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Media clip transitions

Transitions in video ads add an effect, such as a fade or a wipe, to the start or end of a video, image, or audio clip. You can also apply a transition between adjacent clips.

Add a transition

You can add transitions at the start or end of any clip. To add a transition:

  1. Hover over the start or end of a clip.
  2. Click the Add transition button.
  3. Select a transition type from the pop-up menu.

Double-sided transitions

Double-sided transitions transition simultaneously out of the first clip and into the second clip.

You can add a double-sided transition between two clips when all the following conditions are met:

  • The two clips are adjacent on the same track.
  • The first clip has been trimmed to have an out point before the end of its source media.
  • The second clip has been trimmed to have an in point after 00:00:00.

In this case, the Add transition button appears between the two clips.

The extra media outside the in point and out point will be used during the double-sided transition.

If the clips are moved apart, the double-sided transition will be automatically deleted.

If you want to add a single-sided transition at a point where a double-sided transition can be added, you should first move the clips apart, add the transition, then make the clips adjacent again.

Adjust transition length

To change the length of a transition, drag either edge of the transition in the timeline.

If timeline snapping is enabled, you can easily align transitions with other transitions, clips, keyframes, or the playhead.

Note the following limitations on transition length:

  • The transition must last for at least 1 frame.
  • The transition can't exceed the length of the clip.
  • Transitions can't overlap with each other.
  • Double-sided transitions overlap both clips by an equal amount of time.

Change transition type

You can switch the transition type for video clips. To change a transition type:

  1. Right-click the transition you want to change.
  2. Select the new transition type from the pop-up menu.

Transition types

Audio Video


Iris wipe
Rectangular wipe down
Rectangular wipe left
Rectangular wipe right
Rectangular wipe up
Slide down
Slide left
Slide right
Slide up

Delete transitions

To delete a transition:

  1. Right-click the transition span that you want to delete.
  2. Select Delete transition from the pop-up menu.

Double-sided transitions are automatically deleted if the two clips are no longer adjacent.

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