You’ll remember in our last lesson, we began talking about Transitions in Media 100, and we’ve set everything up to get us to the point where we’re ready to add the transition. So let’s get started and do just that!
Inside the “Transition” window, the first thing we need to decide is what type of transition we’ll be doing. I’m going to stick with just a standard dissolve transition for this lesson.
Now, you’ll notice a visual representation of your transition in the upper left corner of the window, and you can drag and manipulate the transition however you like, based on the overlap you set in the timeline. You can also choose the type of transition, whether it’s before the cut, on the cut or ending at the cut, and you can even set a custom transition if you like.
Once you have everything laid out, and are all set to go, you are going to want to hit the “Apply” button, and you’ll notice that your transition has now immediately appeared on the FX channel, transitioning from one shot to another!
I should also point out that you have the ability to render the transition from the Transition window as well. But to be honest, you won’t have to worry about that, as even the slower systems these days are fast enough to playback dissolves and wipes in real-time.
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.