Change clip effect order

You can apply multiple clip effects to a Timeline clip. The order that you apply them can affect the final output. For example, applying the Artifacts effect, which by default adds random white circles to the video, before the Aged Paper effect results in the white circles also being aged; applying it after Aged Paper results in the circles remaining white.

You can easily change the order of the clip effects in the Video inspector, Audio inspector, Video Animation Editor, or Audio Animation Editor.

To ensure the highest-quality results, the Balance Color and Match Color effects appear at the top of the Effects list in the Video inspector by default.

Note: You cannot change the order of the built-in effects.

Change video and audio clip effect order using the Video or Audio inspector

  1. Select a clip in the Timeline that has multiple video or audio clip effects applied, and do one of the following:

  2. In the Video inspector or Audio inspector, drag the clip effects to change their order.

    Effect in Video inspector being dragged to new position

Change video and audio clip effect order using the Video Animation or Audio Animation Editor

  1. Select a clip in the Timeline that has multiple video or audio clip effects applied, and do one of the following:

    • To see the video effects: Choose Clip > Show Video Animation (or press Control-V).

    • To see the audio effects: Choose Clip > Show Audio Animation (or press Control-A).

  2. In the Video Animation Editor or Audio Animation Editor, drag the effects to change their order.

    Effect in Video Animation Editor being dragged to new position