transitions in imovie

minuit3101

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 20, 2006
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aloha,
can anyone tell me why the "add" button is grey for most of the transitions i want to add between clips? i'm sure there's a simple answer, but i can't figure it out.
thanks in advance!
 

skimaxpower

Guest
Jan 13, 2006
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(it's been a while since I used iMovie, but...)

Look in your timeline: Are your two clips touching each other. Did you accidentally leave a little space there? If they are not adjacent, many clip-to-clip style transitions may not work.
 

Connie770

macrumors newbie
Sep 30, 2006
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Same problem

I've also had a hard time doing any other transitions
in iMovie ever since the HD upgrade.

Only 'wash in' and 'wash out' work for me.
Even with just the photos

I get the grey 'Add' button for the others.

What should I do to fix it ?? :confused:

(I do not know where my serial number is.):confused: :confused:

Is there a patch for this -- I just did the regular upgrade tonight --
no change.... ???
 

GKThursday

macrumors regular
May 25, 2005
107
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Clip length?

This might be completely wrong, but I think it has to do with the time you have the clip playing. If the clip isn't long enough, you can't put in certain transitions. E.g. You can't put a transition in that takes 1.5 seconds from each clip if they are only 1 second each.
As I said, I could be wrong, but I think I have had that problem before.

~Thursday
 

Texas04

macrumors 6502a
Jul 2, 2005
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Texas
if i remember right just drag the transistion you want into the timeline between the clips. Forget that add thing... I never figured out how to use it
 

rhoydotp

macrumors 6502
Sep 28, 2006
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as the previous poster mentioned you can just drag the transition in between. if you want to use "add", select 2 clips by using "CMD-Click". Then, the "add" will be enabled. you can then use that to add the transition. either one should work though.