By default, iMovie for iPhone adds a resolution (also called crossfade) between all videos in your movie project timeline, which is an effect that gradually changes from the end of a clip to the beginning of another. However, IMovie does not add any transitions to your first video or end transitions to your latest video. But that doesn't mean you can't.
While movies can start or end suddenly without transition, many become dark from black to first shot in the video and faded to black on the last picture. It is similar to a resolution, but instead of switching between two different video clips, it is just a transition from one clip to an empty screen, usually black.
Apple's iMovie makes it easy to add these beginning and final transitions to your movie project. Also, unlike other video editors like Adobe Premiere Clip, you can add fades through video clips. These transitions will fade the first clip out to black or white and then fade in from black or white to the next clip in the timeline.
How to add Fade-Ins and Fade-Outs to your movie project
First, let's cover the simplest option: add a pale from black or pale to black for your entire movie project. In your movie project, press the cog and then select "Fade in from black" or "Fade out to black." You can also choose both if you want. Press "Done" to complete.
Below you can see some examples of a short film project without fade-ins and fade-outs (left side) and with them applied (right side). Unfortunately, the effect seems fast, and it is not possible to control the speed of the fade-in or fade-out transition that you can in apps like Video Leap.
How to add Fade-Throughs in between video clips  While resolution (crossfades) are appropriate to indicate a short time has passed between clips, fade-throughs are useful for when a more significant time has passed or for transitions between the documents. Actually, you can use one of these for some reason you feel cool and look good, so play and see what works best.
Since iMovie automatically adds a resolution between all the videos you add to the timeline, all you have to do is press the transition you want to change, and then select "Fade" from the effects list.
A button press on "Fade" (the first point marked on the icon) will make the clips fade through black, that is, the first clip faded to black and the next clip fades in from black. Two buttons on the "Fade" button (the second point is highlighted) make it white instead of black.
While you can change the transition duration from standard one second to 0.5, 1.5 or 2 in this menu seconds. Half of it will apply at the end of the first clip and the other half will apply at the beginning of the second clip.
Below you see a black fade-through applied between two video clips (left side) and a white bleach instead (right side). They have two very different results.
In addition, the "Fade" transition is equipped with its own "Hollywood style effect", which Apple calls it, which can be activated from the inspector at the bottom when the transition is highlighted – Just make sure the speaker icon looks like it is playing sound. It's not the best sound in the world, but it's there if you want.
While Apple contains tray options in iMovie, you can't have much control over them. For total adaptation of transitions, Videoleap is an excellent app to check out.
This article has been produced under the Gadget Hack's special coverage on smartphone-based video tape tips for filming and editing.
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