Power Tool-Tilt-shift, Mosaic, Faceoff, Freeze Frame

Apart from all kinds of basic editing features, Filmora9 also provides you with some more advanced editing tools such as Tilt-shift, Mosaic, Faceoff, Freeze Frame etc. In this guide you will learn:

To enter these advanced editing features, first you will need to import media files to the media library of Filmora9, and then drag it to the video track on the timeline. Click Effects at the top, go find Filter in left and click UTILITY. Then video Power Tool will be opened.

video power tool in filmora 9

1. Create a Tilt-shift effect

If you can't afford to buy expensive tilt-shift lens to record one, you are still able to make a tilt-shift effect with Filmora9 easily. Tilt-shift effect is often used to blur some part of your video clip, bringing an illusion of miniaturization to your video. Here is how to do it with Filmora9.

  • There are two options you can choose: Tilt-Shift-Circle and Tilt-Shift-Linear. Let's say you would like to apply Tilt-Shift-Circle to timeline.
  • There appears an adjust tool in the preview window. Just drag, resize, rotate the adjust tool to get the best result.

preview tilt shift

You can also double click on the Tilt-Shift-Circle effect in the timeline. Then you will see a Control Panel at the top left corner. Here, you can drag slider to adjust Tilt-Shift-Circle size and intensity easily.

adjust tilt shift control on filmora version 9

2. Apply a Mosaic effect to your video clip

  • In Effects, right click Mosaic effect and apply it to timeline.
  • apply mosaic on filmora version 9.0

  • In the preview window, a mosaic area will appear by dragging to reposition the mosaic area, or resize it to get the results you want.
  • preview mosaic in filmora version 9

  • You can also double click on the Mosaic effect in the timeline. Then you will see a Control Panel at the top left corner. Here, you can drag slider to adjust blur amount and blur type.

3. Add Funny Face Off Effect to Your Video

The difference between Mosaic effect and Face off effect is that, with Mosaic you will be able to blur any area in the video clip and the area won't move around while your video plays, whereas with Face off, you will be able to cover moving faces. Here is how.

  • Choose Face off option, check Apply Face off to the clip.
  • apply face off in filmora 9

  • In the Faceoff effects library, choose an effect that you like.
  • eidt face off in filmora 9

  • Click OK to save and export.

4. Freeze Frame

With this technique, directors can show the tiny details, such as the expressions on the main character's face, or some intricate activity within their hands, therefore to distinguish or focus on the major characters or scenes. With Filmora9, you don't need any professional shooting lens to get this effect. Here is a detailed guide on how to create Freeze Frame in Filmora9.

  • Import your video file to the media library.
  • Drag the video clip to the video track on the timeline.
  • Select the video and click the Freeze Frame above the timeline. By doing this a freeze frame will be added at the position where your play head locates.
  • Just drag this segment to any part of the video as you want. And you can adjust the duration by a double click.