hi in project on video track 1 i have footage of a presenter in front of a white back drop that covers most of the frame apart from a small area on the left. On Video track 2 I have a cropped white background to fill in the left of frame. At the start of my sequence I want to fade up from black and at the end I want to fade to black. On avid I would collapse the tracks then then fade up or down to black. I have tried nesting the clips in premier and doing this but during the fade I see a line where video track 1 and 2 meet. Does anyone know how to fix this issue. Thanks
I don't actually know how to solve that but I have a simple workaround if you are so inclined to use it.
Simply put a clip of black video, or a black matte, at the beginning of track three and fade it out by keyframing the opacity to zero Do it again at the end and fade it back in by keyframing the opacity from zero to 100%.
I know it is a workaround, but I don't have the original footage to play with in order to assist you any better than that.
I strongly second the black frame approach that Joe mentioned. That's all I use now for fade in/out. By key framing opacity on the black frame it is quicker and more versatile, and less problematic, than using the dip-to-black effect.
What's so strange is that all the replies I have had I had already tried and YES they DO work pre-rendered, but as soon as I render the image it messes up the layers revealing all layers individually. It's becoming VERY annoying:( Sorry for the small picture... you should be able to zoom in on it. This is an example with doing it the keyframe and opacity way. I still get the same problem. It's like the layers are all being faded out at the same time. The only thing that seems to work is fading to white... which is what I don't want to do.
Trying this now, but having a macbook pro with an Nvidia card I was hoping to use the CUDA cores to improve effiency in rendering times and quality... although if this fixes it maybe I will just have to put up with it:( There isn't any updated drivers from Apple for the GPU and I can't install the one's fom Nvidia.
Ann the same issues.. oddly it works on my friends macbook air, but he is using Avid DNxHD codec and I am using a pro res 422 HQ codec! He is also using a white jpeg for a background and I am using the premiere add new color matte. I think it requires some more problem solving my end!
Edit - We have now made the EXACT same sequence with the same settings and material on my friends macbook air (only with software MPE) and his works fine. This is beginning to really frustrate me!
Sorry for multiple responses, but I wanted to bump this up a bit. It seems that the issue is with my macbook pro! Software MPE is better but still not exact, OpenGL and CUDA are both completely wrong when rendered but ok when previewed. I have updated the CUDA drivers and the same issues still exist. I'm not sure if there is a GPU driver upgrade as I cannot find one on the Nvidia website and the appstore update thinks I'm all up to date.
This is VERY frustrating:(
Guess it's back to Avid MC 6.5 for me!