How to Add Transition Between Scenes/Clips

By Aug 04,2017 12:00 pm

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.

  1. Fade transition
  2. Move Rectangle 1 transition
  3. Move Rectangle 2 transition
  4. Blind transition
  5. Deposit up transition
  6. Column merge transition
  7. Column split transition
  8. Column split 2 transition
  9. Column whisk transition
  10. Cross merge transition
  11. Cross split transition
  12. Cross shutter 1 transition
  13. Cross shutter 2 transition
  14. Cross whisk transition
  15. Diamond zoom in transition
  16. Diamond zoom out transition
  17. Drop transition
  18. Drop bounce transition
  19. Erase transition
  20. Grid zoom in transition
  21. Grid zoom out transition
  22. Horizontal random line transition
  23. Vertical random line transition
  24. Horizontal shutter transition
  25. Vertical shutter transition
  26. Rectangle zoom in transition
  27. Rectangle zoom out transition
  28. Roll transition
  29. Roll anti clockwise transition
  30. Roll clockwise transition
  31. Roll right top transition
  32. Round zoom in transition
  33. Round zoom out transition
  34. Row cos slide transition
  35. Row cos whisk transition
  36. Ow whisk transition
  37. Row merge transition
  38. Row split transition
  39. Row split 2 transition
  40. Skew left merge transition
  41. Skew left split transition
  42. Skew right merge transition
  43. Skew right split transition
  44. Bar transition
  45. Turn transition
  46. Wave transition
  47. Wind transition

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