Transition in still image or video overlaying on another video?

Jaay Posts: 2 Just Starting Out

Just starting out with Hitfilm and really enjoying it so far.

I had a question of how to do a transition effect in making an image or video appear as it is overlaying over another video as the background.

As a video example, at 3:52 of this video: it does a block swipe effect to bring in another image and at 4:48, it does something similar with circular bubble effect. I imagine you should be able to use a variety of shapes to do something similar.

I was wondering how I would be able to use an effect like that to make an image/video appear or disappear over another one.



  • Andy001z
    Andy001z Lord EarthPosts: 3,578 Ambassador

    Lots of ways to tackle this.

    Your could use the built-in video transition effects.

    Or you could use keyframes on the opacity of one clip to appear over the other.

    Masks keyframed will provide more shape options.

    Good luck

  • Jaay
    Jaay Posts: 2 Just Starting Out
    Would I be able to do that in a Composite shot and just have the effect applied to the overlayed image?

    How would I go about making the bubble or block effects?
  • Andy001z
    Andy001z Lord EarthPosts: 3,578 Ambassador

    Just had a play, think your going to have to keyframe masks in a comp to get what you want in Express. Some of the other stuff I mentioned is Pro only. Sorry.