Friday, May 29, 2009
Fading Opacities in Premiere Pro CS4
An old friend wrote to me on Facebook:
"... I've edited some of my bands footage down to a great video clip, but I couldn't figure out how to simply make a top layer "transparent" when it has another video media running below it ..."
Well, here's the missing link:
Click on the small triangle on the top-right side of the upper clip. You'll see the flyout menu shown above. Select Opacity>Opacity (making sure that it's checked).
Then add a keyframe at the beginning of the effect - where you want the fade to transparent to begin.
A keyframe indicator appears within the clip.
Pull the yellow line down - decreasing the Opacity of the clip. You can set up a keyframe at the beginning and one at the end - fading in and out of the clip as you like.
Opacity is the keyword here - and not Transition.