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Using Effects

Remember that when you use an effect other than a cut or dissolve, you are saying "Hey look at this effect!" The effect becomes part of the story. This can be neat and useful, because it makes the video look slick. However, you need to decide use the effect because it helps tell the story, not because it looks cool.

Note: The use of effects in editing will increase the file size and may cause your video to look bad when you compress it.

Below are two videos, one with effects and one without them:


Video w/ Effects

Video w/o Effects

Using effects can be fun. But be warned: Too much and you may not be able to show your video on the web. Find out more by clicking here.