When adding a dissolve using the keyboard, the dissolve alignment depends on the location of the transition.
|Transition Location||Resulting Dissolve|
|A cut between two elements||According to the default type and duration settings.|
|The beginning of the first element of a track, or a cut between a gap and a element.||A From Cut dissolve with the default duration. The result is a fade from black.|
|The end of the last element of a track, or a cut between a element and a gap.||An Up to Cut dissolve with the default duration. The result is a fade to black.|
To create a dissolve:
- Select the cut where you want to make the dissolve or place the positioner directly over the cut.
- Click Dissolve or press End. You can also press Shift+End to put a dissolve on all tracks that have a cut at the point where the positioner is located.
A dissolve icon is added to the timeline.
TipYou can type a value in the numeric keypad before pressing End to specify the duration for the dissolve on the record clip.
- Select the dissolve mode. The dissolve mode determines how the pixels in the source clips are combined to create the transition.
|Additive||Add the colour value of a pixel in the first source clip to the colour value of the corresponding pixel in the second source clip. This value is assigned to the pixel in the resulting dissolve. |
|Non-Add||Evaluate the corresponding pixels in the first and the second source clips to determine which has the higher colour value. This value is assigned to the pixel in the resulting dissolve. Non-additive dissolves must be rendered in order to play them. |
|Inv Non-Add||Evaluate the corresponding pixels in the outgoing and incoming source clips to determine which has the lower colour value. The pixel in the resulting dissolve is assigned the lower of the two values. Inverse non-additive dissolves must be rendered in order to play them. |
- Select the alignment.
- Set the duration.