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.

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First, make sure that the “Effects” panel is showing on the bottom left window so it looks like this:

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* 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:

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Finally, when you double-click the transition, you can customize its time, etc. :

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*when you double click on the yellow duration text, you can manually adjust how long the transition should be:

By Olivia

~ by oc435 on April 11, 2014.

5 Responses to “Adding Transitions in Premiere Pro”

  1. Your use of images is definitely helpful for the visual aspect, but I didn’t find them nearly as necessary as your text was to my understanding of your tutorial. I think part of the reason why I did not find them quite as helpful and necessary as the text were that some of your shots were screenshots of the entire Adobe program page which made them small and somewhat difficult to see and understand at a glance. Therefore, in this case, your strength is in your words which were clear and concise.

  2. Your style for this post uses image to enhance what you are describing in text form. Without the images, the post would be unclear, and in the same vein, using more text for would likely serve to confuse the reader. A nice balance in struck in the post.

  3. You did a nice job pairing the images with the text and I think they complimented each other well. You did not go into too much detail but rather were specific and said merely what needed to be said (which is helpful).

  4. Your use of language starts out to define and then narrows into what you are actually teaching us. Similar to how Sam feels, the text would be confusing without the photos. Your text and photos rely on each other to succeed and they create a balance that isn’t a bunch of repetitive information.

  5. Hey! Maybe it’s just the formatting, but the number of large images in quick succession causes it to feel as though the images are the primary focus of your post. It feels as though the language is used to expand upon the actions displayed in your choice of images.

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