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Despite the rise of mobile journalism making it possible to shoot and edit video content on your smartphone, many people prefer to use a desktop for putting together their vox-pops and documentaries - and the first choice for many is Adobe Premiere Pro.

If you want to improve your skills using the software, Caitlin Jordan, MA interactive journalism student at City, University of London provides seven tips to using Premiere Pro on Interhacktives.

She recommended using transitions for quick and smooth animations simply by dragging and dropping the preset effects to the beginning and end of clips.

"You can experiment with the different transitions, but 'Cross Dissolve' is recommended for its clean and professional look. This helps you skip the steps of manually animating the opacity yourself," she writes.

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