Adobe Premiere Pro CC Instructions

Effects Controls

It will be useful to do a short tutorial about using the Effects Controls in the Source Monitor.

Click to highlight a single clip and then click the Effects Controls tab in the Source Monitor. You should see something like this:

Here's a quick summary of what you'll find:

  • Motion - change the position and size (scale) of the selected shot. These controls will let you re-position the shot within the frame. Re-scaling an image also lets you tweak the composition of the shot. NOTE: Don't increase the scale too much or you'll start to lose resolution in the image.
  • Rotation - as the name implies you can rotate the image - useful when the tripod wasn't balanced and the horizon looks crooked.
  • Anchor point - moving the anchor point reshapes the path of motion. For example, instead of rotating an image from the centre, move the anchor point to a corner and the image will rotate from there.
  • Anti-Flicker Filter - used to help reduce the flicker of lines in the image that sometimes happens when shown on interlaced displays.
  • Opacity - use this to change the transparency of the image
  • Time Remapping - this is useful when you want to create slow motion or fast motion or even freeze frame in the selected image
  • Volume - under Audio Effects, use the Level to change the playback levels of the audio in the selected clip.
Explore any of these effects to see what they do. 

In addition, when you add filters or effects to the selected clip, the Effects Controls tab is where you want to go to control how much of the effect you want to apply. Adding effects is a topic for another occasion, but for now, get some familiarity with using the Effects Controls.