There are only two transitions you'll ever need: a cut and a dissolve. Your video editing program comes with all sorts of them, from star wipes, to page peels, to cube spins, but you can spend your entire life as an editor only using cuts and dissolves; most pros tend to look down on anything fancier as intrusive and tacky. But that doesn't mean that there aren't circumstances where the unusual, or even the outrageous, is called for.
Add energy to your project by creating a custom whip pan transition (sometimes referred to as a swish pan). See how to get good results whether you pre-plan and shoot it right, or fake it in post production using static shots.
Time is money and simple keyboard shortcuts pave the way to faster editing. From navigating the timeline to adding default transitions, these six essential shortcuts will fine tune your editing skills in Premiere Pro.
While post-production programs might have dozens of preset transitions to choose from, most of them are off limits when it comes to professional production. Nothing takes a viewer out of a story faster than a cube spin transition. A simple dissolve can work wonders to show the passage of time or a change in location, but what if you’re looking for something a bit more dynamic? In this segment we show you how to use two types of body wipe transitions using simple shooting techniques and a little bit of post-production to pull it off.
We show you how to pull off two basic special effects using cross dissolves, overlays, cropping and layers. Both the Star Trek effect and the Multiplicity effect use these techniques to create very impressive looking tricks for your videos.