In this use case you’ll learn when and how best to use the “Alpha” video transition (transitions with alpha channel) which looks something like this like this:
Use Case 27
How and when to use Alpha Transitions
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The ALPHA MATTE Transition is a very modern and creative category of transitions to make your videos pop. The main difference with this particular transition to other types of transitions is that it uses an alpha channel as part of the transition, meaning, there will be parts of the initial clip will have a transparent part to it, revealing parts of the second clip resulting in a really cool blending effect which looks futuristic. It is due to this creative nature of the alpha matte transition that it lends itself to many creative projects including slide shows, montages, weddings, portfolios, promo videos and so many more.
So, in this example, we will use the alpha matte transition to create a montage of health and beauty salon clips. This could be a promo video for a beauty salon or a spa. The manner in which the first clip blends with the second clip is almost therapeutic to watch, making this effect work well to put together several beauty related shots in this example.
So, the alpha mate transition is a great choice when you want to achieve a gradual and almost seamless blend type of transition between two clips, resulting in a stunning effect. The alpha matte transition is therefore a great choice in breaking up long clips into short and impactful snippets of important information.
Remember, it’s key not to go overboard by using every available alpha matte transition variation in your project. Don’t forget that less is more.