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Harry Katz
Transitions
on Apr 13, 2010 at 4:15:58 am

I have a 5 minute video to which I'd like to add transitions. I use the blade to cut the clip, I go back to the arrow tool to put in a transition, I select cross dissolve, render, and when I play across the transition nothing happens! I try to make the transition several seconds, render, and it still doesn't show anything!

Thanks for your help.


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Tom Wolsky
Re: Transitions
on Apr 13, 2010 at 9:04:02 am

If you cut a clip and put cross dissolve on the cut you're not going to see anything. You're basically cross dissolving through one video back to itself. As each frame fades out it's being replaced by the same frame that's coming back it.

If you want to make a dissolve at a shot change you have to ripple the shots back to create handles so that you're going from one shot to another and not just back to itself.

See if this explains it for you and tells you want you have to do

http://www.fcpbook.com/Effects1.html


All the best,

Tom

Class on Demand DVDs "Complete Training for FCP7," "Basic Training for FCS" and "Final Cut Express Made Easy"
Author: "Final Cut Pro 5 Editing Essentials" and "Final Cut Express 4 Editing Workshop"


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Harry Katz
Re: Transitions
on Aug 9, 2010 at 3:43:49 am

Thanks very much, Tom... this was very helpful...

Harry Katz
hkatz@iijournals.com


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