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I use an effect (blur) to obscure a particular area on footage sourced from my dashcam and whilst I can copy keyframe attributes then paste them to other clips requiring the same treatment, it also changes other parameters such as audio profile etc.

Can I create an effect thats special then save it as a custom effect, as this would save me making the mask and then applying it with undesirable side effects but would also save it permanently for all future projects.

I seem to think should be possible but I can't find out how.

Thanks in anticipation
Alan.
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Hi Alan

What you're asking for sounds reasonable, and like you, the only way I know of to do that is to use copy keyframe attributes.

It's true that using that feature does copy many aspects from the original clip to the others - even other settings that have changed but that aren't actually keyframed - but I haven't seen any "random" changes copied over.

In other words, if the audio profile is changed on the copied-to clips, that strongly implies that you've previously made those same changes to the original clip.

If you start with a fresh clip and make the desired changes (again, I realize) and then copy the keyframe attributes, you shouldn't see any other changes on the clip(s) you copy them too. If you DO see an audio profile change when you've just re-created your desired effect on a clean clip, please post the details here and open a ticket with Cyberlink Tech Support.

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Quote Hi Alan

What you're asking for sounds reasonable, and like you, the only way I know of to do that is to use copy keyframe attributes.

It's true that using that feature does copy many aspects from the original clip to the others - even other settings that have changed but that aren't actually keyframed - but I haven't seen any "random" changes copied over.

In other words, if the audio profile is changed on the copied-to clips, that strongly implies that you've previously made those same changes to the original clip.

If you start with a fresh clip and make the desired changes (again, I realize) and then copy the keyframe attributes, you shouldn't see any other changes on the clip(s) you copy them too. If you DO see an audio profile change when you've just re-created your desired effect on a clean clip, please post the details here and open a ticket with Cyberlink Tech Support.


Thank you for your reply - I agree entirely with your thoughts and yes in every case where the destination clip was copied to it is generally altered parameters that were unique to that clip. No changes to the destination clip were unexpected, it was just the unique parameters were unfortunately changed.

My practice now will be to do the "copy" and "paste" to every clip that needs the common blur mask - first thing. From then on any minor tweaks to said destination clips can take place but at leastt the global mask will be present where needed.

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Alan.
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