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How to add transitions in Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the top editing platforms out there, it’s always evolving and used by filmmakers across multiple industries. One question that’s asked often by newcomers to Adobe Premiere Pro is “How to add transitions in Premiere Pro?”.

In this article we will lay out what transitions are in Premiere Pro and the step by step process you can follow to ensure you add transitions in Premiere Pro successfully.

Right, let’s get to it. Here is how you add transitions in Adobe Premiere Pro.

What are transitions in Premiere Pro?

Transition effects in Premiere Pro are a way in which you can blend two clips together. These are used to smooth your edit over, or to create visual interest in your clip (used often in Vlogs and travel videos).

The transitions are added to the unused end of the clip and transfer to the beginning of your next clip to ensure a smooth transaction from one clip to the other.

A great tip is if you use the lasso tool you can lasso multiple edits by holding Command on Mac or Control on Windows. This will allow you to apply the default transition to every selected edit in your timeline.

How to add transitions in Premiere Pro

Here is our step by step breakdown on how to add transitions in Premiere Pro. This will allow you to add transitions in Premiere Pro efficiently and smoothly.

Let’s look at the steps.

Choose a transition in Premiere Pro

To choose an effect in Premiere Pro, simply click on the Effects Panel and either browse for your transition in the selection, or simply search for a specific transition in the search bar.

Choose a transition in Premiere Pro

Once you have found your preferred effect, you are now ready to apply the transition in Premiere Pro.

Here’s a list of our top transitions in Premiere Pro, check them out here.

How to apply the transition in Premiere Pro

You can apply your transition to the beginning of a clip, in between two clips, or at the end of your clip. To apply the transition, drag you transition from the Effects Panel and onto the end of one of your clips.

Or, you can right click on the end of the clip and choose Apply Default Transitions.

How to add transitions in Premiere Pro

Finally you can use the keyboard shortcut to apply both video and audio transitions, simply select one or more clips and select the following:

  • To apply the default video transition on the Mac press Command+D.
  • To apply the default video transition on Windows press Control+D.
  • Applying the default audio transition is simple, for Mac click Shift+Command+D or for Windows press Shift+Control+D.
  • Finally, to apply both video and audio transitions to the clip simply press Shift + D on both Mac and Windows.

Now you can use a transition of your choice and get your video looking smooth and cinematic in no time. Here’s our list of the top transitions in Adobe Premiere Pro – plenty to choose from whether you making your first feature film or editing a travel vlog, there’s enough to suit everyone.

Read more: The Top 11 Transitions in Premiere Pro

How do I remove a transition in Adobe Premiere Pro?

To remove a transition on your timeline in Premiere Pro simply select the effect in your sequence, and press Delete on Mac or click Backspace in Windows.

It’s as simple as that!

Read More: How to add handheld camera shake in Adobe Premiere Pro

How do I set the default transition in Adobe Premiere Pro?

To set the default transition in Adobe Premiere Pro, go to the Effects Panel. Then right-click the transition effect you want to be your default transition. Now choose the option “Set Selected As Default Transition”.

That’s it, your default transition has been selected.

That’s the end of today’s article, we hope it was helpful. Don’t forget to leave a comment and let us know your thoughts below. Why not check out some of our Adobe Premiere Pro favourites below:

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