imovie 09 transitions not working

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by CRSmoak, May 31, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2009
    Recently got imovie 09 and noticed that I can't add transitions between clips. I will click on one of the transition effect icons and drag them between the clips but nothing happens? Removed with Appcleaner and tried reinstalling but that didn't do anything. Repair disk permissions also didn't help. Any ideas would be appreciated.

  2. Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Are those clips in the timeline the full length?

    Have you trimmed them a little bit, so that there is enough for the transition to transition?
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2009
    The first clip is 2:32 long, second one is 12:52 long.
    Under project properties it says transition duration is 0.5s.

    I a complete newb at video editing, so to make sure I'm not doing something else wrong here's what I do.

    1. Import video
    2. Highlight video section, right click, reject selection
    3. File, move rejected clips to trash, resulting in two clips
    4. drag transition between clip but nothing happens :confused:
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2009
    Moved the clips over from event area (bottom) to editing area (top left) and everything works perfect now.

    I'll definitely be looking at some tutorials to make sure I don't make anymore stupid mistakes, haha.

    Thanks anyway, :)

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