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Media Composer® 6: Part 2—Effects Essentials by Greg Staten

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Advanced Keyframing Using Graphs

Keyframing in the Composer window is convenient but limited. In the Effect Editor, you have the tools to create complex effect animations. This section will introduce you to the basics of animating your effects using keyframe graphs.

Keyframe graphs enable you to see graphically the change in parameter values over time for every parameter in an effect. With the exception of “switch” parameters such as the Reverse Animation parameter, each parameter has its own keyframe graph. Let’s take a look at the parameter graphs for one of the effects we just created.

To display keyframe graphs:

1. Park on the CARD CUT transition effect stack and enter Effect mode.

2. Click on the effect on V3 to display the parameters of ...

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