3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 21, 2013 6:00 AM by Bengt Wärleby
ingmarNL Level 1 (0 points)

hi, i need to make fade-outs, without having a fade-in. but i can't find any option for that; a fade-out seems to be connected automatically to a fade-in. Can anyone help me out on this?

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 (19,450 points)



    Add a photo that is 100% Black - then fade to this.


    Yours Bengt W

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 (32,207 points)

    technically spoken, iMovie has no fade-out.


    dissolve, or transition thru black ...


    The work-around Bengt recommends is the only way to fade to black AND starting the next scene without a fade-in.


    But ………

    due to iM's inherent rule

    "a transitions length is max half length of shortest clip involved"


    this workaround adds some 'black' to that fade-out!

    if the fade is 2sec, before the next clip there are 2sec of black - no 'fade-out, cut' ....

    when you shorten the black, the fade gets shorten too....



  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 (19,450 points)

    Yes Karsten - 100%


    But one can - by Export / Import make this clip as a separate project. Export it and then Import it into the Main Movie Project and here cut of the unvantedly long black portion as it now is just one clip = Flattening technic


    Yours Bengt W