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Noise Industries Andy’s Swish Transitions (Free)

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Noise Industries Andy’s Swish Transitions (Free)
 

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Noise Industries Andy’s Swish Transitions (Free)

Free Swish Transition Effects for Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, AE and Motion

Swish Dissolve and Swish Pan transitions compatible with Final Cut Pro, Motion, After Effects and Premiere Pro.


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Download Free Plugin Install Andy's Swish Transitions via FxFactory

Note: FxFactory 4.0.7 must be installed on your system to run Andy's Swish Transitions. 

Swish Dissolve

It’s a Stretch, it’s a Blur, it’s a Dissolve … it’s the club sandwich of transitions!

Created for Focus Asia after production of the show at Star TV (Hong Kong) was halted. This recreates the signature transition that was used throughout that show to segway between stories and credits. At Star TV we cut the main story segments on a Mac Quadra running a Mac OS 7 Meridian based Avid Media Composer system, the transitions were added later courtesy of an A57 when the show was onlined in the linear suites … but when the show moved to independent production the whole thing was cut start to finish on FCP. I was one of the editors who cut the stories (Avid Media Composer), and onlined the show in the linear suites … and I used to moonlight for them cutting it after it moved on from Star TV too (but thats just between you, me and the gatepost)

Now unless you’re one of the hundreds of millions of Star TV viewers who watched the show when it aired (and lets face it, most of you were watching the Bollywood movie on the other channel), or maybe you saw the show on PBS or Nat Geo, well then you’ll have no idea what it does so I’ll tell you … It horizontally stretches and blurs the outgoing clip dissolving through to the incoming clip as it snaps in from a vertical stretch blur. Ok, so its not exactly mind blowing after all that build up, but it was pretty snazzy ay the time, and young and foolish as I was, I rather liked it, especially with a bit of a whoosh if you know what I mean.

In this FxFactory based recreation of the effect you’ll find separate controls for In and Out stretch-blur, In and Out blur angle, plus many transition timing controls including one for the dissolve length to effect duration ratio.

Swish Pan

For all your faux in-camera whip pan needs …

The Controls.
Start with your basic Pan Direction choice: Pan Left, Pan Right, Pan Up and Pan Down.
Next, set your emulated pan speed … I call this one the “Whip Factor“, and it controls the amount of directional blur applied to the push.
And finally, choose your preferred Transition Timing behaviour … this allows you to decide how you want the timing of the pan to proceed.

Transition Timing.
The default timing behaviour is “Andy’s Ease Controls“. This selection then displays my own “Easy In” and “Easy Out” controls which allow you to create your own custom timing ramp. With a setting of zero the timing behaviour will be linear. For smoother start/stop behaviours select higher values. For sharper start/stop behaviours select lower values.

Choosing “FxFactory Presets” reveals the Transition Curve popup containing all the regular FxFactory transition timing behaviours …

And just for fun, the final Transition Timing option is “Andy’s Whip” … a custom timing ramp that I created to give just a bit more “whip”. If you’re having trouble choosing or concocting just the right timing ramp setting then maybe give this one a try, you never know.

And if Andy’s Swish Pan just isn’t cutting it? Well then I’d highly recommend Noise Industries very own “Whoosh” transition … it’s just one of 176 outstanding effects, generators and transitions that come bundled with the full version of FxFactory Pro … that and the ability to roll your own plugins of course, just like I’m doing here.

This product requires Noise Industries FxFactory to run (Free Download).

Please refer to the FxFactory page for updated system requirements.  FxFactory Pro is a paid version with the same system requirements as the free version.

In Depth: Transitions, Part 2: The Swish Pan

The swish pan is known by many monikers: whip pan, roll pan, swipe pan, flick pan, zip pan, and whoosh are just a few. Get ready for some fun examples, instructions on how to create this cool transition, plug-ins to make the job fast and easy, and tips on improving your transitions.

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