Power Sequencer Features

Align Audios

Align two audio strips

Tries to synchronize the selected audio strip to the active audio strip by comparing the sound. Useful to synchronize audio of the same event recorded with different microphones.

To use this feature, you must have ffmpeg and scipy installed on your computer and available on the PATH (command line) to work.

The longer the audio files, the longer the tool can take to run, as it has to convert, analyze, and compare the audio sources to work.

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, i.e. 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.

CConcatenate and select the next strip in the channel
Shift CConcatenate all strips in selected channels
Alt CConcatenate and select the previous strip in the channel towards the right
Alt Shift CShift 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 CCopy Selected Strips
Ctrl XCut 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 CAdd 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.

Delete Direct

Deletes strips without confirmation, and cleans up crossfades nicely.
XDelete Direct
Alt XDelete Direct with Transitions
DELDelete Direct
Alt DELDelete Direct with Transitions

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
Alt QDeselect all strips to the left of the time cursor
Alt EDeselect all strips to the right of the time cursor

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
DDuplicate Move
Shift DDuplicate Move

Expand To Surrounding Cuts

Brief Expand selected strips to surrounding cuts

Finds potential gaps surrounding each block of selected sequences and extends the corresponding sequence handle to it.

Ctrl EExpand to Surrounding Cuts

Fade Add

Adds or updates a fade animation for either visual or audio strips.

Fade options:

  • In, Out, In and Out create a fade animation of the given duration from the start of the sequence, to the end of the sequence, or on boths sides
  • From playhead: the fade animation goes from the start of sequences under the playhead to the playhead
  • To playhead: the fade animation goes from the playhead to the end of sequences under the playhead

By default, the duration of the fade is 1 second.

Alt FFade Out
Ctrl FFade In
FFade In and Out

Fade Clear

Removes fade animation from selected sequences.

Removes opacity or volume animation on selected sequences and resets the property to a value of 1.0. Works on all types of sequences.

Ctrl Alt FClear Fades

Gap Remove

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

Grab

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, using POWER_SEQUENCER_OT_crossfade_edit

G

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 GGrab 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 GGrab sequence handles

Import Local Footage

Imports video, images, and audio from the project folder

Finds and imports all valid video, audio files, and pictures in the blend file’s folder and sub-folders, ignoring folders named BL_proxy.

If you set it in the add-on preferences, it also sets imported sequences to use proxies. See Preferences -> Add-ons -> Blender Power Sequencer -> Proxy

Ctrl Shift IImport Local Footage

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
XDelete Markers Instantly

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 Trim Content To Bounds

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

Meta Ungroup And Trim

UnMeta all selected meta strips and trim their content

Mouse Toggle Mute

Toggle mute a sequence as you click on it
Alt LMBMouse Toggle Mute

Mouse Trim

Cut or Trim strips quickly with the mouse cursor

Click somehwere in the Sequencer to insert a cut, click and drag to trim With this function you can quickly cut and remove a section of strips while keeping or collapsing the remaining gap. Press Ctrl to snap to cuts.

A video demo is available.

TTrim using the mouse cursor
Shift TTrim in all channels
Alt Shift TTrim in all channels and remove gaps
Ctrl TTrim using the mouse cursor
Ctrl Alt TTrim using the mouse cursor and remove gaps
Ctrl Shift TTrim in all channels
Ctrl Alt Shift TTrim in all channels and remove gaps

Mouse Trim Instantly

Trim strip from a start to an end frame instantly

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 RMBTrim strip, keep gap
Ctrl Alt Shift RMBTrim strip, remove gap

Open Project Directory

Opens the Blender project directory in file explorer

Playback Speed Decrease

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.

COMMADecrease Playback Speed

Playback Speed Increase

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.

PERIODIncrease playback speed

Playback Speed Set

Change the playback_speed property using an operator property. Used with keymaps
Ctrl 1Speed to 1x
Ctrl 2Speed to 1.33x
Ctrl 3Speed to 1.66x
Ctrl 4Speed to 2x
Ctrl 5Speed to 3x

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 PPreview Last Cut

Preview To Selection

Sets the timeline preview range to match the selection

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. Uses all sequences in the current context if no sequences are selected.

Ctrl Alt PPreview To Selection

Render Apply Preset

Brief Applies a rendering preset to the project

Sets rendering and encoding settings and an output filename based on a preset.

Available presets:

  • YouTube: 1080p mp4 video encoded with H264 and AAC for audio, based on YouTube’s recommended settings
  • Twitter: 720p mp4 video
Alt F12Apply Youtube Render Preset

Ripple Delete

Delete selected strips and remove remaining gaps
Shift XRipple Delete

Save Direct

Saves current file without prompting for confirmation. Overrides Blender default
Ctrl SDirect 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 TABCycle Scenes

Scene Rename With Strip

Rename a Scene Strip and its source scene

Select All Left Or Right

Brief Selects all strips left or right of the time cursor.
Shift QSelect all strips to the LEFT of the time cursor
Shift ESelect all strips to the right of the time cursor

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 pointer to/from selection without the need to previously have clicked/manually selected
LAdd/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

Snap

Brief Snaps selected strips to the time cursor ignoring locked sequences.

Automatically selects sequences if there is no active selection.

Shift SSnap sequences to cursor

Snap Selection

Brief Snap the entire selection to the time cursor.

Automatically selects sequences if there is no active selection. To snap each strip individually, see Snap.

Alt SSnap selection to cursor

Space Sequences

Offsets all strips to the right of the time cursor by a given duration, ignoring locked sequences
EQUAL

Speed Remove Effect

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.

Speed Up Movie Strip

Adds a speed effect to the 2x speed, set frame end, wrap both into META

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

Alt 2Speed x2
Alt 3Speed x3
Alt 4Speed x4

Split Strips Under Cursor

Splits all strips under cursor including muted strips, but excluding locked strips. Auto selects sequences under the time cursor when you don’t have a selection.

KCut All Strips Under 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.

Toggle Selected Mute

Mute or unmute selected sequences
HMute or Unmute Selected Strips
Alt HMute 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 WToggle Waveforms

Transitions Remove

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

Trim Left Or Right Handles

Trims or extends the handle closest to the time cursor for all selected strips.

If you keep the Shift key down, the edit will ripple through the timeline. Auto selects sequences under the time cursor when you don’t have a selection.

Alt KSmart Snap Right
Alt Shift KSmart Snap Right With Ripple
Ctrl KSmart Snap Left
Ctrl Shift KSmart Snap Left With Ripple

Trim Three Point Edit

Trim the closest strip under the mouse cursor in or out
ITrim In
OTrim Out

Trim To Surrounding Cuts

Brief Automatically trim to surrounding cuts with some time offset

Finds the two cuts closest to the mouse cursor and trims the footage in between, leaving a little time offset. It’s useful after you removed some bad audio but you need to keep some video around for a transition.

By default, the tool leaves a 0.2 seconds margin on either side of the trim.

Alt Shift LMBTrim to Surrounding Cuts

Refresh All

Shift RRefresh All