Media editing: Effects
Avid Studio has three media editors, one each for video, photos and audio. Their general operation is described in Media editing overview.
One of the main functions of the three media editors is to provide applicable add-on tools in two families: Corrections and Effects, along with the specialized Pan-and-zoom function in the Photo Editor only.
Please see Sound and music for information specifically regarding corrections and effects for audio.
Working with visual effects in the Photo Editor. At top, several groups of effects are listed. In the center a preview shows the image with effects applied; parameters to customize them are available at right. At bottom, transport controls and a timeline support animating the effects with keyframing.
The tools in the Corrections family are meant primarily for remedying the imperfections that are often encountered in actual media files – poor white balance in photos, wind noise in soundtracks, and so on. Unlike effects, the correction tools can be applied to Library assets, not just to clips on the project timeline. When corrections have been applied in the Library, their benefit is passed on to any project that uses the improved assets. Please see Media editing: Corrections for details about Corrections and how to use them.
‘Effects’ is an umbrella term taking in a wide range of software tools for manipulating your media. It includes presentational tools like 2D Editor, atmospheric transformations like Old film, and some theatrical touches like Fractal fire that you may find are too much fun not to use.
Like Corrections, you can apply effects to clips on the project timeline. Just double-click the clip to open the appropriate media editor with its Effects tab already open.
The Photo Editor provides a third tab, Pan-and-zoom, to go along with Corrections and Effects. The pan-and-zoom tool is a versatile accessory with which you can add motion and drama to any high-resolution photograph, among other uses.