How to add transitions in adobe premiere pro

What you’ll need

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What you learned: Use clip selection and keyboard shortcuts to quickly add transition effects

Set the default transition duration

  1. Choose Preferences > Timeline (Mac OS) or Edit > Preferences > Timeline (Windows).
  2. Set a default video and audio transition duration in seconds or frames.
  3. Click OK.

Set default transition effects

  • Right-click on a transition effect in the Effects panel and choose Set Selected as Default Transition.
  • Choose default transition effects for both video and audio clips.

Choose an edit

Position the Timeline playhead on, or near, an edit between two clips in the sequence.

Use a keyboard shortcut to apply the default transition effect

  • Press Shift+D to apply the default transition effect to both video and audio clips.
  • Press Command+D (macOS) or Ctrl+D (Windows) to add the default transition effect to video clips only.
  • Press Shift+Command+D (macOS) or Shift+Ctrl+D (Windows) to add the default transition effect to audio clips only.

Apply transition effects to multiple clips

Select multiple clips before using a keyboard shortcut to apply the default transition effect to the edits between every selected clip, including the beginning and end of the sequence.

Apply transition effects to multiple selected edits

Press Command (macOS) or Ctrl (Windows) and drag to select (marquee select) multiple edits, then use a keyboard shortcut to apply the default transition effect.

Tip: Transition effects reveal handles (media that extends beyond the edit) to create the overlap required for the effect. Always review transitions after applying them to check the media that has been revealed.

How to add transitions in adobe premiere pro

Applying these transitions is as easy as dragging a transition from the Effects panel and dropping it into the timeline at the beginning or end of a clip, or in between. To find the Effects panel, choose Window > Effects from the main menu (or press Shift+7).

Dissolve

In a dissolve, one entire scene gradually blends into another. Terms like fade in and fade out are commonly used to describe a transition to and from a blank image. This example shows the Dip to Black transition applied between two clips.

3D Motion

These transition effects manipulate a clip in space. This example shows the Flip Over transition, which flips one clip over to reveal a secondary clip on the reverse side.

An iris transition replicates the effect of closing and opening the iris of a camera lens while shooting a scene. This example shows the Iris Round transition, which uses a circle to blend one scene into another.

In a wipe, one shot replaces another by traveling from one side of the frame to another, moving the preceding shot out of the way. This example shows the Barn Doors transition, where a door-like shape opens or closes from one scene to another.

Slide

In a slide, one scene glides into another. This example shows the Push transition, where one scene pushes the previous scene over to one side in order to replace it.

A zoom transition scales a scene in or out in proportion from one scene to another. This example shows the Cross Zoom transition, which zooms in on the first clip, switches to the second clip, and then zooms out.

In the Effects control panel, you can choose the center point where the transition focuses on between clips.

Audio transition

An audio transition changes one sound clip into another. This example shows a Crossfade transition between two clips on the same track. As the first clip fades to silence, the second clip gradually becomes louder.

How to add transitions in adobe premiere pro

Video editors can use Adobe Premiere Pro transitions in a variety of simple yet effective ways to make a project feel more professional. Straight cutting from clip to clip is an efficient way to tell a story, but transitions can be used to reinforce narrative and emotive elements in your film. Here’s a quick example: the passing of time is often shown with slow Crossfades.

The best way to understand the theory behind when to use what transition is to watch your favorite movies, TV shows, and music videos. Look for when, where, and how they progress through each scene and have that inform your own projects.

In this Premiere Pro tutorial, we’ll be showing you the technical aspects of adding and editing video transitions. Let’s dive in!

What is a Transition?

A transition is an effect which is added between two pieces of media to create a dynamic animated link between the two. There are hundreds of options available, from a simple Cross Dissolve to more complicated effects such as glitch or whips. Premiere Pro also has an array of default transitions that you can add to your project.

What is a Clip Handle?

When you add a transition to your clip, a colored overlay will appear on the timeline where it’s applied.

Adding the transition will not shorten the clip to account for the overlapping footage, but continue the clip from your out/in point. Your Clip Handle is the part of the clip used beyond your In and Out points.

How to add transitions in adobe premiere pro

In the above image, you can see the transition up close. The diagonal line through the middle shows the graduation of the change between clips. In the top view, you can see how the transition has overlaid the clips and how much of each clip is the Clip Handle.

If you are adding a transition between 2 clips, you will need to make sure you have a long enough Clip Handle at the end of the first clip and the beginning of the second clip.

Applying a Transition Between Two Clips

Begin by editing your footage in the timeline until you are happy with the cut. Click on the to Effects tab at the top to change screens. In the Effects Panel, you will find a folder titled Video Transitions. This folder contains all of Adobe Premiere’s preinstalled transitions, along with any you add yourself (more on that later).

In the timeline, find the joining point between the two clips you wish to apply the transition to, then select your chosen transition in the Effects Panel. Once selected, drag it to the join between the two clips. If your Clip Handles are long enough, the transition will be applied.

Changing the duration of the transition is easy. All you need to do is drag out the effect in the timeline. Doing so will increase the duration in both directions, so long as you have long enough Clip Handles.

Advanced Transition Editing Explained

With transitions like the Cross Dissolve, there are very few options to change the overall look of it. More advanced transitions, such as Page Peel, have additional options in the Effects Control Panel to change specific elements. For example, you could modify the direction the page is turning.

How to Transition When You Don’t Have Enough Clip Handle

If you don’t have long enough Clip Handles for the transition you need to apply, there are two options to allow the transition to be added.

Edit Your Clips

The simplest solution is to re-edit your footage, by rimming off just enough of the clip to allow the transition to be added. Using the Ripple Edit tool (Press B on your keyboard), trim back the clips by the length you need the Clip Handle to be, and add your transition.

Single-Sided Transitions

Most transitions are double-sided, meaning they get applied to both of the clips you wish to dissolve between as standard. Single-sided transitions, on the other hand, are only added to one clip and can be helpful when you do not have a long enough Clip Handle.

If one of your clips does not have a long enough Clip Handle, drag and drop the transition effect to the one that does, this will apply the clip while only using the Clip Handle that is available. Where there is no Clip Handle, the effect will use the Clip from the point the transition starts on the timeline.

Single-sided transitions can also be added to stand alone clips, for example, if you want to fade to black at the end of your film. Add your transition, in the same way, ensuring there is no other footage preceding or following it; this will automatically transition to black.

What if There are No Clip Handles?

Premiere Pro is a clever piece of software and even has a solution for when there is no extra footage available to add the transition. Add the transition in the same way, and you will see a message pop up telling you that there is ‘Insufficient Media’ and that the transition will contain repeated frames. Premiere automatically creates its Clip Handles by repeating the end frames to form a freeze frame of the clip.

As you can see the effect looks a little odd, especially on clips that are panning or tracking. However, in some instances it can work well, creating a specific stylized transition type for your piece.

How to use Motion Array Transition Templates

Motion Array has a range of unique Premiere Pro transition templates that you can incorporate into your projects. Once the Plugin Installer has been downloaded and installed, the transitions will appear in your Effects Panel.

To create stunning visual effects with ease, drag and drop the transitions in the same ways we’ve shown you in this tutorial. Make sure you check the Effects Control panel for transition specific options.

Adobe Premiere transitions are a great way to add style and professionalism to your film. You will find some transitions work only for a specific piece, and others that become favorites and you use regularly. Stylistically it is crucial not to overdo it — sometimes less it more. One problem you should be aware of is the vast number of Adobe Premiere transitions available; both within the program and to download.

Video editors can lose hours in search of the perfect transition, or get lost in a download frenzy when new ones are released. So, remember to exercise moderation, or you’ll cut into your productivity.

How do you install transitions in Premiere Pro? We’ll walk you through it in this step-by-step tutorial. To demonstrate, I’m using some transitions and a few pieces of stock footage from Envato Elements.

Transitions

Stock Footage

  • Male rugby players playing rugby in the stadium 4k
  • Male rugby players playing rugby in the stadium 4k
  • Rugby player kicking the ball from the kicking tee in the stadium 4k
  • Rugby player kicking the ball from the kicking tee in the stadium 4k

How to Install Transitions in Premiere Pro

Insert Footage

Insert footage into your timeline. At the moment, as there are no transitions applied, there would just be hard cuts between each clip.

How to add transitions in adobe premiere proStart point with footage in the timeline.

Import Transitions

In this example, I’m installing Glitch Transitions for Premiere Pro. Here’s the preview:

When you’ve unzipped your transitions download, go to File > Import and navigate to where they’re saved. Rather than the individual files that may be in there (as MP4s) look for the Project File with the Premiere Pro icon on it.

How to add transitions in adobe premiere proGo to File > Import

You’ll get a popup with a couple of options. Select Import Entire Project and tick Create Folder for Imported Items which will help to keep your transitions organised and neat in the project.

How to add transitions in adobe premiere proImport entire project

Preview Transitions

You’ll then see that a new folder will appear in Project with dropdown folders containing the transitions.

How to add transitions in adobe premiere proA new folder will appear in Project with dropdown folders containing the transitions.

Transitions and the assets that make them are split into separate, relevant folders. You can ignore the assets if you don’t want to make changes to the transition effect.

How to add transitions in adobe premiere proChoose Open in Source Monitor.

In Transitions > Glitch folders, each subsequent folder you see is a transition effect and you can right-click on any folder and choose Open in Source Monitor.

How to add transitions in adobe premiere proPreview transition effects.

This will let you play the effect in a new panel, without having to add it to your timeline. Obviously playing it in this way will only show you the effect itself, not the effect on any footage.

Applying Transitions to Your Footage

In your Timeline you’ll see an icon on the left that looks like a file hierarchy. If you hover over it, it says, Insert and overwrite sequences as nests or individual clips. Click it so that it is selected – goes from blue to white – and this will let you edit the sequence as a single clip grouped together rather than splitting everything up into multiple clips.

How to add transitions in adobe premiere proSelect insert and overwrite sequences as nests or individual clips

From your Project panel, drag a transition into the timeline above where two pieces of footage meet. There’s an obvious join point so you’ll be able to match the line of the transition up with the line between the video clips.

How to add transitions in adobe premiere proLine up transition with footage

Press play to see the transition effect on the footage.

How to add transitions in adobe premiere protry using a transition at the end of your video

Remember, you don’t just need to use transitions as a way to cut between footage, you can pop them at the start and end of your video too to rather than just fading out.

Finished Effect

Here’s a short clip of how the transitions worked with the stock footage.

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Applying these transitions is as easy as dragging a transition from the Effects panel and dropping it into the timeline at the beginning or end of a clip, or in between. To find the Effects panel, choose Window > Effects from the main menu (or press Shift+7).

Dissolve

In a dissolve, one entire scene gradually blends into another. Terms like fade in and fade out are commonly used to describe a transition to and from a blank image. This example shows the Dip to Black transition applied between two clips.

3D Motion

These transition effects manipulate a clip in space. This example shows the Flip Over transition, which flips one clip over to reveal a secondary clip on the reverse side.

An iris transition replicates the effect of closing and opening the iris of a camera lens while shooting a scene. This example shows the Iris Round transition, which uses a circle to blend one scene into another.

In a wipe, one shot replaces another by traveling from one side of the frame to another, moving the preceding shot out of the way. This example shows the Barn Doors transition, where a door-like shape opens or closes from one scene to another.

Slide

In a slide, one scene glides into another. This example shows the Push transition, where one scene pushes the previous scene over to one side in order to replace it.

A zoom transition scales a scene in or out in proportion from one scene to another. This example shows the Cross Zoom transition, which zooms in on the first clip, switches to the second clip, and then zooms out.

In the Effects control panel, you can choose the center point where the transition focuses on between clips.

Audio transition

An audio transition changes one sound clip into another. This example shows a Crossfade transition between two clips on the same track. As the first clip fades to silence, the second clip gradually becomes louder.

How to add transitions in adobe premiere pro

Video editors can use Adobe Premiere Pro transitions in a variety of simple yet effective ways to make a project feel more professional. Straight cutting from clip to clip is an efficient way to tell a story, but transitions can be used to reinforce narrative and emotive elements in your film. Here’s a quick example: the passing of time is often shown with slow Crossfades.

The best way to understand the theory behind when to use what transition is to watch your favorite movies, TV shows, and music videos. Look for when, where, and how they progress through each scene and have that inform your own projects.

In this Premiere Pro tutorial, we’ll be showing you the technical aspects of adding and editing video transitions. Let’s dive in!

What is a Transition?

A transition is an effect which is added between two pieces of media to create a dynamic animated link between the two. There are hundreds of options available, from a simple Cross Dissolve to more complicated effects such as glitch or whips. Premiere Pro also has an array of default transitions that you can add to your project.

What is a Clip Handle?

When you add a transition to your clip, a colored overlay will appear on the timeline where it’s applied.

Adding the transition will not shorten the clip to account for the overlapping footage, but continue the clip from your out/in point. Your Clip Handle is the part of the clip used beyond your In and Out points.

How to add transitions in adobe premiere pro

In the above image, you can see the transition up close. The diagonal line through the middle shows the graduation of the change between clips. In the top view, you can see how the transition has overlaid the clips and how much of each clip is the Clip Handle.

If you are adding a transition between 2 clips, you will need to make sure you have a long enough Clip Handle at the end of the first clip and the beginning of the second clip.

Applying a Transition Between Two Clips

Begin by editing your footage in the timeline until you are happy with the cut. Click on the to Effects tab at the top to change screens. In the Effects Panel, you will find a folder titled Video Transitions. This folder contains all of Adobe Premiere’s preinstalled transitions, along with any you add yourself (more on that later).

In the timeline, find the joining point between the two clips you wish to apply the transition to, then select your chosen transition in the Effects Panel. Once selected, drag it to the join between the two clips. If your Clip Handles are long enough, the transition will be applied.

Changing the duration of the transition is easy. All you need to do is drag out the effect in the timeline. Doing so will increase the duration in both directions, so long as you have long enough Clip Handles.

Advanced Transition Editing Explained

With transitions like the Cross Dissolve, there are very few options to change the overall look of it. More advanced transitions, such as Page Peel, have additional options in the Effects Control Panel to change specific elements. For example, you could modify the direction the page is turning.

How to Transition When You Don’t Have Enough Clip Handle

If you don’t have long enough Clip Handles for the transition you need to apply, there are two options to allow the transition to be added.

Edit Your Clips

The simplest solution is to re-edit your footage, by rimming off just enough of the clip to allow the transition to be added. Using the Ripple Edit tool (Press B on your keyboard), trim back the clips by the length you need the Clip Handle to be, and add your transition.

Single-Sided Transitions

Most transitions are double-sided, meaning they get applied to both of the clips you wish to dissolve between as standard. Single-sided transitions, on the other hand, are only added to one clip and can be helpful when you do not have a long enough Clip Handle.

If one of your clips does not have a long enough Clip Handle, drag and drop the transition effect to the one that does, this will apply the clip while only using the Clip Handle that is available. Where there is no Clip Handle, the effect will use the Clip from the point the transition starts on the timeline.

Single-sided transitions can also be added to stand alone clips, for example, if you want to fade to black at the end of your film. Add your transition, in the same way, ensuring there is no other footage preceding or following it; this will automatically transition to black.

What if There are No Clip Handles?

Premiere Pro is a clever piece of software and even has a solution for when there is no extra footage available to add the transition. Add the transition in the same way, and you will see a message pop up telling you that there is ‘Insufficient Media’ and that the transition will contain repeated frames. Premiere automatically creates its Clip Handles by repeating the end frames to form a freeze frame of the clip.

As you can see the effect looks a little odd, especially on clips that are panning or tracking. However, in some instances it can work well, creating a specific stylized transition type for your piece.

How to use Motion Array Transition Templates

Motion Array has a range of unique Premiere Pro transition templates that you can incorporate into your projects. Once the Plugin Installer has been downloaded and installed, the transitions will appear in your Effects Panel.

To create stunning visual effects with ease, drag and drop the transitions in the same ways we’ve shown you in this tutorial. Make sure you check the Effects Control panel for transition specific options.

Adobe Premiere transitions are a great way to add style and professionalism to your film. You will find some transitions work only for a specific piece, and others that become favorites and you use regularly. Stylistically it is crucial not to overdo it — sometimes less it more. One problem you should be aware of is the vast number of Adobe Premiere transitions available; both within the program and to download.

Video editors can lose hours in search of the perfect transition, or get lost in a download frenzy when new ones are released. So, remember to exercise moderation, or you’ll cut into your productivity.

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How to add transitions in adobe premiere pro

  1. Download the pack from the button (mentioned above)
  2. Extract the Zip file using “WINRAR” any other what you have.
  3. Open Premiere Pro Project
  4. In Premiere Pro it should ask for locating files, Find it (if appears something)
  5. Drag-Drop between the meeting point of two videos in the timeline
  6. Hide or delete Transitions preview video
  7. 5. Cheers! all set :))

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