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YCImaging: 5 Flash Transition Effects in Adobe Premiere Pro

5 easy flash transition effects you can do in Premiere Pro without plugins! —YCImaging

YCImaging back again with 5 flash transitions to enhance your music videos. Of course, you can add these flashes to anything you want, but you'll quickly see how they can make the edits in your music video really pop.

First, there's the "double flash" at 0:37. This transition uses Additive Dissolves on two edit points that are a few frames apart.

Next, at 2:15, is the "flash build". YCImaging keyframes the Brightness & Contrast effect to ramp into a flash at the end of a clip. He adjusts the keyframe interpolation using the Velocity Graph in the Effect Controls panel. He does the same on the incoming clip and reverses the keyframes to come out of the flash. Alternatively, you could apply this effect to an adjustment layer that spans the two clips.

The third transition at 6:18 combines the first two (double flash and flash build). Only instead of using Additive Dissolves on edit points, YCImaging animates the Brightness & Contrast to do a double flash before hard cutting to the next clip.

The fourth transition at 9:10 is "like a ghost and zoom". The first step is duplicating both the outgoing and incoming clips. Next, switch the blend mode on the outgoing clip to Color Dodge. (Experiment with different blend modes!) Then YCImaging uses the Transform effect to animate the Opacity and Scale of the duplicated outgoing clip. The Transform effect is perfect for this because you can motion blur to the animation by customizing the Shutter Angle. YCImaging does the same on the duplicated incoming clip but in reverse so it comes out of the flash/ghost/zoom.

The fifth and last flash transition at 15:28 looks like "the light is coming off the actual frame". First, create a Black Video that matches your sequence and lay it over the edit point between your clips. Apply the Lighting Effects effect to the black video. With the playhead on the edit point, YCImaging animates the Minor Radius to create a 10-frame flash. Change the Blend Mode of the Black Video to Screen to reveal the video underneath.

YCImaging: Music Video Effects Tutorial in Premiere Pro | Pt. 2

4 MORE of my favorite music video effects and how to do them! Works in MOST PROGRAMS, Adobe Premiere Pro CC+, Final Cut Pro X, Sony Vegas, etc. Easy and professional music video effects you can do in almost any editing software! —YCImaging

After a very popular music video effects tutorial, Chrystopher Rhodes a.k.a. YCImaging is back again with four more music video effects. These effects can be done in most editing software and do not require third party plugins.

Chrystopher calls the first effect at 0:28 the "clip zoom" which uses the Transform effect to snap zoom around the frame. Simply animate the Scale and Position settings of the Transform effect to zoom in on areas of interest in the frame. This effects works beautifully thanks to the Shutter Angle or motion blur in the Transform effect. Chrystopher turns this on at 0:59 before keyframing his zoom.

The second effect is the "flash build" at 3:17 and it works especially well as a transition. Chrystopher creates this by keyframing the Brightness in the Brightness & Contrast effect. He creates the build by finetuning the speed of the effect using the Velocity graph in the Effect Controls panel. Click the twirl down button to the left of any parameter to access the Velocity graph. Create builds or ramps to the end of the outgoing clip and the beginning of the incoming clip to create the transition.

Next is the "mirror" effect at 7:02, which of course uses the Mirror effect in Premiere Pro. This effect depends on your shot and personal taste. Adjust the Reflection Angle and Reflection Center until you find the right look. Chrystopher recommends transitioning the mirror effect in and out at 8:22, and he uses the Additive dissolve in this example.

Lastly, something that’s very common in music videos is “high-hat cuts”, also known as stutter or flicker cuts. Chrystopher shows how to create the standard version of high-hat cuts at 9:53. This is done by cutting up a clip and removing every other frame. At 11:17 he gets creative and adds some rotation, scale, Brightness & Contrast and Invert effects.

YCImaging: Speed-Up Video Effect Tutorial (Adobe Premiere Pro)

In this tutorial I show you how I do the Speed-Up/Speed Ramping effect in my videos using Adobe Premiere Pro! —YCImaging

Add some intensity to your video with a few stylized speed ramps in Premiere Pro. This technique is especially great for music videos. Chrystopher Rhodes a.k.a. YCImaging begins at 1:27 by cutting the clip where he wants the speed effect to occur. Then he increases the speed in the Speed/Duration window (CMD+R) as shown at 2:28. Increasing the speed shortens the duration of the clip, so Chrystopher extends the clip back to the next edit point. Then, at 2:57 he cuts the sped up clip where he wants the speed to return to normal.

Chrystopher throws in some flair by adding Additive and Non-Additive Dissolve transition to the sped up clips.

At 4:52 Chrystopher shares a really great tip: use speed ramps to transition from one clip to the next. Following his method, cut the end of the outgoing clip and the beginning of the incoming clip and add the same speed adjustments to both sides of the edit point.

You might ask why Chrystopher doesn't use Time Remapping in the Effect Controls. He explains at 5:22 saying he likes the consistency and simplicity of the Speed/Duration window.

YCImaging: Faded Color Grade Tutorial in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Chrystopher Rhodes aka YCImaging shows how to get that increasingly popular faded film look in Premiere Pro. First, he quickly walks through his own color correction process, increases the contrast, and at 1:15 he shows how he pulls out some of the browns in his footage using the HSL Secondary tools in the Lumetri Color panel. Then, at 2:29 Chrystopher shows two different ways to achieve the faded film look. The first way is the obvious Faded Film slider in the Creative tab of the Lumetri Color panel. But as Chrystopher points out, that can sometimes mess with your midtones. The second way gives you more control over your faded film look, and that's by using the Curves in the Lumetri Color panel.

In this tutorial I show you how to create a faded/vintage look for your color grade using Adobe Premiere Pro! —YCImaging