New in Continuum 2020
The BCC Curl Dissolve filter simulates curled distortions in the source footage which automatically animates in intensity as your transition progresses to obscure the underlying dissolve between clips.
Presets and Common Controls
BCC filters come with a library of factory installed presets plus the ability to create your own custom presets and preview them with the BCC FX Browser™.
BCC filters also include common controls that configure global effect preferences and other host-specific effect settings. For more information about working with presets and other common controls, Click Here.
Main Transition Group
Layer to Reveal – This layer selection popup is not relevant when you have applied the filter as a true NLE-style transition and it will be hidden or disabled in that context. When applied as a normal “effect” as opposed to a transition, however, this menu is used to select the “Incoming” or “Reveal” layer for the transition.
Animation: Menu controlling what drives the animation of the transition.
- Auto – automatically generates a transition based on the transition length (when used as a transition) or the clip length (when used as a filter).
- Percent Done – requires the user to set keyframes to control the transition progression. Can be useful in customizing the exact timing of the transition or when applying the filter as a stylized effect as opposed to a direct NLE-style transition.
Percent Done: Disabled/Hidden by default. When the Animation menu is changed to Percent Done then this slider can be manually keyframed to control the transition progression.
Filter Animation: sets the animation style for the filter.
- Amplitude: animates the transition based on amplitude values only.
- Vortex Size: animates the transition based on vortex size values only
- Amplitude and Size: animates the transition based on both amplitude and vortex size values.
Complexity: controls the number of distortions in the effect. Higher values will produce more complex curl distortions in the scene.
Distortion Amplitude: controls the amplitude of the curl effects. Higher values will result in tighter curls, while lower values will result in smoother curls.
Curl Size: adjusts the overall size of the curls. Higher values will produce larger curls.
Direction: adjusts the angle of movement of the curl distortions in the scene.
Direction Spread: adjusts the distance between curls along the angle of direction.
Speed: adjusts the speed at which the curl distortions move through the scene. Higher values will result in faster movement, while lower values will create more subtle distortions.
Random Seed: adjust the randomness of the distortion movement.
Advanced Sampling: provides additional render passes to smooth and anti-alias the effect. Enabling this may increase render times.
Apply Curl To: Sets which layer the Curl effect is applied to.
- Dissolve applies curl to the transition effect directly
- Source Layer will apply curl to the outgoing source layer only.
- Reveal Layer will apply curl to the incoming reveal layer only
- Source and Reveal will apply curl to both the outgoing and incoming layers, but not the transition.
Independent Seeds adjusts the randomness of the distortion effect during the transition.
Reverse Direction on Reveal mirrors the animation of the curl on the reveal clip.
Region Animation Group
Region Animation allows you to fine tune the style and direction of the transition effect with various settings. These settings are disabled by default until an animation type is selected.
Animation Type sets the direction of the transition animation.
- None will set the transition animation to affect the entire image at once. This is the default setting.
- Out: the transition will begin at a central point and move outwards towards a edges.
- In: the transition will begin along the outer edge and move inwards towards a central point.
- Out & In: The transition will animate outwards and then rebound inwards over the course of the animation.
- In & Out: The transition will animate inwards and then rebound outwards over the course of the animation.
Region Type: determines the shape of the transition effect.
- Circle will cause the transition to appear as a circular shape that increases or decreases in size.
- Line will cause the transition to appear as a standard linear wipe.
Direction: Sets the angle of the transition. Only available when the Region Type is set to Line.
Softness: sets the edge feathering of the transition region. Lower values will produce a sharper edge.
Center Point: Sets the XY position of the transition’s animation.
Color settings allow you to set the brightness and contrast values of the transition at it’s peak point. Values will increase as the effect transitions in and then decrease as the new layer is revealed.
Brightness Peak: Sets the maximum brightness value for the transition.
Contrast Peak: Sets the maximum contrast value for the transition.
Animation Tuning Group
These parameters control the overall timing of the transition. On hosts which permit on-screen heads up display widgets (such as AE, Premiere, and Avid) you should never need to modify these sliders directly since they can be configured in a more convenient and intuitive manner by manipulating the widgets directly in your comp/preview pane. On hosts without heads up display widgets you can use these sliders directly to fine tune your animation timing, taking advantage of the View Ease Curve option to help visualize the animation rates.
Glow Ease In: Control how quickly or slowly the glow amount increases at the beginning of the transition.
Glow Ease Mid:Control the rate of change of the glow amount (how quickly it reaches its peak amount and how long it holds there) during the middle of the transition.
Glow Ease Out: Control how quickly or slowly the glow amount decreases at the end of the transition.
Dissolve Duration: Control the timing of the underlying dissolve relative to the timing of the rest of the transition.View Ease Curve: (Only visible/enabled in hosts that don’t support heads up display widgets for manipulating these controls directly on screen.) Enable this control to display a preview graph of the the animation curves rendered into in the composite window.