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Changing the Position of a Transition via the Roll Tool in FCP

Another way to manipulate where a transition occurs between two clips is to open the Transition Editor and move the transition with the Roll Tool. For the sake of this lesson, If you do not have a transition aleady made, just Control-Click and choose to add the default transition to an edit point in your sequence. To see how to set a defualt transition, click here.

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1 After you have placed a transition over an edit point in your sequence, double click on the transition to open the Transition Editor in the Viewer.

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2 When you place the cursor over the transition in the editor, it will automatically turn into the Roll tool. If you look at the graphic above, you will see the absence of a cursor or a Roll tool This is due to the nature of the screen shot. The cursor will not show, but just in case you were wondering, the Roll tool looks like this roll-tool-fcp.jpg .

3 Drag the transition to a new location.

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