Learn How to Use our Free Fire Effects and Video Transitions in Sony Vegas Pro
Add some high quality effects to your next Sony Vegas video project with the help of our free Fire & Water FX Sample Pack! Our 4K water effect overlays are the perfect tool for making your footage look like it’s been submerged underwater; we also included some exciting fire overlays and video transitions as well. This free pack contains eleven total assets that you can use in a variety of ways. Discover how to use these free video effects in Sony Vegas Pro by checking out this tutorial and getting our free pack from the CinePacks website. Don’t forget to explore our other incredible free packs while you’re there!
Locate the Free Fire and Water Sample Pack on the CinePacks website. Since this is a free pack, all you have to do is provide us with your email address so we can send you the download link. Once you receive the link in your inbox, download and unzip the folder of free video effects. This free pack includes several free fire and water effects and video transitions (as well as a $5 off coupon if you’d like to purchase our full pack).
Import these free video effects and transitions into Sony Vegas Pro. Right click inside your timeline and select Insert Video Track. Click and drag the video you want to use into your timeline above your footage. Trim your video effect as desired by hitting the S key to split it. To make the video transparent, find the box on the left where it says Level, click the green Composite Mode button, and change the Composite Mode to Add. (If you don’t see this button, click the three dots next to Level, select Edit Visible Button Set, and make sure Composite Mode is checked.)
To use the free fire video transitions in Sony Vegas, find the cut between your two clips where you want the video transition to be placed. Insert a new video track, drag in the video transition, change the Composite Mode to Add or Screen, and align it so that the video transition completely covers the screen right at the cut in between your two clips. (You can easily change the look of any of these free video effects by using different Composite Modes.)
To use the Fire Burn transitions, create three new video tracks. Each of these fire burn transitions has two parts: a track matte and an overlay. Drag in the track matte first above your footage. Align it above the cut in your two clips and adjust the duration of the track matte as needed.
Next, go to your clip and make a cut right where the video transition starts. Drag that second portion of your clip above the track matte effect. Click and drag the clip to elongate it so that it ends at the same frame that the transition ends.
The next step is to elongate your second clip so that the gap between your two clips is filled. Select your track matte and click the button beside your Level that says Make Compositing Child. Select your top clip and change its Composite Mode to Multiply (Mask).
Next, go to your Video Effects and search for Chroma Keyer. Drag the Default option onto your track matte. A Video Event FX box will pop up; click the eyedropper next to Color and click the black part of the track matte. Now when you play the video transition through, your first clip will burn away to reveal your second clip.
Finally, on your last available video track, drag in the Paper Burn transition. Right click it, go to Properties → Media → Alpha Channel and select Straight Unmatted. Adjust the speed of the burn to match the speed of the track matte by holding down Ctrl and drag until the duration matches. Now you have the perfect fire transition in Sony Vegas.
If you liked this Sony Vegas transitions pack and you wish to purchase the full pack of Fire FX, which contains a wide selection of tools, you can find it on the website as well and use the code SAMPLE15 to get 15% off.
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Get tons of amazing video effects for your next production without paying a cent! We’ve also developed a multitude of products available for purchase in our packs store that can help you create something truly extraordinary, so head to our website to see what we have for you. Check out our many tutorials for Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Sony Vegas, and DaVinci Resolve to learn how to use these video effects in different ways. If you ever have questions about any of our video effects or how to use them, get in touch! We’re active on Instagram and Facebook (where you can get the latest updates about our new products) so be sure to tag us in your projects when you use one of our video effects packs!