TRANSLICE LESSON

Split Screen Transitions for FCPX

Learn how to create a split screen transition with the TRANSLICE Lesson from Pixel Film Studios. TRANSLICE allows Final Cut Pro X users to transition from clip to clip using sliding split-screen panels. With over 30 customizable presets, users can create endless animated transitions without ever having to set a keyframe in FCPX.


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TRANSLICE Lesson FCPX Plugin - Welcome to a TRANSLICE Lesson

Welcome to a TRANSLICE Lesson

Welcome to a TRANSLICE Lesson from Pixel Film Studios. TRANSLICE allows Final Cut Pro X users to add sliding split screen transitions.

With 32 pre-animated transitions, users can simply place one between 2 clips. TRANSLICE will do the rest.


TRANSLICE Lesson FCPX Plugin - Step 1 - Preparing the Timeline

Step 1 - Preparing the Timeline

Let's begin by dragging 2 clips from the media library into the timeline.

Click and drag to trim the end of the first clip and the beginning of the second clip, so that the transition has video to overlap.

Now, scan through the TRANSLICE presets inside the transitions library.

Drag one of the transitions between two clips. And scale it to the desired length.


TRANSLICE Lesson FCPX Plugin - Step 2 - Customizing the Transition

Step 2 - Customizing the Transition

Now, let’s customize the look of our TRANSLICE transition.

Place the playhead in the center of the transition and select it in the timeline. Go to the FCPX Inspector window.

Use the Pause Length slider to control the speed of the animation.

Fill out your text field, and then choose a color and font for the text. Then, use the Border controls to set the width and color of the lines.

Finally, set the color of the background for the text box.


TRANSLICE Lesson FCPX Plugin - Additional Information

Additional Information

Now, for some Additional Information.

If you would like to put a video or image in the extra box instead of text, you can.

Empty the text fields.

Find the clip you wish to insert into the extra area from the FCPX media library. When you find the clips you want… drag it onto the timeline under the transition.

For the next step it will help to have “Snapping“ activated.

Cut your clip to match the length of the transition, activate the trim tool and scrub through the video clip to reveal the desired section.

Once everything is lined up perfectly, you need to compound the video clip “by-itself”. This is a strange but necessary step since the 10.6 update to FCPX.

Move the playhead to the first frame of your compound clip and select the transition in the timeline. Now click the first Drop Zone icon in the Inspector window.

Select the video clip as close to the beginning as possible, and click the blue "Apply Clip" button in the FCPX Viewer window.