Modifying iMovie transitions

on Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The iMovie transition window doesn’t just provide a place to store transitions; it also allows you to control them. To adjust the length of a transition, follow these steps:
  1. Click the transition in the timeline to select it.
  2. Adjust the Speed slider in the transitions window. If you’re working with sample clips, adjust the transition between Scene 1 and Scene 2 down so it’s only 15 frames long. The length of the transition will be shown in the preview window.
  3. Click Update in the transitions window to update the length of the transition in the timeline.
  4. Click the Play button under the preview window to preview your results.
Some iMovie transitions, such as Push, allow you to control the direction of travel for the transition. When you click the Push transition to select it in the transition window, the directional control becomes active. Then you simply click the arrows in the directional control to change the direction in which the Push transition moves.