Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 4:46 PM (in response to keybounce)
You should just have to drag a "Fade Out" transition to the beginning of the project. It will see that it is at the beginning and adjust so that it fades in. I do it all the time!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 5:52 PM (in response to dmorton750)
I cannot find "Fade out".
I did try "Fade to black", but again, the same problems:
1. Maximum of 1/2 of the clip can be faded.
2. I cannot get the audio to start during the faded-out section -- audio does not begin until after the fade-in finishes, which means it gets pushed into the next clip.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 6:07 PM (in response to keybounce)
Ok so if you want to fade in from a 6 second black, but you can only set the transition to 1/2 second, here is what I am going to suggest: Add a 4 1/2 second black baclground in the beginning of the video. Then, add the 1/2 second fade from black transition, then your clip. You then can start the audio at the beginning.
You need to remember that iMovie is not a professional tool, and does not have the same amount of power as say Final Cut or Premier. There are many workarounds and ways to manipulate iMovie to make it do what you want, but some things you just have to accept as being consumer level.
Hope this helped!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2013 11:11 AM (in response to keybounce)
As a side note, I have repeatedly looked for that "edit" button, so I can change the title from "back" to "black". I know there was an edit button once; are you only allowed one edit per message here?