How To Create In Camara Transition With IPhone

Hey, what’s going on, everyone. I’m here in beautiful Zurich. And in today’s video, I’m gonna show you how you can create your in-camera transition with your smartphone. So basically in a transition you want to connect a one shot to another. And when played back, it looks like it was taken in one shot. And you basically can do those transitions in camera. And the advantage of doing that is that you don’t have to use third-party plugins. I personally like doing in-camera transitions because it saves a lot of time in post-production. What’s required is I have to have the edit in my mind.


So the first transition we’ll be doing is a sky transition. The way how it works is I basically start from a lower angle and then move the camera upwards towards the sky. And in the next shot, I move from the sky downwards. And I’m first gonna set the focus point and lock the exposure by tapping on the screen. And then I’m gonna say, “Action!” Gonna walk and then transition up. Where’s the sky. Starting from sky and action.


So the next transition we’re gonna look at is the slide transition, where you basically slide with your camera from one direction to another. And in the second shot, you wanna follow the same direction to make it work. So in the first shot when I moved like this the second shot would, should be the same motion as well. And you wanna basically increase the speed as you go and then slow down the speed in the second shot. This way, you will also save time in post-production and don’t have to add speed ramps to your video. So I’m just gonna first focus on George, then I’ll lock it. And then I’m gonna start and action. Like that. So again, I’m gonna lock focus and then I’m gonna wipe from right to left.

Match Cut

So for our next transition we’re gonna create a match cut. I’m gonna have George walk the straight line and I’m gonna follow him with my camera using the gimbal. And we’re gonna do the same shot again just in a different location and have George position himself again towards the center, walking straight forward. And what this is gonna do b between the shots is George will still be in the center. And when it cuts just the location changes, let’s go. This is gonna be a nice match cut

Fade In / Fade Out

So the next transition will be a fade in black and a fade out black. And I will have George standing right over there looking towards the city and I’ll be moving my gimbal close to his jacket so everything fades into black and the same thing in the second shot. I’m gonna start very close at the subject and then move away to reveal the new, the new location. So again, I’m just gonna lock. And I’m just gonna push in. And action! Okay, three, two, one go.

Mask Out Frame

So the next transition will be the mask out frame transition. And this is basically where I will be masking out a frame. It could be a window, it could be a phone, it could be a door or whatever. For this example, I’m gonna have George holding the phone with a green screen. The reason why I went with the green screen is because I can mask it out easier in post-production. So let’s do that. And action. So since I did a push in shot in the first scene for the second scene I’m gonna do the same thing so that it transitions well.


All right, so this is gonna be a underground transition. And luckily George brought his tripod with him and I mounted the OM on the tripod so that I have more reach. So basically what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna, George is gonna walk over the bridge and we’re gonna make a transition going downwards where he will then be walking under the bridge. Sort of like I said, an underground transition. Okay, Action! Okay. Three. (speaker drowned out by background noise) Three, two, one go.

Thank you so much for Read Article and I will see you in the next Article, Guys. Take care

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