Highlighted

Cross Dissolve show frames I Cut

Community Beginner ,
Dec 17, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Greetings. 

I am very new to Adobe Premiere Elements, and video editing in general.  I think what I am trying to do is fairly simple, but I can't seem to figure out what I am doing wrong.

I have two clips - A and B.  The last few seconds of Clip A is garbage.  So what I want to do is:

Clip the last few seconds of Clip A off

Play Clip B after Clip A

use a Cross Dissolve between the two.

I "dragged" the end of Clip A to the left, to get rid of the last few second of junk, then placed Clip B immediately after Clip A.  Then I added a "Cross Dissolve" transition between the two, choosing "Between Clips" for 3 seconds.

For the most part, this has worked, except that as Clip B is fading in, I can see the last few seconds of junk from Clip A that I thought I had cut out.

How come these supposedly cut frames are appearing in the Cross Dissolve, and is it possible to get rid of them?

Thanks in advance for help

-M

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Steve Grisetti | Adobe Community Professional

A transition needs head and tail material to create a transitional segment. In other words, in a one-second transition, there is one second in which both videos are on-screen at the same time. To create this segment, a one-second transition uses half a second of video after the first video's end point and half a second of video before the second video's start point. Does this make sense? This is why you're seeing a bit of what you cut from the ends of your videos during the transition.

The only solution is to trim a bit more off your video -- making sure that at least half a second of good video is available beyond the trim.

Views

1.0K

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more

Cross Dissolve show frames I Cut

Community Beginner ,
Dec 17, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Greetings. 

I am very new to Adobe Premiere Elements, and video editing in general.  I think what I am trying to do is fairly simple, but I can't seem to figure out what I am doing wrong.

I have two clips - A and B.  The last few seconds of Clip A is garbage.  So what I want to do is:

Clip the last few seconds of Clip A off

Play Clip B after Clip A

use a Cross Dissolve between the two.

I "dragged" the end of Clip A to the left, to get rid of the last few second of junk, then placed Clip B immediately after Clip A.  Then I added a "Cross Dissolve" transition between the two, choosing "Between Clips" for 3 seconds.

For the most part, this has worked, except that as Clip B is fading in, I can see the last few seconds of junk from Clip A that I thought I had cut out.

How come these supposedly cut frames are appearing in the Cross Dissolve, and is it possible to get rid of them?

Thanks in advance for help

-M

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Steve Grisetti | Adobe Community Professional

A transition needs head and tail material to create a transitional segment. In other words, in a one-second transition, there is one second in which both videos are on-screen at the same time. To create this segment, a one-second transition uses half a second of video after the first video's end point and half a second of video before the second video's start point. Does this make sense? This is why you're seeing a bit of what you cut from the ends of your videos during the transition.

The only solution is to trim a bit more off your video -- making sure that at least half a second of good video is available beyond the trim.

Views

1.0K

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Dec 17, 2017 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 17, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

You will have to shorten clip A more.

You need to learn about handles:

Handles & Transitions - What are They?

That will explain what is happening.

See here, too:

https://www.google.com/search?q=adobe+transition+handles&oq=adobe+transition+handles&aqs=chrome..69i...

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Dec 17, 2017 0
Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 17, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

A transition needs head and tail material to create a transitional segment. In other words, in a one-second transition, there is one second in which both videos are on-screen at the same time. To create this segment, a one-second transition uses half a second of video after the first video's end point and half a second of video before the second video's start point. Does this make sense? This is why you're seeing a bit of what you cut from the ends of your videos during the transition.

The only solution is to trim a bit more off your video -- making sure that at least half a second of good video is available beyond the trim.

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Dec 17, 2017 0
mhump LATEST
Community Beginner ,
Dec 17, 2017

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Got it.  Thank you for the information and links.

-M

Likes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
Reply
Loading...
Dec 17, 2017 0