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Video Effects Software: How to Add Special Effects to a Video

Video effects, also known as filter or visual effects, are used to create all sorts of crazy visuals with clicks. It's easy to do and the results are stunning. This is why people love video effects.

Different from other video editing software hit on the market that only come with very limited video effects, Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) (Video Editor for Mac) provides 300+ free effects, including Transitional effects, Picture in Picture, Intro/Credits, Titles, Sound, Jump Cut, Mosaic, and more. All of these make your video going into the next level. In the following, I'll show you how to add special effects to a video.

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Step 1: Add video files to the program

Before adding video files to the Timeline for editing, you need to import them first. There are mainly 2 ways: either through "Import" button on the main interface, or simply dragging and dropping files from Windows File Explorer to the User's Album. All popular video/audio/photo formats are supported by this video effect software.

Step 2: Apply video effects to video and photo files

Now it's time to add media files and apply video effects. First, drag the video file from the User's Album to the video Timeline.  And then switch to the Effect tab to right click your favorite template and select apply. You will see a sub-track just above video track, showing an "E" mark. Note that the added effect will only be applied to the overlayed video. If you want to increase the effect duration, just mouse over the "E" mark, and when  the "double arrow" cursor appears, drag it to any length you want.

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Step 3: Export video

When you are happy with the video effects applied to a video, click "Create" to save a video with effects. You can save video in all popular formats on the computer by clicking "Format" and specify some necessary settings. If you want to play your video on iPod, iPhone, iPad, click "Device" and select the thumbnail of your devices. It's also a good idea to share your videos on YouTube to share with your friends.

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Watch this video tutorial below about how to add effects to videos:

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Product-related questions? Speak directly to our Support Team >>

I want to remove the fisheye effect, can you help me please?
Not quite understand your requirement. Please check Wondershare guide to see if it fits your need: http://www.wondershare.com/video-editor/guide.html
Sorry Wondershare doesn't have that effect.
I want to add a movie inside photo so the characters move along with another background ?
I want to add a visual explosion to one of my videos, is there anything I can download from wondershare to get that effect?
Click the "Download" button at the top of the program and then pick up the resource packages you need.
how to download more effects?
To add simultaneous effects, you can use the PIP feature in Wondershare Video Editor. Click HERE for more information.
Mr. Video
How do I add multiple simultaneous effects to a video in Wondershare?
u dont have registered software.. thats why watermark comes after export