What did they render as ...if not a Dissolve? a fade in and a fade out maybe?
A Dissolve at the head or Tail of a Sequence is by definition a Fade.
What can hey dissolve "from" or "to". if there is no clip?
It can dissolve to and from black. Do you know why it isnt register when it renders?
It can dissolve to and from black.
YES it can
But...Thats called a Fade in or a Fade Out.
What are you expecting to see and what are you seeing after Render?
I'm expecting to see what I saw in the preview in my editor. It fading up from black into the footage I have. Then at the end I'm expecting it to fade to black.
It plays that way in the preview but doesn't in the render. In the render it just cuts into my footage and cuts away from my footage. None of the "fade" is applied. It's as if I never even put it there. I see clearly where I cut the footage and not a transition into it.
I experimented with Dip to black and that somehow renders but "Film Dissolve" wont render. Any clue as to why it's doing this? (I dislike Dip to black btw)
Put in black solid under the clip.
See if it will render now.
I solved it by using Dip to Black going 50% to 0% for the beginner and 0% to 50% to the end. This bug seriously needs to be addressed though. I tried the black solid PNG for 1 or a few frames under the footage but all it results in, is an uneven fade and the image being revealed, then immediately cut to black, only to fade in.
This is a serious issue that needs to be addressed because I expect Premiere Pro to just work, not guess and workaround all the random bugs that crop up with extended use. What I see in the preview and in my editor is what should render out. I find it pretty unacceptable, especially if you're on a time schedule.
I usually either keyframe the opacity of the clip or put black video above the clip and keyframe its opacity. You have more control of the results that way.
Make sure you are on the latest version of CS6.
I cannot reproduce the issue.
And even if it were a bug, don't count on being addressed in CS6.