I would really appreciate some help here. I’m a PP newbie, but a FCP editor for over 15 years. A Cow member forever!!
I can’t for the life of me figure out how to use preset transitions that I’ve downloaded in my sequence. I’ve downloaded the presets and they show up in the Effects browser but I can’t drag them in between 2 clips!!! The clips have adequate handles.
When I try to drag them between the two clips in my sequence nothing happens.
I’ve watched a few tutorials and still nothing works. One tutorial says to make blade cuts between the two clips, nest that area and then drag the the preset transition to the nest.
Another tutorial says to create an adjustment layer!!
You can’t possible need to create an adjustment layer or a nest every time you need to add a transition!!!
In FCP you just install the transitions and they show up in your effects panel. Then just drag them to the project edit points. SIMPLE!!!!
Can someone please help me with this? Thanks so much!!
If you can’t drag these effects onto a transition but you can drag them onto a clip then these are not technically “transition” effects from the point of view of Premiere. They may be intended to create a visual transition, but technically they are clip effects, meant to be applied as an overlay on a higher track. Think traveling mattes. That’s what the nesting/adjustment layer instructions are for, applying an overlay clip effect above your transition.