Tutorial for Avid FX

Avid FX is a set of effects for the Avid Xpress Studio Pro video editing program. You can use Avid FX to add moving titles, blurred effects and more to give your movie a little more flash. Though the possibilities with Avid FX are seemingly endless, the basics are relatively simple. You can create basic effects using presets. Once you get more comfortable, you can experiment with the literally hundreds of options and combinations.

Things You'll Need

  • Avid Xpress Studio Pro
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Instructions

    • 1

      Open Avid Xpress Studio Pro.

    • 2

      Click "Effects" under "Palate."

    • 3

      Select "Avid FX."

    • 4

      Drag and drop the selection onto your video timeline where you want to insert the effect. If the effect is ongoing (for over a second or so), use the sliders on each end of the effect bar you just added to lengthen or shorten it.

    • 5

      Double-click the Avid FX effect bar to open editing mode. This is where you will actually configure the FX effect.

    • 6

      Click "Filters" to see a list of available preset options. There are over a dozen, but they include options to fade to black, switch to a photo negative and add or remove audio.

    • 7

      Click "Preview" after you select an FX filter. This lets you see how the effect would look on your video. Keep selecting filters until you find one you like.

    • 8

      Click "Apply." The Avid FX effect is now part of your video.

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