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BretFX Overlap

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BretFX Overlap aims to clean up your timeline with two simple transitions that do nothing!  Except overlap the incoming shot over the outgoing shot or the outgoing shot over the incoming shot.

Overlap is perfect for when your project contains many templates one after the other, and each template has it’s own build in or build out animation. These kinds of projects tend to end up with many layers stacked up and offset like a staircase, or a carefully laid out checkerboard pattern.

In either case, if you decide to shorten some or all of  elements, it requires a manual re-stacking or checker boarding.  BretFX Overlap cleans up your timeline with two simple transitions.

It’s a basic little plugin that is extremely useful for slideshows or a series of animations.

Scroll down and watch the overview video to see it in action.

INCLUDED
BretFX Overlap transitons and instructions

COMPATIBILITY
FCPX 10.4.x

Overview Video

Instructions

(revised 3/29/2018)

Thanks for downloading the BretFX Overlap Final Cut Pro X transition plugin!  I hope you enjoy it and find it useful in your productions. If these instructions don’t cover all questions about installation and usage, don’t hesitate to contact  support@bretfx.com.

COMPATIBILTY
Final Cut Pro X 10.4+

FEATURES

BRETFX Overlap is a transition that does nothing.  Really! It simply overlaps the incoming shot over the outgoing shot or the outgoing shot over the incoming shot.  it’s perfect for when your project contains many templates one after the other, and each template has it’s own build in or build out animation.  These kinds of projects tend to end up with many layers stacked up and offset like a staircase, or a carefully laid out checkerboard pattern.  In either case, if you decide to shorten some or all of  elements, it requires a manual re-stacking or checker boarding.  BretFX Overlap aims to clean up your timeline with two simple transitions that do nothing!  Except overlap.

INSTALLATION
Double click the DMG file to mount the installer and agree to the license.

Double click the installer pkg to install the BretFX Overlap transitions. The two transitions will appear in the FCPX Transitions browser listed under BretFX Overlap.

HOW TO USE
In FCP X, navigate to the Transitions browser and find BretFX Overlap. Drag the applicable Overlap transition to the junction of the two clips where you wish to overlap A over B (outgoing over incoming) or B over A (incoming over outgoing).  If your timeline still looks like a staircase or a checkerboard like in the scenario described in the FEATURES section above, you’ll first need to move all the applicable templates or clips down to the same storyline. If you wish to apply to all the transitions at the same time, select all the clips and double click on the transition in the browser to add it to all selected clips.  From this point on, you can use the inspector to select all the transitions by searching for and selecting them and then changing their duration with ctrl + D and typing in a new duration.  You can also do the same for all the clips.  This is so much easier to make changes on the fly, isn’t it?

CONTROLS
The Overlap controls are for solving specific situations where the overlapping (incoming or outgoing) clip doesn’t fully cover the clip beneath it, either because the overlap effect isn’t long enough or because the outgoing or incoming doesn’t fully fill the screen.  If the  problem is the former, then the easiest solution is to lengthen the transition.  If the problem is the latter, or you’re just looking to get creative, read below…

Fade Out A Duration
If you wish for the outgoing clip (A) to fade out this will set the duration of the fade out. By default, this fade ends at the end of the transition.  So don’t set this duration any longer than the Overlap transition length or the fade out will already be in progress when the transition starts, potentially creating a jarring increase in transparency of the A layer.

Fade Out A End Offset
If you wish for the outgoing clip (A) to end prior to the completion of the transition, then this slider will trim it back, along with any fade out applied.  If a fade is applied in the Fade Out A slider, then every frame of offset added needs be subtracted from the maximum fade out duration to avoid any jarring increase in transparency as mentioned in the Fade Out A controls above. The offset controls, along with the Fade In/Out controls, can be used creatively to create an asynchronous dissolve if desired.

Fade In B Duration
If you wish for the incoming clip (B) to fade in this will set the duration of the fade in. By default, this fade starts at the beginning of the transition.  So don’t set this duration any longer than the Overlap transition length or the fade in will still be in progress when the transition ends, potentially creating a jarring increase in opacity of the B layer.

Fade Out A End Offset
If you wish for the incoming clip (B) to start after the beginning of the transition, then this slider will trim it forward, along with any fade in applied.  If a fade is applied in the Fade In B slider, then every frame of offset added needs be subtracted from the maximum fade in duration to avoid any jarring increase in opacity as mentioned in the Fade In B controls above. The offset controls, along with the Fade In/Out controls, can be used creatively to create an asynchronous dissolve if desired.

Please email about any suggestions or bug reports.

Thanks for your support and have fun!

Bret Williams

support@bretfx.com

1 review for BretFX Overlap

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Stefan (verified owner)

    Tnks Bret very useful
    _STEB

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