20 Replies Latest reply: May 30, 2015 1:17 AM by WebOfWebs RSS

    How to remove all transitions?

    juskocf Community Member
      I used the automate to sequence with default transition. A few dozens of transitions were added to the sequence.
      How to remove all the transitions without deleting the sequence and starting from scratch please?

      Thanks in advance.
        • 1. Re: How to remove all transitions?
          Averdahl Community Member
          Shift+select them and delete them.

          /Roger
          • 2. Re: How to remove all transitions?
            juskocf Community Member
            Thank you Roger.

            Do I have to select the transitions one by one ? But there are many transitions. Any way to select them all in one go?

            Best Regards
            • 3. Re: How to remove all transitions?
              Averdahl Community Member
              AFAIK there is no way to select all in one go.

              A tip:
              Since one click on the wrong place deselect all transitions you just selected i would select lets say ten transitions and delete them, select ten more and delete them, etc until all are gone. :)

              /Roger
              • 4. Re: How to remove all transitions?
                juskocf Community Member
                OK, Roger, thank you very much indeed for your tip. :)

                Best Regards
                • 5. Re: How to remove all transitions?
                  akribie Community Member
                  Given that you can apply the default transition to all selected clips in CS4, it might be nice to have a NONE transition which you could apply to all selected clips and thus remove any applied transitions.

                  If jusko thinks it worth it, he could submit a feature request to http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform.

                  Depending on what editing you have done after using Automate to Timeline, it might be quicker just to repeat the process into a clean sequence (so you have a backup in the original sequence if you change your mind).
                  • 6. Re: How to remove all transitions?
                    juskocf Community Member
                    Thank you David for your input.

                    Its strange that there is an item "remove effects" under the clip menu, but the effects to be removed do not include "transitions". And "transitions" are in fact under the "effects" category. So its very logical that "remove effects" should have included "transitions".

                    Best Regards
                    • 7. Re: How to remove all transitions?
                      J. Simon Community Member
                      >"transitions" are in fact under the "effects" category.

                      Do you mean in a general video production kind of way, or do you mean specifically in a folder or a menu? Because in the first sense, an effect and a transition are two very different things, and in the second sense, previous versions of Premiere did indeed have them separate. If they're now combined, well...Adobe should also realize the first sense and probably should not have done that.
                      • 8. Re: How to remove all transitions?
                        juskocf Community Member
                        Hi, Jim. I mean video editing in ppro cs4. "Video Transitions" is within the "Effects" Panel. So, its very logical when you choose "clips" > "remove effects", the pop up windows should include "transitions' as well.

                        Best Regards
                        • 9. Re: How to remove all transitions?
                          J. Simon Community Member
                          Got it.
                          • 10. Re: How to remove all transitions?
                            Eireannsg1 Community Member

                            I also think, if there is an option ...apply the default transition to all selected... you have done that to your 100 over clips, then there should also be an option 'remove all transitions for the selected area'.

                            Why give a shortcut to apply transitions to it all but now way to get rid of them?

                             

                            I found that putting in transitions doubles my movie size. So I dont want them any more...so, putting them in was easy and getting rid of them is tedious?
                            It looks like going to the Mafia for a cash credit. Getting it is easy but paying it back costs you a finger or your life.

                            • 11. Re: How to remove all transitions?
                              austcoll@nectar.com.au Community Member

                              Is that true, putting in transitions doubles the movie size? Are yuo sure, because as far as I remembr my final file is always same size, it only depended to the lenght not the efects!

                               

                              I think the effects and transitions only make the encoding time long not the file size.

                              Mitchell

                              • 12. Re: How to remove all transitions?
                                J. Simon Community Member
                                I found that putting in transitions doubles my movie size.

                                 

                                Adding transitions will have no effect whatsoever either on the resolution of your export or the file size of your export.

                                • 13. Re: How to remove all transitions?
                                  Eireannsg1 Community Member

                                  Jim Simon wrote:

                                   

                                   

                                  Adding transitions will have no effect whatsoever either on the resolution of your export or the file size of your export.

                                   

                                   

                                  I tend to disagree....

                                  same export settings....NO transitions 29.7Mb Movie....WITH transitions 54.8 Mb.

                                  Well, its not exactly double but its substantially more.

                                  • 14. Re: How to remove all transitions?
                                    J. Simon Community Member

                                    File size is determined by two factors, the bitrate and the duration.  Codec, resolution, frame rate, content and other factors do not come into play here.

                                     

                                    The only way to get such a large difference between files is to change one of those two mentioned factors - bitrate or duration.  The most likely explanation here is observer error.  Either the files aren't the reported sizes, or the settings were not identical.

                                    • 15. Re: How to remove all transitions?
                                      Stephen_Spider Community Member

                                      The difference in file size you are seeing is because you are only using motionless stills in your movies. No motion, and no effects. Some codecs allows for file size reduction by writing first and last frame information for a still, regardless of the length in the video sequence. Why the transition increases file size is because the codec actually has to write info for each frame in the length of the transition.

                                       

                                      This is not going to be the case with anybody working with actual video clips, or if someone adds motion to their stills. The codec then has to write information for every frame, resulting in a larger file size. For most projects, transitions will not make any significant change in file size.

                                      • 16. Re: How to remove all transitions?
                                        Eireannsg1 Community Member

                                        Stephen, yes that may well be.

                                        I am adding a lot of changes to my frames and all the changing frames add new information while if I have only still images to show.

                                         

                                        Another interesting observation is: Although I have only still images and nothing much changes from frame to frame the movie has a huge size.

                                        Actually during the export changes from frame to frame could be taken into account to make the movie smaller.

                                        • 17. Re: How to remove all transitions?
                                          dainiswmichel Community Member

                                          so, it is 6.5 years later and we cannot remove all transitions in premiere pro?

                                          • 18. Re: How to remove all transitions?
                                            Michael MTT Community Member

                                            old question but still intersting. Just came up with a workaround: select all clips, rightclick > speed/duration, change speed to 200% and deselct "ripple delet", okay. Reopen speed/duration and reset speed to 100%.

                                            • 19. Re: How to remove all transitions?
                                              dainiswmichel Community Member

                                              LOL -- thnx.

                                              • 20. Re: How to remove all transitions?
                                                WebOfWebs Community Member

                                                Thanks.

                                                but it didn't get *all* transitions. I was left with about 10 audio cross fades, from 30ish audio (and video) crossfades.

                                                I don't know what was special about those few clips, but PP thinks they're different somehow.