18. Transition Effects

In This Chapter

Adding Cross Dissolves

Using the Transitions Browser

Modifying Transition Effect Settings

Trimming an Edit Under a Transition Effect

Audio Transitions

In most projects, the majority of your shots will transition from one clip to the next using a cut, where one clip abruptly stops and the next abruptly starts. This common convention works great in many situations.

Sometimes, however, you want a different type of transition between shots. Often this is to create a more gradual change from one shot to the next (typically using a dissolve), and sometimes it’s to create a more dramatic shift, signaling to the viewer that the two adjacent shots should not be viewed in combination but rather that they are of two ...

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