When I'm applying transitions, I prefer to select edit point(s) rather than clip(s).
I only recall being able to do that in FCP 7(selecting a single clip and shortcutting transitions). In premier pro it's just as Mark says, select the edit points.
The clip is selected because I have just done a slip edit on the audio.
I just tested this in CS6 and it works as expected.
Create edit before the offending audio, create edit after, use the Slide Tool with the alt/option key held down to slide only the audio,
use the up arrow to go to the in point of the clip and then command-shift-D to apply the audio transition
This really seems like a bug if it was there in CS6 but is not there in CC. Why would you remove a feature like that when it is actually quite useful?
So the work around is to select previous edit - apply transition, then select next edit and apply transition?
I will try that, hopefully it is as fast as how I worked in CS6.
hmm, i believe I am doing what you are saying. When you say select the edit point(s), how are you doing this?
Control + Click & Drag to only select the cut points or just click them one by one.
This is by design. It is a brilliant new feature of Premiere Pro that allows you to add transitions to all clips selected. The problem is only when you select one clip, so...don't do that. Deselect the clip, or select the edit point.
Jim's comment reminded me that if no clip is selected, then simply having the playhead at an edit point is sufficient--you don't need to actually select the edit point.
In case you aren't aware, Premiere has a wealth of keyboard shortcuts for selecting and deselecting clips and edit points--several of which are new to CC. So let's say your starting point is that one or more clips are selected, here's how you could proceed:
- CTRL+SHIFT+A to deselect the clip(s)
- Up Arrow or Down Arrow to move the playhead to the desired edit point
- CTRL+SHIFT+D to apply default audio transition
- (optional) CTRL+Up Arrow or Down Arrow to reselect the clip
As to why the behavior changed slightly from CS6 to CC, I wasn't involved in those decisions so I don't know for sure. I suspect that it's another step toward selection controlling behavior. Previously, the shortcuts for applying transition worked only to apply a transition to the edit point under the playhead; clip selection was ignored. Now, if multiple clips or edit points are selected, the the shortcut applies transitions to all the selected edits. If no clips or edit points are selected, then the playhead still rules.
In the case you describe with only a single clip is selected (with clips adjacent), that selection trumps the playhead, but no transitions are applied because there's no way to know if the user wanted a transition at the beginning of the clip, the end of the clip, or both. [If a selected clip has no clip adjacent to one or both ends, then a transition will be applied to the open end(s).]
[If a selected clip has no clip adjacent to one or both ends, then a transition will be applied to the open end(s).]
so when you move the playhead to the desired edit point is that what you mean by 'select the edit point'?
I have changed my approach.
I apply the transitions before I do the slip edit instead of afterwards
I actually have BetterTouchTool running to customise my Apple trackpad.
so control->triple tap will:
make new edit point
apply default transition
and then shift->triple tap will:
make a new edit point
apply default transition
switch to the slip edit tool
this is actually a better workflow for me than before so I am glad I went through the process to figure out why things were not working as they did in CS6.
Ok, great. This discussion has lead me to delve into CC further than I had. Thanks for your assistance