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Add Special Effects to Videos with VideoProc

By Cecilia Hwung Updated: April 19, 2019
Learn 10 Ways to Add Special Visual Effects to (YouTube/GoPro/iPhone) Videos with VideoProc

Vloggers spare no effort to capture as rich as possible video footages for creating great content, so that they can upload them online to gain more views and fanbase. But since there're so many vlogging styles, how to make your videos more sparkling, especially if you're only a new gamer? Trimming, cropping, cutting, merging and such are just basic skills for video editing that everyone are familiar with. So we ere recommend you guys a is a better way to level both your editing activity and workpiece up, and that's applying special effects to videos. In the following part, we will highlight 10 ways to add visual effects into videos with our video editor golly - VideoProc.

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Guide on How to Use VideoProc to Add Special Effects to Videos

Nowadays, it's far more convenient to take videos than ever before. But convenience moves cameramen into a different game. Raw footage cannot garner much attention any more if they are not adorned well, which makes adding amazing visual effects to video one of the shot cut to recreate more attractive video. You don't have to be a tech genius to do this, because you can only resort to an easy video editor with mature video effects toolbox, just like VideoProc. Well, no more words, let's walk through on how VideoProc adds special effects to video in its own ways.

Step 1. Free download and install light VideoProc on computer

Compared to a wealth of expensive, heavy and convoluted video editors, light-weight (47.0MB) yet pro-level VideoProc is more suitable for average users. It offers two versions for working on Windows and macOS desktop respectively. Just free download the installation package according to the real situation and then finish the wizard in clicks.

Step 2. Proceed into effects panel and choose one

Open up VideoProc and input source video into video control. Choosing a target output format is a must-do. You can check media information by clicking exclamatory mark near video title, and decide whether to change the format or not as you like.

After that, click "Effect" labeled in magic wand icon to head effects library where you can select, preview and employ any special effect into video. If you'd love to insert special image to video, just navigate to watermark section and select prepared pic from local hard drive.

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VideoProc allows to accessing and modifying video brightness, contrast, hue, gamma and saturation. So even when you choose a ready-made special effect, fining tune their values can also make a difference.

In the followings, top 10 special effects methods of VideoProc will be shared for effecting camera-shoot videos of any style.

Step 3. Start processing video

Tap "RUN" button to output video with special effect, and then share it to social sites to the audiences.

10 Special (Filter) Effect Methods Provided by VideoProc

Method 1 - Add Brightness & Contrast Effect

The most basic way to alter visual effect is to tweak the value of video parameters. VideoProc lists 5 most crucial items here, say contrast, saturation, hue, gamma and lightness, for simple adjustments to a video. Users are free to change their values in a positive or negative direction to gain special image looking.

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Method 2 - Add Swanky CMYK or Vignette Color Effect

If you only want to draws viewer's eye to the centre part of video, e.g. portrait / interview video, Vignette effect works well by separating the middle from the edges by lightening middle while darkening the edges. CMYK is a subtractive color model with (C)yan, (M)agenta, (Y)ellow and (K)ey (Black) ink colors fixed together. VideoProc just places CMYK colors on video in vertical bars from left to right to cover the primary RGB color face.

Several Niche but Chic Color Effects in VideoProc: Technicolor Effect | Negate Effect | Tinted Effect | Vintage Effect

Method 3 - Add Black & White Effect

Black and white effect can be used in documentary films to drive audiences' emotions, just like watching an aged classic movie, or employed in video with deep gloomy/horror feeling to improve atmosphere. VideoProc offers direct "Grayscale" effect to realize black & white, with video parameters (especially brightness and contrast) adjustable to define the black & white level.

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Method 4 - Add Noise & Grain Effect

In most cases, we want to remove noise from video for better video quality. But sometimes noise effect, by applying random pixels to the video, is also a creative way to make video look more evocative, nostalgic, just like an old cinematic film. VideoProc's "Noise" effect is able to add grain to video.

The same as method 3, setting video parameters specifies noise/grain level.

Method 5 - Add Fisheye Effect

If the video material is shot in the normal field of view, or your camera lens does not support fisheye video capturing, you can use VideoProc's "Lens Correction" effect to create one, other than purchasing an expensive fisheye lens. As the name hints, Lens Correction is originally used to reduce or remove fisheye distortion. If you wanna adjust fisheye level, please turn to "Fisheye" toolbox to modulate four given values.

Method 6 - Add Mirror Effect

VideoProc offers two mirror effects, one of which is located in effects control to represent normal video a displayed as a mirror image on the left and right (normal left half + reversed left half in the right half), and another one located in toolbox "Mirror & Flip" to flip video vertically or horizontally. Generally, the first mirror effect is usually adopted in producing funny pets, kids, comedy video or palatial scenery video.

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Method 7 - Add Pertinent Image over Video

We often see videos with watermark logo for the sake of copyright protection. But we may not note that inserting transparent image or still sticker to video is also a nice manner to make it stylish and special. Just to set some examples here: cute bubbles and love elements make family or birthday video much cozier, raindrop or snowflake makes blue video more somber, dancing pumpkin or Santa Claus enhances the Halloween/Christmas festival atmosphere a lot...

Method 8 - Add Sharpen or Blur Effect

Sharpening video helps accentuate video's clearness while blurring video does hide details and deliver sense of mystery or protect some sensitive information. VideoProc offers "Sharpen" and "Blur" special effects respectively. Once you choose it, it's also available to adjust video parameters to achieve more favorable effect.

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Method 9 - Add Painting Artsy Effect

Painting is one of the most commonly used artistic effects. By introducing it, any photographed life video will have new hand-painted looking. VideoProc is also preloaded with Edge and Emboss effects of arty-farty type.

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Method 10 - Add Slow/Fast Motion Effect

We often see slow motion effect in blockbuster movies, music videos, sports videos and travel videos, and fast motion video in daily vlogs. VideoProc owns the ability to slow down or speed up video by customizing video playback speed (10x slower - 16x faster). But since video at 24 or higher fps can be played back seamlessly, only high-fps (for instance, 60fps, 120fps, 240fps) video can be transformed into smooth slow motion video within a proper playback speed.

For more detailes about how to use VideoProc making slow motion in a video, you can check this guide directly

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VideoProc Is Much Worthier If You're Not a High-end Photographer!

As one-stop video processing software, VideoProc not only supports editing adding special effects into video, but also features transcoding, resizing (4K) video to over 400 profiles, iPhone, Android, YouTube, Instagram, etc. By peaking level-3 hardware acceleration powered by Intel, Nvidia and AMD GPUs to take the maximum benefit from more efficient computing mode, VideoProc delivers up to 47x real-time faster video processing speed while balancing well between output file size and video quality.

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Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of VideoProc team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share more creative content and useful information to readers. She has strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in video editing tips.

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