Shear Energy transitions between two video clips by twisting the images with a shearing blur on two axes.
Use the controls to manage the shear effect.
- H Shear set the horizontal shearing. When the image is sheared horizontally, it progressively blurs more to the sides as it moves up from the center point of the shear operation. This works in combination with Direction, which sets the shear direction (left or right).
- V Shear set the vertical shearing. When the image is sheared vertically, it progressively blurs more to the top and bottom as it moves outward from the center point of the shear operation. This works in combination with Direction, which sets the shear direction up or down.
- Angle rotate the shear blur in degrees.
- Direction set the direction of the blur from the original image. By default, the blur direction is 0, indicating blurring in both directions. Drag to the left to shift the blur to the left side of the image or turn to the right to shift the blur in that direction.
- Set the origin of the shear blur with the Center control. Either drag the knob or type in X and Y values.
- Blend set how much of the blur to mix in with the picture. With Blend set all the way to the left, the blur disappears. Drag to the right to increase the percentage of blur until the original picture is completely replaced by the blurred image.
- Strong blurs result in faded picture edges. This occurs because the original image is shifted in one direction to create the blur. To solve this, select "Original Image" from the Edges menu. This causes the original picture to be mixed in at the edges. Although this solves the problem of faded edges, it results in a picture edge that is sharper at the edges, which may or may not be desirable. If not, selected "Blank" and the image fades out at the edges. The fade level is stored in the alpha channel so you can composite another image or solid color behind the blurred image.