Those editors who are used to aligning transitions that start or finish on edits in Final Cut Pro Classic miss having the same feature in Final Cut Pro X.
Here’s a workaround – a couple of transitions that start a cross dissolve at the start or finish of an edit.
In Final Cut Pro Classic, transitions can be set to align at the start, centre or finish of an edit:
This sort of alignment can’t explicitly be set in Final Cut Pro X. So, as a workaround until this feature is added, I’ve made two more cross dissolve transitions that can be used to get the same effect:
As the opacity of the incoming clip changes for only half the length of the transition, you have to make the duration of these two transitions twice that of the standard cross dissolve transition to keep the duration of the effect the same:
Download the transitions archive from here.
Expand the ZIP archive and add the folder to the Motion Templates folder in the Movies folder of your home directory:
If you don’t have Motion installed, you won’t have a Motion Templates folder in your Movies folder. Download this set of empty folders and add them to the Movies folder of your home directory.
Although the folder is called Motion Templates, you don’t need to have Motion installed on your computer for this effect to work.
Check out my other free effects and articles on my Final Cut Pro X home page.