My Team relies heavily on our scene numbering, especially since we export straight to harmony. A big annoyance from storyboard pro currently, is that we have scenes that we would like to fade to black, and have the next scene start from fading to black, but maintain true scene order.
Here’s what I mean:
You have Scene 1 that will fade to black, then fade from black to Scene 2. Scenes 1 and 2 are of course shots that would be animated.
To do this in storyboard pro, you have to create a new scene between them, and create a transition on each end. Obviously this works visually, but if i want to go and renumber the scenes of the entire project, the number becomes Scene 1, scene 2, scene 3. This hurts us because scene 3 is actually scene 2, and scene 2 shouldnt really exist, because its just a cross fade! I wish that I could just make a black panel that i could animate the opacity of but SBPro doesnt support that.
The current workflow is to either leave the crossfades till the end, or painstakingly go through and renumber the scenes in sections.
Anyone have any insight, or better workflow for getting around this?