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how to add video transitions

Want to add transitions to your video? Use Movavi Video Editor!

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How to Add Transitions to Your Video

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 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!

Check the video below for inspiration, and then start creating your own masterpiece!

Using this detailed step-by-step guide, you will learn how to make video transitions that will really turn your movie into something special. Just download the appropriate version of the program and follow the easy steps below.

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Step 1: Install Video Editor

To install Movavi Video Editor on your computer, download and run the software distribution file. Just follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup process.

Step 2: Add Media Files

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Run the program 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.

Step 3: Insert Video Transitions into Your Movie

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Now click the Transitions tab to see the list of available video transitions. Choose the one(s) you like and drag-and-drop them between pairs of clips/slides in the working area. To change the duration of a transition, double-click it on in the working area and specify the time. By default, the transition duration is set to two seconds for each fade.

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.

Step 4: 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 timeline; the Titles Track will appear automatically.

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.

Step 5: 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 as Video or For Apple/Android/Other 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.

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