I came up with a technique to produce what I’ve called a “Jump” effect using Shotcut in conjunction with Auto HotKey and an AutoHotKey script I wrote.
The effect is similar to @elusien’s excellent “Jitter” filter here, full details: http://www.elusien.co.uk/shotcut/filters/Jitter/index.html ,
although the principle is slightly different. My method involves cutting out several 1-second sections of a clip, leaving 4-frame sections in between.
I’ve been testing it with aerial landscape footage because I think it is highly suited to that type of video.
I’ve made a tutorial video (sorry, I hadn’t got time for a voice-over so I’ve used subtitles on this one). I plan to put an extended version of it on Youtube, maybe with a voice-over and with a few more explanations, soon, but I’d value feedback from anyone here first :
My 3 AutoHotkey scripts: JonRay Shotcut JUMP effect Auto HotKey scripts (3 scripts).zip (1.8 KB)
Points to note:
The effect can be achieved without using AutoHotKey (AHK), entirely by using Shotcut keyboard shortcuts - however it would be extremely tedious. The AHK script simply runs a series of Shotcut keyboard shortcuts one after the other.
The AHK script can be easily adapted to change a) the number of frames in between each section which is to be deleted, and b) the number of times the process is repeated.
I have attached 3 versions of the script for anyone to play around with - all having 4-frame advance, but each one having a different number of times the process is repeated (4, 6 or 8).
Hope someone finds this useful - enjoy!
[Edit - to see the video at a larger size, select the link below the preview window above, not the preview window itself.]