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hi

 

sometimes, when trying to transition out of certain clips, the transition produced is very very short

 

here's an example: https://snag.gy/jqQ0k5.jpg

as u can see, the text overlay has a transition which looks good, about 1 sec

 

the lower clip transition is very short. when trying to manualy change it, i can only change in 0.02, to 0.04. then ,if I try  again, I can change to 0.06. then to 0.08 etc 

 

 

how do i fix that?

 

thanks!!

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When the X is clicked and the transition choices appear,  duration can be changed in the box at the bottom of the window.  Follow the 1.000 format shown.

The FROM/TO clips must be of sufficient length to accommodate the transition.  If they are not, its duration may be limited.

Also, using FREEZE mode, if there are no handles (excess video at the end of the FROM CLIP and/or at the head of the TO clip) video may freeze during the transition.

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HI

One or both of your clips is too short to accommodate the  duration of the half length of the transition you are trying to put there. (The transition is equally divided between the clips). In VP 5.32 (Latest) VP will calculate the longest transition possible and change the default value at the bottom of the transition selection screen automatically. If you try to enter something larger or use the up/down buttons it will stop at the biggest value it can use. If you choose to move the clip location (overlap the ends) then the longest possible duration gets even smaller.

e.g. If you want a 1 second transition, then both clips must be longer than 1/2 second each. In VP 5.32 the up/down arrows won't go above this calculated limit. You don't get a message (You are using 5.31)

A SIMPLE text clip, image or a truncated video clip (edited shorter by splitting or using the IN/OUT markers) can be extended by pulling out the clip ends along the timeline until your chosen length of transition can be used. A complete VIDEO clip can't be extended except by altering its speed.

Nat

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thank you! it turned out I had a very short clip in between the two clips. I'm not sure how it got there - probably because of previous editing actions. once i zoomed in and removed it, problem fixed. thanks

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HI

If for whatever reason you get VERY short clips left between longer clips they may not always be visible at the timeline zoom being used. Obviously this can muck up transitions as you have found. The easiest way to spot these is to go into Storyboard mode when every clip is shown as a single thumbnail with its duration underneath. Its a reasonably simple matter to check them out as the thumbnail content might be easily noted as not being correct along with the very short duration shown. The thumbnail is also amply large enough to select and delete. Here's an example.....

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On the left is the timeline mode showing what seems to be two clips of boats, but in between the two clips is another one..of a bike! It's very short (0.025 seconds) and is not visible at this zoom level. A transition can't be placed properly between these two apparently adjacent clips.

On the right is the Storyboard mode of the same place in the timeline. The unwanted clip bit is now clearly visible and can easily be selected, removed and the subsequent gap closed.

Nat.

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