Multiple keyframe transitions

I’m working on a video with three tracks.
V1 takes up the left 2/3 of the screen. V2 and V3 are stacked vertically and take up the right 1/3 of the screen.

In order to keep the videos synced up, I fade out one or two of the videos. If I fade out one of the small ones, I don’t change the layout, and if I fade two, then I can easily use the second key frame to smoothly move the video to the center and fullscreen it, split the clip, and then use the first keyframe to smoothly move it back into position, and then fade in the other videos.

However, I just reached a point where I need to fade out just the large clip. I knew how to do this on the version of Shotcut from last year when you could have as many keyframes in a filter as you wanted, but now that we’re limited to 2, I don’t see how to do it.

Specifically, I’m trying to recreate the transition from this video at 14:28.

With multiple keyframes, I would simply set a keyframe at time 0 with the videos in their initial corners. Half a second later, a keyframe at their positions when they’re filling up the screen, another one half a second before the big clip returns, and then back in their initial corners when the big clip starts fading in again. With simple keyframes, I don’t see a way to do that.

Simple keyframes only have start and end positons

Click the stopwatch icon in any filter to use as many keyframes as you like:


I’m angry at myself. The filter window was just slightly too narrow, and was cutting off the stopwatch. I moved it a little to the right, and there was the good old stopwatch. I’ve been searching high and low to find where the old stopwatch option was. Thanks.

May my embarrassment serve as a guide for others.


Honest mistake. You’re welcome

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I was already worried that in the newest version there should be only 2 keyframes per filter! :roll_eyes:
That would definetly be a no-go!

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