Here are step by step instructions for using a track matte (also known as travel matte) video transition in Final Cut Pro.

1. Place your Video Clip A on video track 1.   

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2. Place the Matte on video track 2. 

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3. Place your Video Clip B on video track 3. 

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4. Right click the Matte then select Composite Mode>Normal. 

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5. Right click your Video Clip A then select Composite Mode>Travel Matte Alpha. *Note: If the Travel Matte Alpha setting does not work, select “Travel Matte-Luma” instead. 

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6. Repeat step 5 for your Video Clip B.

  

Here’s an example of what it should look like when it is all done: 

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