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  • Tom Matthies

    August 5, 2005 at 7:56 pm

    Why is it that when I add a dissolve to the video track in FCP, it won’t add a cross fade to the audio track connected to the clip? Yet when I delete the same dissolve, it will also delete the audio cross fade…
    Just an observation.

  • Blub06

    August 5, 2005 at 8:35 pm

    I can think of many reasons you would not want this simultaneous dissolve, but, I like the idea. From time to time it might be nice to use a key modifier and do just as you suggest.


    PS. most of my cutting would not benefit from a simultaneous dissolve since most of my dissolves are done with b-roll or during a visual treatments.

  • Chris Poisson

    August 5, 2005 at 9:22 pm

    Hey tom,

    I noticed that a while back too. Now I lock up the audio track before deleting anything.

  • David Roth Weiss

    August 5, 2005 at 9:25 pm

    Shift – click on the cut and add your crossfade to Video and connected audio tracks

  • Tom Wolsky

    August 5, 2005 at 9:35 pm

    David means control- or right-click and from the shortcut menu pick default transition. Using Overwrite or insert with transition in the edit overlay will do the same thing.

    Once the transition it added, as Tom said, they are locked together. Delete one and the other goes. Change the duration of one and the other change with it.

  • David Roth Weiss

    August 5, 2005 at 9:44 pm

    Thanks for correcting me Tom, I’m new to both FCP and MAC, so my brain is a bit overwhelmed at this point learning new Control/Command/Shift options.

  • Tom Matthies

    August 5, 2005 at 10:01 pm

    I’m doing a series of training videos right now. Lots of VO with B-roll. I always need nat sound on the B-roll. It would be nice to be able to add a dissolve to both the video & the audio at the same time…like I can with our brand “A” editors. Oh well…
    But I wouldn’t want to go back to the “other” editor for anything. 🙂
    I’ll live with it.

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