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Making Movies in Linux with Kdenlive, part 2

May 27, 2010, 17:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Akkana Peck)

"You've read the last article, chosen some video clips and made a basic movie with kdenlive. Pretty easy! But you can make a better movie by adding some effects -- like transitions between scenes, music and titles.

"Transition effects

"When you cut from one clip to the next, sometimes it's jarring for the viewer -- it's hard to tell whether you've changed to a new scene. It can help to have some kind of transition effect in between.

"The most common transitions are fades to or from black; and a common variant of a fade is a dissolve, where the first clip fades out at the same time the next one fades in on top of it.

"To create a dissolve, start by overlapping the two clips. Do that by moving one of your two clips down to the next timeline (Figure 1)."

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