Running Shotcut 22.10.25 on a windows 10 machine. Always found the Fade in/out video filters to work reliably. Recently, however, often (though not always) these filters come up with the ‘adjust opacity rather than fade…’ checkbox checked. As a result, no fade. Is there a way to set the box to unchecked so it isn’t so random?
Of less import - what is the adjust opacity function supposed to do? It doesn’t seem to do anything now except do away with the fade.
Thank you - yes what I took for random was having 2 clips stacked on top of one another. My preference was to have the clip I was interested in on top and I had blacked out the clip on the bottom - was just using that track for temporary storage while I rearranged thins; or so I thought. I’ll give it a try the other way around.
Imho fade opacity in most situations is more suitable than just fade to black
When i have a text on top i want to fade it in or out slowly, so this means ‘fade opacity’ - i don’t want the text to fade to black. The same is true for most normal transition of clips next to each other which SC does intuitively right - it fades the opacity of one clip over the other.
So in general ‘fade opacity’ would be the best choise as Default i guess.
True, but in my case I almost never overlay stuff on top each other, I’m more of a linear timeline and different tracks are used to group clips with text directly on the clip. I do understand the reason just never actually use it this way.
Thank you Rilos - I haven’t yet used text overlays - now I see the purpose of fade opacity. I often use fade out/fade in as a transition to make the point that the two clips are not related to one another - for instance, next scene.