Apply fade-in / fade-out effects

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Fade-in and fade-out are common video editing techniques used to transition between scenes or segments of a video. These effects gradually increase or decrease the brightness, or saturation of the image, creating a smooth transition between one shot and another.

A "fade-in" effect is when an image slowly appears or comes to full visibility from complete transparency. This technique can be used at the beginning of a video or scene to draw attention to an important element or to create suspense. For instance, starting a video with a fade-in from black can create a cinematic feel and build anticipation for what's coming.

On the other hand, a "fade-out" effect is when an image gradually disappears or fades away to complete darkness. This technique can be used at the end of a video or scene to signify the conclusion of a storyline or to create a sense of closure. Fade-outs are often used in films, TV shows, and videos to give a subtle ending that leaves room for interpretation.

These effects are commonly applied when there is a change in location, time, or perspective. For example, a fade-out followed by a fade-in of a different scene can create a dreamlike sequence, flashback, etc.

To implement fade-in and fade-out transitions in Movavi Video Editor, follow these steps:

Step 1. First, duplicate a desired clip -- copy and paste it, and then drag it onto an additional track above the original clip.

Step 2. Next, configure the duplicated clip for overlapping with the base clip by selecting Overlap mode in the panel above the Timeline. Now you can apply your preferred effects or filters to the upper clip in the same manner as with a regular clip.

Step 3. To add fade-in and fade-out effects, go to the Clip Properties and select General settings. Here, adjust the Fade In and Fade Out sliders to specify the desired duration of the transition.

Additionally, you may use the Opacity slider to adjust the strength of the effect throughout the entire clip if needed. The first clip will gradually reveal the second clip as the fade-in progresses, while the reverse happens during the fade-out.

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