How to Use the Fluid Morph Effect in Avid Media Composer to Fix Jump Cuts

By in Tutorial Thursday, Video Editing

Jump cuts happen. Sometimes there’s no B-roll. Sometimes it would just be wrong to cut away from an interview at a critical moment, despite a cut. But jump cuts are ugly and call attention to themselves. Luckily Avid has had a solution to this problem for a number of years, and it is definitely the best and easiest solution of any of the NLEs—the Fluid Morph effect. It’s so easy that a tutorial may not seem necessary, but there are some tricks of the trade, and I’m just the guy to show them to you!

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Steve Hullfish is a film and TV editor and author of six books on editing and color correction, including his latest: “Art of the Cut” due out in early March and “Avid Uncut: Workflows, Tips and Techniques from Hollywood Pros.” Hullfish has edited five feature films, including “War Room” (2015) and “Courageous.” (2012). He also produces for his own production company, Verascope Pictures, and trains top professionals around the world in editing and color correction. His Art of the Cut series of editor interviews is available on-line at www.provideocoalition.com/tag/art-of-the-cut.
  • Dali1754

    jump cuts are jarring but i wouldn’t call them “ugly”- they have a function in many instances.