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Tell better stories with free video transitions

Bring storytelling to the next level with free video transitions tailored just for your project on Canva’s online video editor. Add transitions and effects to your videos to subtly showcase scene changes, smoothly move the story along, or seamlessly join separate shots.

Play around with scene “Dissolves”

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A dissolve transition gradually overlaps one shot or scene with the beginning of another scene. Apply this free video effect at the end of one scene to show the passage of time or a change in angle, location, or narrative. It’s perfect for your Instagram Stories to showcase your “day in a life” clips or hype reels for your brand to feature your event activities in different locations.

Surprise with slide transitions

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Cool transitions turn your TikTok videos(opens in a new tab or window) or Instagram Reels into a fun and hippy bingewatch. Move an image or clip from one side of the screen to another with a slide transition. It's commonly used to animate graphics with numbers or text, but it can also be used to create a thrilling pace between your footage and cover more frames smoothly on bite-sized videos you can upload on social media.

Delight with line and circle wipes

When you want to add emphasis to a scene or a frame on your vlog or short film, a wipe transition is the way to go. One shot replaces another by moving from one side of the frame to another or with a special shape. Using our video editor(opens in a new tab or window) transitions, you can add line wipes to replace the previous shot from left to right and circle wipes to gradually reveal the next frame in an inward or outward movement.

Amaze with Pro transitions

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There are more exciting video transition effects to weave your clips all together like our AI video generator(opens in a new tab or window) with Canva Pro. With Match & Move, you can animate identical elements smoothly between pages. Use it to automatically add transitions that best work for your project.

How to make transitions in videos

How to make transitions in videos
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