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Filmora Dissolve | Effects & Transitions

September 1, 2019

Dissolves are one of the most well-known
cinematic transitions. It’s the ability to slowly transition from one image into another and I’m going to show you how you can do them in Filmora Let’s open up filmora and work with a few pieces of video that i shot on my phone at the beach. Hit the subscribe button and click the notification bell to be part of the conversation. This is just a simple clip of some grass on the dunes that I figured I might be able to use as B-roll footage somewhere. First off, let’s drag this into our timeline and find a piece of it to use. Okay, here’s a section with a simple pan from left to right. That looks cool. Let’s isolate that, cut it and eliminate the other sections we won’t be using. We talked about how to do all of these steps in the last video So if you missed any of that or need to review it, I’ll put a link to it right now in the upper
right hand corner. Now, let’s take a look at our footage. It’s pretty basic. Nothing special to see here but with a little video editing… we can make this shot into something much more cinematic than something I recorded on my phone at the beach. Looking at this… I’d actually like this better if it was slowed down a bit. Here’s a quick bonus lesson. Click on the video portion and it’ll open up an editing window in the upper left . There’s a lot that we can do with our video clip here and I’ll dig deeper into that in the future but for now… Let’s just adjust the speed of the clip by dragging this slider to the left. You can see in the value window over on the right A value of “1.00” would indicate the clip is playing at the speed it was recorded at. If I moved it up to “2.00”, it would play
twice the speed and so on. But I want to slow it down to about half the speed which would be “0.5” We can actually do this by typing “0.5” in the value window or by using the up and down arrows next to it as well. Though, those are really more for fine-tuning the speed. So now I’ve reduced the clip to half let’s hit OK and, as always whenever you tell the software to do something to your footage make sure you render the project if the arrow is green so that the playback is smooth. Now let’s do something really cool. Back in the media tab where we imported our footage if you look to the upper left It says “My album” which shows us whatever we brought in for video images or audio to use on this project But below it, see where it says “Sample colors”? Click on that and it opens up some different color images that we can use in our video project Let’s grab the white and drag it down to our timeline It has a preset length to the color clip that you can either shorten or make longer. This is probably longer than we need it, so let’s shorten it up a bit. We can right click on it copy then bring our playhead back to the beginning of our timeline right-click and hit “paste”. Most of you are familiar with how to to copy and paste and that’s exactly how Filmora treats video clips. If you want to duplicate anything in your timeline. So now in our timeline we have a white clip our slowed-down clip of the grass and the dunes and another white clip at the end. Now let’s move over to our tabs and you’ll see there’s a lot of things that we can add to our video project but let’s just focus on the transitions tab. Look how many different transitions Fillmora gives you with your subscription. Tons. Lots of really good ones too. And they all be applied exactly the same way as the dissolve transition I’m about to show you. So once you’ve learned how to do a dissolve you can experiment with any of those other really cool transition effects. Let’s grab the dissolve transition and drag it down to our timeline. You want to put it right onto your video track. For a standard dissolve between two video elements you want to drop it right where the two clips meet It kind of looks like a band-aid, doesn’t it? We can grab the edges of this “band-aid” and drag them either inwards or outwards to lengthen or shorten how long we want our dissolve to be. In this case, I want the white screen to start dissolving into the video clip right off the bat. So I’ll stretch it all the way across We also want to add the same dissolve to
the end of our video So let’s repeat that same process on the back end Now let’s quickly render our project so our dissolve effect will play smoothly and let’s see what we’ve got. Look at that A perfect dissolve in… and a perfect dissolve out. With a little tweaking and adding of a music track Filmora can actually get this simple phone footage to start looking like something pretty cool. I’ll be talking about exactly how to do those steps too but do me a favor Hit the subscribe button and the notification bell and I promise you we’ll continue this conversation. Ahhh… crap. I’m dissolving. Peace!


  • Reply Daniel Batal August 29, 2018 at 2:54 am

    Make Cool INTROS for your Vidoes with FIlmora! ➜

  • Reply Miguel Marrero March 19, 2019 at 1:48 am

    What a waste of Time

  • Reply Invincible Orange March 21, 2019 at 9:57 am

    I don t feel so good

  • Reply Invincible Orange March 21, 2019 at 9:58 am

    Can you show how to make Marvel intro?pls pls pls pls pls pls pls pls.

  • Reply Salman Shaikh March 21, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    You are awesome ..plz make some gaming intro ..thanks

  • Reply Kevin Leo Saputra March 22, 2019 at 1:31 am

    It was cool man! Thanks for the info. I'm new in here, and i just starting to learn about filmora, hope you can give any new info that i should know☺

  • Reply Chris Carroll March 22, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Thank you , will have a go at this

  • Reply ganesh kumar March 23, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Dude. I have liked the video and I want u to continue the lessons. Your attitude rocks man. Thumbs up

  • Reply Mashoor Avishek March 24, 2019 at 6:11 am


  • Reply Darling Yatt March 25, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Nice. I subscribe..

  • Reply KuYa ReZ March 27, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Good dissolve trick. Thanks

  • Reply Try It2 March 28, 2019 at 3:06 am

    Whoa! 88k views on 1 vid…killin it my mentor!!👍👍

  • Reply Burak Demircan March 28, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    supeeeeeer !! thank you

  • Reply Burak Demircan March 28, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    I couldnt choose speed up video , just I have 0.5 1 , 2 cannot choose by myself :/

  • Reply Cid Vlogs April 2, 2019 at 11:17 am

    thank you sir now I know!

  • Reply ALMAS April 3, 2019 at 8:28 am

    your voice is like dwayne johnson

  • Reply No Name April 4, 2019 at 5:00 am


  • Reply Penthaa April 6, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    mr.stark I dont feel so goos

  • Reply SK's CRAPPIE Catchn Adventures April 13, 2019 at 12:15 am

    You use that pan and zoom to the T on this vid…… You're really helping me with my vids and I really appreciate you putting these together……2nd watch by the way….

  • Reply Imarginacion Mx April 16, 2019 at 3:49 am

    i dont wanna go Mr Stark…..hahaha

  • Reply F F April 20, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    I'm adding about 20 still photos, how do I change the duration of each photo all at once? i.e. I want all of them to be 3 seconds long.

  • Reply TMRG YT April 20, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    Calm down thanos

  • Reply P 4 Pakao April 21, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Apart from everything… I like the way you teach… Amazing… Loved it

  • Reply I Got You April 21, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Great video sir! Thanks a lot! 🙂

  • Reply Silvia Jung Ara April 23, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Awesome 👏 will try this on my upcoming project ^^

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    Wow that's was insane haha XD

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  • Reply Hani's Recipes April 25, 2019 at 11:39 am

    cool nd easy man

  • Reply Mario Vaughn April 26, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Good Information in this vid. Now my comment is……..

  • Reply Ak Traders April 26, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    fake thumbnail ….

  • Reply collectoroffrance April 28, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Daniel, a bandaid is called un sparadrap in French … 🙂 Et voilà!

  • Reply alki9969 April 30, 2019 at 6:59 am

    hay, very good example and tutorial…but I use Filmora even less and less because it doesn`t have "sharpness" like premier pro…and sometnimes you do need a little sharper video…filmora is much easier editor for beginners (that`s how I begin editing, you can see my videos on my YT channel) but for some advanced editing premier pro is much efficient but more complicated.

  • Reply NicoGnz. May 2, 2019 at 1:23 am

    I don't wanna go

  • Reply Ella Knight May 4, 2019 at 1:16 am


  • Reply Saugat Stha May 8, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    hey how to do this in filmora9

  • Reply Shara Animates May 13, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Wait… Thanos??

  • Reply Viktor Apostolov May 14, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Thanks, helpful…

  • Reply Raj Kumar May 15, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    how to add transaction in second track

  • Reply john billy toledo May 17, 2019 at 3:29 am

    Is this available on phone thank u

  • Reply gillard petry May 20, 2019 at 10:13 am

    I just installed filmora 9, and I'm hoping that a lot of your content applies to it as well. For me it's a little confusing because it is my first editing software besides the windows 10 stuff. You seem pretty awesome! And can't wait for a day off work when i can binge watch your videos and tutorials! Thanks! And, subscribed!

  • Reply Knee-Cola May 22, 2019 at 2:50 am

    Fancy transitions make video look unprofessional and cheap. The only transitions I use are dissolve and crossfade through black/white.

  • Reply Senki207 May 22, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Finally a tutorial that's not in Hindi and done by some 12 y.o. kid

  • Reply United Comics Universe *UCU* May 23, 2019 at 6:48 am

    This is the second video, I watch you created. Each time from watching your video, I become a more skillful editor. (subscried)

  • Reply Manny Pacquiao May 24, 2019 at 8:34 am

    The title should be how to clickbait

  • Reply Parker's Properties May 24, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Filmora tips on my page!

  • Reply Bizarre Shrimp May 25, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Thank you so much you’re a legend!

  • Reply Maria Ruiz May 26, 2019 at 3:27 am

    A better version of infinity war

  • Reply rshdbrhm May 28, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Notification on 😄🔔

  • Reply Guswan Vlog May 30, 2019 at 12:54 am

    Im waiting thanos

  • Reply Piru Lina May 30, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Great video, thanks!

  • Reply Kalle Schwowell June 3, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    use davinci resolve, thats much much better, and its FREE

  • Reply Israel Porras June 5, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Thank you for the video. I just use it to finish my Indiana Jones map moving effect. This is sick… Now some music. Do you have any recommendations on where to find music and what kind of music can we use? Because of copyright and so…

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  • Reply Silvia Jung Ara June 9, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Another great helpful tip for a beginner like me Daniel. Two thumbsup! Thanks^^ Have a great day!

  • Reply Ammar Sarwar June 10, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    man ik these all already but your voice is so satisfying, literally watched the whole vid for your voice

  • Reply RevMatchTV June 11, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Can I dissolve credit card debt with this technique?

  • Reply Rage_monster64 June 11, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Is there a way to take the video being shown and smoothly shrink it into the corner to reveal a separate video behind it like if you’re doing a trailer break down or something like that without having to completely remove my WebCam footage and just show the trailer?

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    mentiste!!!! tu miniatura fue engañosa y no mostraste lo que hibas a mostrar

  • Reply Amr Ragheb June 24, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    thank you

  • Reply Luis Mendez June 25, 2019 at 1:45 am

    I just bought the pro version but the panels doesn't look the same, this looks much intuitve

  • Reply anthony boland June 27, 2019 at 3:39 am

    Thanks Daniel great video

  • Reply Jane Jenna June 28, 2019 at 4:25 am

    i love how you zoom in at those small sentences for us to see. Great video

  • Reply YOUNISUVITCH Юнис July 3, 2019 at 11:04 am

    BIG thanks for the tutorial .. I am sure I can learn a lot from your channel … Great Job

  • Reply Dark World July 4, 2019 at 1:17 am

    Hi Daniel, is it possible for you to to an instructional video on putting a circle around a moving object? Thanks!

  • Reply Dark World July 4, 2019 at 1:17 am

    PS. I have subbed.

  • Reply All You Need July 4, 2019 at 9:09 am


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  • Reply Cid Vlogs July 9, 2019 at 10:45 am

    BIG thumbs up!

  • Reply Shining Delight Msp July 12, 2019 at 5:13 am

    I finally know, how to pan and zoom! I thought that was only on iMovie!!! And that’s on Mac and I don’t have Mac!! Now I know its also on Filmora9 too! I use that to make my videos!! Please go sub!!

  • Reply Rene Miguel Röwer July 12, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    wtf is simple, thanks ;o)

  • Reply Nove Rocche July 15, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Oh! SooCool! Daniel You're a fucking genius to explain! You will be my favourite movie maker artist and thanks a lot for sharing it!

  • Reply FUN 2ME July 16, 2019 at 6:02 am

    alright bro thank you i sub now

  • Reply Osckiie July 16, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    How to cross fade?

  • Reply JASSEM G July 17, 2019 at 2:28 am


  • Reply Axanar Comics July 17, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Daniel….how did you do the "dissolve effect" to yourself at the end of this video?

  • Reply Mickey6tv UMk July 21, 2019 at 11:54 pm

    how to make awesome glowing animation on filmora

  • Reply badrinath dham July 24, 2019 at 9:19 am

    Sir an honest request is Pls tell us how to download filmora 9 free packs and which is best
    Thnk yew

  • Reply Emon Samsami July 24, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    does anyone know how to do the effect on filmora 9 where it does a circle focal point focus and have that circle stay in color but the rest of the video goes dark or black? kind of like when they show you surveillance footage of a police show. for example, say you have multiple people in one shot but you want to identify and show the focus on one particular person and either blur out or blackout the rest of the people in the video/image as to not confuse the viewer.

  • Reply Leigh Haggar July 25, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    I currently have Filmora 9 on a Mac, will this tutorial work with that version? Thanks.

  • Reply Everything Tech July 26, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Nice video man, I really like Filmora myself too, even using it for ALL my video's on my channel as well. One big con of Filmora is it's compression ability. In some occasions, I use a lot of still imagery and normally this kind of 'video' is highly compressible without loss of quality. Filmora sadly does not see that. So I make the video, let's say a collage of photo's, like 100 photo's, and Filmora makes a video of that of like 800MB. Then I take Handbrake, which can slow down the video to 5fps (why do you need fps with photo's anyway) and set the compression level to high. This will barely affect the photo's, and finally give you a video of 20 or 30MB. And it would have been nice if Filmora had a uncompressed raw output video format, thus making the video without actually compressing it. In this way you keep as much quality and do the real compression with Handbrake. To sort of overcome this situation I select the highest quality possible in Filmora (For 4K video 80Mbit/s) and just the aac audio codec. But still, this takes a long time to encode. Nevertheless, Filmora is a very friendly program which does not need a real manual. Most things are clear from the start. Also I have to state out, that Filmora has sometimes issues with very large uncompressed raw video's (I have tried that, with video capturing 4K uncompressed, which writes video data at nearly 1GB/s), and the end file (700-900GB or even 1TB) is not handled well in Filmora. Also my 1TB ssd's in raid 0 don't like it either.. 😛

  • Reply THEOUTERmostplanet July 28, 2019 at 5:12 am

    thanks man you really helped me out

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    Wow 😮

  • Reply PAPA Texas August 2, 2019 at 1:32 am

    I just watched the 1 hour video of you on tube buddy, was awesome info!

  • Reply PAPA Texas August 2, 2019 at 1:36 am

    Nice dissolve transition

  • Reply Ciará Castex August 3, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    I don't have the speed on my version when I click on my clip

  • Reply Maui Travel Videos August 3, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Really Nice Video. I like your "short & sweet" videos that just focus on ONE thing. I hate videos that offer "15 Things To ….. ". I can't remember them all. Keep It Up!!

  • Reply Maui Travel Videos August 3, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    SUGGESTION. I rewind a zillion times to write down THE STEPS. Could you put the actual step-by-step in a written format. Put them out for sale — I don't care. I just often need the written steps so I can refer to your instructions. Mahalo. (does Youtube count my 13 views as "13" or just one?)

  • Reply Todd The Lone Droner Mummert sr. August 10, 2019 at 6:09 am

    thx dude

  • Reply Shah Kenzo August 11, 2019 at 4:25 am

    You look confort with tied hair

  • Reply Yatinder Bhardwaj August 12, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Thanks Daniel. I always wanted to be like you.

  • Reply Garage Door Genius August 12, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Dude you da man! Thanks for the vids.

  • Reply Csc Rajnagar August 13, 2019 at 4:14 am

    Please upload face or skin smoothing on filmora

  • Reply xxßuæyxx August 13, 2019 at 10:17 am

    A girl that is 9 years has 362k+ subscribers lmao and I see your subs.

  • Reply mysteryman2024 August 17, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Nice video but the thumbnail is very misleading, it looks like you made a person dissolve in the video.

  • Reply fahmi mohammed August 23, 2019 at 4:14 am

    thanks, daniel…for dissolve effects

  • Reply Raushan,s QFE August 23, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Hay Daniel which version of filmora you use in video?

  • Reply JC02official August 24, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    Can you do more advanced tutorials.

  • Reply Adelle A August 25, 2019 at 3:09 am

    New sub. Here your handsome if you're tying your hair…

  • Reply Zombies Akinori September 1, 2019 at 3:06 am

    you are the best mam , thank you!!!

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