… for Apple Final Cut Pro X
Tip #585: Hide Jump Cuts with Flow
For best results, don’t change the duration of the transition.
The best way to hide a jump cut is using B-roll or a cutaway. However, when you don’t have those options, the Flow transition in Final Cut can bail you out of a tricky situation. Here’s how.
The Flow transition is relatively new in Final Cut. What it does is use Optical Flow technology to create new frames that blend the Out of the out-going clip into the In of the in-coming clip.
In doing so, it converts a jarring jump cut into a fast, smooth, 6-frame dissolve.
To apply, drag Flow from Transitions > Dissolves onto the edit point containing the jump cut.
According to the Final Cut Pro X Help:
- Use the Flow transition with the default duration only. Any other duration will generate unexpected results.
- The Flow transition duration is always set at 6 frames regardless of the duration set in the Editing pane of Final Cut Pro preferences.
- The Flow transition is disabled (treated as a standard dissolve) when you apply it to a generator or still image.