problem applying transition effect

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I'm using Sony Vegas Pro 11 and I have a problem when I insert a transition between videos: not always the transition is applied on both videos, and most time the transition is applied just on one of the two videos.
I had a similar problem with Sony Vegas Pro 10, and I never was able to find a solution.

The transition I'm trying to apply is called "Sony Cross effect" --> "Default" and/or "Slow cross zoom A/B". I just simply drag the effect to the junction of both videos, and when the effect's window is open I select "blur" and "both [sides]".

But I have similar problem with other transition effects, too.

So, is this a software bug, or I'm doing something wrong?

Thank you for your help.

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The 2 videos have to overlap to be able to apply a transition. When you overlap the two videos the default is a cross disolve.



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When you overlap clips you can apply transitions repeatedly until you get one you like. E.g., overlap clips and drop on the Zoom transition. Don't like it, just drop on a different transition and the Zoom will be replaced. Want to remove all transitions and have nothing but a cross fade: right click on the transition and select from the drop-down menu.

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Here are two more tips for you.

#1. Highlight and loop the transition area so that it plays over and over again. To drop a new transition on it, hold down the Ctrl key while dragging and dropping it on so that the window won't keep popping up (unless you want it to).

#2. Clicking the transition and then clicking the backslash key on the numeric keypad will cause it to go back to a cross fade.