How to add transitions/filter effects in Adobe Premiere Pro

Wondershare Editor By Dec 17,2016 10:47 am

Adobe premiere pro, as we all know, is a powerful video editing and production software with all the professional tools required to make a video. It also allows the users to add transitions and filters to make the videos more interacting and exciting.

Video Transition:

A video transition is a post-production technique used to join the clips together to make a full video. Most commonly this is through a normal cut to the next shot. You can add transitions in one of the following ways to make your video look professional:

  • Fade-in or Fade-out effects: These are mostly used when a change of scene is to be shown.
  • Black Screens: These are used when you want to make it interval or an ending.
  • Light Flash: These are mostly used when a passage of time is to be shown.

Video Filters:

A video filter is a software component that is used to decode audio and video. Multiple filters can be used in a filter chain, in which each filter receives input from its previous-in-line filter upstream, processes the input and outputs the processed video to its next-in-line filter downstream. Sometimes, they are also called as video effects.

How to add transitions/filter effects in Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe premiere pro is a leading video editing and production software that is loaded with video transitions and filters. Here is a simple step-by-step guide that will help you to edit your videos and apply transitions and filters in the way you want to:

  • Launch the program.
  • Import the video and drag it to the timeline.
  • Select the "Effects" panel in the lower-left corner of the interface.
  • Open the Video Transition folder.
  • Select the type of transition that you want to use.
  • Drag it over the video clip.
  • Click OK.
  • Watch the videos.

In order to apply effects or filters, select the Effects folder instead of transition folder in the 4th step.

Top 5 Effects

Here are top 5 effects that are being used widely:

LightFree:

Lightfree has 720p HD effects that are bound to add beauty to your video clip. It works best in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Coremelt Free:

Coremelt Free works best with Adobe Premiere Pro. This free set is very generous with 43 incredible effects including light effects, filmic transitions, instant montage presets and 10 text presets.

Power Window:

This powerful plugin allows the users to create a power window on the source clip. You can use different shapes, which can also be rotated and repositioned. Both the inside and outside of shapes can have offset, gamma, gain and saturation adjusted globally.

Simple Mask:

With Simple Mask, you can create a simple alpha mask on the source video clip and composite it with the existing alpha channel by adding, subtracting and intersecting. This can be done within both rectangular and elliptical shapes which can also be rotated and repositioned.

Vignette:

With this vignette plugin you can create a vignette on the source clip in both rectangular and elliptical shapes.

How to add transitions and filter effects using Adobe Premiere Pro alternative

Adobe Premiere Pro is difficult to use because of its interface. Wondershare Filmora is easier to use and operate and you can also use different transitions and filters to make your videos look good. Here are simple steps with which you can add effects and transitions to your videos using Filmora:

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Here are simple steps with which you can add effects and transitions to your videos using Filmora:

  • Launch the program and Import the video
  • Drag the video to the timeline
  • Double click the video and from the opened menu, select Effects/Transitions
  • Select the one you want and apply.

Filmora is now an emerging choice of the users for all the video editing needs and it has everything that adobe premiere pro has but it is more easy and organized.

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