Figure 7.45 Here, the wipe is set to begin from the
left side.
Figure 7.44 Click one of the small arrows to set the
direction of a transition. Here, a wipe is set to
progress from the top-left corner of the image.
Direction button (diagonal)
Customizing
Transition Settings
Each transition has its own collection of
customizable settings. The available options
depend on the transition you’re modifying.
By modifying these settings, you can effec-
tively expand your list of transitions. You
can, for example, set the Wipe transition to
wipe in any of eight directions; you can make
it hard-edged or soft-edged; and you can add
a border of any color or thickness.
As usual, you have to add the transition to a
cut first and then select it to modify its set-
tings in the Properties panel.
To set the direction of the transition:
In the Properties panel, click the small
arrows, or edge selectors, around the
transition thumbnail to select the orien-
tation of the transition (Figure 7.44).
The movement of the transition, such as
the direction of a wipe, progresses in the
direction you specify (Figure 7.45).
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To adjust the start and end
of the transition:
In the Properties panel, do any of the
following:
Adjust the Start and End values by
dragging or by entering a value
between 0 and 100.
Drag the start and end sliders under
the A and B thumbnail images, respec-
tively (Figures 7.46 and 7.47).
Shift-drag either slider to set the start
and end to the same value.
A standard transition starts at 0 and ends
at 100.
Figure 7.47 Adjust the End value or
use the slider to define the transi-
tion’s final appearance. Instead of
wiping from shot A to shot B, this
transition is set to show a mix of
the two shots for the duration of the
transition.
Figure 7.46 Adjust the Start value
or drag the corresponding slider to
define the initial appearance of the
transition.
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Figure 7.48 Clicking Reverse makes
the transition progress in the opposite
way. For example, reversing an iris
round transition makes the iris close
to reveal the second shot, rather than
open to reveal it.
To reverse a transition:
In the Properties panel, select Reverse.
The transition is reversed. For example,
reversing an iris round transition makes
the iris close to reveal the next shot
rather than open (Figure 7.48).
Tips
You can use the sliders to get a preview
of the transition, but make sure you reset
the transition to the position you want
before you finish.
You cant keyframe a transition; you
can only set a start and an end state.
(For more about keyframing effects,
see Chapter 10.)
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To set the center point of
the transition:
In the Properties panel, drag the
handle in the Start (A) or End (B)
image to set the center point of the
transition (Figures 7.49 and 7.50).
The handle represents the center of
an iris transition, for example.
Figure 7.50 Here, the center point, or
origin, has been moved off center. To
better illustrate the effect, the Start
slider has been moved, and a border
has been added.
Figure 7.49 Drag the round
handle in the Start thumb-
nail image to set the center
point of transitions, such
as iris transitions.
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Figure 7.52 Increasing the value adds
a border to the transitions edge.
Figure 7.51 When the Border Width
is set to 0, no border appears at the
transition’s edge (the Start setting
has been increased so you can see
the edge).
To set the border thickness:
To set the Border Width value, drag the
underlined number, or click it and enter a
new value (Figure 7.51).
The edges of the transition appear with a
border of the thickness you specified
(Figure 7.52).
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