1 second should be plenty long to see. That's pretty standard for transitions. But if you don't like it, you can set the default transition length in the program's preferences.
I don't know why you don't see the transitions. It may have something to do with the nature of your footage, but you haven't given us enough information to give any clues. Can you post a segment of your movie to YouTube and then link to it so we can see what you're seeing (or not seeing)?
Thanks Steve! Before I post to youtube, let me try again. How to I select the delete all these transitions and I will start over. How do I do a global select then delete of just the transitions..
Yes, its wierd. I increased the duration of one transition Dip to Black, from 1 to 10 seconds and it make no difference. Its like there is no transition between clips. I did pick a difference transition, one that spins the screen around between clips, that worked, except I don't want to use this one.
Need to know how to remove all transitions on a global basis and start over. Can seem to find the keyboard short cuts to make this happen. :-(
There is no global remove for transitions. You'll need to either remove them manually of batch overwrite them with another transition.