First of all I gotta say I was dreading learning how to make a transition, since I thought you would need me to put it on different video tracks etc. Instead it couldn’t be simpler! I love it (you have to first put two clips directly next to each other on the same track with no gap, snapping the start of one to the end of the other. Then after they’re next to each other and you’ve released the mouse, you can click again and drag them over each other to automagically cause a transition, marked with an x in the timeline. You can right click that section and click properties to select other transition styles. It’s really cool!!)
I do have one question. In one of my clips I’d like to make it more obvious to the viewer that a transition has taken place, because the two clips look the same (like a timelapse). Is there any transition with something like a hard black bar that sweeps across the screen or that sort of thing? (Something to make it really obvious to the viewer).
If not, I might just add a bit of black between the clips instead of a transition. It’s not a big deal, I was just wondering.
There’s no built in transition that can do what you want. You could make your own bar transition.
Overlap the clips. Put a black, or any color clip on a track above the overlapped clips. Add a Mask Simple Shape filter to the color clip. Adjust the width and height.
Use a Size and Position filter to move the bar left or right across the transition.