Have you ever wanted to add a vintage-looking transition to one of your videos? The feathered (gradient) wipe is a great effect that has been used for years.
Above you see the ‘wipe’ transition. Below is the ‘linear wipe’ with feathering.
I’m currently editing a video for UC Berkeley to promote their yearly open house. The promo video’s theme has to do with the over-a-century of science, sports, performance, etc. So I’m combining archival footage with new footage, and the first part of the video is like an old-time newsreel. I wanted to add this feathered wipe effect that I saw in another video that I saw. Luckily Premiere Pro has the right effect to do the job, but it’s not in the area you would imagine.
Below is a written tutorial as well as a video tutorial for you to watch.