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Yes the advice is : you need handles on your clip before you apply a Transition.
Read up on this in the manual where it is explained graphically.
I am having the same issue and I do not understand the handles you are referring to. I have my source video where I set in/out points for each clip that I dragged to the time line. When I drag the cross dissolve transition between the two clips it does exactly at the first poster above stated. It starts to ghost clip 1 then it jumps to clip 2 and it start ghosting as well.
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>I do not understand the handles you are referring to.
Hence the links to tutorials which explain them. Was there something in the tutorials you didn't understand? ;)
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I'm not understanding something here. Please be patient with me :-)
I have read that help page a few times. The "handles" are areas outside the in/out points, right? If that is true I'm even more confused. These are the steps I made to create the clips on my time line.
I have 1 source file called ki_kids.dv.
I set in/out points in the source video and dragged it to the time line with extra frames outside the in/out points(Handles??).
I then set another set of in/out points in the source video, with extra frames outside the in/out points(Handles??), and dragged it to the time line.
Both clips in the time line are about 3 seconds each. They are side-by-side in the time line and when I drag or CMD-D the dissolve transition and my problem occurs.
If your transition default is, say, 50 frames, then when you apply the transition at the junction of adjacent clips as you describe, Premiere will mix 25 frames ahead of the cut point and 25 frames after it to create the 50-frame dissolve.
Unless you have enough handle frames in both clips to give this leeway, you will see artifacts in your transition. So the out point of the outgoing clip needs to be at least 25 frames before the actual end of the footage, and the in point of the incoming clip needs to be at least 25 frames after the start of the footage.
Adjust numbers to fit your circumstances.
>I then set another set of in/out points in the source video
Make sure the new In point is at least 1 second later than the old Out point. If the old Out point is at frame 8 and the new In point is at frame 9, transitions will not work. There needs to be space between them when coming from the same source clip.
I don't see how the link makes your point, Eddie. Am I missing something?
I tried Jim's suggestion and it worked, but what if I need that extra second? I'm using the video I have to time to music. I will create a screencast tonight and let you guys see what I might could do better. Thanks very much for your help so far. I feel like I'm getting somewhere now. :-)
Use the opacity settings and keyframe these where your originally had the cross dissolve,
> what if I need that extra second?
Then you can't use a transition. There has to be unused material at the end of the first clip, and at the beginning of the second. If you want to use all the material, just don't make a cut at that point. Make it at the end of the 'second' clip.
Thanks David. This makes a lot of sense. I will experiment and work through the issues. Great support from you guys. Co-operation rocks!
Jeffrey (Aussie - Goanna)