Applying Filters, Speed, and Motion Parameters to Multiclips

Individual angles can have filters, motion settings, and speed adjustments applied. However, effects cannot be applied globally to a multiclip. For example, you can create a multiclip in which each angle has an individual Color Corrector filter applied, but the multiclip itself cannot have a Color Corrector filter applied. The Filters and Motion tabs of a multiclip display filters and motion parameters for the active angle, not for the entire multiclip.

Effects can be permanently applied to an angle when you create a multiclip. For example, if you create a multiclip in which one of the selected clips has a Gaussian Blur filter applied, that angle in the resulting multiclip will have a Gaussian Blur filter applied.

Applying Filters to the Active Multiclip Angle

You can add video and audio filters, motion, and speed settings to a multiclip just as you would to any other clip. However, only the multiclip’s active angle is affected.

Important: Speed changes to an angle can change the duration of a multiclip.

To apply a video or audio filter to the active multiclip angle in the Viewer
  1. Double-click a multiclip in the Browser or Timeline to open it in the Viewer.

  2. Drag a filter from the Effects tab of the Browser to the Viewer, or choose a filter from the Effects menu.

The filter is applied to the active angle.

If angles in your multiclip have filters applied, you can choose whether or not you see the filters applied in the Viewer.

To see filters rendered to multiclip angles in the Viewer
  • Choose Render Filters in Multiclip Display from the View pop-up menu.

    Figure. Viewer window showing a 4-up display with a multiclip angle that has effects applied.
To apply a video or audio filter to the active multiclip angle in the Timeline
  1. Drag a video or audio filter from the Effects tab of the Browser to the multiclip in the Timeline.

    An overlay appears with two options.

  2. While continuing to hold down the mouse button, do one of the following:

    • To permanently apply the filter to the active angle: Place the pointer over the Apply to Source Angle overlay, then release the mouse button. This permanently applies the filter to the active angle, even if you switch or cut to another angle.
    • To apply the filter to the currently active angle: Place the pointer over the Apply to Multiclip overlay, then release the mouse button. This option applies a filter to the active angle, but the filter is not retained unless you use the Switch with Effects commands when switching to other angles.

Switching Angles with Effects

If you switch to a new multiclip angle, any filters, motion, or speed settings that you added to the previously active angle are not maintained (unless you applied the effect using the Share with Active Angle overlay). When you switch back to the previously active angle, the effects are no longer applied. However, you can choose to switch to a new angle and transfer the effects that were applied to the last active angle. This is called switching with effects.

Switching with effects allows you to maintain any filters, motion, and speed parameters you have applied.

Note: Audio levels and pan settings are not maintained when you switch angles with effects.

To switch to a new video angle while maintaining the effects of the active angle
To switch to a new audio angle while maintaining the effects of the active angle
  • Press the keyboard shortcut or click the shortcut button assigned to the Switch Audio with Effects to Angle N command, where N is the audio angle you want to switch to.

Note: Effects will not be updated for Switch with Effects operations until playback has stopped.