Premiere Pro has a lot of transitions, but no way to preview them. In this video I’ll show you all of them in 2 minutes!
List of Transitions
This video contains examples of the following transitions:
- Cross Dissolve
- Dip to Black
- Dip to White
- Additive Dissolve
- Non-Additive Dissolve
- Film Dissolve
- Barn Doors
- Gradient Wipe
- Center Split
- Page Peel
- Page Turn
- Iris Round
- Iris Box
- Iris Cross
- Iris Diamond
- Cube Spin
- Flip Over
- Cross Zoom
The Morph Cut was excluded because that functions more like an effect rather than a transition. And all transitions in the Immersive Video folder were also excluded because those are meant for 360 footage.
How to Apply a Video Transition in Premiere Pro
For those who are new to transitions in Premiere Pro, here is a quick guide on how to add them:
- Go to the Effects panel by choosing Window > Effects from the top menu bar.
- Open the Video Transitions folder.
- Open any of the folders to find the transition you’re looking for. Some of the most common ones are found in the Dissolve folder.
- Drag and drop the transition into the Timeline at the edit between two clips. Most of the time you will want the transition to be centered between the two clips.
- If you wish to change the duration of the transition, double-click it and adjust the duration value.
Tips and Tricks
- Use the keyboard shortcut Cmd-D (Mac) or Ctrl-D (Windows) to apply the default transition in the Timeline. For this to work, you should either select a clip or several clips. Or the Playhead should be at an edit point between two clips.
- The default transition is the Cross Dissolve. You can change the default to any transition by right-clicking it in the Effects panel and choosing Set as Default Transition.
- The default transition duration is 1 second. To change this choose Premiere Pro > Preferences (Mac) or Edit > Preferences (Windows) then go to Timeline and change the Video Transition Default Duration.
- You can further refine a transition by selecting it in the Timeline and then going to the Effect Controls panel.