Every video is unappealing until you edit the video properly. Editing videos not only means trimming out unnecessary parts but also adding effects and animations. There are certain effects and transitions that are commonly used in most videos. Fade in effect is widely used in texts, objects, as well as clips. Fade in effect is very eye-soothing that does not distract the audience from the overall video content.
Fade in effect is available in all video editors. Among video editors, Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the best professional video editors. However, the learning curve of Premiere Pro is steep and hence, you have to know the exact steps to add fade in text Premiere Pro. We will illustrate how to apply fade in text effect Pro as well as add fade in and fade out transition effects in Premiere Pro. We will also state an alternative way to fade in texts in your videos.
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Part 1. Fade in text in Premiere Pro with Opacity option
If you have added any text or any graphical object in your video on Premiere Pro, you can apply fade in effect to your text and object easily. When you add fade in effect to your text or object, they slowly appear on the screen which is very soothing to watch instead of sudden and abrupt appearance. Here are the steps on how to fade text in Premiere Pro.
Step1 You must have your video clip as well as text clip on the Timeline of Premiere Pro. Make sure that you add text from Essential Graphics panel. Select the text clip from the Timeline to proceed.
Step2 Go to Effect Controls and click on Text option to expand it. Click on Opacity option from the dropdown menu.
Step3 Put the timeline cursor at the beginning of the selected text clip. Thereafter, make the Opacity value to zero. Click on Stopwatch icon beside Opacity to add a keyframe.
Step4 Put the timeline cursor at that point in the clip where you want the text to appear completely. Now make the Opacity value to 100. Click on Stopwatch to add a keyframe here.
Step5 Play the video to watch the fade in effect on your selected text. You can move the keyframes to speed up or slow down fade in effect.
Part 2. Make fade in or out with transition effects
If you have multiple video clips or scenes, you should add fade in and fade out transition effects so that the transition from one clip to another or one scene to another is smooth. The fade in or fade out effect for video clips look similar to fade text Premiere Pro. In fact, you can use the steps of how to fade in text in Premiere Pro to get the job done. But there is an easier way available with Video Transitions option. Here are the steps on how to apply fade in or out effect on your video clips in Premiere Pro.
Step1 You should have multiple video clips added to Timeline. Select the video clip to which you want to apply Fade in effect.
Step2 Go to Effects panel and click on Video Transitions option.
Step3 Click on Dissolve and from the dropdown list, drag and drop Film Dissolve to the beginning of the selected video clip for fade in effect.
Step4 Click on the added effect on Timeline to adjust speed, duration, and alignment of the effect.
Step5 Play the video to ensure that the effect looks perfect. Therefore, go to File> Share> Export File to save the video.
You can place the transition at the end of the video for fading out effect. Instead of Film Dissolve, you can use Crossfade or Dip to Black effect for fade in and fade out effect on video clips.
Part 3. Alternative way to fade in text in videos
If you do not have Adobe Premiere Pro or you find the steps difficult to fade in text in videos using Premiere Pro, we recommend Wondershare Filmora. Filmora is a professional video editor that is available for Windows as well as Mac users. There is a wide range of video effects available in Filmora in comparison to Premiere Pro. Most importantly, Filmora is super easy and intuitive to use, and even amateur users can use it comfortably. Here are the steps to fade in text in videos using Filmora.
Step1 Download and install Filmora. Launch Filmora and click on New Project option.
Step2 Import the video clip under Project Media folder. Drag and drop the video clip to Timeline.
Step3 Go to Titles located at the top and drag and drop any title style on Timeline. Double-click on the Title clip on Timeline and type in your required text in the Viewer. You can stretch the Title clip to extend its duration as per your requirement.
Step4 Double-click on Title clip again on the Timeline and go to Text> Animation tab located at the top-left corner. Scroll down to go to Fade1 option and double-click Fade1 to apply it to your text.
Step5 You can go to settings by clicking on Advanced button and adjust parameters such as speed and duration of the fade effect for better visibility.
Step6 Once you are done, play the video and thereafter, click on Export to save the video on your hard drive.
We have stated the steps on how to fade text in Premiere Pro. You can use the same steps to apply the effect to graphical objects. We have also illustrated how to apply fade in and fade out effects between video clips and scenes using transition effects. If you are looking for an alternative and easier way to fade in texts in your videos, we recommend Wondershare Filmora.