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.
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...
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! 🙂
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!
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!!
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).
Thank you for replying ~