I'm trying to drag exponential fade onto the end of an audio clip, and whenever I click to drag it, the little hand icon gets a crossbar next to it indicating I cannot drag it. How do I fix this? Screenshot below of the crossbar next to the hand
Have you tried resetting the preferences?
How do you do that, and what do you set them to?
Did you actually dragged the transition onto the clip?
As long as you stay in the Effect window with the mouse the no no hand will stay, you need to drag it outside the Effects window on to the clip.
I am still having this issue, I am dragging outside the box and nothing happens when i try to apply the effect on my audio
I'm having the exact same issue, even after resetting preferences.
Ditto - exactly the same here. No change after resetting.
Need to drag it all the way to cut in the timeline.
I'm having exactly the same problem. Cannot get Exponential Fade to work in any way. It simply will not move out of the effects panel. Frustrating!!!
Drag exponential fade, even with the crossbar, out of the effects box. Here's the important part: Drag exponential fade to the end of the audio clip to place it, otherwise it won't work.
Thanks for getting back. Very appreciated. I'm dragging it out of the effects box to the end of the audio clip. I honestly can't remember exactly the last time I've used it but what once worked now is unresponsive. The is just the symbol letting you know it won't work. I'll try calling Adobe today and get back to everyone on this. Thanks again.
Got the exact same project up with everything on my system identical, made the call to Adobe and began to drag the exponential fade again and it worked. I'm speechless. I've made no changes whatsoever. I guess it's a happy ending.
Maybe I need to call and see if that magically works for me too...ha, ha! It's like taking your car to the mechanic and it all of a sudden doesn't make the noise it made prior to the visit...right?!?
Thank you!! That's what solved by problem! I wasn't dragging it it all the way to the end of the audio clip. Once I did, it worked!
So I was having the same issue and do use this and for some reason it wasn't working. I tried one last time and drug it to the very end of the audio clip (I mean literally the very end) and dropped it and it worked! Hopefully this works for others...fingers crossed...stay safe and healthy out there as we're all dealing with this crazy pandemic!
I was having the same issue - thought I was losing it!
Turned out the timeline was bunched up so much on quite a large film (8mins) that I could not see the EFade was added. It only became apparent when I zoomed out on the timeline.
Problem solved! (for me anyway).
Let me know if it works.
It is not about dragging the transition outside of the Effects window! In order to place the effect on the clip you have to put at the end ON TOP of the clip, not next to it.
Hello - was having the same problem - read all the replies but nothing worked. Had a thought and simply moved the blue timeline marker back to anywhere on the film/audio and dragged the effect across and it worked. Must have the blue timeline marker in the timeline, not after it. Cheers.
It worked!!! that's the only thing that worked to me, thank you very much! Blue timeline marker BEFORE the transition!
I know this question was posted ages ago, but I came here looking for the solution to this problem today so I assume it may still be relevant for some people.
I right-clicked on exponential fade and selected 'set selected as default transition'. Then I right-clicked on the audio I wanted to apply it to and clicked 'apply default transition'. Hope this helps.
The problem is also solved by dragging the exponential fade to the very end of the clip, I myself missed that detail at first, and thought it didn't work – but I was not dragging it close enough to the end.