With this feature of Magix Movie Edit Pro Plus you can dramatically enhance the look of your videos.
When you load the effect masks from the software's template, it seems that you can only apply color effects.
If you want to apply other effects on certain spots of the shot (like blur only on the edges, make only the right half of the video in black and white etc.), you need to manually import an image and apply the Alpha Mask property from the Chroma Key menu.
Then you need to duplicate the video segment and place it on a lower track while the alpha mask image remains between those two videos (click the image above for a graphic explanation).
To better understand how alpha masks work, have a look at these screencat tutorials as well:
- Tilt Shift Miniature Video Tutorial
- How To Add a Vignette to Your Video - Soft Black Margins Tutorial
Using effect masks you can edit individual image areas.
First, select the video object to which you would like to apply an effect. Then select the desired effect from the media pool.
Before starting to edit, load the desired effect mask using the little triangle above the effects options. The folder with the Movie Edit Pro templates will open but you can also create your own masks and use them in Movie Edit Pro. Now you can start changing the desired parameters.
All effect masks are alpha masks.
The full impact of the effect will be applied to white areas and on areas where the mask is darker, the effect will be applied weaker. In places where the mask is black no effect will be applied.
Every effect mask my be customized in Movie Edit Pro. To do so, simply click on the effect mask object. Now you can edit the mask just like any other object in Movie Edit Pro - including rotate, scale or animate with keyframes and adjust to your video individually.
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