FADER for FCPX
Fader is a handy fade-to-color tool that allows you to create quick, consistent fades for several clips on your timeline. It also allows you to create a fast fade effect that will fade multiple stacked elements at once!
MULTIPLE CLIP FADES
Drag and drop a fader title onto the timeline and stretch it across as many clips as you want. Choose a background color, then a fade time frame amount. Slice the Fader effect at the same beginning and end points of each clip and you have a fast, easy, consistent fade in and out for each clip.
This is the absolute best use of Fader. Do you ever have several stacked elements on your timeline? Often you have a video, logo, and text going on and you’d like a fade-to-color effect to effect all of them at the same time. Add Fader over that portion of your project, stretch it across the desired area, set the parameters and there ya go! Everything below the Fader effect will fade to a color all in the same way. You no longer have to add separate fade transitions to each element and painstakingly match each one. Fader is fast and easy!
In the inspector panel under the “Title” tab, you will see the controls for Fader. You can control the fade-in and fade-out time and offset, you can change the beginning offset of those fades to make it delay if you want.
We have created Fader as a Title effect so it will be found in the Title section of the effects browser. We did this so you could easily move and stretch a fading effect around your timeline freely so you can make changes easily without messing up anything in your editing project.
Quickly add the Fader tool over the desired clip or clips on your timeline, set your parameters, and fade it all!