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Premiere Pro CS6 video transitions

May 18, 2012 7:49 AM



I'm a convert to PP now after 10 years of being a FCP user. I just installed PP CS6 and was looking through the list of Video Transitions under effects panel. There doesn't seem to be very many of them available (as I was used to with FCP7). I used the Cross Zoom transition quite a bit on sports videos I work on. Just curious if there is a way to view/confirm all of the video transitions that are included with PP CS6? Also, I see there are Adboe "partners" that sell additional effects, although I can't identify one that focus on transitions, most offer video filters.


Thanks for your time!



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    May 18, 2012 7:53 AM   in reply to zooskifilms



    I have not seen a CS6 list, but in previous versions, there were several, with one listing all Transitions and Effects that were available for the PC, and those available for the Mac. The PC list was longer, in both categories. Last one that I recall was for CS 5, and it showed what was available for each platform, and also highlighted some that had been removed, to accommodate the MPE (Mercury Playback Engine).


    Perhaps there is a current list for CS 6, but I have just not seen it yet.


    Todd probably has a good handle on this, and will add a URL to such, if it exists.


    Good luck, and I feel your pain, when an "old friend" disappears.



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    May 18, 2012 8:54 AM   in reply to zooskifilms

    Hi Mark,


    I'm like you. I've cut two projects so far, weening myself off FCP. I noticed that there are actually more (interesting) transitions in After Effects than in Pr 5.5 or 6. I was surprised at this. I think Adobe's idea is to get us to use Pr and Ae more together than I was used to with FCP and Motion. There are quite a few things that I would have done in FCP which I can only do in Ae now (like moving multiple layered objects at one time ie. two logos floating on top of a clip). The transitions are worth looking into in Ae, and the compatability between Ae and Pr are potentialy better than it was with FCP and Motion.


    Unfortunately there seems to be a bug in the Adobe Dynamic linking between Ae6 and Pr6. It worked fine in 5.5. I plan to write an entry about this problem as soon as I can.


    There is still a lot to get used to.





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    May 18, 2012 10:21 AM   in reply to zooskifilms

    As of PrPro CS6, the default in-the-box video transitions are:

    Video Transitions
    3D Motion
    Cube Spin
    Flip Over
    Additive Dissolve
    Cross Dissolve
    Dip to Black
    Dip to White
    Film Dissolve
    Iris Box
    Iris Cross
    Iris Diamond
    Iris Round
    Page Peel
    Page Peel
    Page Turn
    Center Split
    Barn Doors
    Gradient Wipe
    Video Effects - Transition
    Block Dissolve
    Gradient Wipe
    Liner Wipe
    Radial Wipe
    Venetian Blinds


    Bold items represent categories, not actual transitions. There are also third-party transitions that you can install as plug-ins. What sort of transitions, other than standard dissolves/wipes...etc were you looking for?

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    May 18, 2012 10:33 AM   in reply to jstrawn



    I knew that there had to be one around somewhere.


    Greatly appreciated,



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    May 18, 2012 11:45 AM   in reply to Bill Hunt

    You're welcome.


    @zooski: I would have thought we had cross zoom in there too, and I know I've used it in the past. Perhaps it was a plugin though... I'll look into that, since that's about the only other effect I can think of that users might actually need... Being an editor, you know that a lot of tranny's are just silly. In the meantime, you can always animate a zoom-transition using effects controls - just animate zoom in @ the tail of a clip and zoom out at the head of its neighboring clip... I know I've done that before and it works without too much effort, but I agree there should be an automated tranny for it. I'm not sure if AE has one or not, I look later if I get the chance.

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    May 18, 2012 1:21 PM   in reply to jstrawn

    Cross Zoom is present but probably Windows only.

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    May 18, 2012 1:47 PM   in reply to Ann Bens

    Yes, indeed, Ann. Thanks. There is in fact a whole zoom transitions category which is win-only. There are many other effects and transitions which are win-only, too. The list I culled was taken from the mac side. I do have a current (CS6) list for windows, but it's only on paper and I don't have time to transcribe it now. I will get to that when i can and post back here, unless someone can beat me to it.


    Parity has gotten better in previous releases, but as you can see, we're not there yet. I just submitted a new uber-request to get parity and otherwise refresh our effects.

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