Visual Effects

Visual effects can improve the look and quality of your video.

Add a Visual Effect

  1. Click the Visual Effects tab.
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  2. Drag visual effect onto media on the timeline.
  3. Customize in Properties. Properties.png

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Visual Effects

Drop Shadow

Add a drop shadow to callouts, images, video clips, and recordings.

 

Use properties to adjust the color, angle, offset, opacity, and more.

Border

(Windows Only)

Add a border to callouts, images, video clips, and recordings.

 

Use properties to change the color and thickness.

Colorize

Changes the color of callouts, images, video clips, and recordings.

 

Use properties to adjust the color, amount, and easing.

Color Adjustment

Change the brightness, contrast, and saturation of callouts, images, video clips, and recordings.

Remove a Color

(Green screen or Chroma key effect)

Removes a color from a video or image. Typically, this technique is used to remove a single color background in a video or image to allow other media to show through.

 

Use properties to adjust the tolerance of the color removal, the softness of the effect, the hue of the color palette, and more.

Clip Speed

Cause media or video clip to play back faster or slower.

  1. Drag effect on timeline to adjust speed.
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  2. Or, open Properties pane to adjust Duration and Speed to get desired effect.
  • Adjust speed higher to cause video to play back faster.
  • Adjust speed lower to the video to play back slower.
Interactive Hotspot

Add a hotspot to include interactivity within a produced MP4 video.

  • Options include: Pause video, go to a URL, jump to marker, and more.
  • For your viewers to make use of this interactive features, playback in the TechSmith Smart Player is required.
  • Hosting your video on Screencast.com provides the optimal viewing experience.

Device Frame

Add a device frame around an image or video clip.

 

To change the device frame, select Properties > Type dropdown.

Freeze Region

(Mac Only)

Freeze a region to isolate and hide an unwanted part of the screen recording.

For example, if an email notification appears during recording, in Editor, add a Freeze Region effect around that pop-up to hide it in the final video.

Glow

(Mac Only)

Add a radiating glow from the center of callouts, images, video clips, and recordings.

 

Use properties to adjust the radius, intensity, and easing.

Mask

(Mac Only)

Add a cropped rectangle or circle effect to callouts, images, video clips, and recordings.

Use properties to adjust the inversion, rotation, opacity, corners, and more.

Reflection

Add a reflection or mirror effect to callouts, images, video clips, and recordings.

 

Use properties to adjust the distance, opacity, and easing.

Sepia

Changes the color of callouts, images, video clips, and recordings to a shade of brown.

 

Use properties to adjust the intensity and easing.

Spotlight

Add a dramatic, theatrical, spot light or shading effect to callouts, images, video clips, and recordings.

  • Use properties to adjust color, brightness, focus, and more.
  • Align spot light directly on media.
Windows Spotlight

Highlights the active windows recorded during a process or sequence.

 

Use properties to adjust the zoom, opacity, blur, and easing.

Working with Visual Effects

To perform this action... Do this...
View effects applied Click the Effects tray on media to show or hide the effects.
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Customize the color, style, and other properties Select visual effect on timeline, click Properties. Properties.png
Copy and paste to other location
  1. Right-click visual effect on timeline and select Copy Selected Effects.
  2. Move playhead on timeline to new location.
  3. Right-click on the media and select Paste Effects.
Change duration
  • Drag either end of the visual effect out to extend the duration.
  • Drag either end of the visual effect in to shorten the duration.
Delete

Select visual effect on a clip or media, press the Delete key.

 

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