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  • Second clip starting point in Dissolve Transition

    Posted by Rosana Escobar on May 25, 2023 at 1:20 pm


    I’m using DaVinci Resolve 18 and I want to use blur dissolve transition between two clips. When I place the transition between the clips, as soon as the transition starts, I see that the second clip starts playing from the beginning of the transition whereas what I want is the second clip to start playing from the middle of the transition. I couldn’t achieve it by having the transition in center alignment so instead, I tried to apply one transition at the end of the first clip with end ratio 0 and right alignment and another transition at the beginning of the second clip with start ratio 100 and left alignment, in order to achieve the above result.

    That way I don’t see information of the second clip at the first clip transition and no information of the first clip at the second clip transition, which is something I want. However, that way the two clips do not blend with each other so at that point, where they connect, it is blurred but still, I can tell the abrupt change from one clip to the other. I even tried to overlap just a little the clips, adjusting as well the ratios, but still the abrupt change is noticeable.

    Can I please ask, how can I prevent the second clip from showing from the beginning of the transition but instead start from the middle, that is after the maximum blur? Thank you very much in advance.

    Steven Martillo replied 6 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Steven Martillo

    May 25, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    Hi rosana a solution to that would be to extend a little the second video clip, and convert it into a composite clip to which you then add that transition, so that what is played in the middle of the transition is irrelevant, let me know if you have understood correctly or if you have any doubts about how to do that.

    -the part of the second video clip you can extend it in several ways, one of them would be, freeze the first frame extend it as much as you need, and then join that frozen frame with the real beginning of the video clip in a composite clip to which you will then add that transition effect together with the other video.

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