Elements are motion graphics you can use to decorate your videos.
Transitions can be added between your video clips to improve the flow of your video or to add interest.
Sound effects have many fun and practical uses, and Filmora includes 20+ free sounds.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to use these three types of effect in Filmora.
To add an element to your project:
To remove an element from your project
There are two ways to remove an element from your video:
To favorite an element:
Right click on the element in the Elements menu and choose Add To Favorites.
To add a transition between videos or images in your project
Go to Transitions, find a transition you like, and drag it into the timeline between your two clips.
Note: In versions of Filmora 8 there is only one video track which you can use transitions on. In Filmora and above you can apply transitions to any video track.
To apply a transition to a single video clip or image
To change the duration of a transition, double click on it in the timeline and then set a new duration. You can also click and drag the start or endpoint of the transition forward or backward within the video clip or image. The default duration is 2 seconds.
In addition to applying a transition to a single clip or image, you can also apply a transition in between two video clips or images.
To change the duration of a transition, double click on it in the timeline and then enter a new duration. You can also click and drag the start or end point of the transition forwards or backwards within the video clip or image. The default duration is 2 seconds.
Note: When a piece of media is not long enough to accommodate a transition, trimmed frames will be used to make the transition work by default. If you don’t want this to happen, double click the transition in the timeline, and un-tick Include Trimmed Frames.
To apply the same transition through your entire project
Right-click on the transition you want to use and select APPLY TO ALL. This transition will be applied between every two clips which are next to each other.
To remove a transition from your project
To favorite a transition
Right click on the transition in the Transitions menu and choose Add to Favorites.
Note: the music and sound effects found within Filmora are for personal and non-commercial use only. Click here to learn more.
To add a sound effect to your project
Go to Audio and click into the Sound Effect category. Select the sound effect that you want to add to your project and drag it into an audio track in the timeline.
To adjust a sound effect
Double click on the sound effect in the timeline to bring up the Audio menu. Adjust the sliders to add a fade effect to the sound and set its duration.
Double click on the sound effect in the timeline to bring up the Audio menu. Drag the slider under the Volume heading up or down to make the sound effect louder or quieter.
To remove a sound effect from your project
Select the sound effect that you want to remove in the timeline and hit on your keyboard to remove it from your project. You can also right click on the sound effect in the timeline and select DELETE.
To favorite a sound effect
Right click on the sound effect in the Audio menu and choose Add to Favorite.