1) This page should be entitled "Video Effects and Transitions Reference"
2) All video effects should be listed here, instead of only Video Dissolve Transitions
3) The three fixed video effects should be added to this reference
- Yes, you're right, this page needs a bit of updating. I changed the title.
- I'm adding all video transitions to the doc (I think that's what you meant).
- Are you talking about intrinsic effects, like Opacity?
I'll have this updated as soon as possible. Thanks, Jeff.
The term used to describe the Motion, Opacity and Time Remapping effects has been "Fixed," while all other effects are called "Standard." I have not encountered "Intrinsic."
Here's one more thought on organizing. Help page lengths can be unwieldy. Perhaps split up the category a bit:
Video Effects Reference
Video Transition Reference
Audio Effects Reference
Audio Transitions Reference (yes, there are only three...but it is a separate category in the Effects panel)
The Distort video effect group is missing the two effects added to CS6: Rolling Shutter Repair and Warp Stabilizer.
In the Transform effect it says:
"Note: In Adobe After Effects, the Transform effect includes the Shutter Angle control and Use Composition’s Shutter Angle option. Both controls are adjusted only in After Effects."
Does this mean that the Shutter Angle property is non-functional in P Pro? If it is functional, how do you use it? Usually it's used with motion blur...something that is not included in P Pro. If it's non-functional, why is it displayed or why is it not grayed-out?
Thanks for the additional notes.
- I am in the process of divding effects and transitions into separate topics for audio and video, just as you suggested.
- I'll add the effects to the Distort group and link to their full documentation.
- I'll take a closer look at the Transform effect.
Thanks again for your eagle eye!
I did mean video transitions. Thanks for catching that. I went back to edit it but it was too late to fix it.
Kevin said: "I'm adding all video transitions to the doc (I think that's what you meant)."
That is what I meant. Thanks for catching that. I went back to edit it but it was too late to fix it.
On a side note: that page is very long, too long if you ask me.
No fun srolling through.
I apologize on behalf of Adobe for the long pages. I agree with you. It was a design decision that has some consequences for products with deep features, like Premiere Pro and After Effects. I will do my best to break up the topics in the future, but this will have to do for now.
The illustrations accompanying the Eyedropper Fill effect do not match my experience. They give the impression that the Eyedropper Fill can effect the color of a single object (the space ship).
But all that happens with Eyedropper Fill is that it creates the equivalent of a solid color matte. Am I missing something here?
The Track Matte Key displays what appears to be unpredictable behavior when using the Motion effect.
My guess is there are some "rules" in terms of the order of effects that cause this behavior. So, perhaps a P Pro engineer can clarify them so they can be added to the Help file.
It's hard to list all the issues that come up when using the Track Matte Key to create a traveling matte or when the foreground clip has any changed Motion effect properties. But here are two scenarios:
1) Open the Titler with the clip you want to apply the Track Matte Key to visible. Create a solid graphic that matches the size and general shape of an object in motion in that clip. Place the title above that clip in a sequence. Change the scale or other Motion properties of the foreground clip. Before applying the Track Matte Key, keyframe the motion of the graphic to follow the object in motion. Apply the Track Matte Key and notice that the title jumps to another location and no longer follows the motion of the object in the clip.
2) Use the Motion > Scale property to zoom in on a static image. Create a matte in the Titler using the zoomed in view as a means to set the size, shape and location of the matte. Place that matte above the static image, apply the Track Matte Key to the static image (using the matte) and the graphic will suddenly shift locations. Click its Motion effect to display a bounding box, and it shifts locations and change size again.
My guess is that these behaviors have to do with the order effects are applied, with Motion always being last. But I do not see the logic behind the results. It would be great to get the definitive word on taming the Track Matte Key.
I have encountered both of these problems with the Track Matte as well, and would love it if I could understand when not to use the effect or how to change the effect priority (motion/scale before matte animation)
Brilliant article, very helpful, but read the whole thing simply to find a workaround for this very problem.
The secret to using track mattes and motion is to put the clip that requires motion in a new sequence. Put the track matte on a higher track and instead of applying the track matte effect, just set the opacity of the matte to 50% so you can see it just enough to work with it. Apply the motion effect to the clip and when you are satisfied, simply delete the matte. Then just nest the new sequence into your original sequence, and apply the track matte to the nested sequence.
That forces Premiere Pro to deal with the motion before it deals with the track matte,
Hi guys. Just wondering where the Black, Grey and White Balance controls have gone in the Three-way Colour Corrector please...?
Look under Auto Levels.
The Help needs a lot of work.