I have searched high and low and still haven't figured out how to do the following : I'm editing a single .dv source file of a talk, and need to edit out word stumbles. In one case there are 2 quick edits within a half second. For example, if the original is:
I took a journey, i mean a trip, with Mary before, i mean after the baby was born.
it will end up
I took a [snip] trip with Mary [snip] after the baby was born.
I would like a smooth cross dissolve across both edits, but I have not been able to get it to look good. Since cross dissolve needs extra frames (butt cuts don't do anything) to dissolve to, and since the clips are so close together, everything I've tried ends up looking funky.
Thanks in advance for any help -
I think the best that you can do will be to cut away to "b roll."
If you don't have b roll, then use some images relate to the discussion.
Ok, here is what I ended up doing:
make the first cut - call it cut A - insert a cross dissolve and save a clip with a second or so on either side of cut A. Then, save this short clip off as a new file.
do the same for the second cut, call it clip B.
In a new project use files with cut A and cut B as assets - they already have their own cross dissolves - butt B to the end of A, then edit out the overlapping middle, and add a cross dissolve at this new cut. This causes a central cross dissolve between 2 cross dissolves in the source files. It works OK.
Thanks to Bobby Peru for the suggestion