A key feature of VideoSolo EditFUN is that it allows you to set keyframes in your video to make your video looks cool. If you are an average user, it might be a little difficult to understand. So, we wrote this detailed guide to help you know how to make use of the keyframe feature in VideoSolo EditFUN.
Part 1. What is Keyframe
To know what is keyframe, let's take a look at what is frame.
Frame – the minimum unit in video animation, equivalent to each shot on a cinefilm. A frame is a still picture, and continuous frames form an animation, a video, and so on. That is to say, the still picture is continuously played in rapid succession to form an animation or video.
As shown in the image, each picture is a frame, and these pictures are continuously played, which become a video that changes from a rectangle to a circle.
In video editing, a keyframe is a frame used to indicate the beginning or end of a change made to a parameter.
Usually, keyframes mean these frames are important. We will use them to generate other frames. The program can create animation between a keyframe and another keyframe.
For example, in the first keyframe, the program records the values of several parameters that you adjust. In the next keyframe, the program record other value. After that, the program preset the value in the middle changes according to the keyframe. It can reduce the trouble of manual adjustment.
Part 2. How to Add and Edit Keyframe in EditFUN
VideoSolo EditFUN is one of the video editing programs which enables us to set keyframe in their video. Here, we mainly talk about how to set the keyframe.
If you don't have this program, just download the free trial version from the button above. For other guides about how to use EditFUN, please refer to the user guide.
At first, open EditFUN and import your media file to the library and timeline. Now follow the steps below.
1. Not all of the effect/color can be set as keyframe. Go to the "Effect" or "Color" window, you can find the clock-like icon in the upper right corner of some effect/color. That means these effect and color can be set as keyframe.
2. Select the effect or color with a clock-like icon and then add it to the clip which you want to set a keyframe. You can click the "+" button or drag it directly. After that, you have to click the "Edit" icon in the toolbar to open the keyframe editing window (The keyframe editing window is included in the "Template Effect" window).
3. This is the key step to set keyframe, please read it carefully.
First, in the "Template Effect" window, click "Add keyframes" button. Then in the keyframe editing window, you are able to edit keyframes.
Move the cursor to the desired time point, click the "+" in the keyframe editing panel to add a keyframe. You can jump to the previous keyframe or the next keyframe by clicking "<" and ">". Select a time point and click "Delete" icon you can delete this keyframe.
4. Adjust the parameters corresponding to the keyframes. Here you will need to select a keyframe, then adjust the value in the template editing panel. And, select the next keyframe to adjust its value. Now you can preview the effect, the move or color change between two keyframes are automatically generated by the software.
Extend Reading: The Liner, Smooth and Discrete Option
Linear: Interpolates between two keyframes without smoothing and the value increases equally for each frame.
Smooth: The rate at which the value changes reduces as the keyframe approaches, which creates a gradual change of value before and after the keyframe.
Discrete: No interpolation takes place as the value between two keyframes is held at a "Discrete", and it only changes when the layer reaches a new keyframe.