If you look in the effects menu of most video editors, you will be swamped with an overwhelming amount of transition options to choose from. A common mistake that people make is incorporating all of these transitions and wipes, thinking that it will make their final video look more sophisticated and tech savvy. Sometimes using lots of transitions will do the exact opposite and make your project look cheap and poorly produced. In order to avoid the latter, I’ve made a list of my top 5 video transitions. If you stick to these basics and use them in the right context, you’ll have professional quality results!