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Apply the parameters of a clip to several other clips

Apply the parameters of a clip to several other clips By Le Papy - Last updated on Saturday, September 7, 2013
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Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Edition, Pinnacle Studio 21 & S16-S20 Tutorials / Edition  -  Previous tutorials
Published on Sunday, September 7, 2008
Created on Friday, July 25, 2008 2:33 AM

This tutorial created for Pinnacle Studio 1-15 can also be done with a new version of Studio with some adjustments (AVID Studio or Studio 16 or higher). These adjustments are shown in bold italics: "If you are using new Studio version : {...}"

A Studio user submitted the following problem : "A plugin is applied to a clip, now I would like to have the same plugin with the same settings on several clips, how should I proceed ?"

The solution we offer (there may be others ...), allows you to change the parameters of selected clips, whether they are contiguous or not. We will use the new Studio version 12.0 for this tutorial. For the tutorial we will choose a Colour Correction plugin, but the method applies to an audio effect as well. Take note that older Studio version are also compatible with this tip & trick. New Studio versions provide ergonomic improvements in this area that have led us to adapt this tutorial .

Step 1 : Adding Effects to the Reference Clip

Add the Color Correction filter to the clip and apply the appropriate settings;

Parameters chosen for the clip reference

If you are using new Studio version :

Here is an example that uses five images in the 4/3 format. Naturally, in a 16/9 project, black bars will appear on the sides.

  1. Select all 5 frames and then right click on the selection ...
  2. Choose " Scaling / Fill " in the context menu to remove the black bars on the entire selection.
Using the "complete" item on a multiple selection

After this initial setting, select a clip that will be your reference clip and apply one or more effects to it. In this example, I applied three effects to my reference clip:

  1. A tint effect (3-Color/Tint, Defaults parameters and quantity = 80);
  2. A Boris Graffiti effect (7-Add-ons/Filter/Boris Graffiti /New Lower Thirds/Lower Third 5.grf);
  3. A 2D-3D effect (1-2D-3D/Cutting multifaceted by default).
Apply multiple effects on the reference clip

After applying the effects to your reference clip:

  1. Right-click the reference clip, affected by the addition of effects (visible magenta band);
  2. Select " Effect " from the context menu;
  3. Choose the " Copy all " item.

All the effects applied to the reference clip are now in the clipboard.

Copy effects applied to the reference clip
Step 2 : Selection of Other Clips to Change

Select the other clips. whether they are contiguous or not.

Selection of other clips contiguous or not

Reminder :

  • To select some clips: Select the desired clips holding the CTRL key and clicking on each of the clips you want.
  • To select contiguous clips: Select the first clip, hold down the Shift key and click the last.
Step 3 : Copy the Effects from the Reference Clip to the Other Clips to Change

We then apply the same effect that was applied to the original clip using the default settings.

The default settings are applied to selected clips

If you are using new Studio version :

  1. After step 1, all effects applied to your reference clip (affected by the addition of effects, visible magenta band) and their parameters are in the clipboard ...
  2. Select the clips you want to change and right-click on the selection. Click on the " Copy " command to copy the effects and their parameters on multiple selection.

Note that after the copy, the clipboard will be emptied.

Copy effects and their parameters on multiple selection
Step 4 : Changing the Settings for Added Effect

Add the reference clip to the selection by holding down the CTRL key and clicking the reference clip.

The clip reference is added to the selection

If you are using new Studio version :

Not applicable with new Studio versions because the process is carried out automatically in step 3.

Step 5 : Parameter Setting Tip

At this point the parameters of the reference clip are shown. Then just slightly modify one of the parameter and all the selected clips will change to the value of the reference clip.

Transmission parameters of the clip as a reference for other selected clips

If you are using new Studio version :
Not applicable with new Studio versions because the process is carried out automatically in step 3.

Thanks to Serge Gastineau for his excellent question...

{Thanks to Loosecannon for the fine tuning}

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Kero By # Kero @ Wednesday, September 10, 2008 10:11 AM
Excellent tip!

Shimy By # Shimy @ Friday, September 12, 2008 1:31 AM
I do like this tip but does it work with key frames ?

Le Papy By # Le Papy @ Friday, September 12, 2008 5:18 AM
Before asking this question, I suppose that you tried...

It shouldn't interfere with keyframes. But honestly, what are you interested in that?

Julie By # Julie @ Friday, October 1, 2010 2:26 AM
Brill tip

George By # George @ Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:06 PM
How to apply pan and zoom to the several clips in Avid Studio?

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Saturday, November 2, 2013 7:03 AM
Hello George,

Le Papy has prepared an answer for you, I translate: "to my knowledge, it's not possible, and that's why Pinnacle Studio 16-17 is there, which solve this problem".


Gordon By # Gordon @ Sunday, February 16, 2014 11:45 AM
How can I copy and paste an effect from a jpg to all of the other jpgs on the same track? I am using Studio 17 and the above approach does not work.

I am creating a 16:9 video of a presentation by a speaker using a PowerPoint deck, My main clip is the speaker in a PIP box on the left of the screen. The second track is made up of the individual jpgs of the slides, which I want to have on the right side. To do this I move the jpgs to the right using the pan and zoom effect.

I cannot determine how to apply the pan and zoom effect to one slide and then copy and paste it to all the others. After applying the pan and zoom effect to one slide I do not get a magenta fx band at the top, nor do I get an option to copy or paste effects on the context menus.


saby By # saby @ Sunday, February 16, 2014 2:36 PM
Don't use pan & zoom on the slide, but 2D-3D Studio PIP. Then you get the magenta band and then you can copy/paste the effect to all the other jpgs.

Jakub By # Jakub @ Monday, July 21, 2014 7:09 PM
How can I apply the same stereoscopic effect (50% SBS) for multiple clips in S17?

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