Do i HAVE to cut down my video if I want to apply cursor effect on specific timeline?

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Let's say that I would like to apply 'zoom cursor effect' between 3:00 and 3:20.

Right now, I am doing it manually by cutting out my video at 3:00 and 3:20..and apply the cursor effect on that segment.

I honestly find this process time consuming and inefficient.

Is there a way to apply cursor effect on a specific timeline without cutting it into smaller/separate segment?
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no; you have to use splits to define a clip segment against which you can apply the desired cursor effects
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bleh, so there isn't anything i can do with green/red flag thing to make selection to apply cursor effect?


I guess I really do have to separate them =s
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Applying zoom is easier than that.

Just place your timeline indicator where you want the cursor to grow to a larger size.

You mentioned 3:00 so my example will show just that. The video needs to be selected first.
 Then, you hit "Shift + A"
That will place a animation arrow on the video.
GO up to the properties panel in the top right and click on the Cursor Icon.
Use the slider to apply the amount of zoom you want to the cursor.


Go to 3:20 of the timeline. Hit "Shift + A" again. This time  type 100 to return the cursor Normal.It's easier than using the slider.

You can do this fast once you get used to applying animations.

By default, animations are 1 second long. A cursor that grows and shrinks over 1 second of time usually looks pretty good.
 
If that doesn't work for you.You can slide the left side of the animation arrow into the right.
This decreases the duration of the animation. You can only shorten it to 3 frames in duration.Which is almost instantaneous.
You can make animations longer as well.

Or you can split your video apart all over the place. Either way, you've got some animating to do.

Regards,Joe

    
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whoa, that's really cool! Thank you =))

On a separate note, How would this trick work with magnify? 
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You would need to apply magnify to video first.

Then set your preferred setting.You could add an animation at the very beginning of the video and set all the magnification levels to zero. That way you won't see any effects until you want to see them.
Add animations as before. Here's with one added.

A change applied

 A return to no magnification effects at all.