I searched the net and found 161 short matte (black and white) MP4 video clips which can be used to create interesting transitions in SC using the Mask:From File filter.
I’ve collected them together in to a folder and categorised them into 7 subfolders -
Brush and Paint Strokes (24 designs)
Circles and Clocks (28 designs)
Lines and Rectangles (56 designs)
Other Shapes and designs (Honeycombs etc) (16 designs)
Splat and ink transitions (13 designs)
Squares, Diamonds and Grids (20 designs)
Triangles (4 designs).
Here’s a short demo video I made showcasing some (not all) of the transitions:
Please note: as far as I am aware they are all copyright-free for anyone to use. Should this not be the case, and I have included some copyrighted designs in error, please let me know and I will immediately remove them from the collection.
I’m trying to make these transitions work, but apparently I’m doing something wrong, even though I’m pretty sure I followed your tutorial to the letter.
** EDIT ******************************** Well I fixed the problem… It didn’t work because the folder I created to put the matte files in had a “#” as a prefix. I use this prefix sometimes for sub-folders I want to be on top of the list. It looks like Shotcut doesn’t approve the way I organise my files Anyways, I simply removed that # from the folder’s name and everything works fine now.
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I admit the possibility of user ignorance, but I am having a problem downloading the folders/files from Drive. I click on “Download all,” the dialogue comes up saying it is zipping, then declares ready for download… But then they do not download and I do not see any way to tell it to. Can someone help? Thank you.
Thank you, jonray. Using Chrome what worked for me was to open each folder and then download each individual file. Then it didn’t ZIP, but just downloaded the MP4. Thank you for this excellent resource.
This works very well, and it is a gateway for me to make my own transitions!
A small issue: at the end of a masked clip, if I do another build-in transition, the mask will show up again. how to get rid of it?
@jonray oh yea I am an old school flash animation maker, so making the black-white short video is limited only by imagination. If I make any exceptionally good ones surely I will post. I love your method of “copying” the transitions from any other video editors you are a natural life hacker (smartass)
BTW you have such an appealing voice in your youtube video enjoying listening to it.
You’ll need to split your clip on V2. Make it exactly the same length as the original matte file. All explained in the pdf!!
LOL, made my day! Rest assured I am often more “ass” than “smart”
(Any smartness I do have has been gained from the wealth of information and knowhow freely given by the folks on here - to name just a few @sauron, @elusien, @drm, @samth@Hudson555x, @dvs, @Austin, @brian, and many others (sorry, can only mention 10 users in a post (more is not allowed), probably missed out some obvious names, sorry if I have…) and of course the big man @shotcut…
Wow, fantastic, @sauron!
I love the classy photos. Nice idea to add an artistic border.
This is a great resource to preview the transitions. Thank you.
But most of all, the music to your video 1 is ace. I thought… is that Chopin? Hmm, don’t recall hearing or playing that one…
so I screen captured your video, exported from SC as an mp3, ran it through Audio Tag - and found out it was BILLY JOEL!!
Opus 5, Waltz 2 (Steinway Hall) from the album Fantasies and Delusions.
40 years a music teacher, and I had never heard of it… will be looking into it. THANKS!