So this is what the client wants me to do on every cut in Premiere CS5: Fade to black #1 - pause for 1/2 seconds - fade from black #2. For a while, i was just doing this manually, but now that they're going to do more like this...
Is there a way I can automate this? Or a way I can add/insert a custom thingy on every cut that auto dips/pauses/fades up?
Any help appreciated!
There is a Dip to Black transition, however it's the half second pause that's going to keep you doing this manually. To get that half second, you need a gap between clips and there's no way to automate that.
Just place a "black Video" (new item>black video) on a layer over the transition point. place a cross disolve on either end of it, Copy it and past it over the next transition point. I just tried it in CS6 and it worked fine. (hope that helps)