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Final Cut Express HD 3.5 Editing Workshop, 3rd Edition by Tom Wolsky

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Lesson 8

Adding Transitions

Transitions can add life to a sequence, ease a difficult edit into something smoother, or give you a way to mark a change of time or place. The traditional grammar of film that audiences still accept is that dissolves denote small changes, and a fade to black followed by a fade from black mark a greater passage of time. With the introduction of digital effects, every imaginable movement or contortion of the image to replace one with another quickly became possible—and was quickly applied everywhere, seemingly randomly, to every possible edit. They can be hideously inappropriate, ...

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