Effects on the timeline

To check whether a timeline clip has had any effects applied to it, look for a magenta stripe along the clip’s upper edge. Both this clip effect indicator and the clip itself provide useful context menu commands for effect management.

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The clip effect indicator is a contrasting stripe along the top edge of any clip to which an effect has been applied.

A clip with corrections but not effects does not display the effect indicator or offer the context menu.

Clip context menu

Open effects editor: This opens the media editor appropriate for the clip, with the Effects tab preselected. There you can apply new effects to the clip, or modify existing ones.

Paste: Effects can be cut or copied to the Clipboard using commands on the clip effect indicator context menu. The Paste command lets you apply the effect to one or more other clips.

Clip effect indicator context menu

Cut All, Copy All: With these functions, effects assigned to a clip can be cut or copied to the Clipboard, from which they can be applied to one or more other clips as described just above.

Delete all, Delete: Remove all the effects at once from a clip with Delete all, or delete a particular effect by picking it on the Delete submenu.

Edit: From this submenu of applied effects choose one to open for configuration in the clip’s media editor.

Real-time vs. rendered

Avid Studio always tries to preview effects in real time without pre-rendering. If playback of effects (or transitions) is unsatisfactory, try activating Background Playback Optimization on the Preview tab of the Avid Studio Control Panel. With this option, all effect sequences are pre-rendered to ensure optimum display.

Effects on the timeline