VSE terms 01 Timing #b3d

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VSE Terms part 1Timing

tim·ing
noun
  1. the choice, judgment, or control of when something should be done.

VSE Strip properties:

Strip – Any object on the VSE timeline.

Strip Channel – The location of the strip vertically on the timeline. All image media is rendered by Blender from the top channel down. If your strip covers another strip below, then the lowest one won’t be rendered. Audio is not affected this way, sound strips can be anywhere and still heard.

Strip Start Frame – The time that your strip begins, measured from timeline frame zero.

Length – The duration of the strip on the timeline, this is changed by the trim values (see below)

Final Length – Is just “Length” in seconds

Playhead – Is the distance between the strip beginning or “head handle” and the playhead measured in frames

Frame Offset – Shows the trim lengths from the start and end of the original media or Hard Cut/trim value. The values are separated by “:” eg. 00:257 indicates that there is no change to the handle at the start but the end handle is 257 frames offset from origin

Frame Still – Shows the length of still frame handles after Hard cut/trim has been reached. The head handle and tail handle still values are separated by “:” eg. 25:57 means that there is a still frame at the start of the strip that is 25 frames long and another still frame at the end of the strip that is 57 frames long

Original Dimension – The size of the video in pixels before it is stretched to fit the project dimensions. The VSE does this to every image/video by default.

Soft cut – When you trim the length of a strip by cutting a strip with K key, the original media can still be dragged back out with the handles.

Hard cut – When you trim the length of a strip by cutting a strip with SHIFT K key, the original media cannot be revealed. Blender will just repeat the last or first frame.

Trim Soft Duration – When you trim the length of a strip by altering the Start or End property (Head or Tail Handles), the original media can still be dragged back out with the handles.

Trim  Hard Duration  – When you trim the length of a strip by altering the Start or End property (Head or Tail Handles), the original media cannot be revealed. Blender will just repeat the last or first frame.

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