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Fade To Black


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HI,

I am new to this forum.

I recently purchased roxio creator 2011. I do a lot of video and photography and have been using Windows Movie Maker. It's a great program and free! I wanted to upgrade to a product that would provide me with more and exciting options. So I chose Creator 2011.

It's not an easy program to learn. My question today is, how do you 'fade to black'?? I can't seem to find the option in 'effects'. Fade to black(and white) is readily available in WMM! My only thought was to do what I can with Creator,and then move my production back to WMM to add fade to black.

Any help would be appreciated.

 

André (Railrodder)

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HI,

I am new to this forum.

I recently purchased roxio creator 2011. I do a lot of video and photography and have been using Windows Movie Maker. It's a great program and free! I wanted to upgrade to a product that would provide me with more and exciting options. So I chose Creator 2011.

It's not an easy program to learn. My question today is, how do you 'fade to black'?? I can't seem to find the option in 'effects'. Fade to black(and white) is readily available in WMM! My only thought was to do what I can with Creator,and then move my production back to WMM to add fade to black.

Any help would be appreciated.

 

André (Railrodder)

 

 

C2011 does not have a specific fade in/out effect but it can easily be accomplished.

 

Switch to the storyline mode and inserts a black panel after the clipf you want to fade to black from. Then put a dissolve transition between the video panel and the black panel. Adjust duration of trransition and black panel for desired effect. You can use the same method to create a fade i effect by putting a black panel in front of a clip.

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It is a different concept to the way you would think things work…

 

In Roxio, “fades” are Transitions!

 

In order to transition to anything you have to have a place to start and a place to finish. That is what a transition is, it takes place between 2 things…

 

Hence the Color Panels, black if you like, and your clip supply the Start and Finish for a Transition.

 

While it may seem more complex until you get used to it, it give far greater control and flexability to a production.

 

Visit the ‘How To’s for 2011, 2010, 2009 and farther back to find examples and documentation on various uses.

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Thanks guys for the tip! I'll work on it. The other problem was 'credits'. I guess it's the same thing. You have to manually set up for your credits. I'll try placing a coloured section at the beginning and end.

Whew! No wonder they renamed it Roxio Creator. It's not really Roxio Easy Creator anymore!

Have a great 2011!!

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Thanks guys for the tip! I'll work on it. The other problem was 'credits'. I guess it's the same thing. You have to manually set up for your credits. I'll try placing a coloured section at the beginning and end.

Whew! No wonder they renamed it Roxio Creator. It's not really Roxio Easy Creator anymore!

Have a great 2011!!

 

This part hasn't changed from from early versions.

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Yes it is more complex than WMM and far more flexible too… ;)

 

You can jump between Timeline and Storyline to suit you current needs, both are useful:

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Pick the insert point and Add Transition:

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Personally I usually stick with Dissolve… I find most of the other ones annoying and distracting to watch. I came to watch the movie not some silly transitions’ that came with your software :P

 

For Credits it is Text Effect:

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Once you add a Text Effect, you can even add or control motion under Settings.

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