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01:23

For this effect, you have to record one video in which you are first pretending to cut a vegetable and then an assistant is supposed to drop the chopped version of the same vegetable onto the table to it looks like the vegetables have been chopped off in seconds.

01:50

After filming the video, go into Fillmore 11 and see how to get this effect. Come through this video until you find the point where you threw the vegetable is into the air. Make a cut around here and make another cut where the chopped version of that produce is being thrown onto you. Make a cut and then place them right above each other.

02:01

Get rid of the middle section and now we're going to bring the top clip over the first clip. Go to composite and lower the opacity.

02:20

Mark two points. The first one is on the bottom where the vegetable has hit your utensil and the second on the top video were you have to mark the point where the chopped vegetable has come in contact with your utensil.

02:37

Zoom in onto your timeline and then use your left and right arrow keys to go in frame by frame and then find these exact points. Make your two markers and make sure to select a video before ends so that you can create a marker for each video.

03:00

Line these two up, click away and hit the scissor icon which is going to split anything that's not locked on your timeline. You can get rid of these little bits that are on the top and bottom. Go ahead and double click in the top clip and then bring back the opacity.

03:21

Make a snapshot to get the exact same picture of your frame. Track the snapshot underneath the top video to mask out the hand that is dropping the vegetable.

04:13

Look for the frame where the hand exits so you know exactly how long your mask needs to be on screen. Double click on the top video and then use a single line mask. Grab the handle and rotate it and that way we can make sure that the mask is not cutting any pieces and it is only getting rid of the hand above. Scroll, go down to blur strength and don’t blur too much.

04:38

Before moving on make sure to always watch your video in full screen and that way you can figure out whether you need blur or leave it as it is. Snapshot really helps in removing the hand. Hit Ok when you’re finished.

05:06

Make sure that your snapshot is as long as your top video or else you will get a black screen. Go ahead and export other video. Go ahead and delete the two videos just leave the snapshot and increase the length all the way to the beginning.

05:57

Import your base video and get rid of the shadows using masking. Get a cleaner effect to get rid of the black shadows in your videos go to the frame where you can see that shadow. Double click Video > Mask > and use a circular mask. Invert the mask, position it and add the blur strength.

06:45

Don’t forget to watch the video in full screen to see if the video needs more masking. Go to the next frames to see if you need to move your mask. Move the arrow keys to adjust the mask until the shadow has disappeared.

07:37

Add a zoom effect to the transition. Look from the start of the transition. Go to the first marker, double click and add animation. Create a key frame in the original position. In between these two points, change the X and Y scales. Press Y to move your head to the center. Hit ok for zoom effect.

07:56

Adjust the speed of this transition. This can be a nice distracting element for the epic transition. Bring the focus from the rest of the video to the fruit ninja skill.

08:48

Add a mild shake effect to tie it all together. Go to Effects and scroll down to the Filters. Choose a shake suitable for your effect. Double click and adjust the frequency. Make sure to uncheck RGB separate and Motion blur to avoid extreme effect. Lower the frequency and position Z.

09:06

Adjust the key frames by focusing on the video where you are cutting the vegetable by positioning it. Create random key frames to add camera motion to your videos.

Easy Guide to Create Fruit Ninja Effect

Preparation

What you need to prepare:

  • A computer (Windows or macOS)
  • Your video materials.
  • Filmora video editor
Step 1
Record Footage

Record a single video in which you are supposed to pretend that while you’re trying to cut vegetables, someone magically just chops the vegetable for you. While you pretend to sadly cut the vegetable, someone drops the chopped version of the same vegetable which you are cutting in the video. This way you will edit the video to give an effect as if someone magically did your work and you received chopped vegetables magically. Record the video using a tripod in manual mode.

shoot a video fruit ninja
Step 2
Download and Install Filmora

Go to google chrome and install Filmora for free. Filmora can be downloaded for Windows as well as for MacOS computers. The timeline of Filmora without any footage will look like this:

download and install filmora
Step 3
Add the Footages to Timeline

After downloading Filmora 11, launch Filmora 11 and add the recorded footage into the timeline to add the fruit ninja effect. The raw footage should be imported and drag this footage down in the track to proceed with the effect.

add fruit ninja video to timeline
Step 4
Start by making cuts

To start off with the editing, you need to mark the points where the video should split so you can add the effects in between those marked cuts. See the video in the timeline and find the point where you threw the vegetables into the air. Make a cut around here and make another cut where the chopped version of that produce is being thrown onto you. Make a cut and then place them right above each other.

make cuts fruit ninja video

Get rid of the middle section by going to Basic > Compositing and lowering the opacity.

compositing opacity fruit ninja
Step 5
Mark points in the videos

Mark two points. The first one is where the vegetable has hit your utensil and the second where the chopped vegetable has come in contact with your utensil. Zoom in onto your timeline, use arrow keys and find these exact points. Make your two markers.

mark points fruit ninja video

Get rid of the little bits that are on the top and bottom. Go ahead and double click in the top clip and then bring back the opacity.

change opacity fruit ninjia video
Step 6
Mask the Hand

Make a snapshot after marking two points and then add the snapshot underneath the top video. This way you can mask the hand which is dropping the vegetable.

mask the hand fruit ninja video

To mask the hand, double click on Video > Mask > single line mask. Grab the handle and rotate the mask. Also set the blur strength to remove the hand.

single line mask fruit ninja video
Step 7
Mask the shadows

Import your base video and get rid of the shadows using masking. Get a cleaner effect to get rid of the black shadows in your videos go to the frame where you can see that shadow. Double click Video > Mask > and use a circular mask. Invert the mask, position it and add the blur strength.

mask shadows fruit ninja video
Step 8
Add Zoom Effect

Add a zoom effect to the transition. Look from the start of the transition. Go to the first marker, double click and add animation. Create a key frame in the original position. Change the scales and adjust yourself in the video accordingly.

add zoom effect fruit ninja video
Step 9
Add Shake Effect

Add a mild shake effect to tie it all together. Go to Effects > Filters. Choose a shake suitable for your effect. Double click and adjust the frequency.

add shake effect fruit ninja video

Uncheck RGB separate and Motion blur. Lower the frequency and position Z.

adjust rgb motion blur fruit ninja
Step 10
Adjust the key frames

Adjust the key frames and you are good to go.

adjust key frames fruit ninjia video
Summary

The fruit ninja effect is a dopamine-generator for everyone out there who spends a lot of time on cutting vegetables. Well, digitally this article guide is a solution for your problem. Visualize how easily you can get a super easy fruit ninja effect to appeal your audience over the social media platforms.

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