21. Animating Effects

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Keyframing in the Viewer

Keyframing in the Inspector

Keyframing in the Timeline

There is an incredible wealth of video, audio, color correction, cropping, and other effects you can perform in FCP. But the real power of all these effects lies in the power to change them over time.

By animating effects, you can fly a title onto the screen, zoom in on a photograph, slowly fill a black-and-white image with color, subtly add reverb to the audio as a character walks deeper into a virtual cave, and perform many other cool effects.

Keyframing is the technique you use to animate effects in FCP. Keyframing simply means assigning a particular parameter value at a specific frame in time. A basic fade-in is a simple ...

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