Join Nick Harauz for an in-depth discussion in this video Five effects you should be using right now, part of Sapphire for Video Editors.
- [Narrator] So I'm here in my Chapter 1_4 sequence, and in all honesty, this was a very hard chapter to come up with. Five effects that you should be using right now as video editors. So I'm going to do my best just to give you an overview, as in there are just so many different effects and so many different reasons why you might want to use Sapphire in your workflow. But let's just start off with an effect here. I'm going to go into my Effects tab. And one of the things that I'd like to do is move to the last clip there in the timeline, and under the Effects tab, just do a search for "digital damage." So we're going to select that from the Stylize category under Sapphire.
And you're just going to drag it onto the clip. All of a sudden, you'll see a bunch of digital damage on this clip. This particular effect consists of several things that create the damage. Really easy to kind of click off the things that create the damage, such as freezing details here, shifting details, the brights, the noises, the pixelation that occurs, the block noise. So you can turn off various elements that make up the damage. In fact, I've turned off so many right now, that I really just have Invert and Flow on that I can see.
So you can simplify the damage, or of course, select multiple parameters to create any type of damage you want. This is just a really popular effect. Who knows the next time that you might have some TV playing on a screen, it's the end of the world, and of course the signal is being lost at that time in the feature film. You're going to need Digital Damage in order to really dirty up some video image that's showing on your screen. Or let alone, you might just want to stylize this for your particular piece, maybe on a piece of text. Going to leave them the clip, and allow you guys to take a look at that.
So I was going to move here to my second clip here in the timeline, and the next thing that I want you guys to definitely take a look at is S_LensFlare. There are two here in the Sapphire Lighting category. We're interested in S_LensFlare for the time being. We're going to drag it onto that second clip in the timeline, and your lens flare is automatically added over our video clip. If I select the word LensFlare, like other effects, you can move that lens flare to another position. In my particular case, I might really want to move it to the window. What I love about this effect, number one, is that it ships with a ton of presets.
So if I go to the Load Preset category, you're going to see over 147 results of various lens flares that you can use. I go here to Cosmic Colors. That's looking pretty good. I'll load that in. It gets applied with the same position values. On top of this, this lens flare is made of several elements. And if you go to Edit the Lens, all of the elements that that particular lens flare is made of, the Shimmer Rays, in particular, three sets of them, you can actually turn them on and off.
And also in this lens flare designer, or Sapphire Flare Designer, basically customize them to how you see fit. So there is just a ton of control in this particular effect. And who knows when you're going to need lens flares for your next project? So just keep in mind S_LensFlare is definitely something that you're going to want to check out. I'm just going to remove that from the clip. Can't go without a Sapphire effect specifically relating to S_Glow. S_Glow is an effect that's used in both film, TV, for editors, for visual effects, but the Glow in Sapphire is just incredible.
And if you choose to load a preset, you might have seen earlier in one of the movies that there's over 20 different types of glows that you can start with. And if you simply single-click one, load it into Premiere Pro, and start to filter or play with all of the parameters that make this glow so great, you'll have a great time with this effect and integrating it into your video editing projects. Can't go without talking about transitions as a video editor. Premiere Pro, if we take a look under the Video Editing tab, does ship with a bunch of default transitions, now in 2018, even ones for 360 workflow.
But Sapphire's transition library, they've got quite a few extra, way above the default transitions that ship with Premiere Pro. And you might just want to come in here and choose something such as a DissolveGlow. Apply it to the edit point of a clip. And you'll see here that you get a wonderful transition. Now, I kind of categorized all transitions at once, because you always need transitions in your editing workflow. In many cases, you can't avoid having some sort of way of transitioning from one clip to another.
But having an arsenal of these is definitely something that you're going to want to get familiar with. If I just press Control + Z right now, and go to the Sapphire Builder category underneath the video transitions, and I'm going to apply this thing called S_Transition to this clip. If you choose to select S_Transition, and then load a preset, we're going to have a gateway, like with S_Effect, to our entire Transition library.
All of the transitions that we want in one particular place. And there are some transitions in this library, actually some transitions where multiple transitions stack together, such as Builder Effects. So just keep in mind that you can use these transitions, such as the Film Burn, load it in, and then a combination of transitions to create a really cool end result. Another thing that I do want to mention here is we're just going to do a search at the the of our effects tab for S_Film, just to show you that there are a couple film effects that you can choose.
There's Film Damage that I showed earlier, and just a regular film effect. I'm just going to apply it to the clip. And one one cool thing is that it gives you a bunch of preset looks, Kodak film stocks, that are extremely realistic. And on top of this, you're able to load a preset of over 91 results of various looks that you can apply to your clip. And who doesn't need more looks for your color correction treatments in your video editing workflows? So we got that Film Effect, S_Glow, Lens Flares, Transitions and Digital Damage.
Take a look at some of those effects, get you up and running with Sapphire, and I'll see you in the next movie, where we take a look at how Mocha is integrated in some of these effects.
- Getting started with Sapphire
- Essential parameters
- Working with presets
- Adding transitions
- Creating photo-realistic lens flares
- Adding backgrounds and textures
- Building custom effects
- Working with Mocha