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Lesson 4. Adding Transitions >  Previewing the transition at the intended frame...

Previewing the transition at the intended frame rate

So far, you have used two preview methods: clicking the Play button in the Program view and scrubbing in the Timeline ruler (see "Previewing" on page 100). The Play button, however, is intended for previews of only the video clips; transitions (and other effects) are not shown, as this would take too long to process.

Holding down the modifier key and scrubbing in the Timeline ruler does display the transition but cannot give you a precise speed. To preview transitions (and other effects) at the intended frame rate, you need to use a third method that generates a preview file on your hard disk. Premiere then plays this file in the Program view of the Monitor window.

Before you generate a preview in this way, however, you need to set the work area bar. This bar specifies the portion of your project that you want to preview or export as a movie file.

1.
Drag the arrow on the right end of the work area bar to cover the Solar1.mov and Earth.mov clips.



Tip

To make the work area bar cover all contiguous clips, press Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) as you click the work area bar.

2.
Choose Project > Preview, or press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac OS) on the keyboard.

Premiere generates the preview, displaying a status bar. When it has finished, the two clips and the transition between them are played in the Program view.

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