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Jeremy McCloud
What’s the best way to sync video transitions to music?
on Feb 27, 2019 at 11:27:14 pm

I have a project with several comps that contain images and videos. I have music where I’ve extracted the kick drop and made key frames from it. What I’d like to do is transition between each comp in sync to the kick drum. Eventually I’d like to turn it into a template but I’m not sure the best way to go about it.

Any suggestions?


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Walter Soyka
Re: What’s the best way to sync video transitions to music?
on Feb 28, 2019 at 6:13:14 pm

Can you describe the transitions you want to use?

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Jeremy McCloud
Re: What’s the best way to sync video transitions to music?
on Mar 1, 2019 at 6:31:55 pm

Thanks for the reply!

I'll try to clarify. Let's say you have Comp 1 with an image and Comp 2 with a different image. In the main comp, you have Comp 1 first and then where Comp 1 ends, Comp 2 begins. You have an Adjustment Layer, just about where the two meet. In the adjustment layer you have some effects that make the transition from Comp 1 and Comp 2 more smooth than just a jump cut.

When the kick drum hits, maybe 2 seconds apart each hit, something triggers where the transition is activated. The first kick it transitions from Comp 1 to Comp 2, the next kick, transitions from Comp 2 to Comp 1. Or if there is a third comp, on the second kick, it would transition between Comp 2 and Comp 3.

I don't want a simple cut, just a very quick transition to make it look smooth.

Does that make sense?


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Michael Szalapski
Re: What’s the best way to sync video transitions to music?
on Mar 1, 2019 at 9:12:46 pm

You could use expressions like this where animations trigger from layer markers: https://library.creativecow.net/article.php?author_folder=stern_eran&articl...

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Richard Garabedain
Re: What’s the best way to sync video transitions to music?
on Feb 28, 2019 at 7:17:47 pm

look at your audio waveform..add a bass and treble or another audio effect...with the goal being to see the drum beat more easily in the audio waveform...because manually is the best way


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