of the day
BY: Chris manners
When you're satisfied with how your clips look, add transitions to smooth shifts between clips or to add dramatic impact. Your video editing software likely provides a slew of transitions and wipes, but your best bet is to keep it simple. Stick to straight cuts, dissolves, and the ever-popular "fade to black" (or if you're a Six Feet Under fan, "fade to white"). A cross-dissolve fades out one clip as another clip fades in. An additive dissolve adds a second clip and then fades out the first one. Most other transitions available in programs, such as page curls and fancy wipes, are the hallmarks of cheesy 1980s videos.