A few posts ago I described a keyboard sequence that prevented an edit automatically having audio crossfade applied. Some editors require the reverse – a quick way of applying an audio crossfade without applying any video transition.
Over at the Creative Cow Final Cut Pro X Techniques forum, Frank Stäudtner suggested that editors could make a transition in Motion 5 that did nothing, so that Final Cut Pro X would apply an audio crossfade (as it currently does by default) with no transition for the video clips.
For those that don’t have Motion 5, I’ve made the required template. I’ve added two options: the ability to have the crossfade happen before the video edit or after the edit.
Download the 20K ZIP archive from here.
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.