I figure I better start a thread because I have way to many issues with FCP X... (apple needs to bring back FCP 7 ) Anyway..issue 1: when applying a transition when I have multiple layers. All the layers get the transition. It seems like I'm only allowed to use the dissolve. I've been using Andy's Swish Pan forever to dissolve in/out of lower thirds to easily make them more interesting instead of fading in/out. But when I do, the transition is on all the layers... what the flack. It's even on apple's own transitions except for the dissolve. Is anyone else having this issue. I've attached a screen shot. Here I have 3 layers, the main video, a PNG (2nd layers) and another video file (top layer) that is cropped. I want the top and middle layer to "swish out" at the same time but the transition effects the main video... why? issue 2: I get this random XML error... any ideas what the means? There's more but this should be a good start.