Blimey, I feel like I am on a posting frenzy.
Anyhoo...I have a problem with fading into a clip when no previous clip precedes it. Of course I understand there is no leeway and so I know the Dip to Black effect will start at the clip's in point. No problem with that. However the second video layer seems to blank out before then displaying. I think an example makes it easier to understand.
Here is the clip before any fade in is applied. The "New Life" title just appears suddenly with the married couple picture inset. Fine..except I want a gradual fade-in. There is a 7 second blank lead in
Clip 1 (10MB)
Here is the timeline screenshot for the above clip from Premiere
Here is the second clip with the Dip to Black effect added
Clip 2 (9MB)
Here is the timeline screenshot for the above clip showing the effect added.
See the blanking effect before the inset image appears? How do I get round this? I tried adding the Dip to Black effect to the inset image too but got exactly the same problem.