FLICKER CUT TRANSITION
A transition that rapidly cuts between two clips or a solid color, and which can invert the clips or add fades.
Getting Started in a timeline
- Drag the transition over your edit in the timeline, placing it at the end, beginning, or between two successive clips.
- Modify the Duration of the transition either by entering a length in the field, or dragging directly in the timeline.
- 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
- Apply the transition to the layer you want to transition from.
- 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).
- 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
- Browse Presets brings up an array of presets which animate when hovered over. Double-clicking or highlighting a preset and clicking Select will populate the parameters below to create the selected appearance.
- Pattern Select contains a dropdown list of what pattern the strobe will occur in wherein A is the first source given to the transition, B is the second source, and C is the Color chosen (in the parameter below).
- Cycles adjusts how many times the strobe cycles through the pattern selected above during its transition.
- Color selects via a swatch or eyedropper tool what color will occur during the strobe transition (Note: This will have no effect if you haven't got C present in your Pattern Select above).
- Color Opacity adjusts the transparency of the color over whatever background is present.
- End Behavior determines how the transition behaves upon its completion.
- None results in no effect applied to the final part of the transition.
- Solid Color ends the transition going to whichever Color was selected above.
- Fade Color fades out of whichever Color was selected above into the last part of the Pattern.
- Fade White fades from White to the last part of the Pattern.
- 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.)
- Fade Clips toggles whether each clip fades during its duration on screen; note that this fade is controlled via its Exposure which can be adjusted below.
- Fade Exposure adjusts the brightness of each clip during the transition. Note that since Fade Clips above is controlled using Exposure, setting this to a higher number than its default with Fade Clips enabled can result in a flashing effect.
- Invert A, B Clip will invert the colors of the A and/or B clips.
- Contrast increases or decreases the range of brightness between colors within the sources provided.
- Noise adjusts how much artificial noise is overlaid onto the sources provided.