Join Jeff I. Greenberg for an in-depth discussion in this video Effects: Where is my crop and drop shadow?, part of Migrating from Final Cut Pro 7 to Premiere Pro CC (2014).
- The effects you're going to probably end up using the most are things like scale and position and your favorite and my favorite, drop shadow which you're not going to find initially. Let's take a look here on my timeline. I've got this little stack of clips. I'm already in Premier's work space for effects. You don't have to be here, I just prefer the way it's set up at the moment. I'm going to go ahead and click on my bottom clip. You can see it show up here. You can see the name of the clip show up. The video effects of motion, particularly position scale all show up here for you.
I'm going to click on the top clip and it's going to switch. You'll notice that I've color coded these to help you see that switch. I'm going to roll open that motion again. I'm going to pull down the scale by clicking and dragging and scrubbing. We can see those two items there. Maybe I'll change it's position. I already can kind of hear you, I think, a little bit. You don't want to do it there, you want to do it over here. You can double click. Now I've gone through just telling you, you shouldn't double click to bring up the effect controls, you can just hit shift five, but here in the program monitor, you can double click, and you'll see the edges of your clip which you can now make it so you can adjust it directly.
The other way to do this, and you should pay attention to any effect you put on any clip, is there will be a little square and a mouse here, a little cursor, to say if you touch this, I'll light up and show you the interactive controls. I'm going to go ahead here and click on motion. Click. You can see that it lit up with the controls, so I can change its position or its scale. Alright, if we look down just a little bit further we'll see everybody's favorite opacity. Under opacity, I'm just going to scroll this down a little bit.
You'll see here's where I find all my blend modes, all the things that you're use to. Lighten, darken, overlay. Of course, that's everybody's favorite one to start with, is overlay and/or screen. There we go, there' overlay. Let's look at screen or linear dodge which is add mode. There you go. I'm going to switch it back to normal. This is also where you get opacity, and you'll notice at the moment, you're not seeing the lines on these clips. We'll take a look at that when we do key framing. Now remains our last big item.
Where is my crop? Where is my drop shadow? They're not here. Well, they're not here and they're actually individual effects. So, I'm just going to search for them real quick. I'm going to type in the word crop. I'm going to drag and drop. Now you'll see there's a crop effect and I can click on those little controls, and now I'm adjusting the crop directly on the image. The other one that you may want is a drop shadow. I'll take that and once again I'll drag and drop.
Now it's on the image. I'm just going to scroll down a little bit. I'll just change the distance so the drop shadow is more visible. Let' move it off in the other direction. I'm just going to change its direction. There we go. Let's dial up its softness. So, crop and drop shadow, you're not going to find them directly underneath that motion area. You're going to have to add them as separate effects. That restores all the stuff you're comfortable with from the final cuts motion tab.
- Setting up a new project in Premiere Pro
- Using the Media Browser for better importing
- Importing Final Cut Pro projects and sequences
- Navigating the Timeline
- Editing directly from bins
- Replacing clips
- Using Premiere Pro's Trim mode and JKL trimming
- Adding transitions
- Adjusting clip and track audio levels
- Adding, copying, pasting, and removing effects
- Correcting color
- Creating titles
- Exporting with the Adobe Media Encoder
- Using the Smart Rendering Codec for super-fast exports