Wondershare Filmora
How to Add Transitions Between Scenes and Clips With Ease.
  • Multiple transition styles at your choice.
  • Exclusive transitions that fits for photo slideshows.
  • Add transitions without affecting total duration of the two clips.
• How-to tips for advanced video editing
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How to Add Transition Between Scenes/Clips

Transition effects appear when one slide/clip replaces another one. It helps make the presentation, slideshow or movie good looking and impressive. Transition effects are widely used in and video editing software, such as Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, DVD Slideshow Builder, etc. Check the video tutorial first if you don't like read articles. You can subscribe to our YouTube Channel to get more tips and tricks.

This article will show you how to add transitions between scenes and clips in Wondershare Filmora. Tips and tricks for transitions are also included.

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Step 1: Import video/photos to the project

Before adding video/photo files to the Timeline, you need to import them first into the project. There are mainly 2 ways to import video/photo files: "Import" button on primary windows, or dragging and dropping files from Windows File Explorer to the User's Album. Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) supports all popular video/audio/photo formats, including but not limited to AVI, MP4, MOV, MPEG, MPG, FLV, M4V, WMV, TS, MOD, TOD, VOB, MP3, WMA, M4A, JPG, PNG, BMP, and GIF.

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Step2: Add transitions between video and photo files

Similarly, drag and drop media files from the User's Album to the video track on Timeline for editing. All clips will be played one by one without a gap. But no transition effects will be applied by default. To add transitions, switch to Transition tab and drag any transition to the joint of two clips (when the yellow box appears, release your mouse).

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Tips and Tricks for Transition Effects:

1. If you want to set the transition duration, it's better to enlarge the Timeline view through the Zoom in tool or slider above the Timeline. Next, double click the transition thumbnail to open the setting panel and input the time. Click "Apply to All" if you want all transition effects to have the same duration.

2. To delete a transition, highlight it and click the Delete button in the toolbar above Timeline, or press Delete key on the keyboard.

3. If you especially love a transition, you can add it to Favorite by right clicking transition in the list and selecting "Add to Favorites" from the menu.

Step3 :Export video with transitions

When you are happy with your video and transition effects, click "Create" to save the video with transitions. You can save video in all popular formats on the computer by clicking "Format" and choosing a format from the list. If you want to play your video on iPod, iPhone, iPad, click "Device" and select a thumbnail of the device. It's also available to upload your videos to YouTube to share with your friends. To play video on TV, you can burn it to DVD with your DVD burner.

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What transition effects are included?

Up to 48 transition effects are included inWondershare Filmora. Always use your favorite transition effect to make the switch smooth and good looking.

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  • Fade transition
  • Move Rectangle 1 transition
  • Move Rectangle 2 transition
  • Blind transition
  • Deposit up transition
  • Column merge transition
  • Column split transition
  • Column split 2 transition
  • Column whisk transition
  • Cross merge transition
  • Cross split transition
  • Cross shutter 1 transition
  • Cross shutter 2 transition
  • Cross whisk transition
  • Diamond zoom in transition
  • Diamond zoom out transition
  • Drop transition
  • Drop bounce transition
  • Erase transition
  • Grid zoom in transition
  • Grid zoom out transition
  • Horizontal random line transition
  • Vertical random line transition
  • Horizontal shutter transition
  • Vertical shutter transition
  • Rectangle zoom in transition
  • Rectangle zoom out transition
  • Roll transition
  • Roll anti clockwise transition
  • Roll clockwise transition
  • Roll right top transition
  • Round zoom in transition
  • Round zoom out transition
  • Row cos slide transition
  • Row cos whisk transition
  • Ow whisk transition
  • Row merge transition
  • Row split transition
  • Row split 2 transition
  • Skew left merge transition
  • Skew left split transition
  • Skew right merge transition
  • Skew right split transition
  • Bar transition
  • Turn transition
  • Wave transition
  • Wind transition
Nov 07,2017 16:18 pm
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pauluha
newer mind.... duoble click the transition and check "use repeat frames" instead of use trimmed frames... pretty simple yet... well it is what it is :)
pauluha
i have this problem that i dont see anyone address.... when you add transition between 2 clips somehow magically the transition brings back like 0.5 sec of deleted scene... for example without transition there is only black screen in the middle, with a transition when one clips ends another one begins with footage that does not exist.... does not exist as in its deleted, yet it shows with transition, even if i start trimming the video the video keeps getting shorter YET in the transition i still see the 0.5sec of footage that does not exist with the clip.. i hope im making sense...
nabilnawaz
can we add custom transition ? like if we want add transition with the logo of our company ?
thierrymattea
Hi, I'm using iMovie 10.1.4 on Mac OS X El Capitan to edit a guitar lesson video. After clipping the video (deleting unwanted sections in the middle of the video), I added Cross Dissolve transitions in between the new clips, setting the transition time at 2 seconds. With such settings the video is now showing parts of the deleted clips during the transitions! Is there a way to completely delete the "deleted clips" from the clipboard let's say and have the transition effect use the remainder clips to merge the clips together?
disqus_zLUxDk1Wfk
I have been playing with the transitions and using the transitions provided and also using elements or overlays and they are not smooth and kind of jerky. Any way to fix this?
kotinka
Once I have reduced the transition duration I can't reset it. Bug?
jaredjleffler
Why do transitions cut the video clip ending and beginning of the next one instead of blending them together? I don't like my videos being chopped when using transitions. Every other software places the transition 'between' the video clips.
disqus_sBo704BqMF
did you find out if you can put transitions between pictures also?
disqus_sBo704BqMF
Can you add transitions between photos in Filmora or only between video clips?!?
disqus_qmBA6eGFRM
Can I put transitions between pictures? or does it only work with video clips?
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