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Chapter 11. Adding Effects

Chapter 11. Adding Effects

Just as a cinematographer adds filters to the lens of a camera to enhance or alter the image, you can add digital filters to clips in the timeline. Though Premiere 6 has discarded the term filter in favor of the broader term effects, the principle is the same. Premiere ships with dozens of customizable video and audio effects, which you can apply to clips in any number or combination. You can use effects to subtly correct a clip or dramatically stylize it (Figure 11.1).

Figure 11.1. These images are just a few simple examples of the more obvious video effects. You can also apply effects to achieve more subtle results and to manipulate audio (which can't be illustrated here).


Like the clip itself, Premiere effects are dynamic—that is, most can change settings and intensity over time. Starting with Premiere 5, you could animate an effect over time by using keyframes, specifying precise values for the various properties of an effect at different points in time. Premiere 6 greatly enhances the keyframing feature. Now you can view and alter keyframes directly in the clips of the timeline. In addition, Premiere 6 includes an Effect Controls palette, which provides efficient and convenient control of effects. Incidentally, these new keyframing features make Premiere 6 much more consistent with Adobe's other animation software packages, such as After Effects and Live Motion.

As with all effects, you must preview a clip to see its effects in real time (see Chapter 9). Depending on their number and complexity, effects can add considerable processing time to previewing or exporting a final movie.

Effects are stored in Premiere's Plug-Ins folder. Adobe and other manufacturers offer other filters that are designed for, or compatible with, Premiere. In fact, many of Premiere 6's effects are transplanted from After Effects. You can add compatible plug-in filters by dragging them to the Plug-Ins folder when Premiere is not running. When Premiere starts, the names of the filters are displayed in the splash screen as they load. Rather than attempt to provide detailed information about each effect, this chapter explains how to use any effect. You'll learn everything you need to know to experiment with effects on your own.


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