Film impact has some nice- yet simple- transitions available for Adobe Premiere. The Transition pack Volume 1 comes with 10 transitions that integrate into AP. The transitions install via a compressed package file that is downloaded from the film impact website. You have access to two of the ten transitions TOTALLY FREE, just for downloading the trial. The others are watermarked but will be activated once you purchase the license via the website.
In all honesty, I have used the free version primarily here with my recent projects. The transitions I have used most frequently are the “Impact Flash” as well as the “Impact Push.” I haven’t had a need for any of the other transitions yet. Some of the transitions that come with the full version of the volume seem to be somewhat limited in their use cases- in my opinion. I can’t imagine using something like “Impact Copy Machine” or “Impact Burn Alpha” in my work very often because the look is so stylized.
Adobe Premiere Effects bin with the Film Impact transitions listed
Having said that, I can say that these two free transitions have proven to be very useful to me so far. If you like the free ones and then want to purchase one of the volumes; the option is always there. I use the Impact Flash in almost any situation where I need to transition between two drastically different shots. This effect seems to combine a white flash with a blur effect. Its a smooth effect that is not as jarring as a straight white flash.
The Impact Push has been most useful for transitioning between some sort of graphic elements. If you have text, for instance, overlaying a background of some sort; you can create an effect of pushing the text off while the other comes in. It’s similar to what it would look like if you moved the text in After Effects or something but is much easier and faster (especially for those with no After Effects experience).
Adobe Premiere CC timeline with Impact Push used between two graphic elements
Considering I use these two transitions on almost a daily basis; I think its well worth the time to download and install the demo. If you do end up downloading any of the full packages, feel free to report back on the transition volumes and how you use them. These are simple, but very flexible transitions that can be used on a variety of projects to help craft your story and keep the flow of the piece without becoming distracting.