Video effects and special effects
– an overview

Video effects for professional video editing

Many film makers choose to enhance their videos using effects. Whether you want to use slow motion or a green screen effect, you'll find step-by-step instructions and more general tips on using special effects here.

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various video effects

Various video filters visualized for the effects

Impress your viewers with breathtaking video effects

Effects allow both professional and beginner filmmakers to enhance the video that they're editing. By applying subtle and invisible or more obvious, visible effects, you can really take your video to the next level. But what's the difference between these two types of effects, and how do you use them correctly? All this and much more information can be found in our guide to video and special effects.

Skater visualized during the green screen editing process

Green screen – The concept of the
green background

Use a green (or even blue) background and set a totally different or fictional background for your video. Video editing with green screen is not as difficult as it seems at first. We'll explain the origins of green screening and how you can easily apply this technique to your videos while shooting them as well as during post-production.

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The use of special effects

Speed effects visualized using a skater

Create speed effects

Slow motion, time lapse or a speed ramp? No matter which of these three speed effects you want to integrate into your video, here you'll find a detailed step-by-step guide that shows you how to apply the effect and also explains other aspects you need to consider.

Jump cut effect visualized with a skater

Motion effects
using jump cuts

Jump cuts turn the traditional cutting principle on its head. Rather than cutting as invisibly as possible, jump cuts are very obvious to the viewer. But how can you create a jump cut and in which scenarios should it be used? Find out more in this article.

Tilt shift effect visualized with a skater

Simulate tilt shift –
here's how!

Turn a video into a miniature landscape. The tilt shift effect is a popular special effect for creating artificial blur. Learn how to apply the tilt shift effect and about how it changes your video footage with our step-by-step guide.

Other topics of interest

Want to find out more about the various aspects of video editing, rather than just about effects? Take a look at our other topics. You'll find a range of step-by-step guides as well as hints & tips for editing, cutting, converting etc.

Video editing

Video editing

Color correction

Color correction

Video conversion

Video conversion

Post-production

Post-production

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All step-by-step guides