Crossfade / Mix / Dissolve
A gradual fade from one shot to the next is known as a crossfade, mix or dissolve.
Crossfades have a slower, more relaxed feel than a cut. They can be used in situations such as:
- Slowing the pace of a video
- Creating a mood, e.g. relaxation, thoughtfulness, etc.
- Showing a sequence of scenic shots
- Photo montages
- Conveying a sense of passing time or changing location
The speed of the crossfade transition can vary between a few frames (for relatively fast-paced content) to several seconds.
Slow or incomplete crossfades can also be used to create layered video effects.