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Old February 27th, 2007, 05:13 PM   #1
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Broadcast standard transition

I'm using Vegas 7.0 and was wondering what the standard length and type of transition is used between clips? Trying to make a music video and It looks like .25 sec and a slide in from left? any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old February 27th, 2007, 07:09 PM   #2
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just looking for the standard they use on tv...nothing special.
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Old February 27th, 2007, 07:46 PM   #3
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I worked at Grass Valley for ten years, and designed major parts of two switchers, and I never heard of a standard broadcast transition time. We just made the equipment, and the broadcasters used them as they desired. Maybe there would be a standard within a given company or show to help with branding, but I don't think there's anything like a SMPTE or EBU standard.

I would recommend capturing the video that you like, loading it into Vegas, and counting the frames. Also, if you're talking about a push or slide effect, it might have an S-shape for acceleration and deceleration. By capturing an example, you could get yours to look just the way that you want.
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Old February 27th, 2007, 08:32 PM   #4
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Yeah, transitions depend on the mood of whatever it is you happen to be editing. If you're editing something really fast-paced, you might want to go with a half second transition. On the other hand, if you're editing a sad, emotional, slower-paced piece, you might want to go with a one or two second transition.
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Old February 28th, 2007, 06:49 AM   #5
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Thanks for your help, I will record a section and check it out !
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Old February 28th, 2007, 07:10 PM   #6
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Yeah, transitions depend on the mood of whatever it is you happen to be editing. If you're editing something really fast-paced, you might want to go with a half second transition. On the other hand, if you're editing a sad, emotional, slower-paced piece, you might want to go with a one or two second transition.
Agreed.... the transitions should fit the piece. Fast up beat music gets cuts (as an example) where as slow-mo establishing shots with soft focus get 1 second crossfades. Just as an example. Those are my personal preferences.

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