Video Transitions and Audio Transitions

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  • A transition can help create a seamless flow between two video or audio clips.
  • Video transitions are mostly used for showing a change in time and location.
  • Audio transitions is a useful way to avoid abrupt edit that jar the listening person..
  • You can adjust settings for transitions on the timeline and in the effects control panel.
  • Transitions are a standard storytelling tool in video editing.
  • Most T.V. shows, feature films use cuts-only edits. Transitions are rarely seen, why? Because an effect should be used if it gives an additional benefit, and most often, transition effects, do not. In fact, they can be distracting.

Video Transitions

  1. It is used to signify a change in time or location.
  2. One should understand edit points and handles to understand transition effects.
  3. An edit point is a point in your timeline where one clip ends and the next begins. This is often called a Cut.
  4. While editing a part of a clip into a sequence, the unused sections at the beginning and/ or end are still available but hidden. Clip handles are those unused sections.
  5. If you see a little triangle in the upper- right or upper left corner of a clip, it means you’ve reached the end of the original clip and there are no additional frames.
  6. For transitions to work, you need handles. When your clip has handles, there are no triangles displayed in the upper corner of the clip.
  7. Portions of the clip that are not normally visible will be used when you apply a transition. The outgoing clip is overlapped with the incoming clip.
  8. When you drag a new video or audio transition effect from the effect panel on the top of an existing transition, it replaces the existing effect. It preserves the alignment and duration of the previous transition. This is an easy way to swap transition effects and experience
  9. The anti-aliasing method reduces flicker.
  10. For copying a transition from one of a sequence to another, just select the transition effect icon using your mouse and choose Edit> Copy. Then move the playhead to the edit point where you want to add the transition and choose Edit> Paste.

More About Video Transitions in Premiere Pro:

  • Default transition effect is one-second cross dissolve.
  • A red or yellow line, when you add a transition to a sequence indicates that premiere pro expects to be able to play the effect smoothly. A red line means such portion of
  • The sequence or timeline must be rendered before you can view a preview without dropped frames.
  • The easiest way to render is to press the Enter key or you can select In and Out points and render. Premiere Pro will create a video clip of that segment and will change the line from red or yellow to green.
  • The effects control’s panel A/B editing mode splits a single video track into two.
  • The diagonal bar (often called Zebra Stripes) indicates that freeze frames have been inserted.
  • If you want to delete a transition, select and click delete or backspace key.
  • There are many video transitions in effects panel experiment with all of them but I am now going to talk about morph cut effect
  • Morph cut transition is a special transition effect which is invisible. It’s designed particularly to help with interview videos. It produces a jump cut, but with the help of right media, the morph cut effect might yield an invisible transition that hides what you have removed.
  • The Morph cut transition effect before showing the result, first analyze the two clips in the background.
  • when you extend a transition for a clip that doesn’t have enough frames as a handle, the transition appears but has diagonal warning bars through it, which means premiere pro is using a freeze frame to increase the length of the clip.
  • When you notice in the effect control panel, transition effect symbol of a rectangle will have parallel diagonal lines running through it, which means the lack of head frames and tail frames. This means you’ll see the freeze frame for those parts of the effect.
  • With rolling edit tool, you can move the transition left or right, but it does not change the overall length of the sequence.

Audio Transitions

  1. Audio transitions can be used to perfectly improve a timeline or sequence soundtrack by removing unwanted audio pops or abrupt edit. The use of a crossfade transition at the end or between audio clips is a fast way to add fade in, a fade out or fade between your audio clips.
  2. You can choose from three styles of crossfade.
  3. Constant Gain: The constant gain crossfade transitions audio by using a constant audio gain (volume) between the clips. Incoming clip fades In and Outgoing clip fades Out at an equal gain.
  4. Constant Power: This is the default audio transition in adobe premiere pro which creates a smooth transition between two audio clips. The audio level changes at the start and as well as at the end of the clip. It increases at the start and more slowly toward the end of the clip.
  5. Exponential Fade: It’s like the constant power crossfade. It is a smooth fade between clips. It uses a logarithmic curve to fade out and fade up audio.
  6. To add only an audio transition, hold down Alt (win) or option (Mac) when right-clicking to select the correct clip.
  7. Shift+ Ctrl+ D (win) or Shift+ Command+ D (Mac) is the keyboard shortcut for adding the default audio transition to an edit point near the playhead.

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