I know we can save filter and effect presets but is there a way to do that for transitions? I have a transition that I use a lot that I make adjustments to from its default settings and also have it a shorter duration than its default length. Is there any way to save this so I don't have to make the adjustment for each new project I work on that utilizes this transition?
In FCP 7 you can save effects (aka Filters) AND transitions, duration included. I could have one transition take 23 frames and another take 14 (just for example) and they saved like that. Seems you can't yet save transitions in any way yet other than making your own in Motion which really isn't a great workaround.
A related problem/request. A Premiere user trying FCP X and searching "the blue button" (Matzdorff). He was used to apply fade in / fade outs by selecting left edge or right edge and hit ctrl+d (standard crossfade). In FCP X, he complained, he had to either lift the clip from the primary to free it from adjacent clips to apply fades to/from black with cmd+t or make *two* custom effect presets with opacity keyframes. A lot of clicks involved, the effect panel (and no effect favorites HUD like in Commandline) - not very cool.
We shrug, but God is in the detail. Shouldn't this work like in Premiere (left bracket or right bracket, shortcut). Didn't this work that way before (I was really shocked when I tried it, and there was always a crossfade)? Is there a trick to make it work, given that Motion now allows to save in different categories?
Axel wrote: … was used to apply fade in / fade outs by selecting left edge or right edge and hit ctrl+d (standard crossfade).…
I'm no Premiere user, but keen on semantics:
a 'crossfade' demands TWO clips involved, imhu, otherwise it is no cross…. So, add a slug, add a dissolve, done.
a fade-in is no transition, but an effect - a ramped opacity …
… all said from the perspective of a clip-based NLE. A track-based NLE doesn't care, which or if any clip is before/after the processed clip.