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  • Flow Transition

    Posted by Winston A. cely on October 11, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Hey folks, I have an interview where I used a Flow transition to cover a small jump cut. It worked perfectly! That is, it worked perfectly until I put a blank adjustment layer over the transition. I wait until I’ve completed all my mixing, color correction, etc before I put a blank adjustment layer over the whole project in order to use the Letterbox filter and crop my image to 2.35:1. In this project, as soon as I do that, the Flow transition simply turns into a dissolve. I turned off the adjustment layer, and it works, turn it back on and it stops working. I deleted all my render files and tried again, but no luck. Anyone else ever had this problem?

    Winston A. Cely
    ACTC Media Broadcasting Video Instructor
    Apple Certified Editor FCPX 3

    \”If you can talk brilliantly enough about a subject, you can create the consoling illusion it has been mastered.\” – Stanley Kubrick

    Rikki Blow replied 4 years, 4 months ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Winston A. cely

    October 11, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    FYI, the workaround for this is to export out a master file of the clips (any text objects above the transition turned off) with the working Flow transition, then re-import those clips.

    “Why not simply make a new compound clip,” you ask? I tried that, and it gave me the same problem.

    Bit of a hassle to have to export out and reimport.

    Winston A. Cely
    ACTC Media Broadcasting Video Instructor
    Apple Certified Editor FCPX 3

    \”If you can talk brilliantly enough about a subject, you can create the consoling illusion it has been mastered.\” – Stanley Kubrick

  • Craig Seeman

    October 12, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    I’ve also found the Flow transition sometimes is or just becomes a dissolve.
    I use MotionVFX MorphCut instead which works as expected. Annoying that I have to depend on a similar third party effect but Apple’s Flow been inconsistent for me since its release.

  • Winston A. cely

    October 15, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Thanks for the plugin tip Craig!

    Winston A. Cely
    ACTC Media Broadcasting Video Instructor
    Apple Certified Editor FCPX 3

    \”If you can talk brilliantly enough about a subject, you can create the consoling illusion it has been mastered.\” – Stanley Kubrick

  • Craig Seeman

    October 15, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    You’re welcome of course.
    I find Apple’s Flow to “break” often, becoming just a dissolve.
    MotionVFX MorphCut plugin works consistently.

  • Rikki Blow

    December 8, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Yes, I’ve had ‘Flow’ fail me on certain projects without any adjustment layer.

    Can’t work out what factor breaks it, but will look at that MorphCut as a backup so thanks for the pointer.

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