Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/10/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] The great slide show software search (long)
From: Adam Bridge <>
Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2001 14:06:20 -0700

on 10/2/01 11:02 AM, Jim Laurel at thoughtfully wrote:

> I agree with you, Adam.  For video, I pretty much use straight cuts and
> that's it.  For slide shows, I can live with just three transitions:
> straight cut, crossfade, and fade from black.  All those wipes, push from
> side, etc., just detract from the content.  But simple, smooth 1 sec fades
> give the presentation a smoother, less jarring feel (assuming, of course,
> that's what you want!)
> --Jim

I agree completely, Jim. For 90% of my video work those are all I need as
well (except for the compositing, of course, which really doesn't have a
slide-show equivalent.)


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