are you using still images?
No...ScreenCasts and Live Video...no still images...
I encountered this bug on a project while using the fade to black and back transition. One of my still layers to which I also applied the filter blinked once when it was supposed to go black with the other layers. The work around was for me to cut about a second where I had no layers of video. That solved the issue but the transition/fade was not as smooth as I wanted... better than having something blink though.
Do have "handles" omn the clips that you are using transitions on?
Handles = enough "spare frames" either side of the edit point on each clip.
It creates an "overlap".
If you do not have "handles" ..PPRo will attempt to create some from what it has to work with. Usually unsuccesfully!.
In my case yes, I even made the fade transitions longer per layer (I had 4 layers with the same transition on each) so there would be enough "handles". It did not matter as I kept getting the single blink from one layer (a still image). Again I encountered this bug only once so far, though in an admitedly complex transition as multiple layers were transitioning simultaneously.
In my case yes, I even made the fade transitions longer per layer (I had 4 layers with the same transition on each) so there would be enough "handles".
What you have just stated above ....does not provide "handles". ie increasing the transition length compounds the problem if you do not have the media (frames) to utilise in the transition.
Hope fully someone (like Bill Hunt) can and will post up the image that explains "handles" so you can understand the principle of the way they work.
Its in the Manual if they dont.
thanks for the help...I appreciate it...
I just checked out the "clip handles and transitions" in Adobe's manual or whatever it is
but it doesn't seem this is the issue b/c I'm not getting any warning signs that I don't have enough frames...
There's gotta be a solution to this...I would think more than a few people have experienced this...
so anyone out there...offer some guidance if you can
Thanks, now I see what handles mean. My problem is almost exactly like the post in that link. I had one of the layers (a still image) end at the transition with no clip following it unlike in the other layers.
You're not necessarily going to get any warning that you'll have errant frames appearing in your transition. What it looks like to me--if you can confirm this--is that you have a finished video (with cuts) that you're editing into a new video. It would appear that you added edits right at the beginning of a scene, and pushed a couple scenes together. When you add a transition, the transition is using frames after the edit of the outgoing scene and before the edit of the incoming scene. Since those aren't independent media files, the clip instances in the sequence can only use what is present in the media file. If this is the case, you need to trim the tail of the outgoing scene and the head of the incoming scene so that the transition is only pulling frames from the scene you want to see.
If it's not this, I'm at a loss--I've never seen that kind of glitch with adequate handles on independent clips. Project corruption would be my next guess.
This happens often with video (not stills) when the in- and out-points have been made by hand instead of based on scene detection.
Let's say you have a clip and near the end there is a scene change. You move the out-point a bit to the left, so you have a handle, but still have that scene change in the clip, although not directly visible. Now, when you apply a dissolve, those non-visible frames are used for the transition and suddenly that scene change shows up. The remedy is to change the out-point or razor the clip or move the dissolve a bit to the left. The best way to do that is to zoom in on that clip in detail.
Ok...thanks for you help guys...I think I've found the method to it's madness...and the way I interpret your input so far...it's not what you're talking about - therefore I don't have a solution...but could be wrong so let me know...
My video consists of both Live Video and ScreenCasts -- as mentioned before...
The glitch isn't occuring with the Live Video transitions...
My ScreenCasts consist of PowerPoint ScreenCasts and Website ScreenCasts...this is where the glitch is occuring and the method to it's madness seems to be that the "blip/blink" frames that are showing up (pictured above) consist of a previous ScreenCast...so for example...
I have a ScreenCast video of "ABC" site...then the next cut or video is a PowerPoint ScreenCast...then the next cut or video is another ScreenCast of "DEF" site... =========== so I have one PowerPoint ScreenCast in between two Website ScreenCasts...
The "blip/blink" frames that are popping up between the two scenes consist of "ABC" site ScreenCast...
Does this make sense?
Any suggestions as to how to fix...?
Thanks so much
The most likely culprit is, as has been stated, Handles, or lack thereof. This ARTICLE will give you some background. Some of the images have already been linked to, by GLenn, but there is a bit more info.
Where one will get the warning, is when there are NO FRAMES (the Clip physically ends at the point, where the Transition is applied), and it will warn of the last Frame(s) being repeated. This causes rather a "stutter," or the look of a "hang." When one has set In & Out Points, and there are physical Frames still in the Clip (though now hidden by the In & Out Points), but from another "scene," that/those Frame(s), will be used.
Let's say that you have Clip A, where you have set the In & Out Points, and it is now butted up to Clip B, where you are using the full Clip (no new In Point), and with a Transition, you are getting two Frames from beyond the Out Point of Clip A, the "fix" is to reset the Out Point for Clip A, by two Frames, so that the Transition now only sees and uses the desired "scene" from Clip A.
Hope that that helps,
Can you post up a screen grab from your timeline?