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Add Edits

If an effect cannot be manipulated with keyframes, it can be split into sections using the Add Edit button. By splitting one effect into multiple effects, each one can be manipulated separately and then recombined by a dissolve. This is most useful for a color correction that can be used to change a color over time with add edits and dissolves. If you have a camera that moves from exterior light to interior or from bright sun to shadow you can mix the two color corrections seamlessly. This is much easier to do with a dissolve than with complicated keyframes since it is essentially two complete setups rather than selective parameter changes. The system will play both color effects and dissolves in real time.

Creating add edits adds extra keyframes to an effect sequence. If you have an effect with two keyframes and you split it with an add edit, then you have two effects with two keyframes each. If the original effect had a smooth motion across the screen and now it has double the keyframes, you could have a problem with acceleration on a basic 2D effect. Acceleration is an effect parameter that smoothes the motion of an object’s path across the screen with an ease-in/ease-out speed change. Adding an extra keyframe causes the effect to slow to a stop at the new point and pause where there used to be a continuous motion. If your effect has an object in motion with acceleration, you should apply only an add edit at a point where a keyframe alread....


  

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