2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 12, 2013 10:15 AM by jrc362
jrc362 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)



Is there anyway to do this? I want to Fade to Black and have the following clip play without fading in. Currently, when I apply Fade To Black between two clips it fades out of one clip and into the next which is not what I want to do!  Is there any work around on this?





Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • thesurreyfriends Level 3 Level 3 (590 points)

    You could try this ;

    From the Title Browser T select, say, Lower Third . Drag this  and place between your two clips A and B. Select your background as Black. Now delete the Text that you see . It is now just black, ie no text.

    Now place a Cross Dissolve between clip A and the black text box.

    You now have clip A then cross dissolve then black text box and then clip B.

    You will need to play around with the timings but try cross dissolve at 0.21 and the black text box at 0.22

    You may want to de-select  'Applies to all transitions" so as to not affect other transitions you have set up

    This is not ideal and no doubt there is a better way of doing this, but it was all I could think of at this time.

  • jrc362 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    It works! Thanks thesurreyfriends. I knew it would have to be some sort of workaround, which I am used to. I did it for years on iMovie HD! Thanks for the quick response and the trick!