Hi. My name is Amber and welcome to our latest tutorial, How To Use Scene Transitions. In this video we’ll go over how to change your scene transitions. Transitions are a great way to add some personality, to help create a mood, or to show off the magic of video.
Let’s get started!
First, launch the Full Video Maker.
As you’ll recall, once inside you’ll see the major components of the studio, including what we call The Tray on the left, The Stage on the right, and The Timeline below the two parts I just mentioned.
I have some saved scenes here of a woman who is going to travel the world, but who really just wants to be home. You can see each scene here in The Timeline. Let’s preview what we have so far.
Right now everything is paced evenly, and there are no special transitions. We’re going to fix that, though.
We can get to the Transitions Tab in The Tray by clicking on your scene of choice in your Timeline.
Once you’ve clicked on it, a gray box will appear with some options like copying, deleting, etc. The option we want is called “Scene Settings.” Click on the link and the panel slides out.
Each scene automatically defaults to having “No Transition,” and we can see that here. To find more options, click on this dropdown menu.
You can see what each transition will look like by mousing over the option. Let’s view “Blinds” and then “Dissolve.” These transitions will give you a lot more flexibility and allow for more personality in your videos.
Let’s try “Fly-out.” Just click on it to assign it to the scene.
You also have some customization options here, including the duration of the transition and the direction. These options will vary depending on which transition you have selected.
Note how the dropdown menu mentions “transition from previous scene” – this means the highlighted scene is the incoming picture and the previous scene is the outgoing picture.
Let’s preview to see what we have.
That looks pretty good. It gives the video a feeling of flipping through a pile of postcards, which is perfect for the feeling we’re trying to impose.
Let’s see what it looks like in the next scene if we change the direction.
That’s pretty good. Let’s continue to do this until the end of the video, and then hit preview.
OK, I think we’re off to a great start here. On that note, I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial. As you can see, adding transitions can really help give your video a lot of personality, and make it look much more professional and interesting to look at.
Stay tuned for more tips and tricks!