Transitions, Annotations & Behaviors

Learn to use transitions to perfect the flow of your video, annotations to point out key aspects, and behaviors to make it come alive.

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To add a transition, click and drag one from the tools panel to the timeline. Clips on the timeline highlight to show where the transition can be applied. And where two pieces of media touch each other, the transition is automatically applied to the end of the first clip and the beginning of the second.

To change the duration of a transition, click and drag the ends. To delete a transition, click the transition and press delete.


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To add an annotation, click and drag one from the tools panel to the timeline or the canvas.
Double click the annotation to change the text. Change its font, background color and more in the properties panel.

To change the size, position and rotation of an annotation, click and drag the handles.


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To add a behavior, click and drag one from the tools panel to a clip on the timeline or canvas.

Customize how the behavior enters the canvas, what it does when it’s on the canvas and how it leaves by adjusting its properties in the properties panel.

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