Filter Sets | Flip Horizontal Transition

My Horizontal Flip Transition tutorial revisited and converted into a Filter Set

Here’s a demo of the Filter Set in action:

I made a version of this filter set for each of the following Video Modes:

Video Mode Resolution Frame rates (in frames per second)
HD 720p 1280 x 720 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
HD 1080p 1920 x 1080 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
UHD 2160p     3840 x 2160    23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 (135.8 KB)

The ZIP file contains 25 files. 24 filter set files (1 for each of the Video Modes), and an audio file of the sound effect you heard in the demo.
The audio file is 1-second long, so it matches the length of the transition and the peaks of the sound are synchronized with the animation. Just snap it under the transition clip.

How to install a filter set:

  • Download the ZIP file and un-zip it.
  • In Shotcut, go to Settings > App Data Directory > Show
  • If you don’t see a filter-sets folder, create one (use that exact name).
  • Open the filter-sets folder.
  • Move the un-zipped filter set file(s) of your choice in that folder.
  • Close and re-launch Shotcut.

Your new filter set(s) should be visible in Filters > Sets


How to use:

  • Create a 1-second transition between 2 clips. Preferably on track V1
  • Select the transition clip.
  • Go to the Properties panel.
  • Choose the Cut option, and set Position at 50%
  • Go to Filters > Sets
  • Select the Flip-Horizontal filter set.


  1. I have set background behind the animation to black.
    If you want to use a different color, edit the Background Color parameter of the Size, Position & Rotate filter

  2. If the transition is on any other track than track V1,
    if there is content (video, image, color clip) directly below the transition, you will need to set the Background Color parameter to transparent (Alpha channel = 0)


Thanks. Good job @MusicalBox

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Amazing! So good, and easy to use! Another gem, thanks @musicalbox. :+1: :+1:

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Excellent transition. Great idea to add the unzoom/zoom. :+1:
Your filters set is already one of my favorites. :clap:

Superbe transition. Excellente idée d’avoir ajouter le dézoom/zoom.
Votre filters set est déjà dans mes favoris.

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@Ertan, @jonray and @SergeC thank you for the comments.
I’m glad you like the filter set.

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Bonjour MusicalBox, merci pour ce très bon tuto.
J’ai tenté sans succès dans sa fluidité de le reproduire verticalement.

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Very interesting!

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I do not understand something, please:
If I unzip this filter-set into a folder and move it to the program’s location (as instructed) as a folder, when looking for this filter-set, I do not see anything.
If I move all the files from the unzipped file, opening the (filter) ‘sets’ in the program, I see all the files.
To use this filter I select only one of them ?
Answers will be appreciated.

Each of the files in the ZIP (except the double-woosh.wav audio file) is a filter set.
Each one is made for a specific Video Mode.
Move only the one(s) you need.
As an example, if you only create 1080p 30fps projects, move only the
TRANS_MB__Flip-Horizontal_1-sec_Cut-50pc_1080p_30fps file in the App Data Directory > filter-sets folder.

Many thanks for the answer.

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A version for tall and narrow? ie 1080x1920?

Hi @Sandra_Leigh
I made 1080x1920 versions for these 3 frame rates: 24fps, 30fps and 60fps
If you use a different frame rate and none of these work properly, just tell me. (2.5 KB)


Thank you so much. :+1:

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