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Fade Out to White in Final Cut Pro (FCP)

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macman1128 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 10, 2011 12:49 AM
Could someone please show me how to do add a fade-to-white transition in Final Cut Pro (FCP)? (Instead of black, which is default.) I want to be able to do both: 1) fade to white; 2) and white to the picture. An example clip:

http://www.allfilters.com/campingfilters/gravityfed/platypus-gravityworks-filter
*Click on the "Videos" tab.

This clip ends with "fade to white." I want to apply the same effect in the beginning (white to movie).

Thank you in advance.
iMac 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Final Cut Pro 7.0.2
  • andy chastney Level 3 Level 3 (535 points)
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    Mar 10, 2011 1:36 AM (in response to macman1128)
    Hi there,
    you can either use a "dip to colour " dissolve (in the dissolve transitions folder) and change the defaut black to white by double clicking on the dissolve icon in the timeline and changing the dissolve parameters there.
    or insert a slug of color (found under the Matte pulldown menu , bottom right in your viewer) and then do a mix as normal.
    cheers
    Andy
    FCP 7.0.3 mac pro octo 2.26, 8gig ram, octo 2.93 16 gb ram, Mac OS X (10.6.4), mac book pro 2.66ghz 4gb ram
  • Andy Mees Level 6 Level 6 (12,595 points)
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    Mar 10, 2011 1:53 AM (in response to macman1128)
    Effects > Video Transitions > Dissolve> Dip to Color Dissolve ... add it at the start and end

    Double click the transition at the start (the Fade In) to open it in the Viewer and change the Color property to White. For extra credit you can change the Start value to 50%. Then double click the transition at the end (the Fade Out) to open it in the Viewer and again change the Color property to White. For extra credit change the End value to 50%.


    Or another way would be to use Effects > Video Generators > Matte > Color Solid to create a "White" clip and then use that to dissolve into and out of your edit using a regular Cross Dissolve transition or by placing the Color Solid on another layer and the keyframing the opacity.

    Hope it helps
    Andy
    17" + 15" MBP + FCP 6.0.6 / FCP 7.0.2 + MXO/MXO2MAX, Mac OS X (10.6), bits and bobs, this and that ... and the other
  • Andy Mees Level 6 Level 6 (12,595 points)
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    Mar 10, 2011 1:54 AM (in response to Andy Mees)
    Lol. I must've been asleep not to have seen Andy C had already answered ... sorry Andy.
    17" + 15" MBP + FCP 6.0.6 / FCP 7.0.2 + MXO/MXO2MAX, Mac OS X (10.6), bits and bobs, this and that ... and the other
  • andy chastney Level 3 Level 3 (535 points)
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    Mar 10, 2011 1:56 AM (in response to Andy Mees)
    no probs Andy, how are the light leaks going?
    FCP 7.0.3 mac pro octo 2.26, 8gig ram, octo 2.93 16 gb ram, Mac OS X (10.6.4), mac book pro 2.66ghz 4gb ram
  • Andy Mees Level 6 Level 6 (12,595 points)
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    Mar 10, 2011 2:14 AM (in response to andy chastney)
    Not bad mate ... about 185 more points to Level 4
    17" + 15" MBP + FCP 6.0.6 / FCP 7.0.2 + MXO/MXO2MAX, Mac OS X (10.6), bits and bobs, this and that ... and the other
  • andy chastney Level 3 Level 3 (535 points)
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    Mar 10, 2011 2:18 AM (in response to Andy Mees)
    cool!
    FCP 7.0.3 mac pro octo 2.26, 8gig ram, octo 2.93 16 gb ram, Mac OS X (10.6.4), mac book pro 2.66ghz 4gb ram
  • takoda77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 25, 2013 12:50 PM (in response to macman1128)

    Hi everybody!!!

     

    Does it work with Final Cut Pro X??? Which is the similar way to do it with FCPX??

     

    Thanks in advance!!

  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,835 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 5:13 AM (in response to takoda77)

    If you have a question re Final Cut X, best ask it in that forum.

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/community/professional_applications/final_cut_pro_ x

     

    Good luck,

     

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