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Can't Apply Cross Dissolve Transition in Final Cut Pro

If you are unable to apply a transitions or change the duration of a Cross Dissolve while working in Final Cut Pro, chances are their is not enough pad on each clip to allow for it.

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When I say 'pad', I'm talking about pad, I'm talking about having enough media at the 'head' or 'tail' of a clip in order to add a transition.  

A good way to double check things is to double click on the incoming and/or outgoing clip to make sure you have enough room left over for a transition. This will load that clip into the Viewer window. 

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If your in or out points are at the edge of the clip, you'll need to trim up the clip a bit in order to add your transition.

Example: if your original captured media clip was 8 seconds long, when you set your in and outs for the clip, the in point should be marked somewhere around 3 seconds into the clip. It doesn't really matter where the in point begins Just don't place it at the very beginning of the captured media. The same goes for the end of the clip. Don't place your out point at the very end of the captured media, unless you know that you are definitely going to perform a straight cut into the next clip. The room that you are leaving at the beginning and end of clips is what FCP will use to perform the Cross-Dissolve.

You can read more about why Final Cut Pro will not allow dissolves or transitions by clicking on this link.



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