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Making Your Movie Flow with Transitions > Changing a Transition That Has Been P... - Pg. 119

iMovie: The Swiss Army Knife of Digital Video Software 119 Like titles, when you add a transition to a clip, the clip is actually split into two parts. One segment contains most of the clip to which you apply the transition while the second clip contains a portion of the original clip with the transition effect applied to it. Even though they look a bit different than video or image clips, transition clips can be handled in the same way. For example, you can apply a transition clip to a different clip by moving it to a new location on the Clip Viewer. And you can delete a transition clip by selecting it and pressing Delete. Adding a Cross Dissolve Transition In a cross dissolve, one clip fades out while the next clip fades in (the screen never goes to black). The cross dissolve is often used when the location of the scene isn't changing, but time is, in other words, to indicate the passage of time between two clips. It can also be a good effect to transition between clips showing different images, but that are part of the same event. For example, if you are filming an air show, a cross dissolve is a good way to transition between different airplane routines. Apply a Cross Dissolve Transition 1. 2. 3. 4. In the Clip Viewer, select the clip after which you want the cross dissolve transition to appear and move the Playhead to the end of the clip. Open the Transitions palette and click Cross Dissolve to choose it; then watch the preview in the Preview window. Set the transition's duration with the Speed slider; try placing the slider in the middle of its range. If that is too long or too short, use the slider to set the proper amount of time for the transition. When the timing looks close, click Preview to see how it looks on the Monitor.