(in sound or movie editing) make a picture or sound appear or be heard gradually as another disappears or becomes silent.
- ‘In the exhibition's cross-fading slide projection, eerily only the surrounding landscape appeared to change as he approached his final destination.’
- ‘The inclusion of virtual turntables completes the picture by adding the capability to scratch, mix and cross-fade your music.’
- ‘The familiar loops and fast punching drum samples cross-faded with a repetitive keyboard drone.’
- ‘Video remixes were just too complicated for the available technology, but anyone could sample, scratch, cut and cross-fade audio files.’
- ‘A range of equaliser presets plus the ability to cross-fade tracks provide further audio pleasure.’
An act or instance of cross-fading.
- ‘One fears the words ‘I remember it like it was yesterday…’ will follow with a blurry-wave cross-fade.’
- ‘At the very least, we'd like a simple cross-fade, which the graphics engine is certainly capable of doing.’
- ‘The separate shots are fused by cross-fades.’
- ‘Sequences are as honest as possible, with no evidence of cuts, merges and cross-fades.’
- ‘There is also an extensive use of mutes, including staggered transitions from muted to unmuted and vice versa, like a cross-fade in recording.’