How To Use Motion Array's Film Roll Transitions for Premiere Pro


Hi guys! Jordan with Motion Array and today I’m going to be showing you how to use our film roll plugins.  So let’s open up Premiere Pro and get started.

How To Use Motion Array's Film Roll Plugin for Premiere Pro

The following has been transcribed from the video for optimal reading

First, if you’re wondering how to actually install our plugins to begin with, you’ll want to check out this video here.  

But once you’ve got our plugins installed, you should be able to find them by going down to your effects panel here, and searching under the video transitions section.  You should see a folder labelled for Motion Array Film Roll. Drop it down and you should see four different film roll transitions.

Basic Roll

Bounce Roll

Push Roll

And Zoom Roll

We have 5 clips on our timeline, so I’m just going to quickly each of these 4 transitions in between them.  Once you do, you might notice that there’s a red X over top of your footage during the transition. If that’s the case, you’ll need to highlight the effect, then go into your effect controls and click this button here to sign into your active paid motion array account.  

Okay! So now we can get to work playing around with these transitions.  You can see that immediately off the bat these effects look awesome, high quality, and professional.  But you can do some work to really make them you own. To start with, by increasing or decreasing the duration of your transition, you can make the transition happen faster or slower.  

Next, for our basic roll transition here you can choose the direction that the effect takes place over.  By default it’s set to left to right, but you can choose right to left, top to bottom, and bottom to top as well.

Next you have the cycle amount.  This will dictate the number of times the footage passes by in succession.  So if we set it to 1 it looks like this, and if we set it to a really high number like 20  it looks like this.

The blur amount will dictate how blurry the transition appears as it moves along.  So if we set it to 0, we can see that it’s crisp and sharp the whole way through. And the more blurry we make it the more blurry it will appear during the transition.  

And finally we have our overlay parameter.  Drop it down here and we can see that we have a color value and an opacity.  Here you can manually choose the color that you want the footage to be moved towards by way of an overlay blend mode.  So the orange here is coming through during the transition. But we can make it any color like blue, green, even white, really any color that you might personally want for your effect.

Then the opacity here controls how much that color is overlaid onto your clip.  An opacity of 100 will make it as full as possible, while an opacity of 0 will make it so that no color change happens at all.  

And that’s the first basic roll effect.  The other 3 transitions have similar functionality with   these same parameters, you can see for example that the bounce roll is a different effect, but it uses all the same parameters, so you know how to edit it based on the last one.

The last two, the push roll and zoom roll transitions have one added parameter called scale.  For the push roll transition, this parameter is between 80 and 100 and dictates how small your footage becomes when it’s pulled back as a part of a changing film roll type look.  Bringing it down to 80 makes it look like it’s being pulled far back from the viewer as if the film roll is being manually moved and changed. But if we bring it all the way up to 100, we can see that the effect is a simple roll instead with no push back whatsoever.  

And finally for the zoom roll this scale parameter acts in a similar way but is instead between 100 and 500.  And instead of pushing back, it zooms in in the opposite direction. Using this parameter tells the effect how much you want to zoom in as a part of the transition.  Making it a value of 100 will create a simple roll with no zoom, while a higher amount will produce a more elaborate zoom roll.

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