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Canon GL2 Mini DV

I;m having a difficult time trying to figure out how to use the "fader" on my GL2. I did select "overlap" for my fader.

At the beginning of each scene, I press on/off D.Effects/bars than select "overlap." Do I press the on button again to get my overlap going?
As an example, I take a shot of my wife looking down at a graveside (Memorial Day). Place my GL2 in pause. Than resume with my Son coming down the hill of that graveside. I thought that second scene, the overlap would kick in.

How do I know if my overlap is on or off by looking at my screen?

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