Final Cut: My free ‘Pond Ripple’ transition plugin

I recently noticed that the ‘Ripple Dissolve’ transition works best on quick transitions. If you set the duration to much more than a minute, you can see that the incoming clip fades in – it isn’t distorted by the pond ripples.

My new plugin ripples the outgoing clip as well:
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I’ve also added some extra controls so that the position, speed and intensity of the incoming ripple can be different from that of the outgoing clip:
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Here is a clip showing how the transition works and comparing it with ‘Ripple Dissolve’:

Download Alex 4D Pond Ripple
To use this plugin, download the ZIP document, copy the ‘Alex4D Pond Ripple v1.fcfcc’ file to

Your Startup HD/Library/Application Support/Final Cut Pro System Support/Plugins

(Your Startup HD/Users/your name/Library/Application Support/Final Cut Express Support/Plugins for Final Cut Express users)

‘Alex4D Pond Ripple’ will appear in the ‘Dissolve’ video transition category.

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4 comments
  1. Pease change the Video from Private to public.

    Would really like to see that Effect before installing πŸ™‚

  2. Alex said:

    Foiled again! I hoped to get all those gullible editors out there to install my new ‘wipe all hard drives’ plugin.

    I would have got away with it if it hadn’t been for that pesky kid.

  3. Was a pleasure πŸ˜‰

    But it’s a really bad Idea to cluster your effects with Stuff you wouldn’t need. But this one looks worth a download and install. As your Closing Credits and move were.

    George

  4. Nick Meyers said:

    Hi, Alex,
    Just read about the plugin in the Lafcpug newsletter.
    AT LAST!
    hard to believe it was never fixed by Apple,
    thanks for this,

    nick

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