Final Cut Pro 6 - How Transitions Appear in the Timeline

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How Transitions Appear in the Timeline

Transitions are applied between two adjacent clips in the same track of a sequence in
the Timeline. In the Timeline, a transition is displayed as an object overlapping two
adjacent clips. You can still see the cut point between the two clips. A dark gray slope
in the transition’s icon in your sequence indicates the speed, alignment, and direction
of your transition.

By default, transitions have a total duration of 1 second. To change this, see “


the Duration of a Transition in the Timeline

” on page 382.

To apply a transition, both clips must have additional media (handles) that overlap past
the edit point.

A transition between
two clips

The center line
indicates the original
edit point or cut.

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Part III

Fine-Tuning Your Edit