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
You will have to shorten clip A more.
You need to learn about handles:
That will explain what is happening.
See here, too:
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.
Got it. Thank you for the information and links.