I’VE ALREADY TOUCHED ON transitions somewhat. Transitions are used to, umm, transition from one clip to another, eliminating sharp scene breaks. Of course, you rarely see these effects in movies. Hollywood is more apt to use audio J cuts instead, where the audio for the next scene starts before the video does. But transitions are certainly acceptable and almost expected in home and business video projects. Transitions are an easy way to add effects to your movie. Their application can be made even easier by automating the process. Most of them are customizable, too!
Although you’ve added transitions in previous chapters, these steps will show you a few more methods and tweaks you can use when applying transitions.