Apply an Effects Mask to your video

The Apply an Effects Mask to your Video Guided Edit helps you add an effect to specific areas in your video clip. You can add Effects Masks in many creative ways to produce a dramatic effect. Effects Masks also help you blur a person's face to protect the person's identity. The Blur effect and the Mosaic effect are commonly used for this purpose.

The Apply an Effects Mask to your Video Guided Edit is available only in the Expert view.

  1. Click Add Media to import the video clips to which you want to apply an Effects Mask.

    Add Media option

  2. Select a media source. For example, select Files and Folders if the video clips are on your hard drive.

  3. Select the files you want to import and click Open.

  4. All the imported clips are stored in the Project Assets bin. Drag-and-drop a clip from the Project Assets bin to the timeline on the Video 1 track.

  5. Right-click the video clip in the timeline and select Effects Mask > Apply.


    You can later edit the applied Effects Mask using the Effects Mask > Edit option.

  6. Move the mask or the selected area or drag the corner handles to adjust the size of the mask.

    Move the selected area

  7. Click Effects on the Action bar. Select an effect and drag-and-drop it in the Monitor panel.

    Add an effect

  8. Click No as you do not want to apply the effect to the entire clip and create an Adjustment layer.

  9. You have added an effect to the specific part of the video. Click Play to view the results. Change the effect parameters from the Applied Effects panel.

    Edit effect parameters

    The Effects Mask is applied to the video.

    Effect mask applied

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