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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 (...like 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 www.geethree.com, 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-