Video Transition

Transition makes a movie / video more enjoyable to watch. The video transition will be more successful if the audience does not feel the transition. The presence of a transition is always there, but not realized. Transitions are sometimes overlooked as part of the discussion even though in every video there must be a transition used. Here are some different types of transitions that you need to understand and use:

  1. Dissolve

The type of transition that is often applied is dissolve. The Dissolve technique is a slow transition technique from one image to the next. Using this ceme online technique from, during the transition, your two pictures will look like they are stacking on top of each other. The first image slowly disappears, while the next image becomes clearer. Sooner or later the Dissolve transition takes place depending on the choice of each filmmaker.


Dissolve becomes a way to show deeper meaning, connect scenes, and even influence the film’s special effects. Besides Dissolve can also indicate a change of a long time, for example the turn of the year, season, and so on. The emergence of the Dissolve transition is arguably rare because the transition style is quite striking.

  1. Wipe

If Dissolve is a type of transition that gives a subtle impression until the transition is not realized, Wipe is the opposite. Wipe is not gradual, there is a clear line ‘delete’ the previous image and replaced by the next image. Wipe has a variety of shapes ranging from Wipe from left to right, right to left, top to bottom, bottom to top until Wipe is getting smaller in circles. There are also stars, diamonds, and clockwise lines.

  1. Cutaway

As the name suggests, cutaway is an editing technique that inserts other images in the same scene and still deals with character actions briefly and then returns to the previous image. For example when a character is in the house and the phone rings. The cutaway is a phone that is ringing, then returns to the character.

  1. Split

Also known as the L Cut, the beginning can be traced back to the analog era. To do this editing process, the image strip is cropped and leaving only the audio strip. This piece forms an “L” so it is called an L Cut.


The result of this L cut transition is images with different audio, audio with different images. With this technique experimentation is usually done and filmmakers can be more flexible to bring together the desired images and audio.

  1. Fade

Generally there are two types of fade, fade in and fade out. Images that slowly appear gradually are called fade in. Conversely, an image that slowly disappears is called fade out. This fade in and fade out transition is usually used to mark the beginning or end. It can also be placed in the middle if the scene experiences a beat.

Unlike Dissolve, images that are given a fade transition do not overlap with other images, therefore a background color is required. There are two colors that are usually used as background, namely black and white. Fade in / out to black is far more common than fade in / out to white.