Figure 7.25 How to open the Transition Browser.
Skimming over the thumbnails allows you to preview each transition in the Viewer so that you can examine the
effect before applying it to a clip. As fun as some of these transition effects are, it's easy to get carried away and
use too many in your project, so remember to use them in moderation.
To apply a transition from the Transition Browser, select an edit point or clip in the Timeline and double-click a
transition in the Transition Browser. If you prefer, you can drag a transition from the Transition Browser direc-
tly onto an edit point in the Timeline.
You can replace a transition on a clip with a different one by simply dragging the new transition over the old
one. The transition highlights in white, and a green plus sign displays. Releasing the mouse replaces the old
transition with the new one.
Manipulating transitions in the Inspector
Transitions have parameters that can be manipulated in the Inspector after a transition has been added to a clip
in the Timeline. If you select a cross-dissolve that's been applied to a clip and open the Inspector ( +4), you'll
find some settings that can be adjusted that change the look and style of the transition (see Figure 7.26). A pop-
up menu allows you to alter the look of the cross-dissolve, and you can choose from a variety of looks, such as
cold, warm, additive, and so on. How much of this look is applied can be controlled with the amount slider be-