Since Kdenlive 16.08.1 you can now configure the default duration for all newly created transitions. Before this, all new transitions were always 65 frames long – and this translated to varying default durations, depending on a project’s frame rate. This new configuration option should appeal all those users who work a lot with transitions.

Configuring the Default Transition Duration

configuring the default duration of newly created transitions

Go to Settings > Configure Kdenlive…, then select the Misc category. Under the heading Default Durations you’ll now find the new fifth option to configure the default duration for newly created transitions. Enter a duration in the usual format hh:mm:ss:ff.

Please note that the frames (:ff) field will be interpreted on the basis of the current project’s framerate. In contrast, the other fields hh:mm:ss are independent of the framerate.


  1. Josh

    This doesn’t work for images on the newest release

  2. claudio

    same problem here as Josh. duration for image clip set to 5 seconds, but when adding a new image clip to the bin, it’s added with 8:20 duration


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