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How do you apply a transition to multiple clips? NOT using default transition.

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I have videos on one track and titles on another track. I want to apply dissolve to black for the videos and gradient wipe to the titles.

Right now I have to assign dip as the default transition, select all the video, and apply default transition. Then find the gradient wipe, change *that* to the new default transition, select all the titles, and apply default transitions. Then I have to go back and reset my default transition to gradient wipe since that's my "main" default transition.

Uhhhh... why can't we just select a bunch of clips and drag ANY transition to the selection and have it apply just like regular effects? Why force us to do this complicated singular default transition dance?

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How do you apply a transition to multiple clips? NOT using default transition.

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I have videos on one track and titles on another track. I want to apply dissolve to black for the videos and gradient wipe to the titles.

Right now I have to assign dip as the default transition, select all the video, and apply default transition. Then find the gradient wipe, change *that* to the new default transition, select all the titles, and apply default transitions. Then I have to go back and reset my default transition to gradient wipe since that's my "main" default transition.

Uhhhh... why can't we just select a bunch of clips and drag ANY transition to the selection and have it apply just like regular effects? Why force us to do this complicated singular default transition dance?

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select all the video, and apply default transition.

How do you do that?

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Jim Simon wrote:

select all the video, and apply default transition.

How do yo do that?

Huh? Say that I have 10 clips that require dip to black 2 seconds centered. 5 that require dip to black 4 seconds on the right. 20 that require cross dissolve of 2 seconds. 2 that require film dissolve at 2 seconds. What's the fastest way for me to do this?

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LEGEND ,
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Well the only way I know is to drag and drop every transition, or change the default and use CTRL+D.  I see no way to add transitions across selected clips.

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Jim Simon wrote:

Well the only way I know is to drag and drop every transition, or change the default and use CTRL+D.  I see no way to add transitions across selected clips.

Is there any reason why transitions shouldn't be able to be applied just like Presets/Effects? Select a bunch of clips, drag a transition into that group, voila? Select a bunch, apply once.

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Aug 22, 2012 1
LEGEND ,
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I can't think of any reason why they shouldn't work like that.  They just don't yet.

https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

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Jim Simon wrote:

I can't think of any reason why they shouldn't work like that.  They just don't yet.

https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

It is ridiculous how many of these rudimentary issues I'm finding with Premiere... how old is Premiere?

Looks like it was released almost a decade ago. I absolutely can't fathom how I could have been the first person to come up with this suggestion in ten years.

Nice.

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Remember that this is a user-to-user forum.

We have to submit feature requests just to have a chance at getting things changed.

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Select a bunch of clips, drag a transition into that group, voila?

I was just made aware that you actually can do that.  Select the clips and in the Sequence drop down menu you'll see Apply Default Transition to Selection.

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I couldn't get the default transition idea to work, but for those just looking to have a common transition for multiple tracks - you can just 'nest' the clips together that have a common transition, then drag the transition effect to the combined clip.

To nest, select the tracks you want, then right click and click nest. If you ever need to dive back into the individual clicks, double click on the nested sequence.

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There's a way to apply the default transition to a bunch of clips at once, selecting them on the timeline (I'm using Premiere 6.0).

What you need to do is to select the clips and enable trim (some red brackets will appear at the beggining or end of the clips). Then, right click and Apply default transition.

It works only with the default transition, but it's better than nothing!

This also works in cuts between two clips (CTRL + click). To select multiple cuts, use CTRL + SHIFT + click.

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Hi D. Vivian,

d. vivan wrote:

What you need to do is to select the clips and enable trim (some red brackets will appear at the beginning or end of the clips).

I just marquee drag with the Roll tool to select the edit points.

d. vivan wrote:

Then, right click and Apply default transition.

Or use the keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + D (Windows) or CMD + D (Mac).

Thanks,

Kevin

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I have a track with Powerpoint slide images that I'm trying to fade in and out over the video of the speaker using Cross Dissolve.

Sequence / Apply Default Transitions applies the transitions between adjoining slides, but doesn't do anything at the beginning and end of a slide or sequence of slides.  Apply Video Transition Ctrl-D is greyed out.

Any suggestions?  Using PPro CS5.

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i am currently doing a simple project in the latest version of premiere.

i taught computer training classes for a number of years and have been out of the tech scene for about 5 years.

having observed application development now for about 20 years, i am floored by the lack of progress in application usability -- pretty much across the board (microsoft, apple, adobe, etc.).

if adobe would like someone to come in as an end-user advocate and help clean up the user procedures, really, give me a buzz.

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Correct.  @fuzzybabybunny & d. vivan this can be done.  The slow way is to click on each edit where you want a transition while holding down shift.  You will see the edit point highlight in a red color.  Then either drop the transition you want from the effects panel or right-click "apply default transition."  The fast way is to use the rolling tool to select all of the edit points at once as Kevin mentioned.  Then either drop the transition you want from the effects panel or right-click "apply default transition."

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Edit points dont need to be selected. Just lasso the clips and hit Apply default transition to selection.

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You can only lasso the clips if the Rolling edit mode is activated (shortcut N key).  When the rolling edit tool is activated and you lasso the clips it selects the edit points.  If you're on the Selection tool (the arrow) and you lasso the clips it won't work.

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Nope you can do this with the selection tool (V)

Been doing this for a long time now.

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Ok, I see how you're doing it now!  You don't just lasso the clips though, you have to lasso the clips while holding down the command key and then it works.  Otherwise the selection tool just selects the clips and not the edit points.

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You don't need edit points to add the default transition to a bunch of clips.

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Yes you do.  Otherwise it selects the clips and not the edit points.  Explain step by step please how exactly you are doing it or post a vid and provide the link.

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This works from cs6 through 2017.

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I cannot view this vid, it's marked as a private video, but I think I figured it out now. 

You're selecting the clips and using the Command + D shortcut, correct?

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Its public now.

Edit: YT clip replaced by screendump.

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Ok thanks! 

I was originally trying to right-click after selecting the clips and also trying to drag the transition from the effects panel after selecting, but both of those methods don't work here.  Good to know that it can be done this way. 

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There's a good Youtube video that explains how to copy and paste transitions. I needed to do this using the cube effect but wanted the effect in reverse. By placing the effect on one cut and changing the setting, I was able to copy the effect and quickly paste it to 70 slides using the DOWN key (on a pc).
Adobe Premiere Pro CC - How to Copy and Paste Transitions - YouTube

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If you use for example cross fade on 3 layers you will sometimes experience a transparency issue, especially if you work with logos etc..
The solution is:

You have 2 possibilities:

1- IF EVERYTHING HAS TO HAVE A TRANSITION, A fade in of the timeline or a fade out of the timeline, when you have a BG image, A logo and a bunch of text layers (because they all have to be animated seperately and you don't have time for AE) ?  -> Put your transition on an ADJUSTMENT LAYER over everything. You can use this technique for lots of stuff.


2- IF YOU CREATE A "COMPLEX" BANNER, TITLE ... BUT THE MAIN VIDEO SHOULD STAY AS IT IS, Like with interviews, you create a banner for the title and there are 3 layers (BG, Title & Logo) you want that all to fade in, move in, slide in..etc...? -> Use NEST SEQUENCE, By NESTING you can Group all those layers but still can edit them later if the client decides that his name should be bold, bigger, yellow etc...) and you can then simply apply the wanted transition to that NEST.


PS: For all of those who use both AE & PR never forget the benefits of a nested sequence (premiere) or composition (after effects)!! Can be very handy and timesaving!

Hope that was helpful

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Yo i found this video and it makes it easier for you

Premiere pro cs6 - apply transition to all clip - YouTube

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in premier go to effects and video transitions then right click on desired transition and select "set selected as default transition"

then choose track select forward or backward tool and select entire clips then  press shift+D

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Thanks for this saeids. This definitely helps relieve some of my pain... I'm using the push transition a lot, along with video cross dissolves. So I have set up my shortcuts for push as default transition and a second keyboard shortcut for Apply Video Crossfade Transition to handle my video crossfades.

I would say, in principle, it would be nice to be able to create multiple keyboard short cuts for multiple transitions. Right now, I'm ok because I'm relying on mostly these two. But what if I had a third I was using a lot? Only choice would be to switch the default back and forth as needed, which seems like a real hassle.

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