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Fading up from black or fading to black

Feb 4, 2013 5:06 AM

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

 
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    Feb 4, 2013 7:01 AM   in reply to Laser LTD

    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.

     
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    Feb 4, 2013 7:07 AM   in reply to Laser LTD

    Under transitions you will find Dip to Black.

    Now Dip to Black works best as a double sided transition.

    To use it as a single sided transition set A in the Effect Controls Window to 50%.

     
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Feb 4, 2013 7:21 AM   in reply to Laser LTD

    Add one more track above your presenter and patch tracks.

    Put a black frame on the new top track and fade the black away,

    revealing the comped tracks beneath!

     
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    Feb 4, 2013 8:14 AM   in reply to Laser LTD

    Could you post a screendump of your timeline?

     
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Feb 4, 2013 8:14 AM   in reply to Laser LTD

    OE.

     
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    Feb 4, 2013 8:21 AM   in reply to joe bloe premiere

    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.

     
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    Feb 4, 2013 8:24 AM   in reply to Laser LTD

    The first thing I'd try is just add a Dissolve to both clips.

     
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    Feb 5, 2013 3:11 AM   in reply to Laser LTD

    How does it behave when MPE  is set to software.

     
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