The FX Manager utility provides user with a set of powerful tools for adding video effects over the clips, which in their turn can bring special visual characteristics to these clips. You can edit and preview the clip in real time, without waiting for rendering. The strength and position of any effects you apply are determined by the values you control.

The same video effect can be applied multiple times to the same clip with different settings.

Choose the "FX Manager" command in the "Modules" > "Editing" menu; the following "FX Manager" window appears:

FX_manager_interface

The main window is divided into 3 parts:

  • Effects panel (at the top);

  • Preview panel (in the middle);

  • Control panel (at the bottom).

fx_manager_effects_button

To show/hide the effects panel, select the following icon from the context menu or simply click this icon on the caption.

fx_manager_preview_button

To show/hide the preview panel, select the following icon from the context menu or simply click this icon on the caption.

fx_manager_control_button

To show/hide the control panel, select the following icon from the context menu or simply click this icon on the caption.

Use one of the following ways to start working with FX Manager:

  • Drag-and-drop the desired clip from the ClipBin to the "FX Manager" window:

    fx_manager_drag_and_drop
  • Press FX_manager_Active_buttonto activate FX Manager. This will enable the FX Manager interface elements so you can begin applying video effects and editing.

  • Press the FX_buttonbutton on the Timeline main toolbar or select the "Effects" > "Edit effects…" option on Timeline:

    FX_timeline_menu
  • Open a ClipBin, right-click a clip in it and select the "Edit effects…" command from the clip context menu:

    FX_ClipBin_menu