ELASTIC FOR FCPX
Elastic is a unique set of over 90 various elastic transitions that ease your footage in and out. Elastic belongs to our series of Title Layer Transitions! This means you can easily create transitions without the need of overlapping footage from one clip to the next. You can simply drag and drop a title layer over your footage at any point (even if the clip isn’t sliced) and move them around easily. It also affects all of the clips below wherever you place the layers. This creates such an ease of use and saves you time…plus you can combine layers for any combination of effect you want.
VARIOUS ELASTIC ANIMATIONS
There are 92 various Elastic layer transitions to choose from. The layer transitions range from simple left and right directions, to more complex transitions that involve rotation and zoom. The transition icons are simple and explanitory. Directional arrows indicate the direction the movement will happen, plus and minus signs indicate zooming in and out. Circles arrows show that the direction will rotate, and compressed or stretched rows of lines indicated the stretch and bounce of the effect. Also, choose form one of four varying intensity motion blur layers and add motion blur to your transition!
HOW TO USE
Each beginning and ending animation that goes together, corresponds to a number. Drag a Begin layer transition over a desired clip to begin the transition, then place the same numbered End layer transition right next to the Begin layer to finish the transition. The transitions work together perfectly!
If you look at the published parameters you will see several very helpful tools. You can control the amount of the elastic effect by adjusting the amount slider back and forth. When working in a project that is wider than normal, or a vertical video, you can use the ratio adjustment slider “9:21 ⇽16:9⇾ 21:9″ to adjust for those ratios. Finally, you can choose to have either a blank, mirrored, or colored background.
You can mix,combine, and layer any of these transition layers for hundreds of varying combinations. Maybe instead of continuing the same flow of movement, you’d like the transition to start out as a simple left movement then end in a zoom out. No problem, just make sure you stay consistent with the Begin transition being at the front and End transition being right after that; feel free to mix and combine the numbers in any way you’d like!
IDENTIFYING THE TRANSITION TYPE
Directional arrows indicate the direction the movement will happen, Plus and minus signs indicate zooming in and out. Circles arrows show that the direction will rotate, and rows of lines show the direction of compression or bounce of each effect. There are three categories of transitions for Elastic. The “Pull” category simulates the effect of an elastic being pulled back then letting it go. The “Push” section is the effect of easing a push motion then bouncing back like an elastic. Finally, the “Stretch” section is varying easing stretch motions that stretch but don’t bounce back and forth.
EASY TO USE IN FCPX
In Final Cut Pro X, navigate to the Titles tab in the upper left corner of the screen. Locate “Cineflare Elastic” and drag and drop a desired Begin and End layer transition over any element on your timeline. Place these wherever you’d like. You can place them over the entire timeline and make everything transition that lies beneath it. You can also place them at the ends of a clip without forcing the clips to trim like any other normal transition does. If you want the transition to effect just one element on the timeline, place your Begin and End layers over the desired clip, then select only that clip and do a right click and create a New Compound Clip.