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Why won't Command D work for cross dissolve anymore?

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I just used it last week for a project and now this week I'm trying to use it again and nothing happens when I click command and D at the same time.  Last week it would put the cross dissolve between the two clips that I had my cursor near.  Nothing is highlighted, I just have the cursor near the two clips.  Now when I click command and D together, the sequence menu at the top of the screen highlights temorarily and the nothing else happens.  Any idea why it's not working now when it did just last week?

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In Premiere you need to have a selection to apply a default transition. You are on a mac but the shortcuts probably translate the same. On PC it's:

Shift+D for a Video+Audio Transition

Ctrl+D for only Video

Ctrl+Shift+D for only Audio

Again - you need to select the head/tail/edit point you wish to apply a transition to.

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Why won't Command D work for cross dissolve anymore?

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I just used it last week for a project and now this week I'm trying to use it again and nothing happens when I click command and D at the same time.  Last week it would put the cross dissolve between the two clips that I had my cursor near.  Nothing is highlighted, I just have the cursor near the two clips.  Now when I click command and D together, the sequence menu at the top of the screen highlights temorarily and the nothing else happens.  Any idea why it's not working now when it did just last week?

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Correct answer by Phillip Harvey | Adobe Community Professional

In Premiere you need to have a selection to apply a default transition. You are on a mac but the shortcuts probably translate the same. On PC it's:

Shift+D for a Video+Audio Transition

Ctrl+D for only Video

Ctrl+Shift+D for only Audio

Again - you need to select the head/tail/edit point you wish to apply a transition to.

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In Premiere you need to have a selection to apply a default transition. You are on a mac but the shortcuts probably translate the same. On PC it's:

Shift+D for a Video+Audio Transition

Ctrl+D for only Video

Ctrl+Shift+D for only Audio

Again - you need to select the head/tail/edit point you wish to apply a transition to.

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Ahhh.  I wonder why it worked for me last week.  That's bizarre.  Well I did just get a new computer and I couldn't update PP on my old computer anymore because it didn't meet the system requirements so it's been awhile since I've been able to update.  But I swear it worked last week.  I used to be able to just have the cursor near the head and command D would add the cross dissolve.  At least that's how I've always done it.  Is that a new feature, having to select it?  

Thank you for replying.  It works exactly as you say.  Still baffled about my experience last week though...

Much appreciated,

 

Misty

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I actually remember that this was one of the more annoying changes for me when I switched from Final Cut 7 to Premiere Pro, which would have been almost 10 years ago during the great seige of FCX. In FC7 I believe it behaved like what you are describing, and I remember that I couldn't do that in Premiere. I had to click, which I thought was lame. I got used to it.

 

I'm not sure how you got the other functionality, but if it's out there, I'd be curious to know! 🙂

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Well I'll keep searching for it so if I find a way, I'll let you know.  Meanwhile, I guess I'll just have to get used to it too.  It's just an unnecessary step in my opinion and I like to keep it simple.  Hopefully there's a way!

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So, I'm starting a new project in PP tonight and I thought I'd try to add the transition that way I used to (without having to select anything) and it worked!!  All I'm doing is putting my cursor near the end of one clip and beginning of another and clicking command D and it adds the cross dissolve!!  But 2 weeks ago, I had to do exactly as you said, I had to make sure something was selected before it would add the transition.  WTH?  I feel like I'm losing my mind a little.  I have no idea what has changed.  I guess I'm just going to keep my fingers crossed that it continues to work each week, but if it doesn't at least now I know what I need to do.  Wish I had an explanation, but I'll take it!!  

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You need to select the clip (for single sided ) or cut (for double side transitions) in order to apply a transition.

If you lasso several clips you can add default transitions to selection (have to make own kbsc).

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Thank you for replying ~

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