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.
"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
"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