The most important step of a video editor's work begins in post-production. After arranging and editing individual clips, video effects are used to create tension or better convey a certain mood. Most video editors include a range of video effects that can help give your movies a one-of-a-kind look. You don't have to be a visual effects pro to use these movie effects to speed up your videos or apply effective video filters. Learn more about what's possible below.

Good to know Differences in video effects

Visible effects

Video effects like distortions, reflections, art filters, reverse video, 3D or speed effects are laid out clearly so that they can easily be recognised as a video effect or special effect.

Invisible effects

Invisible video effects are the opposite – they're not recognizable as an effect in the finished film, but blend seamlessly into the action and so are used for image optimization. This can include color and contrast adjustment as well as transition effects or color filters – depending on how they are used.

Why you should use video effects software

Each image in a video clip is packed with possibilities for artistic editing or complementary effects. Thanks to advanced technology, film footage is now a blank canvas for creativity and imagination.

Video effects tools can make your personal or professional videos more entertaining, coherent, or simply more impressive. Basic features like secondary color correction or video rotation can eliminate imperfections and captivate viewers. High-quality features such as computer-generated images (CGI) or object creation can also completely change the action in a clip and bring scenes to life with a combination of authentic and artistic material.

VEGAS Movie Studio offers user-defined or preconfigured effects which you can use to change the look of your video. Functions can range from creating titles and credits to inserting special effects such as computer-generated images as well as manipulating the visual appearance, depending on the depth of the program.

Video software transforms raw or cut footage into a completely different viewing experience. You can do the same for your professional business or production company by using transitions, video filters and modern visual effects to create Hollywood-style effects in our video editing software.

Video effects you should know about

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Color correction

Primary color correction gives you full control over shadows, midtones, and highlights in your video. Select and edit individual color groups in your video. You can easily correct distorted colors later in a way that's so effective that no one will notice.

Transitions

Transitions

Use Keyframes e.g. wipes, dissolves and crossfades to adjust transition effects between scenes. This is an effective way to mix scenes while still keeping the video smooth and seamless and avoiding hard cuts.

Speed up your video

Speed up your video

Speeding a video up or slowing it down can enhance the scene, allow the viewer to concentrate on certain details and place emphasis on crucial moments. Think of a running dog in slow motion or a long, sped-up car ride. You can create slow-motion and fast-forward effects that are then automatically adjusted to the length of your clip.

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Sharpness

Increase or decrease the sharpness of your video to focus the shot on a specific object. Be careful with this effect, however, as too much sharpness can create unnatural-looking image noise.

 Motion Tracking

Motion Tracking

Use Motion Tracking to track moving objects in order to apply effects such as pixelation or color corrections.

Play a video in reverse

Play a video in reverse

Playing a video in reverse can create an interesting effect. Repeat a movement by playing the video briefly backwards and then forwards again.

Motion effects

Motion effects

Use zoom or smooth camera pans to to guide the viewer through the video. You can create professional cinematic results by using the camera pan effect to zoom into a specific object and set the focus on the right areas.

Filters

Filters

Transform the entire color range of your video and apply a filter to your video to emphasize the mood. Use Autolooks to take your viewers into the world of a specific film scene, film genre or an entire film.

Tip for working with video effects Less is more

Effects are a great way to get the most out of your footage when video editing. In most cases, however, they should be used in such a way that the viewer doesn't immediately notice the effect – it should look natural and not distract from the real action of the video. The impact of the effect is what is highlighted, and not the effect itself. This way, you can make the cinematic message of your film really come through.

VEGAS Movie Studio 16 is the fast and easy way to create impressive videos. The interactive storyboard helps you with the first rough cut and all changes are saved automatically. Use video effects to highlight scenes in your video. Record your memories and experiences and then create breathtaking videos - VEGAS Movie Studio 16 supports your video editing workflow from start to finish!

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