Utilizing Keyboard Shortcuts for Video Transitions in Final Cut Pro

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In Final Cut Pro there are keyboard shortcuts you can use for adding your favorite transitions to any edit point. Not aware of these? Then stand by Laddie, you're in for a treat. Let's start with basics first.

We all know that there is a shortcut to add a single Default Video Transition, right? Select an edit in the timeline and press CMD + T. You've now added FCP's "Default Transition". By default, it is a 1:00 Cross Dissolve.

You also probably know that you can change the default transition by going to the Effects Tab then to the Transitions Bin and right clicking on a new transition to select "Set as Default Transition". Great, right? But what if you wanted to have quick access to a handful of transitions you happen to use over and over in a particular show? A 10 frame dissolve an 8 frame camera flash with keyboard shortcuts? There is a way, my friend. There is a way. read more...

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