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How to set default transition duration?

Aug 20, 2012 5:59 PM

I can't believe Premiere would be so lacking in something so basic that is available in every other NLE I've used, but I can't find a way to set a default audio transition that also allows me to set half a second and not the 1 second default. I don't want to apply a lot of cross fades and then having to go to each of them and typing 15 and enter.

 

Also, there is an easy way to save any filter as a user preset, including combinations of filters as one preset, but the same is not possible for transitions, audio or video, am I missing something?

 
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    Aug 21, 2012 12:29 AM   in reply to Sebasvideo

    Edit>Preferences>General Tab

     
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    Aug 21, 2012 1:06 AM   in reply to Sebasvideo

    am I missing something?

     

    Yep ...you are missing out on reading the User Help / Manual files before having a mis informed opinion.

     

    I can't believe Premiere would be so lacking in something so basic that is available in every other NLE I've used

     
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    Aug 21, 2012 3:24 PM   in reply to Sebasvideo

    You can not save Transition Presets in Premiere. (You can stop searching)

     

    I dont see it as a flaw. Its just the way it is.

     

    I set a Default Transition (Usually 30 frames in a PAL tmeline)  then individually craft each one from there if I need to.

     

    I never edit in a huge rush and enjoy the process of crafting the edit...so time saving is not a priority for me.

     

    BTW - it is kind of worth going thru the Preferences (options) in Premiere and seeing what can be done in there.

     
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    Aug 21, 2012 3:41 PM   in reply to Sebasvideo

    If you'd like to see this feature in Pr, I invite you to file a feature request:

     

    Adobe - Feature Request/Bug Report Form

     

    Jeff

     
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    Aug 21, 2012 5:08 PM   in reply to Sebasvideo

    I can't believe that a major NLE lacks something so basic as setting favorite transitions with any duration you want

     

    Maybe I misunderstand but...you can.  Right click any transition to set it as the default.  Alan told you in post 1 how to set the duration.

     

    So...what's the gripe?

     
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    Aug 22, 2012 7:21 PM   in reply to Sebasvideo

    Ah, now I get it.  Different durations for different transitions.

     

    It's not a bad idea, but for me I think the higher priority would be for Adobe to make transition duration part of the project file, not general preferences.  Or better yet, attach the duration to a sequence, so that 30i sequences can have 30 frame transitions, 24p sequences can have 24 frame durations, 60p can have 60 frame durations, etc.  I hate changing that duration every time I switch to a different sequence.

     

    I mean, it works fine with audio, which we can set to 1 second.  But for video they make us work in frames.  Well the standard is 1 second duration regardless of frame rate.  I just wish there was a way to set that duration to 1 second that would stay 1 second no matter how many frames were in that 1 second.

     
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    Aug 22, 2012 7:11 PM   in reply to Sebasvideo

    Sebasvideo wrote:

     

    Jim Simon wrote:

     

    Maybe I misunderstand but...you can.  Right click any transition to set it as the default.  Alan told you in post 1 how to set the duration.

     

    So...what's the gripe?

    I'm talking about saving transition presets with any duration you want, as well as different types of transitions, like having a cross dissolve that is half a second, another that is 2 seconds, a dip to black that is three, and an exponential fade that is 2 seconds, etc, all accessible in the top Presets folder, instead of having to dig inside a folder that is inside another folder in the effects tab. This is something you can do easily in every other NLE I can remember, Edius, FCP classic, and Vegas if I remember correctly, but I haven't used the last one in a while, although I remember clearly that you can set a script in it to do anything you want, including a fade in and fade out. Why isn't something so basic in Premiere, especially when you can save any filter as a preset? I understand that not all features can be implemented at once, but this is something that has been on NLEs for at least the past ten years. Isn't it about time that Premiere catches up to the rest?

     

    I totally agree with you. Right now the way transitions works (doesn't work, actually) is completely utterly retarded.

     

    You can only set ONE default transition. Only ONE, because there is NEVER going to be a time when you want to frequently use 2, 3, 4 different transitions. NEVER.

     

    You have to dig into the *system preferences* menu to set the duration of that ONE transition. And you can only set ONE duration for ONE transition. There will never ever be a time anyone would ever want to have a few frequent transitions with different durations for each. No, we all only ever need ONE transition with ONE duration for EVERY SINGLE PROJECT WE DO.

     

    Can you tell that I'm frustrated?

     
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    Feb 17, 2014 6:29 PM   in reply to Sebasvideo

    Hey Shootems.... while you might enjoy hand crafting every cross dissolve to contribute to the glory of your piece, I just need 0.03 seconds on my cross dissolves........ every ... single ... time.

     

    Rush or no rush, I could save a lot of time by being able to simply pop my consistently used default with a right click and "apply default"

     
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    Feb 17, 2014 6:36 PM   in reply to FightSmartTrav

    Not sure if you will get a Cross dissolve to happen in 3/100ths of a second because they are usually done in frames but there is nothing stopping you setting a Default Transtion in preferences.

     

    Setting the Default Transition is CTRL-D   ("every time")

     
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