iMovie Transitions

Learn how to put transitions between your video clips in iMovie. You can specify exactly where each transition starts and ends with the precision editor. You can also quickly apply transitions with a keyboard shortcut or have them automatically fill in as you add more clips. Special iMovie themes have custom transitions that work in special ways.

Comments: 4 Responses to “iMovie Transitions”

    Marc Lavin
    10 years ago

    I am making a slideshow and playing around with the different themes. I had put in the "scrapbook" theme and it applied the specialized transitions for that theme in different places throughout the slideshow. The problem is that when I change the theme to something different, it still has the "scrapbook" transitions embedded throughout. How do I get rid of them? Do I have to remove them individually? And then when I go to another theme, I can't always get the new themes specialty transitions?

    10 years ago

    Before Imovie 10.0 if we had no transitions between photos in a slideshow the ken burns effects from one photo to another would smoothly move from one photo to the next. Now, for each photo the ken burns effect starts and finishes completely before the transition to the next photo, i.e., I cannot have a smoothly transition from one photo to another without adding a transition. And I cannot simply find where to remove the transition "space" between each photo. Any hint? Thanks in advance.

      10 years ago

      Go to Movie Settings (Command+J an then Settings button) and change the default Photos Placement from Zoom to something else. Then when you add photos, it won't have the Ken Burns Effect set automatically. For existing photos, select them and edit the properties to remove the Ken Burns Effect and set it to Fit or Crop.

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