Adding Transitions in Premiere Pro
Transitions are effects [i.e., dissolve, cross-fade, etc] that make moving from one movie-clip to another much smoother. In Premiere Pro, it’s really easy to add transitions into your projects through the effects panel.
First, make sure that the “Effects” panel is showing on the bottom left window so it looks like this:
* If it’s not, click “window”, then make sure “effects” is checked:
Next, click on the arrow to the left of “Video Transitions” to show you the different transition options, THEN, make sure the clip you want to apply the transition is selected, and drag the effect onto the beginning or end of that clip:
Finally, when you double-click the transition, you can customize its time, etc. :
*when you double click on the yellow duration text, you can manually adjust how long the transition should be: