save transtitions as favorites
I have presets for transitions i have downloaded and NEED to save them as favorites and or presets. i tweak them, change them and need to save them. How is this not a thing as it was so prevalent in Final Cut?!
Joseph Hornacek commented
I hate Adobe always changing things and having people re learn while paying a premium and watching there stock skyrocket. Mine as well just hire a bunch of coders and have stuff done yourself.
I often see comments such as "you can already save transitions in presets in the effects control panel"
I would like, just once, for one of these people who repeat this myth to actually try what they're saying - trying something basic like 'constant gain' for example - then come back and delete their unhelpful comment. Just because their particular favourite transition effect in 'dissolve' allows you to save it as a preset some seem to assume 'all' transitions can be saved. The option is greyed out - and no one seems to know why.
I've had this as a feature request for awhile...
Here's a video I made:
aaaand I also coded a mod to do this, using AutoHotKey. If anyone really wants, they can use that code. Kind of a pain to set up, though, especially if you've never scripted anything before: https://github.com/TaranVH/2nd-keyboard/blob/664d299023cc2a6d4e213aba5f93b03ef2edf4dd/All%20Premiere%20Functions.ahk#L213
However, my AHK script only works with the dissolve transition, and 3rd party transitions, because ONLY those can be saved as presets. That's right! It can actually be done from the Effect Controls panel:
Finally, it is possible to apply transitions with one button press... using the Palette Gear.
But even those are not "preset" transitions.
A good workaround is to have transitions saved to a sequence in my template premiere project file. That way, they're always available for copy/pasting.
Okay, technically you CAN actually save transitions as clipboard states, but it's unstable, hard to set up, and has been slower in recent versions of Premiere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ScBB7I1BEA
But yeah... all of that should not be necessary. It should indeed be easy to create preset transitions, and to apply them using custom keyboard shortcuts.
This is item #3 in my spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dVJb7kI_ZETLavrplfARgn9gL8HUpvkq6A0jCPxqA3w/edit#gid=1133868629
That's so strange - I did some testing and found that no, you can't save a preset for Premiere's Wipe transition.
But, I can save presets for dissolves and a lot of the Red Giant Universe transitions that I tested.
Agree that this should be fixed, all transitions should be able to have a preset saved.
Todd Szuch commented
well i figured out what Andrew was saying BUT it only works on certain transitions. Needs to be consistent. Its kinda random what ones are available for saving as a preset and which ones are not.
Jeremy Solterbeck commented
Second that, absolutely needed. In FCP I had a folder of several dissolve durations that were drag and drop. Now, I have to do several clicks and typing just to change dissolves, and I'm constantly zooming in, zooming out because the dissolve is too small to right-click, dragging is inaccurate . . . tedious, unproductive, exhausting for one of the most common operations.
Ben C commented
I wish there were a way to save different durations of effects to certain key commands, rather than having to go into the Preferences or manually adjusting the handles every time (for instance, a 15 frame, 30 frame, 60 frame audio cross fade all assignable to separate keyboard shortcuts)
Todd Szuch commented
How? please tell me. I have tried and looked and watched videos and cannot find a way to save a transition.
You can save transitions as presets already. In the menu on the effect controls panel