FilmoraPro Video Editor

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What are Basic Compositing Tasks

The Editor Panel of FilmoraPro comes with multiple compositing tasks that cover picture in picture effect, produce the static visual impact, and fading in or fading out of the clips.

How to Use Multiple Tracks

Well, you can combine the videos within the same frame, even when placed on different tracks. The clip positioned on the lowest rack will get considered and used as the background while the clips on the upper path will appear on the top of the clip track.

To know more about using FilmoraPro track, open the Video and Audio Tracks

Once done with creating multiple video tracks, move to put video clips one above the other. If every video clip has the same resolution, then only the first clip is visible. Because of that only, you need to have the transform option to reduce the size of the clip under the Viewer panel. Later, you can select the blend mode to modify the way they get merged or to apply any visual effects.

The Process of Transforming the Clips

Clips that you put on the timeline are visible under the Viewer Panel, from where you can quickly transform their position, scale, or rotation properties. Thus enabling you to put or apply the picture in picture effects, used mostly by the latest presentations or new-type broadcasting.

Before you move towards transforming the clip, be double sure that you have selected the clip properly from the timeline. After that, you can visit the Viewer or Controls panel to modify their positioning, scale, or rotational values.

Given below, the Viewer Panel display of the transform widget.

filmora pro transform widget

The vertical green and horizontal red lines reflect the direction of the overlying clip where it can be move. So, as per the mentioned direction, you can drag and place the clip to the required place. If you clip at some other point on the top layer clip, then you can change the clip position on the Viewer Panel. Also, if you drag the blue colored square, then rotating of the clip occurred.

If you want to resize the clip, all the four outer corners of the clip that contain the handles will get displayed and highlighted with blue color on the Viewer Panel. If you click the Shift button, along with dragging the handle, then it will maintain the clip’s aspect ratio. On the other hand, if you hold the Alt (Windows) or Opt (Mac) key, then dragging anyone handle, will cause clip rotation.

 You can transform the videos with better prospects using the Controls Panel properties.

transform widget control

You can adjust each property mentioned under the Transform menu in two ways. One way will let you select the current numerical value and change it by typing some new value. The other one will make you drag it left or right to either increase or decrease the value of the property.

Basic operations like Center in Frame or Fit to Frame can take place under the Transform menu after right-clicking the clip present over the timeline.

What do you understand by Anchor Points?

Anchor points are available to all the video clips. These are the points around which clip rotates. Default Anchor point position is at the center of a clip, which is considered to be the most suitable anchor point position. If you are working on some fundamental rectangular plane and you desire to rotate it from one corner, then change the Anchor point details from Control Panel. If you modify the anchor point positioning of a video clip, then that will not cause any effect on the rotation process.

Blending Clips, how to use them?

If there are default settings, then the first clip will cover the view of other laying clips. You are thus making it hard to get the look of different clips to the users. Using the Blend option provided with multiple presets under which one can mix two clips. You can access the Blend mode, by either minimizing the clip properties and selecting the Blend menu or right-click to the clip to choose the different methods present under the Blend menu.

Given modes, uses a unique combination to join the pixel of any two clips. Before making the blend mode calculations, you must know that the color values need to get mapped for RGB range from 0 – 255 to 0.0 – 1.0. Here 0.0 is for pure black color while 1.0 is for pure white color. Blend modes get categorized into a different format based on the effect they put over the applied clips.

blend mode in filmora pro

  • Add, Color Dodge, Divide, Lighten and Screen – The brightness of the images increases by any of these modes. Any dark or black area gets removed out of the image and does not cause any effect on the blended clips.
  • Darken, Color Burn, Multiply and Subtract – The brightness of the images get reduced by such modes. Any white area removes out of the image does not produce any effect on the blended clips.
  • Hard Light, Overlay and Soft Light – To improve the contrast of the images, such modes are useful. After applying any of these, the 50% gray does not cause any effect, but those areas which are near to white or black will create more impact on contrast for the blended clips.
  • Difference and Exclusion – These effects inverted the color and luminance effect on the images.
  • Color, Hue, Lightness, Saturation – For the HSL color space, such modes sought for the colors of overlaying clips and thus accordingly apply either 1, 2, o3 of the HSL components for the overlaying clip, then to the below-laying clip.

Opacity Value

Opacity value can get modified according to the different points of the clip, thus can make a clip semi-transparent or create the fade in/out effects through the manual mode. You can change the value of the Opacity by the Control Panel or by accessing the timeline through the Opacity bar present to all the clips and then by dragging it upside or downside.

When you move the Opacity bar upside or downside, then that will decrease or increase the Opacity of the overall clip. To set different values to the Opacity with time, you have to add the keyframes to Opacity bar. For that, hold the Ctrl key and click at the required position on the bar. Also, you can assign different values of Opacity to the keyframes by moving them up or down direction. Thus accordingly, the software will adjust the opacity values in between the keyframes. If you drag the keyframes towards the horizontal direction, then time will get modified. While, if you pull the keyframe by holding the Shift button, then the movement along the parallel time axis will get restricted.

add keyframes in filmora pro

Opacity Slider assists you to adjust the Opacity of the clip with time by visiting the Controls Panel and then adding the keyframes from the toolbar of the panel.

To know more details about how to use the keyframes under FilmoraPro, then visit the Keyframes page of the manual.

Understanding the Keying Green Screen Video Clips

Different compositing effects have been provided by FilmoraPro, that you can quickly getaway through the Keying folder under the Effects Panel. Diverse of such impacts apply to the video clips available on the timeline.

With the help of Color Difference Key effect, you can remove the green screen background out of the video clips in an effective manner. To apply such impacts, you need to drag it from Effects Panel to drop on the select clip that has the footage with a green screen. To further tune up the properties, visit the Controls Panel.

add color defference key

You can get detailed information about the Keying tools of the FilmoraPro from the Keying page of the manual.

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