3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 3, 2013 7:37 PM by furrytoes
Mudh Mark Level 1 (0 points)

Is there a way to dissolve a cut between two clips without making them a compound clip such that they start behaving like one clip.....?

Final Cut Pro X, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,605 points)

    Yes. Why would you need to make them a compound clip? Or to you mean you're trying to put a transition between two connected clips and it makes them into a secondary storyline? No. There is no way to not do this. You can only have transitions in a storyline.

  • ZakMiller Level 1 (0 points)

    Go to the transitions menu and the first option should be Cross Dissolve.  Just drag that to the cut you want it and boom.

  • furrytoes Level 2 (220 points)

    I think you've got the "compound clip" part wrong. You need to make 2 clips part of a storyline (or a compound clip) to dissolve between them.


    Maybe you're using a compound clip (Opt-G) when you could just be using a storyline (Cmd-G)?


    But think about this. It doesn't make sense to put a dissolve between 2 clips without forcing them to be linked (in the way that a storyline does). The same way you put a (explicit) dissolve between clips on different tracks, in other video editors. It doesn't even make sense.