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Spice up your videos by adding transitions with Clipchamp. Simply add your video to the editing timeline, select the Transitions tab on the left sidebar, then drag a transition onto the timeline between two clips.

You can also add a fade-in or fade-out effect to a video, audio, or image by using the Fade In/Out tab on the righthand side of the editor.

Note: The screenshots in this article are from Clipchamp's personal version. In Clipchamp for work accounts, the same transitions and fade options are available except for a small number of premium transitions, which will get added to the work version at a later date. Using transitions and fades works the same way in both versions of Clipchamp.

Read the following sections to find out more.

How to add a transition

View available transitions in the toolbar

On the left side of the editor, select the Transitions tab to view all transitions that Clipchamp offers. Hover your cursor over an entry in the collection to view an animated preview.

Close up of Transitions tab on the editor

Add a transition between two clips

To add a transition between two video clips, drag and drop a transition onto the timeline between the media assets. The transition will automatically snap into place on the green icon that appears.

An image of a user dragging and dropping a transition onto the timeline between two clips.

NOTE: Transitions can only be placed between two clips that are on the same row on the timeline. The clips must also be directly next to each other. If there is a larger gap between the clips, it's not possible to add a transition at this spot. You can remove gaps by right-clicking on any empty space on the timeline and selecting Delete all visual gaps from the menu that appears.

Edit the duration of your transition (optional)

To edit a transition, select it on the timeline, then click on the Transition tab on the right property panel. There, you can change the transition effect and adjust its duration.

Close up of transition added on the timeline

To edit the duration of your transition, slide the Duration toggle left and right.

How to fade in and out of a video clip

To add a fade effect to a video, image, or audio clip, first ensure you've added the clip to the timeline. To reveal fade editing options, select the video on the timeline so it's highlighted. Then, click on the Fade tab on the property panel.

An image of a user clicking the fade button.

Slide the toggle left and right to add fade-in and fade-out time durations. The maximum length that is currently supported is 2 seconds.

How to fade in and out of audio or music

Adding a fade effect to an audio track is the same process as fading in and out of video clips. Select an audio file on the timeline so it's highlighted. Then, use the fade-in and fade-out sliders to adjust the fades.

An image of a user adding a fade.

NOTE: If your video has audio within the video, the fade effect will be applied to the video's audio automatically. Fading audio separately will only work if the audio file is a separate media asset on the timeline. To separate an audio track from a video, you can use the Detach audio tool.

Removing a fade effect or transition

To remove a fade effect, select the media asset that the effect is applied to on the timeline, then click on the Fade tab and drag the sliders back to their original position on the left-hand side.

To remove a transition, select it on the timeline (the icon between two clips) and hit the Delete key or the Trash icon.

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