9. Working with Video Effects

I remember a vague feeling of letdown when I first opened the effects bin of a long-forgotten video editor, oh so long ago. Where, I wondered, were the effects that would let me part the Red Sea, blow up buildings and jet fighters, or simulate gunshot wounds? You know—all the special effects you see in the movies.

I quickly learned that, these deficits notwithstanding, effects play a critical role in several areas, including color and brightness correction, which we’ll ...

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