What version of Premiere Elements and what computer operating system is involved?
What workspace are in you in?
Please explain "carrot" as well as "diamond".
How are you creating your zoom in?
What is the duration of each of the two clips?
What is the transition alignment and duration for the Cross Dissolve?
What editing of the transition have you done so far?
Let us start here.
Add On....are the involved clips video or still?
I am new to using elements. This was my first post and was unsure of what i was doing. That is how it got posted twice. I've since answered my own question. For some crazy reason elements has a default setting of one second on each end of the clip before the zoom begins. I see no reason why they should have done that. It just gives a herky jerky look to the zoom. I've figured out how to disable that in settings. I do thank you for your reply however.
Thanks for the reply and the good news that you have resolved your transitioning issue when clip(s) zooming in was part of the effect.
Premiere Elements uses an Adobe default transition duration of 1 second (or 30 frames if your are in a NTSC setup). The setting for that can be found Edit Menu/Preferences/General. If you want to override that Adobe default once the project is opened, you can set transition duration to 1 second and greater in the Transition Adjustments pop up that appears when you select and place the transition. If you want a transition duration less than 1 second, then please see the details in
Also, note that you can set transition alignment in the Transition Adjustment pop up. And explore what is under the More button of that pop up for other transition adjustments for your transition.
It is not clear to me what you disabled in settings to resolve your transitioning matter. In preferences, you cannot set to disable the default transition duration. You can lower the default transition duration to less than 1 second duration (Adobe default) by means described in above link. If you need supplemental information on transitions or workflows, please do not hesitate to ask.