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TOPIC: Better Control over Flash Transition?

Better Control over Flash Transition? 30 Jun 2012 23:11 #10701

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Is there a more complex flash transition where you can control the brightness of the flash, so that it isn't a solid white flash all of the time?

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Re: Better Control over Flash Transition? 01 Jul 2012 10:44 #10709

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There are several flash transitions that ship with FCPX, & lots of 3rd party flashes, most have a considerable level of control. Apply the flash transition to the clips you want, then select the transition, then view it in the inspector. You can change the color, duration, intensity, etc.
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Re: Better Control over Flash Transition? 02 Jul 2012 04:50 #10750

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Hmm, funny, but I only have one 'Flash' transition, and it does not have any settings in the inspector. I also have tried fiddling with the "Fade to Colour" transition settings, but again, I can't get a white flash that doesn't turn the entire screen solid white for a duration of the transition.

Do you have any 3rd party flashes that you might be able to link me to?
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Re: Better Control over Flash Transition? 03 Jul 2012 02:19 #10822

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I wouldn't say there are several that are supplied with FCPX. I believe one at the most gets installed with the app, the others are all third party. Search this site under the free plugins and templates and you should find quite a few more.
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Re: Better Control over Flash Transition? 03 Jul 2012 02:29 #10826

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Ok thank you :) I had done a search for them before, but perhaps I missed them. I'll do a thorough check right now.
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Re: Better Control over Flash Transition? 03 Jul 2012 03:15 #10828

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Yeah, I actually can't find any on this site... =/
Only "Flicker Flash" and "Dip/Fade Transition"

Neither of which is what I'm looking for, do you by any chance know of a third party one that you can link me to?

Thanks in advance ^^
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Re: Better Control over Flash Transition? 03 Jul 2012 16:31 #10851

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See if any of these help...
Page 6 - TKY Flicker Flash
Page 6 - TKY Light Slash Effect
Page 8 - Alex4D Premonition


I have a few more but I'll need to see where I got them from because I can't locate them here.
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Re: Better Control over Flash Transition? 03 Jul 2012 19:41 #10858

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Yeah, I did look through the forum and do a google search but the ones you found and the ones listed in my previous post were all I found *scratches head*

All I am looking for is a simple white flash, that has a level of control for how bright it is!
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Re: Better Control over Flash Transition? 03 Jul 2012 20:29 #10863

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I just made a change to the FCPX "Flash" transition to include the flash colour in the published parameters. Does this help?

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Re: Better Control over Flash Transition? 04 Jul 2012 10:39 #10897

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Thanks for your color flash, I'll try it. As for my flash transition collection, I think they all came bundled with pay packages. I have a bunch of them. Was hoping I could click on the inspector & it would tell me who made each one, no such luck. One of my favorites is called Film Flash, I use that one from time to time. There are others I haven't tried yet.

Couldn't you also just use a Fade to Color transition, set the color to whichever one you wanted, then speed up the fade to mimic a flash?

Here's a list of the flash transitions I have.
4 Panel Flash
4 Panel Flash Freeze
Color Flash
DH Light Flash
Exposure Flash
Film Flash
Flash (two variations from different manufacturers)
Flash Freeze
Flash Invert
Flash Invert Freeze
Flashback (not the kind of flash we're talking about here - but it shows in the search - it's the interesting liquifying effect when you dream nostalgically to way back when...)
and finally...
Horizontal Edgeflash

6 of these come from XEffects Tech
1 from Nattress Film Transitions
1 from Digital Heaven
2 from C2
Another 5 variations with set frame durations for slow or quick - from Luca's Light Kit (some of these are super annoying - like repeated flashing stroboscopic effects - perfect if your intent is to trigger epileptic seizures). But in their defense, Luca's have a multitude of adjustable parameters (too many to list)
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