Blender 2.8 – Exporting Video

In this tutorial we will look at exporting video clips in Blender. This tutorial is focused on doing so in Blender 2.8, the latest release of the program.

We thought it would be a good time to revisit or reboot our Blender tutorial series. They recently released a new version of Blender – Blender 2.8. We want to look at the video editing portion of it because that’s what we had done in the past.

Make sure you download the latest release of Blender.

Exporting Video

Exporting video in Blender 2.8 is extremely similar to just how it was in previous versions of Blender. Most things are in the same place, but a few are not.

There are many formats, codecs and settings that you can use to export (or render) videos in Blender, but I will show you the one we use most often that we have found works best.

Here are the settings we use:

Resolution – 1920 x 1080 px
Frame Rate – Custom based on original import (typically 23.98 or 30) – yours will vary
Destination – Desktop
File Format – FFmpeg
Video Codec – H.264
Output Quality – High Quality
Encoding Speed – Realtime
Keyframe Interval – 12-18 (or half of Frame Rate)
Audio Codec – AAC @ 192 bitrate

Again these are the settings we use. The ones that you use might differ greatly, but this is a good starting point.

I highly recommend you watch the video above to see where each of these settings are located.

I hope this video was helpful in your endeavor to learn Blender 2.8 and to use it for video editing. Please consider visiting our YouTube channel for more content like this or check out some of our DIY content on this website.

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