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Add Effects to a Video to Make it Stunning

Summary: This blog introduces you an excellent video editor to add special video effects for free. Get FlexClip and follow us to enhance your videos.

Video effects are visual effects that can make your videos look better, colorful or special. It contains effects like filters, transitions, overlays, etc. Video effects can be one of the best choices to rely on to elevate videos to the next level.

If you are not too sure about what effect to apply and how to add special effects to videos, this blog has some creative ideas for using cool special effects. Read on and get what you need.

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Common Video Special Effects & How to Choose Them

Note Below is personal suggestions about choosing video special effects. They may not apply to everyone.

Special Video Effects - Dynamic Text Animation

Dynamic text animations better attract people’s attention and add much fun to the video. You can apply them everywhere you like on the video, such as the intro, outro, titles, you can even add dynamic text animations as intertitles or subtitles.

To attract people’s attention, you might choose Bounding Rectangle, Center Stage; to express sadness, you need Fade Together; to show happiness or vibration, Wipe Out is the best choice. Dynamic text animations with a line are mostly applied to tutorial videos. Anyway, the dynamic text animations that fit the video are the best

Special Video Effects - Dynamic Text Animation

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Special Video Effects - Transition

A complete video, be it a 2-hour-long Hollywood movie, or a 2-minute-long, is composed of a number of single shots, and it is the transition that combines them together.

Five types of video transitions are applied frequently, they are Fade in/out, dissolves, wipes, wipe pan, zoom. As is shown on all videos, Fade in/out transition can best emphasize the scene or create a sense of ambiguity. A Dissolve works well to overlap two similar scenes. The Wipe transition is often used to show stories happening in different places or establish conflict. The whip pan is similar to the whip but tends to be faster. The zoom can create a comedic effect.

Special Video Effects - Transition

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Special Video Effects - Filter

We might all know that horror movies are of cold tone, the romance movie tends to apply many warm colors. The right tone takes viewers to the right mood and brings resonance.

We might all know that horror movies are of cold tone, the romance movie tends to apply many warm colors. The right tone takes viewers to the right mood and brings resonance.

Never mind if you didn’t match colors very well before shooting. A filter can give your video a completely different look.

Special Video Effects - Filter

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Special Video Effects - Animation

Remember how much you liked animations in childhood? As a matter of fact, many adults still love them. Applying animations can make your videos more fun and win more likes, no matter you set it as a title or a trailer.

Special Video Effects - Animation

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How to Add Cool Special Video Effects to Videos for Free

To add cool special video effects to videos, you need an excellent video editor, like FlexClip.

FlexClip, with its powerful edit tools, can help you add cool special video edits with a few clicks, like dynamic text animation, zooming. Besides that, FlexClip’s large media library containing rich music, photos, video clips, even with special effects, allows you to touch up your video with great ease. Most important of all, it is completely free to use FlexClip.

Step 1. Go to FlexClip main page with Chrome. Sign up and click Get Started - Free button. Tap on “+” button to add videos to the storyboard.

How to Add Special Effects to Videos - Step 1

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Step 2. Add special effects. FlexClip current allows you to change background colors, add text, change video aspect ration.

How to Add Special Effects to Videos - Step 2

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Step 3. Preview and Export. If you are satisfied with the video, save it to your computer.

Note We are working hard to update FlexClip. In the near future, it will be equipped with transition, filter feature. Please look forward.

The Bottom Line

This blog shows you some common special effects that can make your video stunning and the detailed steps to add special effects to videos. If you find this post helpful, please do share it with others. By the way, FlexClip can also help you make other videos. Go to its main page and have a try!

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