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  • Soft-edged Wipe Transition

     Paul Roper updated 2 years, 4 months ago 7 Members · 12 Posts
  • Bill Buchanan

    March 16, 2007 at 6:37 pm

    Gone cross-eyed reading the manuals, but can’t seem to find out how to soften the edge of any of the wipe transitions. Specifically need a soft-edge screen right to left wipe. Anybody know the trick?


    Bill Buchanan
    Buchanan Film Co.

  • Eric Addison

    March 16, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    Look under Video Effects – Transitions. There are wipes there that may be what you’re looking for.

  • Harm Millaard

    March 16, 2007 at 7:34 pm
  • Bill Buchanan

    March 16, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    Thanks. In Video Effects/Transitions it is.

    Bill Buchanan
    Buchanan Film Co.

  • Bill Redway

    April 22, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    This is an old thread but I have just started using Premiere Pro 2 and also need soft edge wipes, but cannot find them in Video Transitions. If you did find them, please tell me where and under what name!

    Perhaps they are now built in to PP CS3/4. I have to say that Adobe have very poor wipes provided in 2.0. Even the ones in MovieMaker are better, and that’s saying something.

    Help appreciated.

    Bill Redway

  • Bill Redway

    April 22, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    The trick appears to be that the Linear Wipe effect is an Effect, not a Transition. It takes a bit of working out, to place the outgoing video clip on the next track up, then place the incoming clip under it, razor the outgoing at the point you want to start the effect, set keyframes, feathering, etc, and then render it to see what it looks like.

    A great deal of fuss and bother for such a simple transition. Please Adobe, just add a ‘Feathering’ function to the wipe Transitions, and we’ll get the job done SO much quicker!

    Anyone know how to create the Gradient Wipe mattes? Could there be a stash of them somewhere in PP? Or do you have to custom make each one in Photoshop? How long does that take? Doesn’t Adobe know we have schedules to keep?

  • Brian Sarfatty

    December 12, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Actually I found another workaround- there is something called a Gradient Wipe under effects. You can create a white to black gradient in Photoshop (in the direction you want the wipe to go), and use that for the gradient wipe image. A bit of work to set up once, but if you use soft wipes a lot, I think this method will be easier as it works as a transition, rather than staking multiple video layers.

  • Brian Sarfatty

    December 12, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    A Forewarning though, found Gradient Wipe to be super buggy. Trying to reverse the transition or adjust softness causes crashes!

  • Declan Zimmermann

    October 21, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Thanks for this thread.

    Like many I’ve gone from Avid to Final Cut and now to Premiere.

    I cannot believe it’s 2014 and there’s still not a “feather” function on the transition wipes.

    And yup, “Gradient Wipe” has already hung my project twice and seems impossible to get smooth at one end.

    Adobe has such a chance to step up since probably an unprecedented number of people are trying Premiere Pro since it “comes with” our subscriptions.

    Sad to keep finding ways in which it still, all these years later, is not ready for prime time.

    What I find remarkable is: all this stuff is rock solid in AE. Clearly the code is written. Can it be that hard to integrate? But I don’t write software.

    Declan Zimmermann
    Design & Motion
    twitter: @MographNYC

  • Brian Sarfatty

    November 4, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Not sure if anyone mentioned this already, but under “video effects” is a gradient wipe that lets you feather the edge. As it is not a transition, you must keyframe the progress. But it does the trick.

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