Transitions between two input clips using a waves
warping function. The first clip is warped away and faded out while
the second clip is unwarped into place and faded in. The Dissolve
Percent parameter should be animated to control the transition speed.
In the Sapphire Transitions effects submenu.
Foreground: The current layer. Starts the transition with this clip.
Background: Defaults to None. Ends the transition with this clip. If this input is
not provided, a fully transparent background is used, showing
whatever is behind it. Note that the background can not be
warped during the transition unless this input is provided.
- Transition Dir:
Popup menu, Default: Dissolve Off to Bg.
Selects the direction of the transition.
- Dissolve Off to Bg: transitions from the current layer to the Background.
- Dissolve On from Bg: transitions from the Background to the current layer.
- Auto Trans:
Popup YES-NO, Default: No.
If enabled, a transition is performed automatically between
the first and last frames of the layer. If this is off, the transition is
performed manually by animating the Dissolve Percent parameter.
- Dissolve Percent: Default: 0, Range: 0 to 100.
Auto Trans must be disabled for this parameter to be
used. It determines the transition ratio between the Foreground and Background
inputs, and would normally be animated from 0 to 100 to perform a
complete transition. The curve controlling this parameter can be adjusted
for more detailed control over the timing of the dissolve.
The Slow In and Slow Out
parameters, if positive, also adjust the transition ratio internally
for a smoother start and/or end to the transition.
- Frequency: Default: 3, Range: 0.01 or greater.
The frequency of the waves pattern. Increase for more
and smaller waves, or decrease for fewer and larger.
- Amplitude: Default: 0.3, Range: any.
Scales the amount of warping distortion.
- Rel Amp2: Default: -1, Range: any.
The relative amplitude of the second input clip warping
distortion. If this is positive instead of negative, the clip
will be unwarped from the opposite direction.
- Angle: Default: -45, Range: any.
The rotation of the overall waves pattern used for the wipe,
- Displace Angle: Default: 90, Range: any.
The warping direction in degrees relative to the
angle of the waves. 0 gives compression-expansion waves, and 90
gives side to side waves.
- Phase Start: Default: 0, Range: any.
The phase shift of the waves. The wave pattern is
translated in the direction of Angle by this amount.
- Phase Speed: Default: 0, Range: any.
The phase speed of the waves. If this is non-zero
the wave pattern automatically travels at this rate.
- Slow In: Default: 0.5, Range: 0 to 1.
If positive, causes the transition to start more gradually.
- Slow Out: Default: 0.5, Range: 0 to 1.
If positive, causes the transition to end more gradually.
X & Y, Popup menu, Default: [Reflect Reflect].
Determines the method for accessing outside the borders of the
- No: gives black beyond the borders.
- Tile: repeats a copy of the image.
- Reflect: repeats a mirrored copy. Edges are often less
visible with this method.
- Filter: Check-box, Default: on.
If enabled, the image is adaptively filtered when it is
resampled. This gives a better quality result when parts of the image
are warped smaller.
Popup menu, Default: Normal.
Determines the method used for dealing with
- All Opaque: Use this option to render slightly faster when
the input image is fully opaque with no transparency (alpha=1).
- Normal: Process opacity normally.
- As Premult: Process as if the image is already in
premultiplied form (colors have been scaled by opacity). This option
also renders slightly faster than Normal mode, but the results will
also be in premultiplied form, which is sometimes less correct.
If your image has sharp color changes where the matte
channel also has sharp edges, you may get better results with Normal
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