Media 100 Tutorial – Part 17: Transitions Part 1

Media100LogoBy Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS)

In a previous lesson in working with Media 100, we talked about the Waveform monitor (click here), and how you’ll use it in your day to day editing tasks (click here for the Vectorscope). In this lesson, I want to move on and start to talk about effects, and how you’re going to manipulate clips in your timeline(s), and I want to start out by talking about transitions in part one of the multi-part tutorial.

Once you have two clips in your timeline, and you’re ready to add a dissolve between them, there are a couple of things you’ll need to do to get the shots ready.

First, you’re going to want to start by twirling down the drop menu located beside the track ID (V, A1, A2, etc). Once you’ve done that, you’ll now notice that you can see both the outgoing shot, the incoming shot, and the FX layer in between them.

You’ll now need to decide which layer you’d like to extend, so the footage covers the dissolve. We’re going to drag back the incoming shot head, to cover for the new transition we’re creating. Once we’ve done that, we’re now going to double click on the FX layer, to open up the “Transition” window. This window is where we’re going to setup our transition, wipe or Boris FX transition (if installed), so it appears in the timeline:

The Transition Window

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Kevin P. McAuliffe is one of the Senior Editors at Extreme Reach in Toronto, Canada. His current clients include Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, and E1 Entertainment to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @kpmcauliffe.



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