Ef­fec ts

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Ef­fects tend to fall into two cat­e­gories: use­ful and never used. Any video ed­i­tor will have plenty of the lat­ter. Lens flares es­pe­cially are to be avoided. For the for­mer though, you’re look­ing at the likes of chro­makey, colour cor­rec­tion and other sub­tle dif­fer­ences that can make all the dif­fer­ence. For its price, Premiere El­e­ments comes with an im­pres­sive num­ber, in­clud­ing sev­eral keys, a three-way colour corrector, and a video sta­biliser. Its chro­makey tool (Videomerge) is a pale shadow of Premiere CC’s Ul­trakey though, with almost no op­tions save tol­er­ance. Fi­nal Cut has one that’s just as good as that for much less, as well as a colour cor­rec­tion tool that will feel more in­tu­itive if you’re com­ing to it from im­age edit­ing tools. And lest we for­get its abil­ity to take in Mo­tion tem­plates and swap out clips, which is very handy for ti­tles and re­peated ef­fects. Premiere/After Ef­fects are limited to just up­dat­ing live text. Jahshaka fea­tures a full Ef­fects ed­i­tor, but a very prim­i­tive one com­pared to the al­ter­na­tives.

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