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Adobe Premiere Elements lesson 7, Transitions

Add, change or remove transition in the sceneline

For those of you who dont know what a transition is, this is a effect that you insert between two clips.
To add a transition between two clips in the sceneline, the first thing you need to do of course is open the sceneline.
We click on "Edit" in the right window and choose "Transitions".
By default Adobe Premiere will show you all available transitions.
Do you know the category where the transition you want is in, then you can click the downpointing arrow on the "Show all" field and choose a category from the list.
This will filter the different transitions in the examples window.
When you click a transition and wait, you will get to see an example of the animation.
To add a transition to the sceneline you just click and drag a transition between two clips.
To change a transition you click and drag a new transition over the old one.
To remove a transition you select the transition and push the "Delete" key on your keyboard.

Add, change or remove transition in the timeline

Its just the same to add a transition in the timeline.
Just go to the transitions and click and drag the transition you want to use between two clips.

If you want to remove this in the timeline you select the transition and push the "Delete" key on your keyboard.
If you would like to change it, just click and drag another transition into the transition square on the timeline.
For those of you who didnt notice, transitions in the timeline are being displayed as small squares with a arrow inside before the clip title.

Edit transition

All transitions have a few properties which we can adjust.
These are not the same for every transition, but i will give you some small piece of advice about the most common ones, i suggest you just try out the other ones yourself.

To edit a transition you select the transition in the scene- or timeline, and push the "Edit transition" button.
You can find this button at the bottom of the transitions window (see the image above).

The most common properties of a transition are the "Duration", "Alignment", "Start and End points", "Border width", "Border color" and "Anti aliasing quality".

I advise you to click on the eye icon (1).
This will give a preview of what the clips will look like with the transition in stead of just the letters A and B.

So lets look at our options.

Duration : here we set the duration of the transition.
The default value for the duration is one second.
Alignment : here we choose how the transition will be aligned between the two clips.
Transitions are centered by default.
Start and End points : Here we set how much of the transition is complete at the beginning and at the end of the transition.
Show actual sources : With this the start- and endframes of the clips will be shown.
Border width : Hmmmm maybe the width of the border ?
Border color : The color of the border.
Anti aliasing quality : With this you adjust the border smoothness of the transition.