Transitions occur between clips. If there
is no transition, you get a "cut"--instantaneous
appearance of next clip. This is common, of course.
Transitions must be used thoughtfully.
Movie Maker offers 60 transitions. To
view them, click on Collections and select Video
Transitions. In the center pane will appear icons
representing the various transitions.
Click on each transition icon, then click
Play, to view each one.
transitions in storyboard view
Transitions may be applied in either Storyboard
View or Timeline View.
In Storyboard, go to Video Transitions and
drag one to the transition box between clips. The icon in
that box will become the same as the transition icon. Click
Play to see the transition at work.
To change to a different transition, simply
drag a new one on top of the existing transition. You can
only have one transition between clips.
To remove the transition, click on it and hit
transitions in timeline view
Have at least two clips in the Timeline
View. Select a transition and drag it between two
clips. You will see the vertical blue I-beam to indicate
where the transition will appear. Release the mouse when it
is between the correct clips.
The first part of the clip will become
transparent, indicating the overlap area of the clips. In
the transition track (in the expanded video track) will appear the
name of the transition. To delete it, select it on the
transition track and hit Delete.
transitions have a default duration of 1.25 seconds. To
change the default setting go to Tools and select Options.
Select the Advanced tab.
change the setting in the Transition Duration box. Changing
this setting will affect the timing of any new transitions
by default. Previously-used transitions will not be
Timeline View you can also change the duration of a transition
that has already been applied. Click on the bottom of a clip
and drag it to the left, thereby lengthening the duration of the
transition. You will see the blue wedge get longer.
Likewise, drag the clip to the right to shorten the transition.
can also directly adjust transitions on the transition
track. Put the cursor on the left side of the clip until you
see the red arrows. Click and drag left. You can only shorten
transitions in the transition track. You can lengthen them
by manipulating the video on the video track (in terms of clip