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Separate the clips by a couple of frames before adding the transitions. See what happens.
I've already taken a look at this:
I am not sure if this is exactly what I am experiencing but I will try it tonight when I get home from work.
I will make a video of what I am experiencing as well.
It isn't just happening for 1 of my effects, but about half the other random 5 or so I tried as well.
Is this a known issue?
(If you haven't yet, please watch my 30-second video.
What is your source video and project settings? The whole timeline needs to be rendered.
That sure is an odd codec you exported in. Even though it is larger than regular video, I cannot see detail, and at 8fps, I'm not sure I'd know whether you are illustrating a lack of realtime or what.
I believe you when you say you are seeing a difference in performance from what you have seen before, but I don't expect realtime in sequences that have source that needs to be rendered.
I have redone my video. It is smaller and better quality. 3.7MB and 31 seconds. It is in .MKV format like 720p TV episodes.
Anyway, please pay attention on my timeline to the cross dissolve transitions put in at 00:07:56 and 00:08:01.
Notice how when I move the vertical line back and forth over the first one you can see in the program window that the transition is showing correctly, but in the second instance it doesn't work at all.
I hope we can get this resolved soon - this is a very important video to me and for my family and friends.
Sorry, Stanley Jones...
My source video is 6GB of AVI uploaded from my camcorder via FireWire.
The red box around the transition in the effects pallet means it is set to a default transition.
If you have a clip and you razor it in the middle and add a transition nothing will show. In other words you will have to get a closer look at the handles and see if the handle are not the same as the clips themselves. Trim off a little bit more and see if it works.
In order to see if everything is working correct you need to render. Get the red bar green.
Every other Cross Dissolve transition I have applied to the split point of two clips has displayed correctly when I use the veritical line to go back and forth over it. This is what I do:
I locate an area where I want to split a clip into two.
I use the Razor tool.
I drag and drop the transition so that it applies to the end/beginning of the two clips.
I move the v. line back and forth and it shows me in the program window (right) what the transition looks like.
I have rendered my entire timeline, applied the transition and rendered again but still - it does not work.
OK, last resort. It can also be the transition bug that is bugging Pro ;)
Add a keyframe to the opacity of the clips involving the transition, no need to tweek them. See if the transitions are working now.
I just don't understand how I've been doing the same thing since I started and the transitions have always worked and now they have decided not to.
Also, now that I have rendered it, some effects that worked before no longer do...
Have you added the opacity keyframe as i suggested?
Wow. That fixed it. I swear it didn't fix it the last time I tried.
The interesting thing is that I can apply the opacity keyframe and then remove it again and the transition still works.
Thank you, Ann.
Cancel that, it only fixed it for titles that were in between clips and I had the same transition on the title and the clip.
I've now got areas where the transition isn't fixed even after using an opacity keyframe and rendering.
I have made a video showing what I mean:
Wait a minute. I can't possibly be understanding you correctly. You said you used the razor to divide one clip into two and then used the cross-dissolve at the razor point? You made no changes to the new clips other than adding the transition?
If that's an accurate description, then *of course* you can't see the dissolve. You're just replacing the image with itself, perfectly synchronized. You can't dissolve from a clip to itself, just as the cut you made with the razor is invisible until you make changes to at least one side of that razor cut. You can only dissolve between two different pictures.
You said other transitions worked. What about a "dip to black"? What about two unrelated clips? What happens if you trim both clips, by bringing up the end of the first clip and rolling back the start of the second clip and then butting them together and applying the transition? If these work, then I might actually be right.
But of course I'm probably not understanding what you did.
Cross Dissolve invisible on razored clip:
Got a Dollar?
Cut it in half diagonally (top left to bottom right, across George Washington's bust).
Now, very carefully, line up the two cut parts and scotch-tape it back together.
Tape it to a wall and stand back, oh, about 3 meters away.
Try to find the splice. Can you see it?
Now try the same thing, only this time, OVERLAP the two pieces, so that the taped-together dollar is an inch shorter lengthwise, and half of Ol' George is obscured. Tape it to the wall. Can you see the splice now?
I had a transition issue yesterday. This involved a CS3 project that was re-visited and converted to CS4 on an editing system running XP Pro. I hadn't noticed until yesterday that another editor placed GIF files (index as opposed to rgb) and *.tif files on the timeline back to back with cross dissolves in between. The dissolves would work, or appear to be working until the sequence is rendered and exported. The exported *.avi would be missing the cross dissolves. The entire project is on an external hard drive, so I hooked it up to our other editing system running CS4-Vista 64. The project did the same thing on this system as well. It eventually got to the point where I started a brand new NTSC widescreen project (same as the original), imported the images, all converted to *.PSD, and tested the transitions. All types of transitions failed upon render and export.
OK, so I started a new project this morning using different PSD's from another project... All transitions failed upon render and export. Transitions appear normal on the timeline (redline-unrendered, transitions disappear when rendered and played back on the timeline.
I messed with "interpret footage" settings without success. Later I discovered the "reset" icon in the effects control pallet (near circle icon with an arrow on the right side of the almost closed circle).
Clicking reset put a keyframe on my clip, but fixed the render and export problem.
As I kept trying this over and over again, the reset stopped putting an opacity keyframe in the clip, but now everything renders and exports properly with the transitions existing in the exported *.avi chunk.
On another subject, I noticed that widescreen master avi's exported from CS3 are about 8-10 pixels wider than those exported from the same project converted to CS4. Could be something we did, but could someone running both CS3 and CS4 confirm this?
The PAR numbers used by CS3 and earlier are wrong. CS4 has the correct numbers, according to the PAR standard set (enforced?) by the BBC.
This is true across the entire suite of Production Premium apps.
Is "PAR" an abbreviation for aspect ratio?
> Does "PAR" stand for proper aspect ratio?
It does now!
I decided to go with the Dip-to-Black transition as it works fine.
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Make sure to watch the High Quality version.
If you would like the raw file: