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Nostalgia Transition


Nostalgia is a set of two transitions – one for incoming clips and one for outgoing. They function slightly differently.

Nostalgia requires FCPX 10.4.10 or higher but may be backdated to 10.3.3.

Nostalgia Transition

Designed for the storytellers

There are two transitions with this package: Nostalgia and Nostalgia-O.
The first works with the incoming (left side) clip, fading into a “sketch” and holding, then fading out into the outgoing clip.

The second fades out the incoming clip, builds the sketch, then has three options to move to the outgoing clip: 1) it erases the art to the clip in diagonal strokes, 2) it erases the art in back and forth motion like erasing a blackboard, and 3) it can be made to fade into the outgoing clip. These options are from the “Refill Style” dropdown menu.
Both transitions use exactly the same method to pull a sketch out of a clip.
There are four parameters at the very top: Intensity, Finish, Darken and Smooth. They are altogether somewhat interactive. Make small steps in adjustments.
If you use Smooth (and it is not necessary with every clip) and increasing one of the others starts to fill the sketch area with noise, just gently back it off until it clears.



Here is a look at the available parameters at the right.

Both transitions have exactly the same parameter options *except* Nostalgia-O has the Refill Style menu option and Nostalgia does not.

You can colorize the artwork with the Ink and Paper Color parameters (and these can be keyframe animated!)

The four primary IMAGE ADJUST parameters have been discussed above.

Draw Speed can be used to slow down the “draw in” effect or speed it up and this would generally be used depending on for how long you create the transition.

Longer transitions could use a faster Draw Speed while shorter ones might need slowing down.


Nostalgia parameters
Parameter Options

The Fade Out Easing is only used on the end of the transition and only when the Fade In option is selected in Nostalgia-O.

The vignette section deals with a built in masking option. By default, it is a screen centered oval (vignette) with an OSC (on-screen control). By using the Curvature control, you can make the oval shape a rectangle (0%).

Dialing down the Dimensions parameter will reveal an X (width *radius*) and Y (height *radius*) options. This slight weirdness is due to the shape control parameters available for the shape I chose to use.


Installation Instructions.

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