Transitions are effects editors can apply between clips in the main timeline. They provide a way to smoothly and seamlessly play from one video or screensot into the next. Below we'll cover both how Transitions work and how they affect your projects.
How to Apply a TransitionEdit
Transitions are applied to the end of the highlighted clip in the main timeline. Open the Add Menu and select Add Transition. This will open the Choose Transitions menu, where you can select between Dissolves, Wipes and Cinematic Transitions. You can preview any Transitions with the button. Select to apply the Transition to the end of the current clip.
Cinematic Transitions apply a short video with audio effects over the split between clips. These Video Transitions do not count toward the 50 clip limit, and can vary in length and duration, based on the content of the Transition. The first few Transitions are specific to the Theme of the Projects, while others are globally available.
Dissolve Transitions apply a gradual fade effect between Transitions. These include Transitions such as Crossfade, Block Fade, Fade-to-Color, and more. Many of these Transitions include extra Transitions Settings, that allow editors to modify the look and appearance of the Transition.
Wipe Transitions provide a "wipe" effect between videos. These effects vary greatly based on the Transition selected. Some, such as Band Wipes, add a Theme Art Screenshot to the Transition as the animation completes. Others provide a simple "sliding door" effect. Some of these Wipe Transitions also include extra Transition Settings, that allow for a wide range of modifications to be added to the Transition, such as Directional Wipe's feathering, angle, and color.
[IMAGE]Highlight any applied Transition in the main timeline to open the Edit Transition option in the Edit Menu. This contains options for Replace Transition, Delete Transition, Set Volume, and Transition Settings.
How Transitions Affect VideosEdit
All Transitions include a set duration of time that the videos that they apply to. Due to this, they require an equal amount of frames from both clips for them to be applied. While this overlapping of clips may not be as apparent with a single video track, below will help to articulate visually how Transition affect the timeline and applied video clips.
Because no extra is added from these Transitions. Audio from game clips are automatically faded as they begin and end when Transitions are applied.