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Video Editing Techniques and Transitions


Video editing is the process of manipulating and rearranging video footage, audio, and visual elements to create a final, polished video.

Video editing Timeline

Some of the widely used editing techniques are:


Continuity Editing: Continuity editing aims to maintain visual coherence and consistency by ensuring smooth transitions and logical sequencing of shots.

Cut: The most basic type of edit, a cut involves removing a portion of a clip and joining it with another clip or scene. It helps maintain the flow and pace of your video



Cross-cutting: Cross-cutting, also known as parallel editing, involves intercutting between two or more separate storylines or actions happening simultaneously, creating tension or highlighting connections between them.

Cutting on Action: Cutting on action refers to the technique of making a cut in the middle of a character’s action or movement, creating a smooth and continuous flow between shots.
Jump Cut: A jump cut is an abrupt transition between shots within the same scene, creating a noticeable jump in time or action. It can be used for stylistic purposes or to create a sense of tension or urgency.
Match Cut: A match cut is a transition where a visual or audio element in one shot is matched with a similar element in the next shot, creating a seamless connection between the two.
L Cut: An L cut is when audio from the previous shot extends into the following shot, allowing for a smooth audio-visual transition.
J Cut: A J cut is an editing technique commonly used in film and video production. It refers to a type of audio-visual transition where the audio from the next shot begins before the current shot has finished.


Smash Cut: A smash cut is a sudden and jarring transition between shots, typically used to create a strong contrast or surprise effect.
Invisible Cut: An invisible cut is an edit that is seamlessly integrated, making the transition between shots nearly imperceptible to the viewer.
Fade In/Out: A fade in is a gradual increase in the visibility of an image or audio, while a fade out is a gradual decrease. They are often used to indicate the beginning or end of a scene or to create a transition effect.
Cross Dissolve: A cross dissolve, also known as a cross fade, is a transition where one shot gradually blends into the next shot by simultaneously fading out the first image and fading in the second image.
Cutaways and Inserts: Cutaways are brief shots that temporarily divert the viewer’s attention from the main action, providing additional context or detail.
Inserts are close-up shots of specific details or objects that add visual information.

Some of the most famous video editing software is –

  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Avid Media Composer
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Sony Vegas Pro
  • iMovie
  • HitFilm Express
  • Filmora
  • Pinnacle Studio
  • Magix Movie Edit Pro


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Suicide Squad filming in the heart of Toronto

The filming of Suicide Squad has brought a lot of hype to the streets of Toronto. Being one of the biggest movies ever filmed in here, the production has closed down Yonge Street between Queen and College streets from Monday night at 7 p.m until Thursday 6 a.m which has caused the streets to be more hectic than usual. In the past few weeks, they have managed to film multiple live action scenes including a plane crash that took up Yonge Street almost entirely. They shut down a Union Station bus terminal for a train scene and also filmed a helicopter crash that was shot in the financial district. This being said, it is no cheap production.

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The super villain movie is one of the largest and most visible ever shot in Toronto.

The shooting of the film has brought Hollywood Actors, Ben Affleck, Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie, as well as 500 other local actors and crew members on set.

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The good news for Toronto is that it is becoming a popular location for the US to shoot their movies because of our low Canadian dollar. In 2014 $1.3 billion dollars was spent on location filming in Toronto which is up 4.3% from 2013 – which only shows how rapidly the desire to film in Toronto is getting. Right now there are 30 different productions being shot in Toronto, which include ‘My big Fat Greek Wedding 2″ and “Special Correspondents.” The increasing popularity for filming in Toronto helps to foresee a successful future in movies for the community of film.film, filming, news, suicidesquad, toronto, video