|The Avid Effects Editing window.|
This collection of tricks is a little more involved than last time. I hope they come in handy.
- Building Titles Externally - Instead of creating titles in the Tittle Tool, create titles in Photoshop and import the Photoshop file directly. Any updates that are needed can be made in the Photoshop file, saved and batch imported. Photoshop allows for more options when creating titles and if the title is used in multiple parts of the sequence, all instances can be updated at once by the batch import.
Timeline for Page Peel.
Timeline for Whip Pan.
- Softening Jump Cuts - This one is from a PBS editor (thanks Steve). If you have a jump cut in a talking head and the shot doesn't change too drastically at the cut, use a 7 frame fluid morph transition to soften the jump cut. A lot of times I will use this technique to remove an "Umm" from what is being said. These effects will need to be rendered, but since the duration is so small, they render in no time.
Please chime in if you have any additional tricks or if you have comments about the ones I've presented here.