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Sebastian Plamadeala
Can premiere pro do a quality cross dissolve?
on Jan 17, 2009 at 1:51:37 am

Hello and Happy New Year!

I am working on a project that has driven the daylights out of me.

I have come to the conclusion that premiere cannot make a smooth cross-dissolve transition between clips. It only does it linear.

I have small clips that must be dissolved into one-another, and cannot enlarge them. Premiere dissolves them not from 0 opacity, but from about 10 opacity, very sudden. Is there any way to make the curve of the transition any smoother, like a brazier or something?

Also, if you have the time, i would very much appreciate any input of how to achieve the dissolves between the pictures in this clip (after the opening animation)(its the first one):

http://www.sfintii-inchisorilor.ro/69/emisiunea-semne-de-ce-nu-canonizam-sf...

As you may notice, the pictures go from full opacity to full black and not so sudden as a cross dissolve or fade to black transition will make. The dissolves are smooth, fast, and don't just dissapear from the screen at about 10 opacity.

Can premiere do this, or 5 years of premiere pro aren't enough to understand transitions?:)

Thank you,
Sebastian Plamadeala



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Paul Del Vecchio
Re: Can premiere pro do a quality cross dissolve?
on Jan 17, 2009 at 3:26:35 pm

You can drag the crossfades/dissolves - like you do to clips when you trim an edge - to make them longer or shorter, or you can hold CTRL and click on the opacity envelope inside of each clip to create a keyframe. Create 2 keyframes, then drag one to 0%. Then you can adjust the handles on the keyframe to make bezier curves if you want.

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mikkell khan
Re: Can premiere pro do a quality cross dissolve?
on Jan 17, 2009 at 5:08:30 pm

Furthermore, if you right click on your keyframes, you have the option of making them bezier as they are natively in Final Cut Pro. Therefore, giving you more control over the seamlessness of the transition and not having it be so cut and dry as a linear default.



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Sebastian Plamadeala
Re: Can premiere pro do a quality cross dissolve?
on Jan 20, 2009 at 5:04:52 pm

Thank you guys, fair enough with those, but for what my client is looking for, its not good enough.

I'll keep trying.

Thank you,
Sebastian



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Eddie Lotter
Re: Can premiere pro do a quality cross dissolve?
on Jan 20, 2009 at 5:24:42 pm

If bezier curve control is not good enough, what exactly is your client looking for? (Enguiring minds want to know.)

Cheers
Eddie


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Sam Crutsinger
Re: Can premiere pro do a quality cross dissolve?
on Aug 15, 2017 at 8:59:38 pm

I've discovered that it depends on how you place your dissolve. If you dissolve between 2 clips on the same layer, then the dissolve is smooth. If you stack clips and dissolve the clip on v2 to reveal the clip on v1, that's where Premiere loses it's damn mind and the transition abruptly cuts off.

Sam Crutsinger
Media Kingpin
Confidence Bay


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Tero Ahlfors
Re: Can premiere pro do a quality cross dissolve?
on Aug 16, 2017 at 4:01:04 am

You do realize that you replied to an eight year old thread?


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Karlis Jakadels
Re: Can premiere pro do a quality cross dissolve?
on Jan 24, 2018 at 7:46:52 am

It's 8 years but that problem still exists...
Only way i found is to use Filmimpact plugin "Impact Dissolve" (its included for free in 1st package)
Its still not perfect, but at least it doesnt jump from 0 to 20% transparency like default cross dissolve.


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tad newberry
Re: Can premiere pro do a quality cross dissolve?
on Mar 21, 2019 at 3:55:20 am

Agreed. I finally got fed up trying to make an even dissolve (one clip on top of the other), tried all the dissolves in the PP tool box, even tried "Chroma Leaks", which worked great dissolving in (not chroma/luma flashes), but dissolving out it's name was quite apparent.

I even tried keyframing the opacity. No go. Amazing.

So, I'll try filmimpact. Thanks, Karlis!

thanks for helping out a bonehead!
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Jeff Pulera
Re: Can premiere pro do a quality cross dissolve?
on Mar 21, 2019 at 2:29:11 pm

In Sequence Settings, uncheck Composite in Linear Color.

Done.

Jeff Pulera
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tad newberry
Re: Can premiere pro do a quality cross dissolve?
on Mar 21, 2019 at 10:10:36 pm

BOOM! Thanks! That was quite magical! I'm surprised i hadn't heard that tip before. Does unchecking that box change the look of anything else? It seems like it certainly might, and not always in a beneficial way.

thanks for helping out a bonehead!
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Jeff Pulera
Re: Can premiere pro do a quality cross dissolve?
on Mar 22, 2019 at 1:56:22 pm

I really don't know if there are any ill effects to this fix, I just know it fixes the cross dissolves

Thanks

Jeff

Jeff Pulera
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tad newberry
Re: Can premiere pro do a quality cross dissolve?
on Mar 23, 2019 at 7:19:25 pm

No worries...but as i get back to work today, i just gotta tell you how nice it is to see a real dissolve on my show! Amazing what a very simple change like that can do for the look of a show and project. Thanks again for your light on that.

thanks for helping out a bonehead!
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Greg Leslie
Re: Can premiere pro do a quality cross dissolve?
on Mar 23, 2019 at 10:57:34 pm

This is a HUGE pet peeve of mine!

I cannot STAND to see those crappy dissolves on-air, and unchecking "Composite in Linear Color" is the first thing I do when I create a sequence. Only wish there was some way to make it the default.

It does affect the density of drop shadows, and probably messes with other soft compositing, but I -have- to be able to make a decent dissolve!


Greg Leslie
Broken Arrow, OK


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