Chapter 9. Applying Special Effects

Special effects are filters that change the appearance of video either to fix problems (curative special effects) or enhance the video artistically (artistic special effects). Studio has multiple classes of special effects, too many to really categorize; you just need to jump in and see what’s there. Pinnacle calls all effects RTFX (for real-time effects), since you can preview them in real time. You will, however, have to render most effects for high-quality preview and final output.

As you would suspect, the number of effects included with the program varies with the version that you buy. Pinnacle also has opened up Studio’s architecture so that third parties can build filters for it, like the Vitascene filters ...

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