how do I slow down a transition

She.s Got Flavor wrote on 2/20/2011, 8:19 PM
I am so frustrated, trying to figure out how to slow down a tranisition, help anyone someone

when I go to the next event it just jumps now I would love to add a nice flowing transition and while just clicking and dragging to get it there is cool it just flashes really quick, how the heck do I slow it down?


rs170a wrote on 2/20/2011, 8:31 PM
Drag event #2 over top of event #1 so that it takes longer for the transition to happen.
She.s Got Flavor wrote on 2/20/2011, 9:18 PM
so I have to create a cross fade to slow down the transition? I will try tomorrow, I just exited out of vegas, very tired, thanks for responding, I will let you know how it goes tomorrow ;o)
She.s Got Flavor wrote on 2/20/2011, 9:19 PM
oh and by the way what are the key frames for and do they aide in slowing the transition down??
She.s Got Flavor wrote on 2/20/2011, 9:21 PM
also I recall trying to drag event 2 onto 1 and it also dragged the voice so it was one voice over the other, I could not figure out how to just drag the movie without over lapping the voices
She.s Got Flavor wrote on 2/20/2011, 9:22 PM
by the way have I said thank you for responding?
Grazie wrote on 2/20/2011, 9:33 PM
Once you've followed Mike's points, you can slow down, speed up or even change the direction of the result of the transition by inserting a Transition Velocity Envelope. You could also apply various Fade Types. This will allow you to determine the rate of change of the resultant transition.


She.s Got Flavor wrote on 2/21/2011, 4:43 AM
I am so happy to be here Grazie, I am not techy at all, so here I am learning, I appreciate you guys

with that said any response to me please dumb it down, I have no idea how to use Vegas other than cutting (smile) ... how do I insert a transition velocity envelope?

Also would it be better to add a fade to the transition would this make it look smoother?

Rory Cooper wrote on 2/21/2011, 5:56 AM
On top / insert / video envelopes / transition progress envelope

it won’t work on a standard fade you have to insert a transition first from the transition library
Chienworks wrote on 2/21/2011, 11:31 AM
Note that a transition envelope will only affect the progress of a transition, not the duration of it. If the events are overlapped for 4 seconds then the transition will last 4 seconds regardless of what you do with the envelope.

In sort, the only way to affect transition duration is by how much the events are overlapped.
Grazie wrote on 2/21/2011, 11:46 AM
The OP. said

[I]"trying to figure out how to slow down a tranisition,[/I] "

and that's what I replied to. Not duration of the overlap, nor whether a transition was needed or not as this was stated in the OP. As the OP said "transition" I responded on that basis.


craftech wrote on 2/21/2011, 12:29 PM
also I recall trying to drag event 2 onto 1 and it also dragged the voice so it was one voice over the other, I could not figure out how to just drag the movie without over lapping the voices
Aren't you going to delete one of the audio tracks anyway?

richard-amirault wrote on 2/21/2011, 1:43 PM
The OP is a newbe and may not be using "our" terminology.

The simple way to lengthen a transition .. is to make it longer.

A common way to make a transition is to overlap the ends of two clips (the tail end of clip 1 and the begining of clip 2) The more you drag clip 2 onto clip 1 .. the longer the transition. When you do this it defaults to a crossfade, but you can change it to any of the "fancy" transitions available by choosing one and dragging it and dropping it onto the crossfade.
Grazie wrote on 2/21/2011, 3:07 PM
Eh? "our" terminology it is not. It is the terminology of VEGAS.

And it is not about making longer. The OP said slower, and that us what I referenced to in my reply. Now, anybody else?



Melachrino wrote on 2/22/2011, 2:22 PM
At the risk of not understanding the question "slow down a transition", another possibility is IF the issue is speed of transition per se, then try to slice a portion of the end of clip #1 and a portion of the beginning of clip #2.

1.- Select the sliced end of clip #1
2.- Right click on sliced end of clip #1
3.- Select Properties
4.- Slow down that portion to .5 or other

Repeat the process for the sliced beginning of clip #2

Now in the timeline drag and lengthen the ends of sliced clip #1 and of sliced clip #2. This will slow down both clips upto the chosen factor.

Next, overlap sliced clip #2 over sliced clip #1 and you will get a nice, long, slow dissolve.


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PeterWright wrote on 1/8/2016, 8:20 AM
She's got flavor, if I understand your request, you've already got the audio from the two clips cut together ok, but you want the video to crossfade slowly from one to the other.

To do this, select first the left clip and hit the "U" key. This ungroups the video from the audio so you can drag the video part without affecting the audio. Select the right clip and do the same - both are now ungrouped.

Now you can drag the left video edge over the right clip - try for 1 second for starters. Now drag the right video edge over the left clip for 1 second.

Preview to see if that is a slow enough transition and you can adjust how it looks and feels by dragging either edge more or less to the right or left until you have exactly what you want.

(Apologies if I have not understood what you are after!)
musicvid10 wrote on 1/8/2016, 9:21 AM
This is all covered in the interactive tutorials in Vegas, am I mistaken?
The rush to aid her by the gentlemen of the forum (that would make me #10) is overwhelming.

Tech Diver wrote on 1/8/2016, 9:47 AM
To those of you who are replying to the OP (i.e., "She's Got Flavor"), did you bother to notice that the date of the post was nearly 5 years ago??

PeterWright wrote on 1/8/2016, 6:12 PM
No I didn't (blush)

... perhaps he slowed it down so much it's not finished yet.