Transition Wipe Codes for EDL Export

In an EDL, each type of wipe transition shape has a unique code. This code is used to tell a video switcher which shape to use for any given edit. Since many of the transitions in Final Cut Pro have no equivalent in a given EDL format, all nonstandard transitions are automatically mapped to the closest approximate SMPTE standard wipe pattern during the EDL export process.

Note: EDLs were originally developed for older tape-to-tape editing systems with fairly limited capabilities. Therefore, they are equipped to describe only a narrow variety of transitions. Although today’s nonlinear editing systems have introduced a much wider variety of transitions, the EDL format continues to reflect the simplicity of older systems.

Final Cut Pro transition
EDL wipe number equivalent
Cross Zoom
17
Cube Spin
18
Spin3D
19
Spinback3D
20
Swing
21
Zoom
22
Additive Dissolve
0
Cross Dissolve
0
Dip to Color Dissolve
0
Dither Dissolve
0
Non-Additive Dissolve
0
Ripple Dissolve
0
Cross Iris
12
Diamond Iris
18
Oval Iris
19
Point Iris
12
Rectangle Iris
17
Star Iris
18
Channel Map
0
Luminance Map
0
Page Peel
0
Band Slide
23
Center Split Slide
12
Multi Spin Slide
1
Push Slide
1
Spin Slide
1
Split Slide
3
Swap Slide
2
Cross Stretch
1
Squeeze
3
Squeeze and Stretch
3
Stretch
3
Band Wipe
23
Center Wipe
4
Checker Wipe
23
Checkerboard Wipe
1
Clock Wipe
13
Edge Wipe
2
Gradient Wipe
0
Inset Wipe
4–11
Jaws Wipe
120
Random Edge Wipe
1
V Wipe
115
Venetian Blind Wipe
123