BUG: Dissolve clip with Opacity mask causes flash of one frame of mask at first frame of dissolve.
With a masked and repositioned layer, the mask flashes black in its original position (before repo) on the first frame of the dissolve. Using Opacity keyframes instead is required.
William Guy commented
Using masks and transitions in unison is crucial for basic motion graphics. Being that social media is a huge part of the market, and social media content requires efficient basic motion graphics, I think Adobe is going to shoot themselves in the foot here.
My fix was to replace the clip with an AE composition and apply my transition to that replaced clip in PP. Doesn't take long, but long enough to consider Resolve...
James Cawley commented
Yes, this bug is still happening. This is ridiculous Adobe! It's frustrating as it sometimes shows up in the timeline and others just in the final render. I'm just trying to fade in a masked icon, this should not be an issue that is still occurring after all the previous reports. After adding 20 masked icons and getting black frames on every one of them it has cost me two hours to go back and replace, I had to render the clips individually in DaVinci Resolve and then bring them back into Premiere Pro 2022....
Gina Bucci commented
I can confirm this issue is still happening in both the 2020 and 2021 versions. Come on Adobe!
Thanks for the fix :-)
I have another cheap & quick fix - I used Roberto Z's suggestion to add any clip before it. Share the dissolve effect with another clip and that works too. In my case this was a masked matte to back titles so it wasn't going next to anything - you just make a matte, lower the opacity all the way and place that right next to the masked matte on the timeline. Delete the effect first and re-apply it.
It's very fast, saves time animating the opacity and it works!
Thanks for all of the comments here! I barely knew how to SEARCH for this issue, but I'm glad this came up. I can confirm that it's still happening and I had the exact same problem- using a cross dissolve transition on an element with an opacity mask on it.
Roberto Ziche commented
Having the same issue. Layer with mask and a cross-dissolve transition, first frame shows the mask outline in black.
Software renderer does not fix it for me. Opacity animation does.
In a test to reproduce it I also managed to get the mask black to fade rather than just the first frame.
The issue in my case seems to be the use of cross-dissolve to get a quick fade-in effect without a clip on the left side. If I put any clip it works.
Seems like when using a mask the cross-dissolve shows the other clip through the mask, and if no clip is present, you get black.
If there is no mask, it works fine.
James Hanney commented
Can also confirm that this issue still exists.
Changing the project and export to software rendering and deleting existing rendering files fixed the issue.
Jessy Forsyth commented
Still doing this. Work around is: Preference -> General -> Video Rendering -> Renderer: Software Only
Molly DiCarlo commented
SAME. Super happy to know I'm not crazy. Thanks for the workaround Michael.
Steven Probets commented
Same here! DOES ANYTHING IN THIS SOFTWARE ACTUALLY WORK?!
Michael Stevens commented
Also having the same issue. Using warp stabilzer, on a clip in V1 - v2 I have a color matte with an opacity mask and crop with fades on both ends of the clip. FIX YOUR *&^# ADOBE. Premiere 2020 buggy as all heck
Figured a fix around. Get rid of those dissolves. Use the keyframes on opacity and just create your own. I narrowed down the problem to the dissolves.
Christopher Hill commented
Can also confirm that I am having the same issue. Really aggravating.
Johannes Arnborg commented
I have the same issue!