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:
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:
Here is a clip showing how the transition works and comparing it with ‘Ripple Dissolve’:
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.