In the Create editor you can add filters to your videos or image clips to change the colour and contrast, to make them black and white, or to add noise or blur. Simply click on the clip in the timeline so that an editing menu appears, then click the Filters tab in this menu and choose a filter.

See below for a step by step guide with images.


How to add a filter

First, start a Create project and add your video or image file to the project's media library, then:

1. Drag and drop the video or image into the timeline

If it's not already there, drag and drop the video or image from the media library into the timeline at the bottom of your project.

2. Click on the clip in the timeline to select it

The clip will will be highlighted when selected, and a menu will appear in the top left of the editor window:

3. Click the Filter tab in the menu that appears

When you click the Filter tab, thumbnails will display showing the different filters: 

Depending on your screen size, you may need to use the scroller on the right side of the menu to scroll down and see all the filter options.

You can hover your cursor over a filter to see a preview of it will look like on your clip to the right. In this example, we're hovering over one of the black and white filters:

4. Click on a filter to apply it to the video

To apply a filter, click on the thumbnail. You can now playback the video to see what it looks like with the filter applied.

In the example below, we've chosen an "Increased" filter that intensifies the colours:

5. Close the Filter window

Once you are finished, simply close the Filter menu by clicking the X in the top right of the menu.


Removing a Filter

You can return the video to its original state at any time by clicking on the clip in the timeline, opening the Filter menu, and clicking the top left 'Unfiltered' option.

Alternatively, drag and drop the original video into your timeline again from your media library.


Adjusting colours yourself

If you would like to custom adjust the exposure, contrast, saturation or temperature of the video or image yourself, you can use the sliders in the Colour tab. For tips on how to do this, see: changing the colour of a video.


Try it out

Ready to get started? Head straight to Create to try it out for yourself:

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