Why use a luma fade.

Just as a picture is worth a thousand words, a transition has equal worth in helping to tell your video’s story. This article points out some practical applications for the luma fade.

Video clips, audio files, and even what type of transitions used, all work together to make your video speak to the viewer. Learn to use each transition type to its full advantage to give your production that extra special something.

How a luma fade can improve your videos.

The type of transition you use between video clips is more than just a fancy way of moving on to the next part of the video. The transition tells part of the story. Fade-to-black, for example, denotes a full-stop to that part of your narrative. It indicates that whatever was happening on screen is definitely done.

The luma fade is a popular transition effect and is helpful for conveying specific thoughts or ideas. It’s accomplished by overlapping two video clips so that one gradually fades into the next. As one clip ends, the viewer will notice elements of the following clip start to appear.

You can use the luma fade to indicate that a person in the scene is reminiscing about a previous event important to the storyline. As the subject looks off into the distance, the clip representing their memory fades in. The viewer will instinctively know that they are being transported back in time.

You can also use this luma fade to indicate how a subject has transformed over time. If your storyline jumps ahead ten years, a luma fade will let the viewer know that the subject has “transitioned” to the time indicated in the new clip.

Transition effects help tell the story.

The luma fade is just one of many transition effects that you can use to flesh out more details of the story your video tells. A series of short clips transitioned with a flash of black or white can be used to step up the tempo of your storyline.

Learn more about using a luma fade and other video editing effects. Then, explore every different kind of effect you can apply to your video clips with Adobe Premiere Pro.