You can add transitions between clips to smooth or blend the change from one video clip to another. You can have a clip cross dissolve into another clip, dip to black, or dip to white.
Adjust the duration of the transition by doing one of the following:
- Select the transition in the timeline. In the Transitions panel, drag the Duration slider to adjust the duration.
- Click the transition in the timeline to bring up orange handles around the transition. Drag the orange handles inward or outward to adjust the duration.
You can adjust a clip's color in multiple ways:
- Apply a color preset using one of the presets in the Color panel.
- Manually adjust exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, temperature, tint, vibrance, saturation, and other color controls in the Edit tab of the Color panel.
- Do both. Apply a color preset and then refining its color properties in the Edit tab of the Color panel.
To further edit the color properties, double-click the preset or click the Edit tab. Adjust the different color controls to achieve the effect you want.
- Exposure: Adjust the exposure of the clip.
- Contrast: Adjust the contrast of the clip.
- Highlights: Adjust the brightness of the light areas in the clip.
- Shadows: Adjust the darkness of the darker areas in the clip.
- Temperature: Fine-tune the white balance by moving the slider to the left to make the video appear cooler, and to the right for warmer colors.
- Tint: Fine-tune the white balance by moving the slider to the left to add a green tint, and move it to the right to add a magenta tint.
- Vibrance: Adjust the intensity of the more muted colors in the clip with less effect on the higher-saturated colors.
- Saturation: Adjust the saturation of all colors in the clip equally from 0 (monochrome) to 200 (double the saturation).
- Faded Film: Apply a faded film effect to the clip.
- Sharpening: Adjust edge definition to create a sharper-looking video.
- Vignette - Amount: Set the amount of lightening or darkening along the edges of an image.
- Vignette - Feather: Define the edge of the vignette. A smaller value creates a harder, sharper edge, whereas, a larger value indicates a softer, thicker edge.
You can create and save your own custom presets for later use, which include the color preset and the settings from the Edit tab. The created presets are saved into the "Your Presets" section in the Presets tab.
To create a preset based on the color adjustments you've made in the Color panel, open the Color panel, choose the ••• (more options) button and select Create Preset.
You can modify the appearance of your clip by cropping, rotating, or scaling. To make these types of adjustments, select the clip in the timeline and open the Crop & Rotate panel. The adjustment settings are grouped into Basic and Advanced controls.
- Horizontal Position: Adjust the horizontal position of the clip.
- Vertical Position: Adjusts the vertical position of the clip.
- Rotation: Rotates the object 180° when dragging to the right and 180° when dragging to the left.
- Scale (Maintain Proportions): This check box, when selected, adjusts the scale width and scale height uniformly. When the check box is Off, the width and height can be adjusted independently.
- Scale Width: Adjust the width of the clip.
- Scale Height: Adjust the height of the clip.
Here is an example showing how you can tweak some of these properties in your clip. For example, if you are creating a travel vlog, you can use these transform properties to remove unwanted elements (such as removing a face from your video) and change the focal point.
- Crop Top: Crop the top edge of the clip.
- Crop Bottom: Crop the bottom edge of the clip.
- Crop Left: Crop the left edge of the clip.
- Crop Right: Crop the right edge of the clip.
- Opacity: Adjusts the opacity and transparency of the clip. For example, 75% opacity equals 25% transparency. Playing with opacity allows you to create cool effects between clips on the timeline.
- Edge Feather: Applies an edge feather to all edges of the clip.
The Edge Feather effect applies to the original edges of the object. If cropping is applied, edge feathering is not visible.
You can create videos in Landscape, Portrait, and Square aspect ratios. You can also change orientation of your video at any time during the editing process.
(Optional) Adjust the scale and position of a clip in the Preview monitor, so that the focus is on the most important part of the clip.
- To scale the clip: Select the clip in the timeline, click the clip in the Preview monitor. Blue handles appear around the clip. Click and drag the white circles along the edges of the blue handles to scale the clip.
- To reposition the clip: Select the clip in the timeline and click the clip in the Preview monitor. Blue handles appear around the clip. Click drag-and-drop the clip to your desired position in the Preview monitor.