I didn't really like the new transporter effect. Even with the various versions we have seen in Trek, from TNG to Voyager, this was again too far off to be very recognizable. There wasn't enough sparkling effect seen inside the person to show they were actually being turned into energy. I think to much effort went into making this new effect look like a cocoon which covered the person.
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