This is really annoying me a lot. I have two clips with the exact same properties next to each other. I usually add a 'dip to white' transition between clips, but somehow I can't apply it between those two.

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How is this possible?

3 Answers 3


First, add your desired transition to your timeline, allowing it to be applied to only one of your clips for now:

screenshot 1

Select the transition and open the Effect Controls panel:

effect controls screenshot

Finally, from the Alignment dropdown, simply select the "Center at Cut" option:

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The transition will now be applied to both clips!

final screenshot


When you apply a transition between two clips, Premiere needs to use the frames of footage for each clip that go to the start and end of the transition. If there's no footage past that point, it won't allow you to apply the transition.

Consider my illustration below.

You may need to have some footage remaining after the end of your clip to allow for this. Re-import or trim your clips to allow some footage to 'show' underneath the dip to white.

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  • I struggled with this for hours before finding this answer. It works great!
    – ChaosFreak
    Jul 26, 2021 at 17:25

Here is the solution:

It's really simple when you know it :)

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    Welcome! Can you summarize the contents of the video in case it becomes unavailable to people who find this in the future? Sep 22, 2019 at 19:00
  • This is the best! Thanks 😉 Feb 15, 2020 at 16:18

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