Transistions Improvement

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Add a slide show transition type

I usually use the simple fade transition from one piece of video or picture to another. But I have found that if I leave a small gap between the picture/video elements, I can get an old fashioned slide projector effect of changing slides.
 This is a lot of wok when you have dozens of pics to edit.
Why not create a built-in "slide show" transition style.
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Rick Stone

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Can you expound on that? Perhaps share an example?
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LARTHURL

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Instead of abutting two picture elements together and using the Fade transition style, I put a 1/2 to 1 sec space between the elements - still using the Fade style. As a result, the first element fades out, there's a brief pause, then the second element fades in.  The effect is just like what you experience when watching a slide show (with 35mm slides in a slide projector)  and the slides change.
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A slideshow transition sounds good to me. I cast my vote of approval.

However, if it is incorporated as a feature. It could be a long time coming.

I'm thinking by your description This is pretty much what you're looking for.



There is a workaround that could save you a lot of time. It’s a bit clumsy but effective.

What you would do is take a black rectangular callout and center it over the top of two images.Resize the callout until it covers the entire canvas. The duration of the effect/transition would be up to you.

In my image below. The duration of the fades are five frames.

There are four frames of Solid Black/Zero Opacity in between the Fades. So the entire animation is only 14 frames in duration. You can tailor the duration of the fade transitions and black frames to taste.

Once you’re satisfied with the effect. Save it to the library. Then drag it over the top of your images whenever you want to use it.



You will want to zoom into the timeline to apply them. It may not be a piece of cake to center it over the top of the media.

Positioning any solid black frame above the split in the media below. Will allow the transition to work. So placement can be somewhat imprecise and still create the desired effect.

Regards, Joe

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Interesting idea, Joe. Your example above is a little too fast but I usually do it by eye, so to speak. 
And it seems that your suggestion might be a little more work than what I do.




btw, I wanted to upload a video clip (mp4) but your system won't let me (pics only) - why is that. I need to upload to youtube to bet my video into a url. Wow. Just to show you an example I have to do all this work.
Not very user friendly for sure.
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In retrospect, you could change the duration of the fade transition in user preferences. That would allow you to apply a custom duration automatically.

So my suggestion would only save the time required to separate all the images “Create the gap”.

By creating a black frame/mask that fades in and out. You could set all the parameters to taste.

As an example......... If you wanted a 1/4 second of solid black. And the fades to be 1⁄2 second. The callouts duration would need to be a 1 1/4 seconds. With 1⁄2 second fade in and outs applied.

I was just trying to envision a way to do exactly what you were doing. That required fewer steps. I know my GIF simulation was too fast. But that’s all adjustable.

So probably not a huge time saver in the long run.}:>(

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I'm somewhat confused. Isn't this exactly what the "Fade through black" transition does?
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There really is no specific slide transition. They can be anything.

Doing slide transitions in PowerPoint is easy. That's because it is slide based. Duh!!!

That's not to say they can't be accomplished in Camtasia though.
More transitions to chose from would make a big difference and less work of the process.

A common slide transition is the old 35mm slide projector carousel transition.

Here is a example I did in Powerpoint. With the Powerpoint Camtasia add-on it could be recorded and
then more editing done in the Camtasia editor if needed.

The gif's examples are a little fast but that can be easily adjusted to what ever speed you want.

https://demotestsite.info/images/35mm_slide4.gif

Had to link to the gif. Couldn't upload it to the post. Getting that stupid Bad Gateway error this morning.

Here is a similar example done in Camtasia.

https://demotestsite.info/images/cam_slide.gif

The layout I did was to put a annotation Square Shape in front of each clip. Duration was about 0.12 Once you make one you can just copy and paste to add the rest of them.



Then I dragged and applied the Slide Left Transition to the shape and the start of each clip.
Duration of the transition was about 00.04



I as said,  more transitions in Camtasia would be nice to have.

Here is a cool page I found where you can see a preview of different slideshow transitions.
Good to get some ideas for your videos.
Sadly doing them in Camtasia is another story.

https://www.jssor.com/help/slideshow-transitions.html


Dubie:)
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Here is another example using the same layout I used above but with "Fade through black"

The layout makes it so there is nothing to "line up" or having to apply multiple in/out fades.

Put a annotation shape in front of the clip (color of choice) and adjust the duration to taste.
Copy and paste it in front of any other clips.

Then drag and drop the transition onto the shape and the start of the clip.

** You can select all of the annotation shapes or all of the transitions and adjust the duration all at once to find the effect you desire.

As a video it plays back smooth. The gif is a low frame rate to meet the upload size limit on the forum.





It's a pretty straight forward layout.

Dubie:)
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