Dissolves are blending transitions between timeline elements in which the first clip fades out at the same time as the second clip fades in. Wipes are non-blending transitions that use masks to hide or reveal the outgoing and incoming shots.
Create transitions from the EditDesk record timeline and the BFX timeline. Most of the illustrations in this chapter are of the EditDesk record timeline. There may be some differences with those of a BFX timeline. Also, the hotkeys might not all be available from both timelines.