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Video tutorials continued. Tutorial #5 and Tutorial #6 on this page discusses in details what is Ripple Editing and how to enable it. Understanding Ripple Editing can save you hours of work and protect you from a lot of frustration!
This video shows how to do picture-in-picture (PIP) and also how to add transition effects.
This tutorial is about adding animated titles to your video and about ripple editing.
This part discusses in details how to enable ripple editing - a very useful feature.
A little more explanation on Transition Effects:
Video Tutorial #4 above shows how to add transition effects. The screenshot below will clarify the process a little more as my video tutorial above did not show the Storyboard View very clearly. So please look at the screenshot below carefully if you have not understood the process:
Storyboard View showing how to add transition effects.
I would like to mention one more important thing about Transition Effects that I did not mention in the video tutorial above. The default duration of each transition effect is 1 second. (But you can change it by going into File -> Preferences and then clicking on the Edit tab.) This does not mean that if you have 5 clips on your storyboard each having 4 seconds duration, and then add 4 transition effects in-between those 5 clips each having 1 second duration as shown above, your total Project Duration will be 20 seconds + 4 seconds = 24 seconds. Rather it means that in this example, your total Project Duration will be 20 seconds - 4 seconds = 16 seconds. It is important to bear this in mind, if you are a careful editor. And this is more important when creating slideshows with still pictures where each picture may have duration of 3-5 seconds and you have added transition effects between each picture!
What is Title Safe Area?
The title safe area is the rectangular box within the Preview Window as shown in the following screenshot.
The rectangular box with white borders within the
You can display or hide the title safe area by selecting File -> Preferences -> General tab -> Display title safe area on Preview Window. It is a good idea to keep your text (title) within the title safe area. If you keep the text within the bounds of the title safe area, the text will not be truncated when viewed on a TV screen.