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Simple Cross Dissolve Doesn't Work

Aug 25, 2013 3:46 PM

Tags: #transition #mp4 #dissolve #cross_dissolve

Hi, I am relatively new to Premiere CC, so forgive me if this is a simple fix. I've been searching forums for hours trying to find out why I can't get my simple cross dissolve to work.

 

I am trying to put a transition between two .mp4 clips, but instead of putting in a transition of decent length, Premiere makes a TINY one (1-2 frames) and then doesn't let me change its duration by dragging. If I manually change the duration by typing it in, it does expand the transition, but with lines through the timeline element (as if I was applying it to a clip without handles). I have confirmed that I have handles, and that the transition works on any other cilps.

 

I've spent more than two hours trying to get something to work that should take less than 10 seconds. Any help is appreciated.

 
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    Aug 25, 2013 4:35 PM   in reply to nathanoday

    Open the problem transition in the Effect Controls with timeline view and make a screendump and post it here on the forum.

     
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    Aug 26, 2013 7:32 PM   in reply to nathanoday

    I have confirmed that I have handles

     

    It would seem they're not long enough.  You need half the desired transition duration for each clip.

     
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    Sep 15, 2013 3:21 PM   in reply to nathanoday

    Place your clips in the same Vidoe track.'

     

    Seems like you might have A / B'd them ....but a Timeline grab would show us.

     
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    Sep 15, 2013 3:43 PM   in reply to nathanoday

    All looks fine to me.

     

    Wondering if MP4 into MPEG is an issue due to GOP issues. Just a wild guess.

     
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Sep 15, 2013 4:20 PM   in reply to nathanoday

    That's the concept!

    You gotta have the available frames to

    accommodate the length of the transition.

     

    note:

    As shooternz (I think) meant by A / B would be having the two clips

    on different tracks... if you do that, the idea of needing 'handles' for your

    transitions is more visibly apparent.

     
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  • joe bloe premiere
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    Sep 15, 2013 4:25 PM   in reply to nathanoday

    Lookie here:

    AB.PNG

     
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