How to Add Transitions between Video Clips in iMovie

By Jun 22,2017 20:32 pm

Adding transitions to clips will make your video more attractive. In this article, we will show you how to add transitions between video clips with iMovie and iMovie video editor alternatives. Apart from adding transitions between clips, you can also add fade in/fade out effects to your video easily to make it unique.

Part 1: How to add transitions to videos in iMovie

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Step 1. pen your movie and select the Transition menu

Open your movie by double-click a movie in the Project browser. If you haven't added a project yet, go to File > New Project to add one and import movies to iMovie and drag the video clips you want to edit from the event browser.

Click the Transitions button to open the Transitions Menu. All of the transitions are displayed there and you can put your mouse over one to preview it.

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Step 2. Select a transition and drag it to the project

Find the transition you like, click and drag it to your project between the video clips where you would like to add transitions. An icon shows up as below indicating there is a transition. You can preview the transition effect in the viewing window.

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Step 3. Adjust video transitions

Mouse over the transition and hit the gear, choose "Transition Adjustments" and the Inspector will pop up. You can set the transition duration as you like or change a transition style. After the settings, hit "Done".

To make your videos better, you can add background music to iMovie and add subtitles to iMovie, create picture in picture effect, etc.

Part 2: An easier way to add transitions to videos in Mac

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To add expressive transition to your video, you can also use an iMovie alternative program like, Wondershare Filmora for Mac(Originally Wondershare Video Editor for Mac). It provides over 60 transition effects for you to choose. Below is a step- by-step guide to explain how to do it.

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Step 1. Add your videos to Video Editor

After launching this video editing software, drag your source videos directly to this program. There is a media browser for you to load files from your iTunes library, iMovie, etc.

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Step 2. Apply transition effects to your video

You can click the "Transition" tab, choose your favorite one and then drag it to the track to apply. Double click the transition between the clips to preview and hit the gear icon besides the video clips to set the transition duration as you like.

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Step 3. Save your files

After that, hit "Export" to save your file. You can save it to different formats, or share on YouTube. Additionally, you can also burn it directly to a DVD disk in minutes.

Part 3: How to Add Transition to Videos (Video Tutorial):

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