The Files and Effects Area serves the following purposes:
Normally, when the program is opened the Files and Effects Area will show the categories for the media files that can be imported into the program. These will include Video, Image, Audio and Color:
You can select one of the categories double-clicking it with the mouse or using the drop-down box in the upper right corner. When selected, the category will show all the files of a certain selected type - video, image, audio or colors - available in it. Here is an example of the selected video category:
If you want to add some video or other media to your output movie, you will need to import it first. To do that click the button and browse for the media files or simply drag-and-drop them to the program window. You can also capture video from a capture device connected to your personal computer clicking the button.
To return back to the Media Library view double-click the upward green arrow - .
When you click the Transition button of the Menu Panes, the list of all the available transitions will be displayed:
You can sort them by subcategories using the upper right corner drop-down box.
The same way pressing the Video Effects button of the Menu Panes will show all the effect present in the program in the Files and Effects Area. The effects can be sorted by subcategories as well:
You can change the representation of the list of the Files and Effects Area elements clicking the Views button. Pressing it and selecting the View as option you can choose between Thumbnails, List and Details to view the Files and Effects Area elements. With media files - video, images and audio - it is also possible to sort them by time they were added to the Media Library, their name and creation date with the Arrange Icons by option.