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Ripples By Déclic Vidéo FX - Last updated on Saturday, May 18, 2013
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Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Edition, Pinnacle Studio 21 & S16-S20 Tutorials / Edition  -  Previous tutorials
Published on Saturday, September 27, 2008
Created on Sunday, January 6, 2008 8:03 AM

This tutorial created for Pinnacle Studio 1-15 can also be done with a new version of Studio with some adjustments (AVID Studio or Studio 16 or higher). These adjustments are shown in bold italics: "If you are using new Studio version : {...}"

When you hear this word, generally speaking you would think about ripples in the water. But since the introduction of Studio this word is also known in video editing. The ‘rippling’ function is designed to place the same identical transition between a number of clips or photographs on the time-line (for example a dissolve). This function is useful when you want to make a slideshow with the same transition. But also in a ‘normal’ video, the function can be handy.

Step 1 : Insert multiple transitions with older Studio versions
It works like this:
  • Place a number of scenes on the time-line;
  • Place a transition between the first two slides / clips at the beginning of the time-line (for example a dissolve);
  • Select this transition , keep the Shift-button pushed in and select a clip or slide at the end. With this a continuous number of clips / slides will be selected;
  • Only continuous selections can be rippled;
  • Click with the right mouse button and choose ‘Ripples’ in the popup-menu. All clips / slides will have the same transition.
The ripple "command"

When there is already another transition between some of the selected clips / slides, they will not change. This offers the ability to add special transitions in those places, where you deem it necessary, and after that change all remaining transitions change to a dissolve.
Do not make confusion between this tutorial, and the other one relating to plugins: " Apply the parameters of a clip to several other clips ".

(This tip & trick has been donated by Mr. Jos Roijakkers JR-VIDEO)

Step 2 : Insert Multiple Transitions with Newer Studio Versions such as Studio 16 or higher

If you are using a new Studio version :

  1. Reminder on handling transitions used with a new Studio version :

New Studio versions have the option to insert a transition in two modes:

  • as an input transition;
  • or an output transition.

These transitions can be inserted using three methods :

  • by dragging and dropping from the library directly to the beginning or end of the clip;
  • by right clicking on the clip and using the context menu to select the item insertion;
  • by accessing the Effects Editor (either right click or by double clicking on the clip) and use the " Input Transition " or " Output Transition " tabs to select the desired transition.
  1. Using detailed menu, variable geometry, to create a ripple :
  1. After inserting your clips on the timeline, switch to "Overwrite Mode" so the  clip durations do not change during the application of transitions;
  2. Right-click on the clip that will receive the ripple transition and select the type of transition (input or output) that you want to insert;
  3. Select the " Add / Replace"  option;
  4. Choose from the available transitions classified into 3 categories (standard Fades, Transitions recently used, Transitions rated 5 stars).

If the desired transition is not in one of these three categories, you can use the Effects Editor for a complete search of your transitions.

Implementation of the first transition
  1. For example, you inserted an output transition;
  2. The context menu reflects this and allows you to open the " Out Transition " item,
  3. This menu allows you to then edit, copy or delete the inserted transition;
  4. Incidentally, you'll notice that the " Ripple Transition " option is still grayed out.
The context menu reflects the inclusion of the transition

You will now be able to create your ripple effect on adjacent or non-adjacent selections:

  1. Select the clips that should receive the ripple. The selections can be adjacent  or non-adjacent (by using the SHIFT or CTRL keys and mouse, according to standard Windows procedures;
  2. Right-click on the clip which has the transition you want to ripple;
  3. Click the " Ripple Transition " menu item which has now become active.

Creation of ripple

You can also replace a transition in the ripple that you just created.

  1. Right-click on a transition that you just created using the ripple option;
  2. Select " Replace by ";
  3. Select the substitute transition.
Replacing a transition into ripple

Another way of rippling ...

  1. Make a selection, either adjacent or non-adjacent;
  2. Right-click on the transition to copy;
  3. Click the "Ripple" option.
Another way of waving ...

To summarize, you can use one or more transitions to create the ripple transition effect on one or more selected clips that are adjacent or not adjacent. This may seem complicated at first, but if you make a mistake, the "Remove Transitions"  option from the transitions context menu will remove all transitions on selected clips and you can start rippling again at your leisure ... blush

{Adaptation from Pinnacle Studio 1-15 to new Studio version by Le Papy with TechSmith Snagit 10 screenshots}
{Thanks to Loosecannon for the fine tuning}

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TonyP By # TonyP @ Saturday, September 27, 2008 2:06 PM
Very good quick tutorial on using the "rippling" for adding a lot of transitions to your video.

AndroT By # AndroT @ Saturday, September 27, 2008 6:41 PM
I found this very useful there is so much to learn and remember and these tips certainly do help.

raymond bennett By # raymond bennett @ Sunday, September 28, 2008 7:12 AM
really good tip like many others ive recieved from declic,only found this sight a couple of months ago,cannot praise it enough.

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Sunday, September 28, 2008 12:13 PM
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MiggieZ By # MiggieZ @ Monday, June 7, 2010 9:56 AM
Is there a way to add (random) transitions to all/portion of your photos? This is great (and time saver) if you want the same transition, but I'd like random transitions!

Thanks DV and community, your site is awesome!!!

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Sunday, June 13, 2010 12:41 PM
Thanks MiggieZ,

Unfortunately, with the "ripples" technics, it's not possible to add random transitions. But, if you want to add random transitions, you might try the following:
- add your pictures (and your pictures only)
- then go to the movie tab, and use the "automatic movie creation" system (I do not know the exact name in english). You can even add a music to it.
- then, choose your style, and it will create your movie for you. There are some themes which add some transitions and cool effect. Give it a try ?


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