With these FREE transition packs for Premiere Pro, you’ll be ready to edit any type of energetic video. Download more than eighty assets below.
Looking to add some extra colorful movement to your edit? With these FREE transition packs, you can pull off dozens of popular looks—fast-paced action wipes, paper and grunge textures, as well as fun-loving zooms, light leaks, and sci-fi glitches, you’ll find every type of transition you need.
Need help figuring out how to use these FREE transitions in Premiere Pro? Be sure to check out the tutorials included with each of these packs.
What Are Video Transitions?
You might be wondering what exactly these assets are. To put it plainly, they’re animated shapes, characters, or images that act as a way to bridge two clips on your timeline together. So, it’s a fun way to “transition” from one shot to the other.
This can be as simple as dragging and dropping one of these transitions over the two clips on your timeline. These types of transitions work nicely for corporate videos, YouTube videos, event recaps, or even documentaries.
Not only do they give off a fun, energetic energy to the pacing, they’ll make your work appear more professional, adding further legitimacy to the final product.
Okay, so let’s look at some free transition packs.
13 Customizable FREE Transitions
This was one of PremiumBeat‘s latest stellar free packs from the beloved “free week.” These transitions are both fun and colorful, yet retro and textured enough to give you multiple types of looks to fit whatever type of project you’re working on.
The process of applying these effects to your footage is as simple as it gets. But, in case you need a guide on what to expect, check out this walk-through tutorial.
FREE Hand-Drawn Backgrounds
Okay, I know this isn’t a traditional “transition” pack, but you can use a lot of the assets within this pack to transition from one shot to the next. I kind of look at these fun, organic-looking effects as a way to play with your video in any way possible.
So, throw some of these over your footage, or over one of the other transitions from this list, and you might get a completely original transition built up by several assets. Plus, it’s FREE—who doesn’t love free stuff!
Here’s a tutorial for this pack.
15 FREE Premiere Pro Textured Transitions
This pack of .mogrt files are simple drag-and-drop solutions to getting out of creating your own transitions in the middle of your edit. They’re also easily customizable, allowing you to change the amount of texture and color.
These transitions feature several styles and looks, such as:
- Scribbled pencil
- Torn paper
- Wiggly zebra stripes
- Standard wipes
- Paper textured wipes
18 FREE Animated Gritty Textures
If you’re looking for more of a “grunge” look, check out PremiumBeat’s all-time classic eighteen FREE animated gritty textures. These can also be used as a transitional clip, taking your audience from one scene to another. It’s kind of crazy these are free.
16 FREE Circle Transitions
This pack of transitions from PremiumBeat includes sixteen different circle wipes and spins. I tend to use shape transitions primarily in upbeat product videos. They make for a quick way to cut between shots of the product itself and shots of it in use.
So, what style of transitions are these?
- Different speeds and directions of circle radial wipes
- Layered circle drop
- Circles swiping across the screen
Just place one of these transitions above your two clips in the Premiere Pro timeline, add a Track Matte Key, and you’re ready to go.
Ink Splash Transitions
I know the thumbnail above says “Animated Titles,” but within this pack are more than fifty ink splatter transitions. These ink splats look like they’re landing on the screen, taking up however much space you need (you can control the size of the splat). These are a colorful, fun, and clever way to move onto the next sequence or scene.
13 Light Leak Transitions
Light leaks are the ultimate in hip and ethereal looks. These bursts come from all angles and you can control the size and intensity. Make sure to place them in a position on your shot that makes sense, like in the direction of the sun or a bright light source. They’re perfect for any type of colorful transitions—music videos, weddings, and concerts.
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25 FREE Glitch Transitions
Here are two packs of glitches from Cinecom. In the first pack, you’ll get five glitch and distortion presets for Premiere Pro. Check out the tutorial below to see how to use them.
In this pack, you’ll find three distinct looks for the glitch effect:
In the second transition pack from Cinecom, you’ll get another twenty FREE glitches. This second pack includes even more looks that you can also combine by stacking transitions together.
Action Wipes Transitions
Need some classic, quick-action wipes? This pack from Chung Dha includes simple in-and-outs, so you can adjust the length of the wipe however you want. This FREE pack of transitions is reminiscent of fast-paced cop shows and lighter buddy-cop comedies.
How to Use Transition Packs in Premiere Pro
Looking for More Transitions?
Still not enough of what you need? My go-to paid pack of transitions is RocketStock’s Stanza. This pack has over 200 transitions in twelve different categories.
It’s not free, but it’s certainly not expensive. With the number of projects I’ve used this transition pack on, it’s paid for itself a dozen times over. I highly recommend checking it out.
Transitions in Final Cut Pro X
In need of some transitions for Final Cut Pro X? You’re in luck! In the tutorial below, our very own Tanner Shinnick walks us through how to create some of the most popular transitions around—all inside Final Cut Pro X.
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