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Add filters to your videos or images to change the color and contrast, make them black and white, or add blur in Clipchamp.

You can also use filters to add special effects such as a slow zoom (similar to a Ken Burns effect), glitch, smoke, filmic noise, VHS crackle, blur fill, or Green Screen.

To apply a filter, simply click on the video clip in the timeline so that an editing menu appears. Then, click the Filters tab and choose a filter. 

How to add a filter

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

Drag and drop the video or image from Your media library into the timeline.

An image of a user adding a video to the timeline.

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

Click on your video in the timeline, so it's highlighted green. A sidebar will appear on the right-hand side of the editor called the property panel.

An arrow pointing to the property panel.

Click on the filters tab to view all of the filters you can add to your video. Hover over the filter icons to preview what they will look like on your video. When you have chosen a filter, click on the filter to add it to your video.

An image of a user clicking on the filters tab.

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 filters tab, and clicking the unfiltered filter. Alternatively, drag and drop the original video into your timeline again from your media library.

An image of a user clicking on a filter.​​​​​​​

Adjusting colors 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 Color Balance tab. For tips on how to do this, see: changing the color of a video.

Try it out

Head to Clipchamp to try out filters.

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