• Donkeyshed
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    Joined: May 8th, 2011
    Cross dissolve with lip-synch video
    Have been using iMovie on-and-off for a few years now but this has confused me a little. I'm putting together a simple music video for a friend. I am using free archive footage and film of my friend performing. I want to place a cross-dissolve transition between two clips (10s and 15s long). The second clip is of the singer 'lip-synching'. (I have detached audio from both clips and imported mp3 of song). The problem is, when I place the cross-dissolve between them, it knocks the lip-synch completely out (0.4s transition knocks out the audio by about 3s, which seems very strange). What I actually WANT to achieve is a 2-3s cross-dissolve which leaves the lip-synch intact. Of course, there could be something really simple that I have/have not done (it's happened before!). If anyone has any suggestions, I'd be pleased to read them. John
  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006
    Re: Cross dissolve with lip-synch video
    Hi John A cross-disolve transition actually overlaps the two overlaps the two adjoining clips in order to create a transition. Let me try and explain it better... Clip 1 = 5 seconds Clip 2 = 5 seconds Cross dissolve transition = 2 seconds After applying the cross dissolve both your clips will have a shorter duration by 1 second. i.e. they'll both now be 4 seconds long. Cross-dissolve can't dissolve into nothing. It uses the footage. Thus you'll find that 1 second of the beginning of clip 2 is overlapped with the last 1 second of the end of Clip 1. Hope this makes sense. Cheers Rounik
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