Visual Effects

Visual effects, like Color Adjustment, Green Screen, border, and more can improve the look and quality of your video.

For example, drag-n-drop the Color Adjustment visual effect to the timeline to make a clip brighter or darker. Then use available options in Properties to get the desired effect.

To add a visual effect:

  1. Click the Visual Effects tab. 
  2. Drag visual effect to an image, media, or recording.
  3. Customize in Properties

Visual Effects

This Effect... Performs this action...

Drop Shadow

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

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

Border

Windows Only

Adds 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 effect)

The Remove a Color feature, also called "Green screen effect", or "Chroma Key effect" allows a color to be removed from a video or image.

Typically this technique is used to remove a one-color background behind a video or image to allow another image or video 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.

  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

Mac Only

Add a Mac device frame graphic over your callouts, images, video clips, and recordings.

Use properties to change the device image.

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 window(s) 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...
Customize color, look, style, and more... Select visual effect on timeline, click Properties
Copy and paste to other location...
  1. Right-click visual effect and select Copy.
  2. Move playhead on timeline to new location.
  3. Right-click timeline and select Paste.
Move visual effect to new location on media... Click and drag to desired location.
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 Delete on keyboard.

 

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