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Inserting Transitions

Transitions are functions that allow the user to smooth the break between clips. They may help you achieve a professional result.

Step 1:
Click on the "Trans" (transitions) tab.

Step 2:
Select a transition from the window.

Step 3:
Adjust the length or duration of the transition.

Step 4:
Drag the icon - - next to the transition you chose to its intended place in your project on the clip timeline at the bottom of the iMovie interface.

Notes:

  1. The Speed ranges from 10 frames (30 frames are in a second) to 4 seconds.
  2. Because transitions are linking two clips, they actually need time from both clips. For example, let's say you have a movie clip that is 3 seconds long and you would like to place a transition before it. You choose to "fade in" for 2 seconds. When you drag that transition to the clip timeline and it finishes rendering, you will have a 2 second transition and a 1 second clip. Plan accordingly when you are editing your film and images.

 

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