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CHANNEL SURF

Mimic the look of changing channels on an old analog television set from one shot to the next using this stylized transition.


Getting Started in a timeline   Premiere_icon FinalCutPro_icon Vegas_icon Hitfilm_icon Resolve_icon

  1. Drag the transition over your edit in the timeline, placing it at the end, beginning, or between two successive clips.
  2. Modify the Duration of the transition either by entering a length in the field, or dragging directly in the timeline.
  3. You can choose the Alignment (Center at Cut, Start at Cut, End at Cut, Custom Start) either by positioning the transition in the timeline, or by choosing from the Alignment drop-down in some host applications.

Getting Started in a compositor   AfterEffects_icon Motion_icon

  1. Apply the transition to the layer you want to transition from.
  2. Choose the footage layer you would like to transition to in the Transition B drop-down menu. (Note for Motion users: drag the footage layer up to the Transition B box).
  3. Animate your transition using the Mix slider from 0-100%. Set a keyframe for 0% where the transition should start, then set another at 100% for the end.

Modify the Transition

  • Source lets you pick whether the first part of the transition is the Video the transition is applied to (Default), Color Bars, or just Black video.
  • Video Transition affects whether the transition behaves as a Dissolve from one shot to the next (Default), a flat Cut, or if it will Slide Down or Slide Up off the frame.
  • Noise determines the fuzziness of the shot using a typical fractal noise pattern.
  • Skew controls how distorted the shot becomes during the transition.
  • Brightness Flicker scales how much the brightness of the sources is boosted.
  • Glow customizes how much or how little the brightness-boosted parts of the shot glow during the transition.
  • Tint controls what color to tint the footage during the transition.
  • Tint Amount adjusts how much the Tint color selected above affects the footage.
  • Secondary Image Overlay contains controls that affect the distorted image that's overlayed atop the footage during the transition.
    • Overlay Scale affects the size of the distorted image atop of the transition. 
    • Overlay Mix controls how blended of the overlaid image is into the footage.
  • Turbulence twirls down controls that customize how the image is distorted during the channel switch.
    • Speed affects how fast the distortion changes.
    • Displacement determines how heavily the image is distorted.
  • Scanlines twirls down controls for the scrolling horizontal lines that cover the footage.
    • Opacity controls how little or how much the scanlines blend into the footage.
    • Count determines how many scaliness cover the footage.
    • Thickness customizes the diameter of the scanlines.
    •  Color sets the color of the scanlines.
  • Ease In Distortion toggles whether the distortion occurs at the beginning of the transition or if it's eased in gradually.
  • Hold A/B Frames toggles whether the first frame of the transition will be of the original A source and the last frame of the transition will be of the original B source; this is primarily meant for After Effects where the transition (by default) affects every single frame it's applied to, unless this toggle is enabled, allowing for slightly more control on how it begins and ends. (Note: If you are not using After Effects, this toggle will likely have no visible effect.)