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  • Tue, Oct 2 2012 8:43 PM

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    Quick Transitions - Change Duration For Dip To Color

    The problem I have right now with Dip to Color is that it dips to color and it quickly dips back out.  If I want to stay black longer, is there a way I can do that easily?  Changing the duration only changes how fast it takes to fade to black and to fade out of black, but it doesn't change how long it stays black.

    The way I am doing it now is 1) Fade to Color 2)Add Filler 3) Fade from Color.  It's a pretty tedious process just to prolong the black.  Just wondering if there's a quicker and easier way of doing this.

  • Tue, Oct 2 2012 9:06 PM In reply to

    Re: Quick Transitions - Change Duration For Dip To Color

    A "Dip to Color" is just that...a dip.  Meaning 1 frame of actually being in color; there's no way to extend that.

    You discovered the way to accomplish what you are doing: place an element of black (or filler) and dissolve to it and from it, and make the length of the black as long as you want.

    Depending on what you have underneath, your use of the Fade to/from Color may not be necessary.  Another trick is to have a clip of black (not filler, but a still of black) handy; drop that in, then you just need to do regular dissolves instead of Fade to/from Color.


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  • Tue, Oct 2 2012 9:19 PM In reply to

    Re: Quick Transitions - Change Duration For Dip To Color

    The only other way I see is to open the dip to color in the main effects editor, add 2 keyframes and adjust opacity on those keyframes (2 of 4 and 3 of 4) to 50. Those two keyframes will then be black. The duration between the two "black" keyframes (2 of 4 and 3 of 4) is the hold. The duration between the start keyframe and KF2 is the outgoing fade rate and duration between KF 3 and the end keyframe is the incoming fade rate.

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