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Chapter 6: Transitions and Effects > Downloading More Transition Choices - Pg. 161

Fading out to white and then in from white--that is, putting two of these transitions side by side in your Movie Track--is an extremely popular technique in today's TV commercials, when the advertiser wants to show you a series of charming, brightly colored images. By fading out to white between shots, the editor inserts the video equivalent of an ellipsis ( this...), and keeps the mood happy and bright. (Similar fade-outs to black seem to stop the fow with more fnality.) Transitions: The iMovie Catalog Downloading More Transition Choices Simple cuts, cross dissolves, and fade-ins/fade-outs are all the transitions many profes- sionals ever need. But if you're feeling hemmed in by the limited number of built-in transitions, you can download plenty more to expand the list. Here's a quick look at some of the leading contenders in the blossoming Commercial iMovie Plug-ins category: · GeeThree. At, you can preview and buy plug-in collections that add over 200 new transitions to iMovie's list. They offer a huge number of different shapes that open up to reveal a new piece of footage: hearts, barn doors, checkerboards, zigzags, page turns, swirls, explosions, drips from the top of the screen, and so on. You can even fnd picture-in-picture, morphing, and even im-