When you apply an effect to a clip, it is set to default values and is active for the duration of the clip. After you apply an effect, you can adjust its properties using the Applied Effects panel. You can make an effect start and stop at specific times, or adjust the values of the effect over time by using keyframes.

You can apply multiple effects to a clip, and you can apply the same effect numerous times to the same clip with different settings. Keep in mind, however, that the more effects you add, the more time it takes to render the final movie. If you decide an effect is not suitable for your project, you can easily delete it in the Applied Effects panel.

Apply and preview a video effect

  1. Click Effects on the Action bar to open the Effects panel.
  2. Select the effect you want to apply. To locate an effect:

    1. Select an effect category from the drop-down list and the select the desired effect under the category.
    2. Type the name of the effect in the search box.
  3. Select a clip or multiple clips in the Quick view timeline or the Expert view timeline.
  4. Drag the effect to the clip in the Quick view timeline, Expert view timeline, or the Monitor panel.
  5. Click the Play button in the Monitor panel to preview the clip with the effect applied.
  6. (Optional) Use the Applied Effects panel to adjust the settings of the effect.

Apply an audio effect

  1. Click Effects on the Action bar to open the Effects panel.
  2. Select the audio effect you want to apply. To locate an audio effect, choose the Audio Effects category from the drop-down menu. Alternatively, type the effect name in the search box.
  3. Select a clip or multiple clips in the Expert view timeline.

    Note:

    To select non-consecutive clips, Ctrl-click/Cmd-click each clip. To select consecutive clips, click in the Project Assets panel, and drag a marquee around the selected clips.

  4. Drag the audio effect to the clip’s soundtrack in the Expert view timeline.
  5. To preview the audio effect, double-click the clip in the Project Assets panel and the click the Play button in the Preview window.

    Note:

    Audio playback controls are available only if the selected clip contains audio.

  6. To adjust the settings, expand the effect in the Applied Effects panel, and edit the settings based on your requirement.
    Properties for audio effects

    Note:

    Each audio effect includes a bypass option that lets you turn the effect on or off as specified by the keyframes that you set.

You can copy and paste one or more effects from one clip (source clip) to another (target clip), or copy all effect values (including keyframes for effects) from one clip to another.

If the effect includes keyframes, the keyframes appear at comparable positions in the target clip, starting at the beginning of the clip.

Copy and paste specific effects

  1. In the Expert view timeline, select the clip that contains the effect you want to copy.
  2. Click the Applied Effects button to open the Applied Effects panel.
  3. Select the effects you want to copy. (Shift‑click or Ctrl‑click/Cmd-click to select multiple effects.)
  4. Choose Edit > Copy.
  5. In the Expert view timeline, select the clips for which you want to receive the copied effects.

    Note:

    To select non-consecutive clips, Shift-click each clip. To select consecutive clips, click in the Project Assets panel, and drag a marquee around the selected clips.

  6. Click the Applied Effects panel to make it active.
  7. Choose Edit > Paste.

    Note:

    You can also access the Edit > Copy And Edit > Paste commands by right-click/ctrl-click.

Copy and paste all effects

  1. In the Expert view timeline, select the clip that contains the effects you want to copy.
  2. Choose Edit > Copy. This copies all the clip attributes.
  3. In the Expert view timeline, select the clips for which you want to receive the copied effects.
  4. Choose Edit > Paste Effects And Adjustments. This pastes all the attributes of the first clip to the second.

    Note:

    You can also access the Edit > Copy and Edit > Paste Attributes commands by right-click/ctrl-click.

View keyframes in copied effects

If the target clip is shorter than the source clip, keyframes are pasted beyond the target clip’s Out point.

  • To view the keyframes, select the clip in the Expert view timeline and do one of the following:
    • In the Project Assets panel, select the clips for which you received the copied effects, and deselect Pin To Clip.

    • If the target clip has been trimmed, move the target clip’s Out point to a time later than the keyframe’s placement.

Remove an effect

  1. In the Quick view timeline or the Expert view timeline, select the clip containing the effect that you want to delete.
  2. In the Applied Effects panel, select the effect and then click the Trash bin.
    Removing an effect from a project

Remove all effects

  1. In the Quick view timeline or the Expert view timeline, select the clip whose effect you want to remove. To select multiple clips, shift-click each clip.

  2. Right-click/ctrl-click one of the selected clips.

  3. Select Remove Effects.

  4. Select one of the following options:

    • Audio Effects

    • Video Effects

    • All Effects

Temporarily disable an effect in a clip

You can disable a video or audio effect so that you can preview the movie without the effect applied.

  1. Select a clip to preview in the Quick view timeline or the Expert view timeline.
  2. Click Applied Effects to display the Applied Effects panel.
  3. Click the eye icon next to the effect. To disable or enable all the effects on a clip, hold down Alt as you click an eye icon.

View the effects applied to a clip

All clips in the Quick view timeline or the Expert view timeline automatically have the fixed effects (Motion, Opacity, Volume, and Balance) applied to them. These fixed effects appear in the clip instance in the Expert view timeline and in the Applied Effects panel. All of the standard effects that you add to a clip appear in the order in which you add them.

  1. Select the clip in the Quick view timeline or the Expert view timeline.
  2. Click Applied Effects to open the Applied Effects panel.

    Note:

    The Applied Effects panel does not display effects if multiple clips are selected in the Expert view timeline.

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