5 Cool Video Effects You NEED To Try!

5 Cool Video Effects You NEED To Try!

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Learn creative applications of 5 cool video editor effects!

1) Masking:
The first effect Im gonna talk about is called masking. Masking produces special effects using various shapes, allowing more than one video to play together. We used masking in Filmora for almost the entire skit. This is what created the illusion of my mirror image doing different things than me. As well as what created the clone effect you see where my mirror self joins me on the news broadcast.

To do masking effects in filmora, Drag the two video clips you want to use into the two PIP tracks, putting the video you want masked out on the bottom most track. Right click the top clip in the timeline and select the Mask option. Select the masking shape you want to use. In this video, we used the square shape to completely mask the right half of the bottom clip with the left top one. Then, drag the sliders around to completely mask the area you want to cover.

A split screen displays two or more clips together, but separated into different screens. This effect you may be familiar with, but I wanted to show you a unique way to apply it to help a character’s emotional moment in a story. See how we use the split-screen to create tension between me and my mirror self in our showdown.

To add Split Screen in filmora: Click the “Split Screen” button above the timeline. Then you can browse and preview different kinds of split screen frame in the library. Choose your favorite one and drag and drop it onto the timeline. Alternatively, right click on the preset and choose “Apply” to add it to the timeline.

3) Motion Graphics
Elements, Overlays, Transitions, Filters, and TEXT are all 2D motion graphics you can use to enhance your videos in Filmora. To add any of these effects, simply select one from any of the 4 categories, and drag and drop it onto the timeline where you want to enhance your video clip. In this part of the skit we added my very favorite filter, the chromattic abberation which you can find in Filmora’s distortion filters tab. We also used some overlays and transitions from the the News Preset pack you can add to Filmora through a subscription to the Filmora Effects Store. Just as with the other motion graphics, once you have the overlay preset installed, all you have to do is locate it in the media finder and drag it under your clips in the timeline.

Text effects include Intros, Titles & Lower thirds, which are graphic overlays placed in the center or lower area of the screen. To add titles or lower thirds in filmora, select the text credit tab above the timeline. Find the text or title you want and drag it onto your timeline. Then double click on it to edit the text. If you want to adjust the length of the text overlay, clicking on it in the timeline “Text” track and dragging it out to expand the time or in to reduce the time.

4) Green Screen
To use Green Screen to key out colors in filmora, first Drag and drop the video clip you want to key a color out of into the Picture in Picture track, and put the image you want behind the keyed out color in the track below it. Right click the clip in the timeline and select the Chroma Key Green Screen option. The Picture in Picture window will pop up, and this is where you can preview your clip and key out certain colors. Now, Check the “Make parts of the clip transparent” box. With the mouse, let’s use the picker tool and select the color I want to key out, so in our case: the green from the green screen sheet behind me. Then drag the slider to adjust the Intensity Level. As you can tell, this slider will affect the transparency your clip. Keep in mind you don’t have to key out just the green color, you can do this to pretty much anything.

5) VFX
VFX are like motion graphics but are 3d and often combine live footage and digital effects together to create the more realistic environments that would typically be dangerous or impractical to capture on film.

Our video makes use of Filmora’s blockbuster effects presets in these scenes where you see the explosions in the glasses as well the smoke appear when my clone first appears outside the mirror. You can get VFX like these by getting a subscription to the Filmora Effects Store. And once you’ve loaded them into the software, you can simply drag and drop them onto the timeline and move and resize them to fit your video clips. Look how easy it is to apply the VFX onto our newscast skit. OR into the glasses during the mirror showdown

Thanks for watching everyone! I hope this video helps you get the most out of your editing software. Please hit that sweet subscribe button and stay tuned for weekly filmmaking tutorials 🙂


Reflexiones de vida AIR says:

How can I record the reflection of the mirror?

sunil gautam Knowledge says:

U r amazing

CreativeDestructor says:

Nice Vid
Keep the vids coming

minhuz rakib says:

The software is a lot better

Tricks says:

I use filmora checkout my last two videos, if you liked them subscribe! 😀

Faustine Gabat says:

Hi, how can I change the filmora theme into dark? I think mac dosen’t support this feature… I can’t find the dark theme button please help

HaiDek says:

I use Filmora for last 6 months
This channel inspires and helps me a lot, love to see more
Thank you

nitin perfect says:

Any one knows how to create image with side text in one image? I want to create thoughts slide show

Khorsi Mhamed says:

Waouh…. It’s Amazing….thanks maestro…. 💝💝

Lisa S says:

Love It!


MAKE a part 2 of it

Vikas Rana says:

Filmora, you really explain things too fast 💨 . To explain complex features please slow down and explain in great detail.

Kamran Saqib says:

Sir please tell me the leave colour effect in filmora

SASIM WD says:

How did you make the last outroo

Arvind Rawat says:

#Arvind Rawat

Mi Channel says:

Music filmora are using copy right?

MADHU K says:


Trump Dayz says:

I hope Filmora continues to optimize for us creators who are unable to use Adobe. 👍

Too KAWAII to live. Too SUGOI to die. says:

my green screen in filmora is only erasing black color… how to change?

Darline A beauty says:

Yea good for us who can’t afford final cut pro

can kavas says:

AAHAAHHA What a stupid advertisement, thoose effects are so easy if u know after effects, and they mentioned about them as high end effects. Don’t listen to them go learn some real compositing software.

KorraHD. AMV says:

This ain’t filmora free version well then don’t upload the video cause why would u upload a video for an program people are not paying for

Mark Francis says:

i love your tutorials!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please make more……….

Cobus Maartens says:

Great ides! Thank you for sharing. I used or rather tried some of these. Please check them out if you can. thanks again!

Haya says:

You are cute

MrsKitty MSP says:

I want free pro effects 🙁

Puja Das says:

Could you please tell me, how do i zoom in a certain portion of a image in Filmora?Say i am showing an image in a clip, i need to zoom in a certain portion manually , how do i do that??

Razan Lama says:

Filmora dosent exit cool slowmotion 😢

kelvin arms says:

whats the effect at 0:54 called ?

Logan Rivers says:

Can someone please tell me how to do skin softening in wondershare filmora??? I have searched everywhere, and tried live chat with NO response.

Crim Sin says:

The next adobe effect. Keep it up

ArtFuzz says:

I have question…did u use filmoras older version in this vid or something ? I wanted to try green screen thing but i cant even find stuff like that in my filmora version.

Cups Edits says:

My fav one was green screen!!

Crypto Hunt says:

Good video George. Your voice needs to be louder than the music, though.

Amol Keer says:

Amazing Stuff. I have tried Filmora its amazing. Just that you need patience and dedication to learn, but more importantly visualise what the outcome should look like 🙂

Seven Movies says:

Let do the same
and comments
And I will do the same for you.


It’s no good not working very bad app

TheBruthaDave says:

Was that a gun in your pocket or were you just pleased to see yourself?

Come Flag with Me says:

Ok, now I understand the green screen. I tried all of these and well, I had a lot of fun!! It’s easier than I thought it would be. Thanks so much!!

rimmon flavin says:

how we can make a motion poster in filmora

Talk Talk says:

that was awesome except that it does take a lot of work which am willing to spread the task if my lazy side does not convince me. yah video editing (yeah right)

Kapi Heimannczak says:

Green screen is used to make the transition from the intro from panzoid website

Sebastien Buge says:

You should improve your masking effect : just like after effects, we are the ones who create the shape of the masking so that we can mask one precise object, and not the whole indicated zone. Hope you fix this soon.

RubySync - Minecraft says:

Add Time cards!


amazing software and great support thank you for making this piece of art

ModdedBlox says:

why filmora is my favorite video editor and now i lost my key to it

SASIM WD says:

How did you make the last outroo

Logan Rivers says:

Oh please put that on the list! I love this program so much! It is so quick and easy to use. Thank you so much for your response.

BT OQ says:

What an akward intro. Like his hands couldn’ stop mving and I was like "STAHP PLEASE"