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Old March 22nd, 2005, 01:27 PM   #1
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1) I can't seem to extend basic transitions such as a cross disolve to be longer than the default length? (even when there is enough source clips in both directions)

2) In Livetype, I can't get an affect to play throughout the entire title. It stops somewhere in the middle of the title but still is displayed. For example, If I apply a liquid affect to the matte of a tilte, it will be animated for a few seconds and then freeze, leaving the liquid affect standing still in the title matte...?


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Old March 22nd, 2005, 02:01 PM   #2
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I don't use livetype so I will stick to question 1:

To extend a dissolve length, double click on it. It will appear in the VIEWER, and then you can change the duration to what you want.

How are you trying to do it?
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 02:41 PM   #3
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Trying the same way but hasn't been able to work. I'll try again tonight and let you know.

Thanks alot!

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Old March 22nd, 2005, 02:52 PM   #4
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Clip speed adjusting

Another quark I just remembered I had with FCP is adjusting the clip speed. Sometimes it lets me make a clip faster or slower but sometimes an error pops up, not allowing me to speed up a clip.

Would anyone know why? Shouldn't you be able to speed up all and any clips?
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 03:00 PM   #5
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Open the clip in the viewer and type Apple-N, right?

Are all these clips captured from DV tape? What error are you getting?
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 03:05 PM   #6
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Clip Speed Adjustment

I have been using command J and adjusting that way. My media is from DV so I dont know why I'm having trouble. I'll try what you suggested when I get home tonight.

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Old March 22nd, 2005, 04:01 PM   #7
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OH...wait. I am wrong. Apple-N is freeze frame. Apple-J is speed control.

brain fart.
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Old March 22nd, 2005, 04:35 PM   #8
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Actually Shane, Apple N is New Sequence. Shift N is freze frame:)

Richard, I've had the speed adjustment error before as well. Sometimes I just pull the clip I want to adjust, to the end of the sequence, adjust the speed (Apple J) then drag it back to where I need it.

As for extending transitions, what you describe is the classic example of running out of clip handles but you say you have enough. The way I adjust trans duration it to just drag one end of it out in the timeline. Sometimes turning off snapping helps make adjustments easier if it's only a small adjustment. Press N to toggle snapping on and off.
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