How to Add Transitions to Your Video
Edited by Pat Bitton
July 23, 2019
We all have plenty of photos and videos to remind us of the significant events in our lives: graduation, wedding, travel, birthdays, family holidays, and more. Instead of letting your footage gather dust in a drawer, why not use it to make your own movies? The first thing you need to do is choose the photos and videos that best capture the occasion, then build them into a professional-looking video sequence. If you have lots of separate video fragments and/or photos, you can easily make the different scenes smoothly flow into each other.
Movavi Video Editor gives you a wide range of transitions for video editing, so you’ll be sure to find the right ones for your movie. Use the popular Fade video transition effect, or more exotic transitions like Circle, Warp, or Ripple. You can really get creative with Movavi Video Editor!
How to make a cool movie with transitions? Check the video below for inspiration, and then start creating your own masterpiece using our instructions!
How to add transitions to a video?
Install Movavi Video Editor
To install our video maker on your computer, download and run the software distribution file. Just follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup process.
Add Media Files
Run the app and choose Create project in full feature mode. Then click the Add Media Files button in the Import tab to add your source media files - video clips, music, and still photos. You can also drag your files to the timeline right from their folder(s). Your video and images will appear on the Video Track, and the audio will be added to a special Audio Track.
Insert Video Transitions into Your Movie
Now click the Transitions tab to see the list of available film transitions. Movavi Video Editor offers 100+ transition styles including Fade to black, Crossfade, Wipe, Flash and many others. Choose the one(s) you like and drag-and-drop them between pairs of clips/slides in the working area.
Another way to add transitions to your video is to automatically insert animations between all the individual segments. Just click the special button with a picture of mountains, located above the timeline. A window will appear that lets you choose the desired transition type and set the duration for all transitions and slides at one time.
Complete Your Video with Titles
To overlay text on your movie, open the Titles tab. You can choose from more than 20 types of static and animated titles. Drag and drop the titles you like onto the special Titles Track on the Timeline.
To insert text and edit the title, double-click on it on the track and go to the preview window. Here, you can type your text, adjust the color and font settings, change the position of the caption, and more. When you’re ready, click Apply. You'll find more details in our guide to adding text titles to your video.
Save the Clip to Your Computer
When your movie is ready, click the Export button and select the appropriate tab - for example, if you want to watch the finished video on a computer or mobile device, choose Save Video File or Save For Devices. After opening the tab, choose the appropriate format or device preset, adjust the video settings if necessary, and specify the filename and folder for the saved file. Click the Start button – all that’s left to do is wait while the file is converted.
Movavi Video Editor
Creating videos has never been so easy!
- Edit video clips, images, and audio on a timeline
- Add transitions, filters, titles, and callouts
- Use special effects like Chroma Key and Slo Mo
- Export videos in any popular format
* The free version of Movavi Video Editor has the following restrictions: 7-day trial period, watermark on the output videos, and, if you’re saving a project as an audio file, an ability to save only half the audio length. Learn more