How to apply transition with keystroke? FCP 5.1 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Final Cut Suite
Discussing the editing of all formats with FCS, FCP, FCE


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 25th, 2009, 09:24 AM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 104
How to apply transition with keystroke? FCP 5.1

I do alot of onscreen scripture refs for my church videos, and it'd be REALLY nice to not have to mouse the transitions onto the scripture overlays all the time. Is there a way to set up a key-combo to apply the fade in and fade out to a selected clip? I use transparent PNGs for the scripture overlays -- ALOT of scripture! Also the speaker's name and other info 'blurbs' that need to come up use the fade in/fade out transition...

Keycombo? Function key? Verbal command? I'm open. :-)
Ted Bragg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2009, 03:31 PM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: 42 12' N, 72 32' W
Posts: 88
Make the fade your Default transition

then use: "shift + F10" to load the clip from the viewer into the target track in the timeline. That'll take care of one side, you then can click the end of each clip in the timeline and press: "command + T to apply the default transition again to the end.

To make any transition your default, right click it in the bin and select: "default transition".

If the clips are similar in length (which I doubt) you could set keyframes in the opacity and then "paste attributes", but a 30 frame dissolve on a 1 minute clip will become a 3 frame on a 10 second clip. So that won't work, since unchecking "Scale Attributes Time" would offset the keyframes.

Try plan A.
Paul E. Coleman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 25th, 2009, 08:56 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Toronto ON Canada
Posts: 731
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ted Bragg View Post
Is there a way to set up a key-combo to apply the fade in and fade out to a selected clip?
Setting favourite transitions and filters are covered in Vol. 3, part 2 of the FCP User Manual, pages 333-336 (in Preview pages would be 1118-1121).
__________________
Mike Barber
"I'm laughing to stop myself from screaming."
Mike Barber is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:23 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network