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20 Creative Video Transitions for Your Next Video Project

In the world of video editing, the straightforward cut is the
most useful, the most used and the least obtrusive way to transition from one
scene to another, but all projects are different, and there are times when you
need a transition with a bit more bite.

A good editor
understands this and knows when a more stylised or unusual transition is called
for. 

So for those times, I’ve compiled a list of the 20 most interesting and
stylish video transitions to be found at VideoHive.
I’ve grouped them under border style categories to make them easier to read
through.

Every transition
I’ve selected is compatible with After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut, Sony
Vegas
, Movie Maker, Avid and other editing software.

Graphic Styles

1. 40+ Transitions

40 Transitions

40+
Transitions
is a collection of clean and modern graphic transitions that would suit many video projects from the creative to commercial. 

There’s 48
rasterised transitions in a wide variety of colours which can be modified as
needed in imaging software like Photoshop.

2. 35 Cool Motion Graphics Transitions

35 Cool Motion Graphics Transitions

35
Cool Motion Graphics Transitions
are another set of beautifully modern
graphic transitions that range in style from the simple to complex. Again, they
come in a wide variety of colours which can be modified as needed.

3. 40 Colorful Geometric Transitions

40 Colorful Geometric Transitions

40
Colorful Geometric Transitions
features eight different transitions in five
different colours: yellow, red, pink, blue, and green. As the name
suggests, the transitions focus on creative approaches to geometric shapes.

4. Transitions

Transitions

Colourful, dynamic, bold
and clever are the adjectives that come to mind with Transitions.
This set of 40 clips is an obvious choice for commercial, instructional and
craft videos, but would also add a bit of pizazz to corporate projects as well.

5. Ultimate Transition Mattes Pack

Ultimate Transition Mattes Pack

Ultimate
Transition Mattes Pack
is a hard one to beat. The pack offers a dizzying 3,000
transitions in a beautiful selection of geometric and abstract shapes as well
as wipes, glitches, motion blur and so much more. 

Customer AndrewJamesEditMusic says:

 “I cannot say enough
about the quality and variety of these transitions. I purchased the pack with
the multi-use license and I am able to scale these down in Premiere to use them
on any 1080 projects I have as well. Extremely versatile. I could not be
happier with my purchase.”

Glitch & Grunge Style

6. 15 Glitch Transitions

15 Glitch Transitions

If you’re looking
from a glitch effect in your transitions, 15
Glitch Transitions
delivers in spades with its edgy selection of broken-TV
effects with sound effects included.

7. Quick and Dirty-10 Action Transitions

Quick and Dirty-10 Action Transitions

Quick
and Dirty-10 Action Transitions
delivers exactly what it says: 10 fast and gritty
transactions complete with flashing blurry lights, dust, lens dirt, and
scratches.

8. Ten Cinematic Transitions

Ten Cinematic Transitions

The Ten
Cinematic Transitions
pack borrows from the language of old black and white
film, like light leaks, scratches, vignetting and film spokes, to create a set
of 10 transitions that will add a vintage film feel to your project.

9. TV
Static Transitions Pack

TV Static Transitions Pack

TV
Static Transitions Pack
contains 21 transition clips that feature the distortions
and grain specific to early black and white TV.

10. Glitch Transitions

Glitch Transitions

Relive the days of
VHS with Glitch
Transitions
’ retro look.  This set of
21 glitch transitions features fragmented vertical, horizontal and grid lines,
flashing light leaks, and more.

Vintage Film Style

11. Vintage
Light Leaks

Vintage Light Leaks

Light leaking into
the camera and spoiling the film used to be considered a bad thing in the days
of film photography but now, added in just the right way, these effects bring
a bit of the old-fashioned charm of film photography to video. 

If you want to
bring a bit of old-fashioned charm to a video project then this pack of 15 Vintage
Light Leaks
is for you.

12. Grunge Transitions 2

Grunge Transitions 2

Grunge
Transitions 2
could easily fit into the Glitches and Grunge Style category,
but I’ve put it under light effects because it primarily uses effects of light
leaks, flares, and Bokeh. 

It combines these with dust and scratches to create an
effect that is best described as vintage grunge.

13. Dynamic Light Transitions

Dynamic Light Transitions

The Dynamic
Light Transitions
pack is all about light. It uses the gorgeous effects of
light reflections, light prisms and light bending to create wonderful fluid
shapes that will bring an air of the magical to your transitions.   

14. Flares Transition Bundle

Flares Transition Bundle

For those of you who
work on fashion, beauty or lifestyle projects, Flares
Transition Bundle
may be just what you need to bring that extra layer of
fun to your work. With 20 light flares with various colour effects, there’s no
shortage of transitions to choose from.

15. Transitions

Transitions

Featuring 90 video
transition files including everything from light leaks, flash, grunge light and
burning light to TV damage effects, Transitions
is really the ultimate transition pack. 

All 90 files can be easily used in a
variety of editing and compositing software, and sound effects are included.

Artistic Style

16. Rip Paper Transitions

Rip Paper Transitions

If you want to bring a bit
of handmade creative flair to your video project, then you’ll love Rip Paper
Transitions
. This collection of eight transitions uses the action of tearing
paper complete with a deckled edge to move from one clip to another.

17. TWO Clean Ink Splat Mask

TWO Clean Ink Splat Mask

If you love the
organic beauty of watercolour, then you will love TWO
Clean Ink Splat Mask
, which uses layers of pink, red and orange
watercolours to create a beautiful, ephemeral transition effect.  

18. Water Liquid Paint Transitions

Water Liquid Paint Transitions

Water
Liquid Paint Transitions
delivers the effect of liquid spilling, dripping, and
pouring to make transitions between video clips. Each transition has an alpha
and a luma channel incorporated into them so users can create great realistic
effects.

19. 36 Inks

36 Inks

With the 36 Inks pack,
transitions are created using the effects of ink bleeds, inkblots, and ink
splatters. This would be perfect for a project to do with writing or painting,
but it’s also a creative transition that would liven up any kind of video.

20. Glass Screen Breaking

Glass Screen Breaking

The Glass
Screen Breaking
pack contains four different transition videos of
glass being broken to reveal the video clip behind it. In two of the four
videos, all the glass falls away, while with the other two, the glass is only
partially shattered to create the appearance of a ball or bullet breaking it. 

Each of these transitions has an alpha and a luma channel incorporated into
them to give great realistic effects.

Conclusion

These 20 amazing video
transitions are just a small selection
of the thousands of awesome video transitions we have available at VideoHive,
so if none of them quite fits your needs, there are plenty of other great
options to choose from.

And if you want to
improve your skills building motion graphics yourself, then check out some of
the ever-so-useful 3D
and motion graphics tutorials
 we have on offer.