12 Replies Latest reply on Mar 20, 2013 10:40 AM by Kevin-Monahan

    Can't select transition

    StanWelks Level 1

      Often times I can not select a transition when I place the Selection Tool over it. Instead, it becomes a red arrow pointing either left or right depending on how I select it. I find that I have to zoom in so that I can select it. Is there an easy way to select a transition without having to zoom?

       

      Thanks.

        • 1. Re: Can't select transition
          Steven L. Gotz Level 5

          No. You have to zoom in toget past the trim tools that Adobe put in there to do us a favor.

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          • 2. Re: Can't select transition
            shooternz Level 6

            Yes .Use a shortcut key to select edit point and trim / edit mode...that Adobe put there to do us a favour by request of users.

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            • 3. Re: Can't select transition
              Steven L. Gotz Level 5

              Craig, which shortcut key would that be? I know if I hold the mouse steady enough and I am not zoomed out too far on a long sequence, I can sometimes select the transition. I know how to ask for the trim tools, I just don't know how to tell Premiere Pro that I do not want to trim.

              • 4. Re: Can't select transition
                shooternz Level 6

                Sorry Steven.

                 

                I kind of mis read the OP and was thinking more of Trim Tools and finding the edit point on a compressed up  timeline.

                 

                Once a Transition is in place, one does have to zoom in to select  it .

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                • 5. Re: Can't select transition
                  StanWelks Level 1

                  Just curious, was this a well know change that Adobe did as you guys suggested it was a "favor"? Personally, I find it really annoying when just trying to select a transition and not being able to do it without zooming all the way in. Not a big deal, just a bit annoying.

                   

                  Thanks.

                  • 6. Re: Can't select transition
                    Jim_Simon Level 8

                    The frustration you're experiencing is new to CS6, possibly a result of now being able to select not just a clip or a transition, but the actual edit point between clips (a feature I'd dearly love to be able to turn off).

                    • 7. Re: Can't select transition
                      Kevin-Monahan Adobe Employee

                      Create a feature request for better edit and transition selection. http://www.adobe.com/go/wish

                      I get annoyed at this sometimes too.

                      • 8. Re: Can't select transition
                        Kevin-Monahan Adobe Employee

                        StanWelks wrote:

                         

                        Just curious, was this a well know change that Adobe did as you guys suggested it was a "favor"? Personally, I find it really annoying when just trying to select a transition and not being able to do it without zooming all the way in. Not a big deal, just a bit annoying.

                         

                        Thanks.

                        The "\" key allows you to quickly toggle zooming in and out. Most definitely you can grab the transition then.

                        • 9. Re: Can't select transition
                          Stephen_Spider Level 3

                          Reason #44 why I like CS5x better.

                           

                          Before they tweak this issue I hope that they give me my transport tools back. The more I edit with CS6, the more agravated I get about it.

                           

                          This issue is a pain as well. It has complicated simple transition tweaking.

                          • 10. Re: Can't select transition
                            Ann Bens Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                            Kevin Monahan wrote:

                             

                            StanWelks wrote:

                             

                            Just curious, was this a well know change that Adobe did as you guys suggested it was a "favor"? Personally, I find it really annoying when just trying to select a transition and not being able to do it without zooming all the way in. Not a big deal, just a bit annoying.

                             

                            Thanks.

                            The "\" key allows you to quickly toggle zooming in and out. Most definitely you can grab the transition then.

                            Well actually it does not. You have to use the + and - key, or some other keystroke.

                            I use playhead + alt.

                            If you hit the \ you get the whole timeline. If you hit it again you are back where you started.

                             

                            Stephen: I am getting used to these trim tools now but the transitions are a big pita.

                            • 11. Re: Can't select transition
                              Jim_Simon Level 8

                              This issue is a pain as well. It has complicated simple transition tweaking.

                               

                              Definitely!  Do let Adobe know with that Feature Request.

                              • 12. Re: Can't select transition
                                Kevin-Monahan Adobe Employee

                                Ann Bens wrote:

                                 

                                Kevin Monahan wrote:

                                 

                                StanWelks wrote:

                                 

                                Just curious, was this a well know change that Adobe did as you guys suggested it was a "favor"? Personally, I find it really annoying when just trying to select a transition and not being able to do it without zooming all the way in. Not a big deal, just a bit annoying.

                                 

                                Thanks.

                                The "\" key allows you to quickly toggle zooming in and out. Most definitely you can grab the transition then.

                                Well actually it does not. You have to use the + and - key, or some other keystroke.

                                I use playhead + alt.

                                If you hit the \ you get the whole timeline. If you hit it again you are back where you started.

                                 

                                Stephen: I am getting used to these trim tools now but the transitions are a big pita.

                                Hi Ann,

                                I set it up by zooming in close enough to grab a transition manually. From that point forward, the \ key will zoom in and out at that level. Does that not work for you?