Post Production

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – BCC Transitions

I’ll be honest, I have never been a big fan of transition effects in effects packages, as I never really thought they were very good.  For most editors, much like myself, BCC8 was a turning point for a lot of us, as those of us who upgraded to Symphony got a copy of BCC8 included in your upgrade price.  This is what turned the page for me when it came to using transitions other than wipes and dissolves in my edits.  I started to see some unique looking transitions that didn’t look, well, cheesy.  Fast forward to BCC 10 and we have a staggering thirty seven unique transition effects, that have the ability to be altered and changed to make them into different looks so, for example, if you have the Lens Flare Dissolve effect, that Lens Flare can be changed into any lens flare included in the FX Browser, or any lens flare that you can think up.  Basically a new effect every time you use it.  There isn’t a long form production that I do now, that doesn’t have at least two or three BCC transition effects in them, as they not only look great, but they are stylized and easily customizable.

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Kevin P McAuliffe is a three time North American ProMax award winning editor and a Media Composer editor for over 15 years. He is a featured trainer at MacProVideo and is also one of the…

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