The fade-in effect is commonly used to slowly introduce a shot to a viewer but it can also be used to make the transition between two shots much smoother, especially when combined with the fade-out effect that is often used to conclude a shot or suggest the end of a sequence or the entire video clip.
You may already know that professional video editing software packages, like Adobe Premiere, enable its users to add fade-in and fade-out effects to videos, but in this article, we are going to show you how to create add fade in and fade out effect to videos in easier ways. So let's explore the steps you'll need to take in order to add these effects to your videos.
Part 1: 3 Ways to Add Fade in & Fade Out Effects to Video in Filmora9
If you’re using the latest version of Filmora9, there’re several ways you can use to fade in and fade out clips. If you haven’t installed Filmora9 yet, click the button below to start.
1. Add Dissolve Transitions to Video to Fade in and Fade out Video Footage
The first way to fade in and fade out footage in Filmora9 is applying dissolve transition. The dissolve, also called lap dissolve sometimes, is a gradual transition from one image to another. It often used when the first image starts to disappear and the next image starts to display gradually.
So you can apply Dissolve transition at the beginning of video from a black screen to fade in, and add dissolve transition at the end of the clip into blackness to fade out.
Here is how to add dissolve transition in Filmora9.
After importing video footage into Filmora9, drag and drop them in the timeline.
Go to Transition tab and find Dissolve under Basic category. If you didn’t see it, you can use the Search bar to find it.
Drag the Dissolve transition to the beginning part of the clip, and then drag the Dissolve transition again to the end of the clip.
Besides applying Dissolve transition to fade video, you can also try the Fade or transitions under Ripple & Dissolve category such as Dispersion blur, evaporate, ripple, wind, swirl or wave.
You can adjust the duration of Dissolve transition to get better result.
Besides the regular dissolve and fade effects, you can also apply motion fade effect to make your footage more vivid. Here is how to apply motion fade effect to video in Filmora9.
Click the clip in timeline and then switch to Motion tab.
There are several fade effects available, such as fade zoom in, fade zoom out, fade slide from top to bottom, fade slide from bottom to top, fade from left to right, or fade right to left.
Double click on the fade effect that you want to use and the motion fade will be added to the clip automatically.
3. Add Sample Colors at the beginning and ending of the video clip
In case that you don’t want to hide any frames in your video, you can add black screen or blue screen or whatever color screen at the beginning and end of the clip first, and then apply Dissolve or fade transitions or motion fade effect.
We’ve made a video tutorial about how to fade in and fade out video easily in Filmora. The video is made with previous Filmora version, but the steps are similar.
Part 2: How to Fade in and Fade out Video Clips with a Single Click in Filmora Scrn
Adding the fade-in and fade-out effects to your recorded videos with Filmora Scrn is an uncomplicated process, which can help you create visual content that is more pleasant to watch and that leaves a professional impression.
Step 1. Import a Video into the Filmora Scrn Video Editor
If you've just completed a screen recording session with audio recording via Filmora Scrn, your file will be automatically imported into the software's video editor. However, if you want to use the footage that was captured with a camera or some other screen recording software, you can easily import these files into Filmora Scrn, by clicking on the Add Files in the editor's Media Bin for Filmora Scrn supports most of the popular video and audio formats.
Drag and drop the video clips you want to use in your project to the timeline and proceed to magnify the timeline tracks by adjusting the Zoom In/Out slider located directly above the timeline.
Step 2. Adding the Fade-in and Fade-out Effects to a video
Zooming into the track on which the video clip is located will enable you to spot the fade-in and fade-out handles easier. The fade-in handle is located at the very beginning of the clip, while the fade-out effect can be found at the very end of the video clip. If you would like to add a fade-in effect, simply drag the handle to the right, and if you want to fade-out to black simply drag the handle located at the end of the clip to the left. You can click play and see how the effects you added look like on the editor's preview screen.
Step 3 Fine-Tuning the Settings
The Opacity and Speed features are located in a toolbar on the right side of the screen. Changing the playback speed will make the fade-in or fade-out effect faster while adjusting the Opacity value will alter the transparency of the effect you applied to the video clip. Keep in mind that you'll have to find the right measure for each of these values in order to properly enhance the fade-in and fade-out effects you applied.
Step 4 Adjusting the Audio Settings
For the recorded microphone audio, you can drag the fade handle at the beginning or the ending of the audio file to make fade-in and fade-out audio effect. But, if you want to split the audio from the video and fade in/fade out the recorded screen audio file, all you need to do is right-click on the audio file in the timeline and select the Audio Detach option. Then, you can fade in and fade out your audio files easily.
After you've separated the audio file from the video clip, you should select it and proceed to adjust the audio settings.
Filmora Scrn enables you to change the volume of the audio file, mix it to mono, and you can also experiment with the audio playback speed or use the Denoise feature in order to remove the noises you accidentally captured during the video recording session.
That's how to add fade in and fade out effect quickly to recorded video with Filmora Scrn. As you can see, the steps are very easy. So, why not download Filmora Scrn now and give it try?
Besides fade in and fade out videos, both Filmora9 and FilmoraScrn can fade in and fade out audio easily. Check the details in our guide about how to fade in and fade out audio in Filmora9 or watch the video tutorial below .
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