Transitions You Need in Your Editing Toolkit

February 04, 2015 by Joshua Fechter | Blog, Transitions 3 Ultimate

As editors, we want our stories to flow seamlessly to keep our audience's attention all the way through to the end credits. When cutting from scene to scene, it’s important to have a set of transitions that match your tone and help move your story along. To that end, we created NewBlue Transitions to give you a transition to match any situation.

What does the Transitions line offer? Over 400 presents in 37 plugins of cutting edge light, color, 3D and motion. In addition, like all NewBlueFX plugins, Transitions are compatible with all major NLEs including Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Edius, and Sony Vegas Pro.

Get ready to produce incredible fades, wipes and blends. This collection has unique, stylized video transitions for every mood or circumstance. Easily pull your audience's attention in with Focus or give them a jolt with Shake. For more light-hearted videos, use Cartoonr Plus or Neon Lights to give your audience a unique color contrasting video transition.

If you're interested in moving your audience through your video with the right emotions and focus, here's an in-depth look at the features of Transitions:

Turn Your Video Into a Cartoon with Cartoonr Plus

Cartoon Plus is a fan favorite and is a unique video transition that takes your subject from scene to scene while transforming them into animated illustrations. Use Cartoonr Plus to give your audience a sense of awe or comedic relief. Find your creative inspiration by checking out some of the various settings for color, line drawing, and image shading that come with Cartoonr Plus.

Roll  Through Your Clips

Give your video transitions the look of a film rolling over a projector with this plugin. Roll is great for moving your audience forward in the timeline so you can progress through different shots with ease.

Take a look:

Here, we created a simple but polished transition by combining a dissolve between frames with a push. To do this you’ll want to first add Roll to the clips. From here you should have a strong understanding of what it does just by the default values. Next, we increase the duration to 25 frames and change both the Blur and Rate to ten. After, we increase the Crossfade to 60. For our last alteration, we change the orientation of the Roll from Horizontal to Vertical.

And there you have it, Roll, an effect that turns a simple push into an elegant transition.

Highlight Your Colors with Duochrome

Duochrome gives your video a dynamic transition by emphasizing particular colors. Quickly create colorful retro and metallic images with two chrome-like colors. Find the perfect colors for your audience and give them boost with the Duochrome transition.

Liquify Your Transition

Morph your shot into another through a fluid transition. Liquify gives your video a watered down look as it smoothly guides your audience from scene to scene. This powerful plugin will keep your story fluid and your audience attentive.

Light Up the Scene with RGB Shift

Give your video an edgy appeal with RGB Shift. Separate the red, green, and blue elements that vibrate and animate them for a creative transition. Even use this plugin to make a realistic red/blue 3-D transition effect.

Zoom  In and Focus

Need a great transition to keep your audiences' attention on the storyline? The zoom plugin pulls your audience from shot to shot through the use of blur and pan rays. It's a fantastic transition for creating dramatic scene cuts and shooting forward to the next shot.

Check it out:

Here we want to create a staccato layer transition using Zoom to provide a fast transition from the street to a view of the city. We click on the Centered Zoom Blur preset, and then to make the transition more staccato we move the Zoom to full. Next, we set the Smoothing to 20 and drop the Cross Fade down to zero.

Zoom made it easy for us to create a fast centered transition.

Shake It Up with 3D Grid Explosion

If you're interested in creating a transition that's eye-popping and attractive, 3D Grid Explosion is perfect. It can smash, splinter and shatter an image to reveal the next scene. There are a number of presets with this plugin putting the creative possibilities in your hands.

NewBlue Transition's range of plugins and presets allows your video to flow beautifully from scene to scene. Use this collection to capture your vision so your scene cuts are nothing less than perfect.

And those are some of the best features in the Transitions line. Feel free to explore the many other dynamic effects in the Transitions 3 Ultimate.

 

Joshua Fechter

San Diego

Josh has a passion for all things video editing. He prides himself on creating tutorials for different effects and NLEs while also staying updated on the most relevant industry news. In his free...