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This chapter is from the book Creating Favorite Motion Effects

Creating Favorite Motion Effects

If there is a specific combination of motion effects that you want to reuse, such as a picture-in-picture with a colored border effect or a split screen, you can save it as a favorite motion effect. Doing this saves you a lot of valuable editing time and ensures that your effects are repeated consistently.

To create a favorite motion effect:

  1. Select the clip that has the motion effect you want to save as your favorite.
  2. Choose Effects > Make Favorite Motion, or press Control-F.
  3. The effect is placed in the Effects folder in the Browser, under Favorites. The new favorite is named after the clip it was made from, but you can change the name by clicking it and entering a new name.

    You can also save a combination of keyframed and nonkeyframed motion effects as a favorite. For example, you can apply a speed change, opacity, scale, and crop, and then save the group together.

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