Frequently Asked Questions
How can i use the transitions on Adobe Premier Pro?
How can i use the transitions on Adobe After Effects?
In general they work with the track matte. This is located in your timeline panel next to modes. By default is on “None”. Play with the 4 options it gives you (alpha matte, alpha inverted etc) and you will understand how it works.
Nonetheless, check this Link i found on youtube. It’s a tutorial on how to do transitions using Alpha but if you go after 3:40 you will see how this kind of transitions work.
How can i use the transitions on Final Cut?
Place your first video on V1. Place your transition on V2, and overlap it with V1, where you want the transition to happen. Finally place your second video on V3, and overlap it with V1 and V2.
The “composite mode” for both your first video (on V1) and the transition (on V2) needs to be “Normal”. However the “composite mode” for your second video (on V3) needs to be “Travel Matte – Alpha”.
Why they appear black when i play them?
Open them in a editing software like Premiere, Avid, Final Cut, After Effects and they will play just fine. When you play these transitions in a conventional player that displays Alpha channel as black, the result seems black. Even then, the transitions work.