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Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro 7 Quick-Reference Guide by Brendan Boykin

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8. Transitions

The Effects tab and menu contain a variety of video and audio transitions. You can apply a transition to one edit at a time or to many edits at once.

Applying Single Transitions

Both video and audio transitions can be applied from a few different places:

• The Effects tab

• The Effects menu

• The Shortcut menu

• The Canvas Edit Overlay

For all transitions, at least one of the clips at an edit point must have enough source media beyond its applicable In or Out point (also known as a handle) to apply the transition.

From the Effects Tab

When dragging from the Effects tab, you can visually set the transition alignment (dependent upon available source media). The three transition alignments (End on Edit, Center on Edit, and Start ...

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