Set transition defaults

You can set the default transition that is used with the Command-T keyboard shortcut. You can also set the default duration for transitions.

Set the default transition

  1. Click the Transitions button in the toolbar.

    Transitions button in toolbar
  2. Control-click a transition, and choose Make Default from the shortcut menu.

Set the default duration

You set the default duration for transitions in Final Cut Pro preferences.

  1. Choose Final Cut Pro > Preferences, or press Command-Comma (,), and click Editing.

  2. Use the “Duration is x seconds” value slider to set the duration, in seconds, of all transitions you add to the Timeline.

    You can adjust the duration of a transition after it is in the Timeline.

    Note: Some transitions have a set duration and are not affected by this setting.