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Transition Time Not Adjusting

712 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 11, 2014 1:11 PM by odditonic RSS
odditonic Calculating status...
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Dec 2, 2013 6:07 AM



I cannot change the transition time in iMovie 10.0.1 - I've tried different clips, different transitions and the transition time is ALWAYS 1.0 second. I can neither make shorter transitions, nor can I make longer transitions.


Somewhere in the iMovie for Mac help I saw this: "Because no transition can be longer than half the length of the clip on either side of it, the transitions in your movie may be shorter than the default, depending on the length of the clips before and after the transition." My clips before and after the transition are long enough for me to make the transition I want to make.


Any tips? Or just wait and hope?

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5), Duet Mac & iOS
  • Alan Cook2 Level 3 Level 3 (875 points)
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    Dec 2, 2013 6:32 AM (in response to odditonic)

    What steps are you taking to adjust the timing of transitions?

  • Alan Cook2 Level 3 Level 3 (875 points)
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    Dec 2, 2013 6:55 AM (in response to odditonic)

    A lot of people are complaining about that on these forums. It must be a random problem, though, because not everyone is experiencing it. Evidently it's a bug in some installations. I've not seen a fix posted.

  • arinha Calculating status...
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    Dec 7, 2013 2:55 PM (in response to odditonic)

    It's amazing ( or not! ) how iMovie 10.0.1 is full of bugs. Can't believe it. Shame on Apple.

  • dylzomg Calculating status...
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    Jan 9, 2014 10:26 PM (in response to odditonic)

    Is there any update on this?  I've worked hours making this @#$%& movie, left transitions as the last step... and now I can't finish this thing up.  Super frustrating.

  • lmiksch Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Feb 6, 2014 10:33 AM (in response to odditonic)

    To lengthen a transition try the following:

    1. Click to select the Transition

    2. Look at the top meny bar to find the Transition name and duration.

    3. Select the duration and enter the length you would like the transaction to be.



    Failing to hit the enter key means that the transition duration change does not stick.

  • mactotor Calculating status...
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    Feb 11, 2014 1:00 PM (in response to lmiksch)

    It is exactly what I do: hitting the enter key on the keyboard.

    But this is not solving the problem of the transition time every time coming reseting to 1.0 s


    I don't know why but this bug is coming times to times for transitions, not every time. But when it comes for a given transition, no way to solve it, even by changing transition type !


    I agree with arinha, too much bugs in this version of iMovie !!


    For example, another bug I found:

    When I work in the timeline with the option Presentation / time line adjustement and right click on a transition to adjust (display precision edit) (sorry my iMovie is in french language so I don't know the exact english commands), when I want to exit the precision editor, iMovie freezes and consequently also Mavericks. No way to continue, even after waiting 30 minutes (I did the trial) ! Then the only choice I have is to reboot the iMac and restart the job.

    When I work in the timeline without the option Presentation / time line adjustement I don't have this bug.

    ==> AMAZING !


    Please Apple, can you solve quickly all those bugs and continue, as done in the past, to deliver great apps and not doing like the others: apps with bugs...



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