DISSOLVES – Methods For Adding Dissolves & Audio Dissolve Attenuation Information
First Posted: 1-19-10
Updated: 5-8-10 – Added: "Adding Multiple Transition Effects At One Time"
Steve Cohen made a very useful and informative post about Audio Dissolve Attenuation settings (see link below).
This made me think to post these simple, but useful, tips:
We're used to adding dissolves by hitting the Quick Transition button to bring up the Quick Transition dialog window.
However, you can add dissolves in several other ways.
When in Trim Mode
Simply enter a duration into the "Transition Effect Duration" entry box (see image below), then hit Enter.
As long as you have enough available handle, a dissolve will be added at the selected transition.
When in Effect Mode
Select one or more transitions. You can select multiple transitions by holding the Shift key.
Enter a duration into the "Transition Effect Duration" entry box that is at the bottom of the Effect Editor (see image below), then hit Enter.
As long as you have enough available handle, a dissolve will be added.
Using the Head Fade and Tail Fade Functions:
1 - Enable the track(s) you'd like your Head Fade(s)
2 - Place your Blue Position Indicator at the point at which you want the dissolve(s) to end (see picture below)
3 - Press the Head Fade button and a dissolve(s) will be added as seen below:
1 - Enable the track(s) you'd like your Tail Fade(s)
2 - Place your Blue Position Indicator at the point at which you want the dissolve(s) to begin (see picture below)
3 - Press the Tail Fade button and a dissolve(s) will be added as seen below:
NOTE: The Head & Tail Fade functions will also work between segments.
Adding Multiple Transition Effects At One Time
- Enable the track(s) where you want the transition effects.
- Mark In and Mark Out around the transitions you want effects placed on:
- Click the Quick Transition button:
- Because you have marked an In and an Out, two new check boxes have appeared in the dialog window as seen below:
- From the "Add" menu, set the type of effect you'd like.
- From the "Position" menu, select the placement of the effect.
- Check the "Apply To All Transitions" box *if* you want that transition effect placed on all transitions between your Mark In and Mark Out.
- If there are already effects on some transition(s) between your Mark In and Mark Out and you do not want them replaced, then check the box that says "Skip Existing Transition Effects."
- Click "Add" and watch Avid place all of those effects simultaneously (as long as you have enough handle).
Steve Cohen has a great post about audio dissolve attenuation settings.
You should take a minute and give it a read:
Read Steve's post at his web site »
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