Starting the lesson
Although the most common transition is a cut—where one clip abruptly ends and another begins—there are great opportunities for creativity using transition effects you can animate.
In this lesson, you’ll learn to use transitions between video and audio clips to help your edits flow more smoothly. You’ll also learn best practices for choosing the most appropriate transitions.
For this lesson, you’ll use a new project file.
Start Adobe Premiere Pro, and open the project Lesson 07.prproj from the Lessons folder.
Save the project as Lesson 07 Working.prproj in the same folder.
Use the Workspaces menu to choose Effects. Reset the workspace to the saved layout.
This changes the workspace to a preset optimized for working with transitions and effects.
The workspace uses stacked panels to maximize the number of panels that can be on-screen at a time.
You can enable stacked panels for any panel group by opening the panel menu and choosing Panel Group Settings > Stacked Panel Group. The same option will toggle off stacked panels.
Keep stacked panels enabled for now.
You can click the name of any stacked panel to view it. In the Effects panel, you can click effect category disclosure triangles to display their contents. The stacked panel automatically changes height to accommodate the listed items.