Transitions control the movement from one video clip to another. Discover possibilities for using transitions within a video project.
- [Narrator] Transitions are effects that can connect two visual items in a video. Strategically placed, transitions can be used to hide mistakes, to bring attention to something, or to make videos more interesting. You can add a transition to any two visual items that connect on the timeline or at the beginning or the ending of the video. To add a transition to my project, I'm going to head out to the menu and click on Transitions. There are several different types to choose from.
I can look through all of them or I can browse by category. If I mouse over the transition, I can get a preview of what it will look like in my project. Let's take a look at some fades. I use these quite often in my projects. I like this fade-to-black to end a video so I'm going to click and drag it down to the timeline. Unlike annotations, transitions actually attach to the video clip on the timeline. They don't get their own track. Let's see how that looks.
Great, now if that isn't the speed I would like, I can click and drag on the end of the transition in the timeline to make it longer or shorter. That was the end of my project. Let's try stitching two video clips together with a different transition. Let's look through all of the transitions at some of the options. How about this one? That looks interesting. I'm going to click on it and drag it to the timeline. Let's see what that looks like. Right corner, in the center, okay that's interesting but I'm not sure it really matches the theme of the video here.
So I have two options. I can replace it by clicking on a different transition and dragging that on top of this one, right corner, in the center or I can click on the transition and then click delete on the keyboard. A word of caution. Although they can be great for hiding mistakes, and adding a bit of pizazz to your project, too many transitions can lead to over-stimulation for your audience and can make a video difficult to watch.
Using transitions is like adding spices to food. A little can enhance, but a lot can ruin the dish. Okay it's your turn to spice things up. Open up your tutorial video and add a transition between clips or to bring your video to a close.
- Understanding the Camtasia 9 interface
- Recording tips and tricks
- Capturing your video
- Providing feedback
- Capturing a slide presentation
- Making a basic edit
- Adding annotations, transitions, and music
- Hiding mistakes
- Posting your video