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.
You can choose when the video appears over the duration of the transition:
Sound first: the audio will fade in first, and when it is at the full volume set by the clip, the video appears.
Centred: the audio will fade in, and when it is half way to full volume, the video will appear
Video first: the video will appear first, then the audio will fade in.
If you apply the transition to the first clip in a connected storyline, the clip below the storyline will remain visible while the audio fades in if the setting of the Audio transition parameter is set to Centred or Sound first:
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.
If you find this free plugin useful, you might like my Alex4D Animation Transitions plugin pack:
There are many more free plugins on my Final Cut Pro X page