I've packaged some basic Premiere Pro presets for everyone. It includes the old Film Fades from a ways back (the built-in Adobe version of the Film Fade doesn't really emulate a genuine film fade all that well), as well as some Letterboxing presets for both 16:9 and 4:3 media.
Unzip the file, and from the Presets bin do a Right Click>Import Presets...
The In/Out fades are based on the standard 1 second duration. If you need more or less, you'll have to adjust the keyframes.
The Title fade is based on the standard 5 second duration, so again longer or shorter titles will require a keyframe adjustment.
The Letterboxing presets are based on the Crop effect, after doing the math to determine how much should be cropped to get the desired result. The 16:9 options work equally well on SD or HD media. The 4:3 are obviously for SD only. The presets can be applied directly to a clip, to a nested sequence, or in CS6, to an Adjustment layer.
[Edited by forum host - link converted to attachment, files have been virus-checked]
It took me a bit to figure out why the download wasn't starting the first time, then the second time as well.
If you'd like, I can share them on my Creative Cloud account so folks don't have to stare at ads for 2 minutes at that download site.
I'll take a look at them later this week when I have a chance to park the playhead for a moment (editor speak for "busy busy busy!")
We had to restrict file attachments due to certain security vulnerabilities for that feature. I can offer that option to forum veterans that wish to have this privilege reinstated on a case by case basis. Jim, I'm working on getting you approved right now.
Just got back, posted those to my Creative Cloud:
Jim, I'm working on getting you approved right now.
Cool. I've no issue with forum gurus inspecting the download first and adding it themselves, replacing the link in the original. It'll make things easier for readers here who want the presets.
I like the fade in and out and the title fade,
but a crop preset for letterboxing?
I rather have a title for letterboxing, see what i am doing like adjusting the horizon.
On export set it to letterboxing.
Jim, I tried your presets for Film Fade and I just get a straight ramp appearing on the opacity layer which doesn't solve the MPE fade bumps as the image reaches the minimum of maximum value. I can create an S curve that will work better, but I dont' know how to modify the fade presets and save them from the clip, or to create new ones. I could edit the preset XML files but that looks like a chore. Any help?
You can change any parameters you like in the Effect Controls panel. When you've got it the way you want, select each 'effect' that will be part of the preset using CTRL, right click and Save Preset.
Hi Jim. I have downloaded your presets and used the letterbox in my videos, but it seems after a recent PP CC update the letterbox preset doesn't play nice with my timeline. I added the 2:35 letterbox to an adjustment layer and I have the adjustment layer over all the clips in my timeline. But for some reason the letterbox preset is causes my timeline to jump and stutter on certain parts especially on parts of the video that have dissolves. I know for sure its the preset because when I disable it, the video plays perfect, or if I remove a section of the adjustment layer with the preset the video plays fine. Can you assist on why this happens?