How to Add Wave Effect to Your Video with Key Frames?
The wave effect is a commonly-used effect in creating a dreamlike and imaginary picture in a movie videos. You can easily add animated wave effect to your video using MovieMator Video Editor.
Step 1: Open MovieMator Video Editor and load the video/audio/image files
Double-click the program icon to open MovieMator Video Editor.
Then click “Open” at the top left corner and select the file(s). Press “Open” to load the files to MovieMator.
Step 2: Add the target files to the timeline
Select the target file and click “Insert” button, or drag & drop the target file from your local album to append it to the track on the timeline. Please note that the video in V1 track will be overlaid with the video in V2 track.
Step 3: Add the “Resize” filter
Select the video and click “Add Filter” to add the “Resize” Filter to the video or directly click “Resize” in the shortcut toolbar.
Step 4: Add the “Wave” filter
Select the video and click “Add Filter” to add the “Wave” Filter to the video. Or click “Video Filter” in the left tab and click the “Add” button on the top-right of “Wave” filter.
Step 5: Enable animated wave effect with key frames
Check “Enable Key Frames” if you want to add animated wave effect. The speed and amplitude of waving will change gradually to the extent you set.
Upon checking this option, red keyframe markers will appear at the beginning and the end of the clip.
Tips: Click “+” button to add key frame to the moment; click “-” button to remove the unwanted key frame; click to jump to the previous key frame; click to jump to the next key frame.
Slide to change the speed and amplitude of waving at each key frame. Preview the video and you’ll see the waving extent changes along with the time.
Please note that a key frame will be automatically added at the playhead when you adjust the parameters of this moment with the option “Auto Add Key Frames” checked.
Step 6: Export your video or save the project for further editing
You could directly export videos with any format for playing on any device. Or save the project and edit them again in your spare time if you have to break off the editing process.
Click “Export Video” on the main interface, then choose your desired format and adjust output settings. When everything is OK, click “Export File” to name the file and choose the destination folder.
You have 2 ways to save project for further editing. One is to click “Save Project” on the main interface, the other is to click “File” menu, then click “Save” or “Save as” to name the file and choose the destination folder. By the way, if you are used to using keyboard shortcuts, you can also press “Command + S” to save the project.