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Can't adjust transition length HELP!

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Nov 16, 2012 12:18 PM

Hi, I'm having massive problems adjusting the length of my transitions. Can't go longer than 3 secs, tried ctrl  D, adjusting the preferences and re-installing. What's going on? I used to be able to go up to 10 secs! Seriously need some help in understanding this it's driving me mad! Thanks.

Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 12:41 PM (in response to Ookami1987)

    How long you can make a transition depends on how much available media you have beyond the edit point on each clip. If there's only three seconds of media on either clip, beyond the marked edit point, that's as long as you can make the transition. Double click the edit point to open the Precision Editor and you will see what's going on.

  • fox_m Level 4 Level 4 (3,335 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 5:17 PM (in response to Ookami1987)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnZTltTPMUA -- there's a little about making transitions in Motion ("fixing" the lengths) at the beginning, but it's fairly comprehensive for FCPX.

  • Studio Engineer Level 2 Level 2 (445 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 5:04 PM (in response to Ookami1987)

    Forget about transitions.... Do it manually...Keyframing is simple as H... in FCPx... Transitions in FCPx are a pure nightmare.. You cant adjust left/rigth independently... adjusting either moves the other... Aside from that adding a transition to a clip covers the whole clip... Cant see what is underneath it.. And if you have transitioned the whole clips... You cant even select the clip to add color cc or effects to it, without having to move aside the transition..

     

    FPCx is about the most fantastic "NLE" I have ever worked with but the way transitions are implemented is a HUGE step back from even older NLEs... Been reporting this many times to their feedback. Hopefully they will come around eventually

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Nov 26, 2012 9:42 AM (in response to Ookami1987)

    Not sure what Studio Engineer means about keyframing. I think perhaps the reference is to audio transitions. Is that your problem? The way FCP works with video transitions is pretty common throughout professional applications. They all require handles to create transitions and do not, as a matter of course, use available media and shorten the project.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Nov 26, 2012 9:51 AM (in response to Ookami1987)

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    This is the precision editor. The area under the hand icon is the handle for that clip. It's the area of media beyond the edit point. If there isn't enough media there the transition cannot be lengthened.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Nov 26, 2012 10:41 AM (in response to Ookami1987)

    If you have the whole clip in the timeline, it won't have any handles.

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