Join Nick Harauz for an in-depth discussion in this video Using dissolve and wipe-based effects, part of Sapphire for Video Editors.
- [Instructor] So in the last movie we got familiar with some of the Sapphire transitions available to us in Premiere Pro. Along with using the S Transition Effect under the Sapphire Builder category, to see almost every single transitional preset available for us within Sapphire. The truth of the matter is, there are really only two types of transitions, and everything else is an offset of that. So there's dissolves and there's wipes. And Sapphire, if we look under the Transition category, is pretty much divided into those two categories.
In fact, several of the Sapphire effects start with the word Dissolve. We scroll down, several of the Sapphire effects start with the word Wipe. And in any type of media, minus if it's a straight cut between clips, these are the types of transitions that are used or applied in your video projects. As an example, you might use a dissolve, or what's known as a cross dissolve. You used a dissolve to basically say that there was a time switch between your two or various elements in your film.
So I could select something such as Dissolve Film Effect, apply that transition to a clip, and convey that message with this type of dissolve, or then use another type of stylistic transition like a Dissolve Glow for maybe a faster-paced type of style, but would still essentially achieve the same thing but in a different stylistic way. Now besides these Dissolve Glows, we've got Wipe transitions where I apply something such as a S Wipe Dots.
And rather than a dissolve between clips, there is a type of wipe between the images. Sometimes it's a pattern dotted wipe, other times it could be a line that is used to basically transition between our two images. Besides which transition you use, this is what the entire Sapphire category is like. And like other effects within Sapphire, the most used parameters are at the top.
So for transitions, you can see it goes Wipe Off to Background when we can do things like Wipe On to Background and actually change the direction of the transition. We've also got controls for how much of a percentage we wipe, as well as on wipes, in particular, adding a bit of softness in between our transitions. Now comparing this, let me just remove this wipe transition, and go back up to one of my favorites which is the Dissolve Glow. When we see something such as our Glow Transition, in this particular case, the strength of the glow or the glow brightness, which is being added to the dissolve.
And as well as the speed of the dissolve across these two clips. So these parameters could highly change how this effect is interpreted across your two video clips. But regardless of the matter, everything is made of a dissolve or a wipe. And this is something to keep in mind, specifically when we go into the S Transition, should build our own customized transitions that we can apply in our Premiere Pro projects.
- Getting started with Sapphire
- Essential parameters
- Working with presets
- Adding transitions
- Creating photo-realistic lens flares
- Adding backgrounds and textures
- Building custom effects
- Working with Mocha