trim strip, keep gap
Ctrl Alt Shift SELECTMOUSE Trim strip, remove gap
Open Project Directory

Opens the Blender project directory in file explorer

Preview Closest Cut

Toggle preview around the closest cut, based on time cursor

Finds the closest cut to the time cursor and sets the preview to a small range around that frame. If the preview matches the range, resets to the full timeline

Shift P Preview Last Cut
Preview To Selection

Sets the timeline preview range to that of the selected sequences

Sets the scene frame start to the earliest frame start of selected sequences and the scene frame end to the last frame of selected sequences.

Ctrl Alt P Preview To Selection
Remove Gaps

Remove gaps, starting from the first frame, with the ability to ignore locked strips

Rename Strip Scene

Rename a Scene Strip and its source scene.

Render For Web

Render video with good settings for web upload

Alt F12 Render for Web
Ripple Delete

Delete selected strips and collapse remaining gaps

Shift X Ripple Delete
Save Direct

Saves current file without prompting for confirmation. Overrides Blender deafult

Ctrl S Direct Save
Scene Create From Selection

Convert selected strips into a scene strip

Create a scene from the selected sequences, copying the current scene’s settings, and replace the selection with the newly created scene as a strip

Scene Cycle

Cycle through scenes

Shift TAB Cycle Scenes
Select Closest To Mouse

Select the closest strip under the mouse cursor

Select Linked Effect

Select all strips that are linked by an effect strip

Select Linked Strips

Add/Remove linked strips near mouse poitner to/from selection without the need to previously have clicked/manually selected

L Add/Remove Linked to/from Selection
Select Strips Under Cursor

Selects the strips that are currently under the time cursor

Set Preview Between Markers

Set the timeline’s preview range using the 2 markers closest to the time cursor

Set Timeline Range

Set the timeline start and end frame using the time cursor

Smart Snap

Trims, extends and snaps selected strips to cursor

Alt K Smart Snap Right
Ctrl K Smart Snap Left
Snap Selection To Cursor

Snap selected strips to the cursor as a block

Alt S Snap selection to cursor
Swap Strips

Swaps the 2 strips between them.

Places the first strip in the channel and starting frame (frame_final_start) of the second strip, and places the second strip in the channel and starting frame (frame_final_end) of the first strip. If there is no space for the swap, it does nothing.

Synchronize Titles

Snap the selected image or text strips to the corresponding title marker

The marker and strip names have to start with TITLE-001

Toggle Selected Mute

Mute or unmute selected sequences

H Mute or Unmute Selected Strips
Alt H Mute or Unmute Selected Strips
Toggle Waveforms

Toggle audio waveforms

Toggle drawing of waveforms for selected strips or for all audio strips if no selection is active.

Alt W Toggle Waveforms
Trim Three Point Edit

Trim the closest strip under the mouse cursor in or out

I Trim In
O Trim Out
Trim To Surrounding Cuts

Trim to surrounding cuts

Alt Shift ACTIONMOUSE Trim to Surrounding Cuts

Removes speed from META, un-groups META

This is the opposite of power_sequencer’s «Add Speed» operator. It seeks out and removes the speed modifier inside a meta and ungroups all the remaining strips within.

Refresh All

Shift R Refresh All

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