Onscreen control examples

Following are a few examples of the onscreen controls you might use while working with clip effects and transitions. Many other clip effects and transitions use these same or similar controls—the examples are intended to provide general information about using the onscreen controls.

Keep the following in mind while going through these examples:

  • These examples assume you are familiar with applying clip effects to clips in the Timeline.

  • You can apply multiple clip effects to the same clip, but for the purpose of these examples, it’s best to either apply each clip effect to a different Timeline clip or remove the clip effect before applying a different one.

  • These examples also assume you are familiar with adding transitions to edit points in the Timeline.

  • Most of the effects and transitions have additional adjustments in the Video inspector or Transition inspector.

Example: Use onscreen controls to apply a Censor effect

  1. Open the Effects Browser and drag the Censor effect to a clip in the Timeline.

  2. To adjust the effect’s onscreen controls, do any of the following:

    • To position the effect: Drag the center circle.

    • To set the effect’s size: Drag the outer circle.

      Viewer showing Censor effect onscreen controls

Example: Use onscreen controls to apply a Droplet effect

  1. Open the Effects Browser and drag the Droplet effect to a clip in the Timeline.

  2. To adjust the effect’s onscreen controls, do any of the following:

    • To position the effect: Drag the center circle.

    • To set the effect’s outer limit: Drag the outer circle.

    • To set the effect’s inner limit: Drag the inner circle.

    • To set the effect’s overall size: Drag any area in between the inner and outer circles. A shaded area appears when the pointer is in this area.

      Viewer showing Droplet effect onscreen controls

Example: Use onscreen controls to apply a Prism effect

  1. Open the Effects Browser and drag the Prism effect to a clip in the Timeline.

  2. To adjust the direction of the effect, drag the arrow.

    Because the effect has no center setting, the circle in the center cannot be dragged.

    Viewer showing Prism effect onscreen controls

Example: Use onscreen controls to apply a Scrape effect

  1. Open the Effects Browser and drag the Scrape effect to a clip in the Timeline.

  2. To adjust the effect’s onscreen controls, do any of the following:

    • To position the effect: Drag the center circle.

    • To set the effect’s direction: Drag the rotation handle.

      Viewer showing Scrape effect onscreen controls

Example: Use onscreen controls to apply a Center transition

  1. Open the Transitions Browser and drag the Center transition to an edit point in the Timeline.

  2. To adjust the transition’s onscreen controls, do any of the following:

    • To position the transition: Drag the center circle.

    • To set the transition’s direction: Drag the arrow.

    • To set the transition’s border width (softness in this case): Drag the outer handle toward or away from the center circle.

      Viewer showing Center transition onscreen controls

Example: Use onscreen controls to apply a Star transition

  1. Open the Transitions Browser and drag the Star transition to an edit point in the Timeline.

  2. To adjust the transition’s onscreen controls, do any of the following:

    • To position the transition: Drag the center circle.

    • To set the number of points on the star: Drag the longer handle.

    • To rotate the star: Drag the shorter handle.

      Viewer showing Star transition onscreen controls

Example: Use onscreen controls to apply a Zoom & Pan transition

  1. Open the Transitions Browser and drag the Zoom & Pan transition to an edit point in the Timeline.

  2. To adjust the transition’s onscreen controls, do any of the following:

    • To set the transition’s start point: Drag the green circle.

    • To set the transition’s end point: Drag the red circle.

      Viewer showing Zoom & Pan transition onscreen controls