Watch: How to Pull Off a Stylish Whip Pan Transition in Adobe Premiere Pro

If you want to add some flavor to your edit, try a whip pan transition. They're stylish, attractive, and relatively easy to create. 

Whip pan transitions are all the rage right now in part because they're a great way to disorient your audience or hide an edit with a little flair and style. The best thing about them, at least on a technical level, is that they're relatively simple to pull off. In this tutorial, Zach Ramelan of PremiumBeat walks you through the process of creating a seamless whip pan transition in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Now that you know one way to create a whip pan transition, you might be wondering how to put this nifty little effect to work on your own projects. Here are just a few ideas to get some ideas flowing.

  • Hiding an edit: If you want to hide an edit, a whip pan transition is a stylish way to do it. This is the technique Ramelan highlights in the video.
  • Disorienting your audience: A whip pan that is sandwiched between two different shots can naturally disorient a viewer for a split second. This is one of the reasons why they work so well during dream, drug-fueled, and high-octane sequences.
  • Feux whip pan: Actual whip pans, the process of quickly panning your camera from left to right or right to left, may not be able to be done well with your rig or lighting setup, but you can fake it by using this transition effect.

There are many other ways to utilize the whip pan transition. Let us know how you've used them in your work down in the comments.     

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I hate rolling shutter. I have a canon 7D and I'm waiting a new camera sensor with global shutter before I buy a new camera. rumors said that maybe Panasonic is working on it.....

April 6, 2018 at 6:43PM


Well, it is not a rumor:
We will see when it is coming to market and at what price.

April 7, 2018 at 4:59AM, Edited April 7, 4:59AM