Editing with TransFreeze Vol. 2 in Final Cut Pro X
Freeze Frame Transitions
TransFreeze Volume 2 provides Final Cut Pro X users the means to create a unique freeze frame transition from one clip to the next.
To use FLIP OUT presets, choose a video clip and hold the position of the frame you want to freeze with the hotkey “Shift + H”. Next, drag a TransFreeze preset into the FCPX timeline and align it to the frozen frame. Lastly, use the built-in masking tool to cut-out a section in your video footage and compound.
To use FLIP IN presets, choose a video clip and freeze the first frame of the video using the hotkey “Shift + H”. Use the built-in masking tool to cut-out a section and compound the clips together. Place the compounded clip above a second video file to transition seamlessly.
Built-in Masking Tool
TransFreeze includes a custom masking tool that allows FCPX users to mask out any subject with a few simple clicks. Start by hitting “clear” to reset the points and enable guides. Next, click around the subject to create a custom mask. To add more points on the mask, simply double-click along the bezier. To delete a point, hold down the “option” key & double click. To adjust the curvature of a tangent, double click on the point connecting two vectors.
Intuitive Controls in Final Cut Pro X
TransFreeze Volume 2 features intuitive customization options that are located in the top-right inspector window. With easy sliders, editors can control the angle of view and add depth of field to the transitioning scene. Additionally, users can alter animation direction of the cut-out and background with a simple anchor point control. Creating a dynamic freeze frame transition in Final Cut Pro X has never been easier.
TransFreeze Volume 2 Tutorial for Final Cut Pro X
Learn how to professionally use a freeze frame transition with the TransFreeze Lesson from Pixel Film Studios.
Step 1 - Preparing the Timeline
Let’s begin by selecting our footage from the FCPX media library and dragging it to the timeline. Place the media you want to be effected by the transition on top of your other media. Select your media placed on top and skim to a point in the footage you want the effect to take place. After you will need to apply a hold to that frame.
Do this by pressing shift and H at the same time. By doing this a red hold bar will appear which you can adjust at any time. Once you have the media held, Find TransFreeze in the FCPX Titles Library. Select the horizontal or vertical effect and place it directly over the hold area. Next go to the inspector window.
Step 2 - Effect Controls
First you will begin adjusting the cut-out controls. The instructions checkbox gives you a brief reminder of how to add points and how to delete or clear all of your points. Underneath is the edit mode checkbox.Enable this checkbox is order to see your points. Start clicking around your subject to create a mask.
Remember to fully close the shape in order for the mask to work. You can turn the edit mode on and off at anytime. Click the clear button to completely start over.Once you have your mask cut out you can move on to the style controls.
Step 3 - Style Controls
In the style controls section you can customize the way your horizontal or vertical effect animates in.
First you can choose from two different mask reverse controls.
Next you have the option of flipping your mask.
Lastly you can adjust the slant and speed method.
Step 4 - Final Touches
Now that we have customized our effect it is time for the last and most important step. In order for this effect to work properly you must compound it.First delete any media before the hold frame. Then Select the TransFreeze adjustment layer as well as the media it is placed over.
To compound a clip click option and G at the same time. Once the effect and clip are compounded together, You can now move the compounded clip over the other media where you want the effect to begin.
TransFreeze Volume 2 Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I find TransFreeze Volume 2?
Once the installation is complete, you can find TransFreeze Volume 2 in the FCPX Titles library.
What version of FCPX do I need to run TransFreeze Volume 2?
Final Cut Pro X version 10.2.1 or newer is required to run TransFreeze Volume 2.
My TransFreeze plugin has missing Controls, did I miss something?
If you are unable to locate TransFreeze in FCPX, or your TransFreeze seems to be missing controls, its most likely due to missing one of the Installation steps. Make sure both installers are ran correctly without any error messages, and that FCPX is restarted before use.
Im not seeing my subject Cut-Out, only my full shot. Did I miss a step?
Make sure you click back on the first mask point after setting the last mask point to close the mask shape. An indication of closing the mask shape if the mask points will change color and you will see your subject cut out and separated from the background.