Bundling Effects for multiple clips

Mary-H wrote on 5/20/2022, 9:43 AM

Good morning,

I am using Movie Studio 17 Platinum, Build 223 with Windows 11.

I have a video that is shot in the same space but there are multiple clips. For example, my camera creates a new clip after 15 minutes. When I colour correct my initial white balance clip so that my different camera clips are matching, I often have multiple effects used to match them up. As it stands now, I name the appropriate colour match to the camera it is on (i.e. Canon), so when I am matching up the other clips I can easily do the matching for that particular camera, which depending on how many clips I have, can be quite time consuming. So I am wondering if there is a way to bundle together the effects used for one clip so on the next clip I can add the bundle instead of adding each one independently.

So this would actually have two parts:

1. Can I create a multi Fx bundle: i.e. includes HSL Adjust, White Balance, and Skin Tone (could include more depending on how much correcting I have to do to match up multiple camera clips)

2. If I can, can I create one that applies to a specific saved setting, i.e. Canon, iPhone

Thanks, Mary


Former user wrote on 5/20/2022, 9:54 AM

@Mary-H Hi, can you add the effects to one clip, right click Copy on that event, then select the events/clips you want those effects to be applied to, then right click Paste Event Attributes,

Jack S wrote on 5/20/2022, 10:04 AM

@Mary-H In Movie Studio17 Platinum, create a plugin chain by adding each plugin in turn. After you have all your plugins added to the chain, select the plugin chooser and click the 'Save As ...' button. This saves the chain as a plugin package.

When you want to use the package, open up the plug-in chooser for the event. Click the drop down arrow (marked FX by default), navigate to the Filter Packages folder and your saved package should be listed. Select it and click Add, then OK.

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Former user wrote on 5/20/2022, 10:37 AM

@Jack S 👍

Mary-H wrote on 5/20/2022, 12:36 PM

Thank you so very much. I tried both methods and they worked. That's awesome!

3POINT wrote on 5/20/2022, 4:31 PM

And instead of copying and pasting this FX chain to each event separately, you can add this FX chain once as Track FX to a Video track and all events on that track will have the same bundled FX.