Osmo Mobile 3: Improve Your Content With These 5 Easy Transitions
We’ve rounded up 5 essential transitions to help you take your videos to the next level.
With the release of OSMO Mobile 3, creating smooth videos has never been easier. To help you take full advantage of this stabilizer, we’ve rounded up 5 essential transitions to take your videos to the next level.
Zoom in and out camera
One of the easiest and most effective video transitions is the zoom in and out of the camera. To do this, end the first frame by zooming into the subject until it completely covers the entire frame. Then start a new frame in a new location and just do it in reverse. Remember, you can use any object that can cover the entire frame.
Close the lens | Lens cap
A very similar transition, but here it starts with someone covering the lens with their hand in one place, then moving to a completely different place. This transition is especially often used in vlogs. An excellent choice to relocate the scene. Creating this transition is very simple. End the first frame by closing the lens and start a new frame by opening it. Then place both frames in an editor such as DJI Mimo so that they overlap each other and add a smooth transition between them.
Shift transition is a good option to move to another location without a noticeable “jump”
Move the camera horizontally until something in the environment blocks the lens (such as the base of a lamp, a tree, or a building pillar). Then start shooting the next frame by moving in the same direction, starting with a similar object. While editing, align so that similar frames intersect and the resulting transition will be almost invisible. In our video, we used a prop to go from the park to the airport terminal.
Crossing the sky
Using this transition, operators can move discreetly between two locations on the street simply by pointing the camera at the sky and then lowering it down at another location.
To achieve this effect, end the first frame with the camera up to the sky, and then start a new frame from the sky and move it down. To make the effect smoother, it is desirable to add a little blur and acceleration to the video. This effect is best applied either in cloudless weather, or in overcast conditions, when there is as little detail in the sky as possible.
Crossing the floor
A good option is to join 2 frames with movement and make the frame more dynamic. As in the previous option, it is desirable to use motion blur to make the transition less noticeable.
To create this transition, end the first frame by tilting your phone down so that the floor covers the entire frame. Then start the frame with a similar frame of the floor, filling the entire frame and lift the phone up. In the editor, add a “speed ramp” effect to get a smooth transition and add dynamics. With a redesigned design and even greater stability, transitions like these are even more accessible.
Remember that transitions can make your video more interesting, but they are just part of the shooting. Don’t get carried away. If you want to make these transitions even more interesting, you can add additional sound effects.
Just 5 transitions can greatly improve and diversify your video stories and make the content much more attractive and richer. But remember, a video that contains too many transitions can, on the contrary, scare off viewers who turn it off before it ends.