How To Use Motion Array Native Transitions for Premiere Pro

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Hi Guys! Jordan with motion array and I’m going to be quickly showing you guys how to use our plugins for premiere pro!  Thankfully these are really easy to use, so let’s dive right in!

How To Use Motion Array Plugins for Adobe Premiere Pro

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First of all, we’re assuming that you’ve already installed our plugins for Premiere.  If you haven’t, we actually have a video that walks you through the process of how to install Motion Array Plugins for Premiere Pro!

Okay so let’s start of by finding our plugins in the effects panel of our project.  What I’ve already installed are some plugin video transitions, so I’m just going to go down to video transitions, and we can see that the plugins are here in their own folder.  

We have a list of different video transitions that each have their own title that can give you a bit of a general understanding of what they might do. Like this one for example, bounce, will likely give a bouncing motion as it goes through the transition.  So to apply it as a transition between our clips, you can simply drag and drop it overtop of the break between your clips. And it works automatically, but there’s so much more you can do with these than just using them in their default state.

By highlighting your preset, and then going up to effect controls, you can actually make a lot more adjustments. Depending on the different plugins in question, there will be a variety of different possible editing capabilities at your disposal, but we’re going to go through a few just as an example.

At the top here you can see that there’s a blue set of numbers for duration.  Here you can manually key in the length of time that you want the transition to last for.  By default it’s set for 1 second. But you can also click and drag these blue numbers to change it as a slider. This as a result will increase or decrease the amount of time that your transition takes place over.  Making the process super slow, or lightning fast.

You also have alignment options which will determine how the transition is placed over top of your videos in relation to the cutting point.  Center at cut will place it half way over each. While start at cut and end at cut will do exactly what they describe. To the right you should see how your plugin is interacting with your footage.  This transition for example is creating a flow from one piece of footage to the other. And if I change the label color of this piece of footage, it’s easier to see what’s what.

You can see here that there’s two things to take note of.  The box which is the transition itself, and this line here which is the cutting point.  Here you can change where the transition takes place between these clips without interrupting the transition in any other way just by clicking and dragging the box.  Place it to start a little earlier, or come in a little later. But you can also change the cut point itself by selecting this line and pulling it to one side or the other.  And we can see what’s happening down in the corner here of our timeline.


And down here we can see that the parameters of the actual effect are able to be changed.  We have the direction which right now is set for left to right. And if we play our clip, we can see what that means.  

But there’s also options for right to left.  

Top to bottom

And bottom to top

And finally the bounce amount is here, which is a value out of 100.   Right now it’s set to 30, which gives us this motion.

But if we set it to 0, we can see that this parameter is taken away.  There’s no actual bounce and it just moves from left to right. But if we take it to 100 we can see that the described motion is a lot more violent. You can choose any number in this range to give the precise look that you want for your effect. Nice.  And this goes for any of your other plugins as well.  They will all have features which you can play around with and try to use to produce your own unique results.  We’ll just do 1 more example.

This STUTTER transition for example has a similar slider, and it’s set to 20.  But if we set it to something small like 5 for example, it’s the same effect, but it looks totally unique compared to the default, because there’s exactly 5 iterations of the stutter effect happening.  Neat right?

Play around with your plugins and see all the awesome ways that you can use them to create your own custom video effects!

Well, that concludes this tutorial. I hope you found it helpful, if you did, please give us a thumbs up and if you’d like to see more tutorials please go ahead and subscribe because we’re making new ones all the time.  I hope you guys found it helpful.  If you did, we’ve got lots of other Premiere Pro tutorialsAfter Effects tutorials and filmmaking tutorials!

Thanks for watching and see you in the next video.

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