While editing, we have found the need to add or remove multiple transitions to a large number of cuts. The process is easy, once you know how to do it in Final Cut Pro X (fcpx).
This technique allows you to add a transition to every cut in your timeline. Say you want to add a crossfade to every cut, you can do
it. Select every clip in the timeline you want to add a transition between. Then in the transition window, double click the transition you want to apply. That will add a transition to every cut you made in the selected clips.
That’s handy! But, what happens if you want to remove the same transition from a selected sequence of clips in FPCX?
Open the clips window in a project. Either do this by clicking the Time Line Index (Shift-Control-2) or selecting Edit-Find. Then,
either manually select the transitions you want to delete or use the find (magnifying glass) for the transitions you want to delete. Select those transitions (use Control-A or mouse select) then select delete.
All the transitions will disappear.
This ability was around in Final Cut Pro 6 and Final Cut Pro 7. Now it’s available in Final Cut Pro X (FCPX).
As we discover handy tips and tricks, we’ll post these here in our blog to share with other videographers.