- Exploring FCP Effects
- Adding Dissolve Transitions
- Editing with Transitions
- Using the Transition Editor
- Changing and Copying Transitions
- Applying Clip Effects
- Editing Effects
- Creating Effect Templates
- Copying and Pasting Attributes
- Rendering Effects
- Applying Superimpose Effects
- Keyframing Effects in the Viewer
- Rendering on the Fly
Changing and Copying Transitions
Avid makes it easy to apply transitions to a group of selected clips in the Timeline at one time. FCP does not have this option. But once a transition has been placed in the FCP Timeline, there are several ways to swap it for a different transition, copy it, or move it to another transition point.
Swapping the selected transition for a different one will replace the previous transition type but maintain the duration and alignment properties.
To swap transitions:
Park the playhead over the transition.
Do one of the following:
Choose Effects > Video Transitions and the transition you want.
Select the Effects tab in the Browser and choose a different transition from the Video Transitions bin. Drag and drop the new transition on top of the current one.
Real-time transitions appear in bold.
Moving and Copying Transitions
You will be able to move or copy a transition only if there is enough material (or handles) between the two new clips to create a transition.
To move a transition:
Drag the transition to another transition point.
To copy a transition:
Hold down the OPTION key while you drag the transition to another transition point, or copy and paste it using CMD+C and CMD+V.