Video Editing

How to add transitions to slideshow videos 

Updated April 27, 2023
Written by Gladys Labsan
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You can share any story you want with your audience by combining videos together. Make your video flow smoothly with the help of video transitions.

Almost all videos and slideshows, from family memories to Instagram ads, are made up of multiple video clips that need to be connected. The right transitions can add wow factor to your video and make it look professionally edited.

Read on to explore how to add transitions to your videos and slideshows in Clipchamp's free online video editor.

How to add transitions to your video

Step 1. Import your media

To upload your own media, click on the import media button on the toolbar. You can choose to drag and drop media from your files or upload using our integrations.

Import media in Clipchamp

Once uploaded, drag it to your timeline. 

Drag and drop media to timeline Clipchamp

Clipchamp also offers free and premium stock videos and images you could choose to edit. Just click on the Stock video tab on the left sidebar. Search the video library with a descriptive keyword or select a video from one of our collections. Once you have chosen your video, click the + symbol to add the video to your timeline. 

Step 2. Arrange your media and add transitions

Arrange your clips and images by dragging and dropping them on the editing timeline. Next, add a transition to your video, click on Transitions at the left sidebar. We have a big library of free and premium transitions to suit different creative needs. Click and drag a transition toward the plus sign that appears between clips.  

Drag and drop transitions in Clipchamp

Step 3. Adjust length of transitions

Click on the transition icon between your clips in the timeline and a transition icon will appear on the property panel. Here, you can adjust the duration (in seconds) and choose another transition type if you change your mind. 

Adjust a transition duration

Step 4. Save and share

After completing the editing process, you can proceed to save it by clicking on the Export button. A tab will appear, providing various saving options: 480p, 720p, and 1080p resolution. We highly recommend the 1080p resolution to achieve the best results. 

Save video in high quality

Once you choose the resolution, the video will start saving. You can save it to your device or share it on other platforms like Google Drive, YouTube, TikTok, OneDrive, Dropbox, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. 

Clipchamp export page and integrations

Explore exciting transitions made by Clipchamp 

Clipchamp offers a range of unique transitions to add creative and seamless effects to your videos. Here are five transitions you might want to try.

Beams transition

This is a visually interesting effect that can add energy and excitement to promo videos, travel photo slideshows, and product demos. 

Example of beams transition in Clipchamp

Heart transition

This is a creative and unique way to transition between different parts of a video while also reinforcing a romantic theme. This can be used in love-themed videos, such as wedding videos, anniversary videos, or Valentine's Day videos. 

Heart transitions in Clipchamp

Spin transition

The Spin transition can be used in sports videos, travel videos, or any other video where a sense of motion and energy is involved. 

Spin transitions with Clipchamp

Liquid streaks transition

This transition can be used in a variety of videos, adding a creative or abstract effect. One great way to use this transition is for travel videos that involve a lot of water fun or water sports.

Liquid streaks transitions in Clipchamp

Morph glitch transition

This transition can add a unique and edgy visual effect to music videos, experimental films, or creative and abstract videos. 

Morph glitch transition in Clipchamp

Now that you’ve got a grasp on transitions, you can add them between as many clips as you like! Keep things consistent for a subtle editing approach or make a statement by mixing in a variety of transitions. If you'd like to learn how to make better videos for YouTube, check out our ultimate guide to vlog editing.

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