MLT FX

Training videos

MLT FX training

This section will grow over time to cover the essentials of the MLT FX application including DVE, color, key, blur, graphics, text and plug-ins. The aim is to provide a guide to the tools available for users to then explore and develop using their own creativity. There are many different ways to use FX - with a few guiding principles and examples of best practice, the tools can be used for an infinite number of applications.

The first set of MLT FX tutorials are designed to give an introduction to the workflows and menus. Different processes inside the MLT FX menu are demonstrated with examples rather than just describing the functions of buttons, with additional examples of combining processes in later sections.

View our full MLT FX playlist or view the individual videos below


MLT1a: Introduction To MLT FX


This tutorial looks at how to access the MLT FX application and find the menus and hidden features such as the keyframe graph.


MLT1b. Settings, Configuration Options & Saving



There are a number of settings and configuration options in different menus which can affect the rendered output of MLT FX. An introduction of where to find the most important menus is described here.

MLT1c. Introduction to Auto Keyframing & Using the Keyframe Graph



The keyframe graph is a vital part of the MLT FX menu and understanding the basic principles and navigation is necessary to create even simple FX. The basic functions are covered here with additional menu options covered by future advanced tutorials, or you can use the manuals to explore these options.


MLT1d. Zoom, Wireframes, Grids & Blend Modes

The MLT FX menu has a number of display options which can be useful when creating FX. Zoom can be used to work in great detail on an image, the wireframes are useful when drawing shapes, the grid is good for creating evenly spaced images or drawing accurate shapes and the blend modes can be used to control a variety of tools including controlling transparency and adding creative effects.


MLT1e. Introduction to Using the Color Palette



The color palette controls the color the cursor can place into other parts of the application (held on the cursor) and also provides a mixing space with a variety of brushes.

MLT1f. Timeline Segment Color Indicators



Timeline segments will change color to indicate processes that have been applied in different applications or warnings that material needs further attention, like rendering. Examples of the most commonly seen indicators are shown here, with further detail in the manuals if required.


sQ View sQ Cut sQ Edit