Standard effects are listed in the Effects panel and are organized into two main bins, Video Effects and Audio Effects. Within each bin, Premiere Pro lists effects by type in nested bins. For example, the Blur and Sharpen bin contains effects that defocus an image, such as Gaussian Blur and Directional Blur.
Find audio effects in bins named for the type of audio clips they support: mono, stereo, or 5.1.
You can also locate an effect by typing the effect name in the Contains box.
To open the Effects panel, choose Window > Effects, or click the Effects tab.
Karl Soule explains the meanings of the icons for 32-bit (32-bpc) and YUV effects in a pair of articles from his Adobe blog:
Three buttons appear under the search field toward the upper left of the Effects panel. These buttons act as filters for three types of effects:
Acceleration is available for an accelerated effect only when a supported video card is installed. If a supported video card is not installed, the Accelerated Effects filter button still functions. The Accelerated Effects badge is shown in a disabled state to indicate that acceleration is not available.
You can apply one or more Standard effects to a clip by dragging effect icons from the Effects panel to a clip in the Timeline panel. Alternatively, select the clip and double-click an effect in the Effects panel to apply it. You can apply the same effect multiple times, using different settings each time.
You can apply Standard effects to more than one clip at a time by first selecting all the clips you want to affect.
You can also temporarily disable any effect, which suppresses the effect without removing it, or you can remove the effect completely.
To view and adjust effects for a selected clip, use the Effect Controls panel. Alternatively, you can view and adjust effects for a clip in the Timeline panel by expanding its track and selecting the proper viewing options.
By default, when you apply an effect to a clip, the effect is active for the duration of the clip. However, you can make an effect start and stop at specific times or make the effect more or less intense by using keyframes.
To apply one or more effects to a single clip, select and drag the effects to the clip in the Timeline.
To apply one or more effects to more than one clip, first select the clips. Control-click (Windows) or Command-click (Mac OS) each of the desired clips in the Timeline. Then, drag one effect or a selected group of effects to any of the selected clips.
Select a clip, and then double click the effect.
To apply an audio effect, drag the effect to an audio clip or the audio portion of a video clip. You cannot apply audio effects to a clip when Show Track Volume or Show Track Keyframes is enabled for the Audio track.
If the clip is selected in the Timeline panel, you can drag the effect directly to the Effect Controls panel.
You can easily copy and paste effects from one clip to one or more other clips. For example, you can apply identical color correction to a series of clips shot in similar lighting conditions. You can copy effects from a clip in one track of a sequence and paste them onto clips in another track. You do not have to target the destination track.
You can copy and paste individual effects in the Effect Controls panel. You can also copy all effect values (including keyframes for Fixed and Standard effects) from a clip in any sequence. You can paste these values to another clip in any sequence using the Paste Attributes command. With Paste Attributes, effects intrinsic to the source clip—Motion, Opacity, Time Remapping, and Volume—replace those effects in the destination clips. All other effects (including keyframes) are added to the list of effects already applied to the destination clips.
If the effect includes keyframes, these keyframes appear at comparable positions in the target clip, starting at the beginning of the clip. If the target clip is shorter than the source clip, keyframes are pasted beyond the target clip Out point. To view these keyframes, move the clip Out point to a time later than the location of the keyframe, or deselect the Pin To Clip option.
You can also copy and paste keyframes from one effect parameter to another compatible effect parameter. See Copy and paste keyframes.
All selected applied effect types are removed from the clip and all selected intrinsic effects are returned to their default settings.
An FX badge is an icon in the Timeline that lets you easily identify if an effect has been applied to a clip. Click the Settings icon in the Timeline and select Show FX badges to display the badges in the Timeline.
Premiere Pro offers FX badges in different colors. Just by looking at the badge color, you can determine if you have applied an effect, modified an intrinsic effect, and so on.
|FX badge color
|Gray||No effect applied (default badge color)|
|Purple||Non-intrinsic effect applied (like, color correction, blur)|
|Yellow||Intrinsic effect modified (like, position, scale, opacity)|
|Green||Intrinsic effect modified and additional effect applied|
|Red underline||Master Clip effect applied|