Do you want to create a video or movie by merging different clips?
but don’t know how to do, who to hire, or what to do?
It would be best to try video transition, and this blog will help you out with ideas, concepts, and all the answers you are looking for.
What is Video Transition?
A post-production process of video or film editing to combine or merge footage with the effect of changing scenes is known as video transition. It is the shift from one scene to the other, with special effects.
You can use video transition for:
- When you want to join two shots or clips together.
- When you want to jump from one scene to another scene without any glitch effect.
- And when you want to hide the two footages joining the line, then you add the transition to make the look of one whole scene.
Filmmakers use video transition when they want to switch the story, change the mood, or time travel (present to then or future to now).
8 Video Transition That You Can Use
In film post-production, the 8 awesome transitions are used to add effect for video enhancement. You can also experiment with these transitions in your videos.
Check out the 8 best video transitions you can try.
#1) Fade Transition
The fade in and fade out is the most basic transition that one can use. You have seen when the first scene turns one color (either black or white) and slowly merges into the second scene, which is called fade transition.
In the color fade in & out transitions are used to add dramatic effect of the time change. The black fading adds the emotional transition to enter another scene and create a dramatic atmosphere. The black fade-out is used at the end scene or for credits at the ending of the movie or documentary.
The white fading is used to add the memory flashback, dream scene, or in the scene of hope. This adds more of the visionary look to the scene, like the video down below.
Movie tailors, campaign ads, and memory videos use the fade transition to show all the scenes in one small teaser. Fade-in happens at the beginning of the teaser and fade-out at the end.
#2) Dissolve Transition
The dissolve transition overlaps two scenes, and it moves the first scene to the second. Dissolve transition is usually used at the end of the first scene and at the start of the next to add connection and relation to the scenes.
In the late 60s or 70s, directors used dissolve transition to build the connection between the first scene to the next. This video is an excellent example of dissolve transition.
It was trendy in old Hollywood cinema, but it can now only be seen in documentaries or tour videos. Match dissolve is used in videos these days, where the scene changes with similar shapes are dissolving into one another.
i.e., like a golf ball is fading into the moon and changing in the scene with matching the size and positions of the objects on the screen.
#3) Zoom In/Out Transition
The best example of zoom-in and zoom-out transition is a vlog video and drone shots. LeAw created a vlog teaser using zoom-in transition, which is a brilliant way to give an attractive look to the viewers.
Now check this zoom cuts video from the Shaun of The Dead, where Edgar Wright’s scene shows zoom-in clips of his routine. Fun to watch and interesting to learn.
#4) Whip Pan Transition
A fast blur by the motion of the camera is known as whip pan transition.
The movie director, Paul Thomas, used whip pan in his movies very frequently. It is not just the change of scenes but also the changes different angles in one single shot.
Mostly comedy or action movies use this transition to add effects to the scene. Check out this whip pan compilation video from Paul Thomas Anderson’s films.
#5) Wipes Transition
A slower transition than whip pan is wipes transition, where a shot moves from one angle/side of the frame to the other to start the next scene.
Wipes are used in the clips where the switching of the storyline in different locations is taking place for maintaining the connection.
This video from Star Wars is the perfect example of wipes transition – a great movie trilogy with incredible effects.
#6) Swipe Transition
You must have swiped pictures on Instagram or Tinder, this transition is very similar to that.
In swipe transition, the scene and clips are swiped with the next one. If you create a product demo video, service demonstration, or software demo, then this transition is the best way to showcase all the features.
This video has demonstrated tips to become a vlogger using swipe transition, check this out.
#7) Spin Transition
Spin transition is used to create a spin or twist effect and begin the next scene. This is the most exciting video transition so far.
You can use the spin transition to switch the clips or images and add a fast precap of the video or information.
The early 8 seconds are the perfect example of spin transition in this video, but you can watch the whole video to learn more about rotation or spin transition.
#8) Brush Effect Transition
To add artistic effect to the video, brush effect transitions are used. The movie and anime makers use this transition to add the impact of blood shed or paint brush stroke. This is a creative and fun way to add creativity to your video or movie.
The video below is the quickest example of the brush effect transition.
Tips & Tricks
Before starting your video transition project, keep the following tips in mind:
- Plan first: before jumping into transition, study the video and genre of the content. Study the requirement and then plan.
- Editing next: join the two relatable clips so that you don’t have to spend more time building connections between footages through the transition.
- Experiment: keep on experimenting with videos and clips to get better transition ideas for the projects.
- Write a script along with a storyboard: script can add more weight to your video, and storyboard adds the sequence to it, so you won’t need to find the relatable scene, and the transition will be a lot more appropriate.
- Use multiple transitions: let your creativity flow; instead of one transition, use multiple transitions to add a more creative look to your video, teaser, or movie.
P.S: don’t make videos boring to watch. Multiple transitions will lift your video content.
- Don’t overload: while creating a 2 or 3-minutes video, don’t overload with the transition. It will give the video an unprofessional look.
- Choose the right video: not every video or scene is meant for video transition. Don’t try to put transitions in the scene or video that don’t need editing or transition.
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