3. Show on web page a screen capture of three a/b dissolve windows resulting from clicking on dissolve icon positioned in the construction window. In first, image from A is up. In second, A and B are mixed. In third, B is up full. (See page 135 of premiere manual for v. 4.0 – "changing transition settings")
Like a simple or "straight" cut, a very short dissolve implies to the viewer that the action is taking place in the same space and time as that in the preceding shot. Often the effect is intended to smooth the action across the two shots. For this reason, the dissolve is sometimes called a "soft cut."
4. Compile the movie with first with a cut between the shots, then a 5-10 sec. dissolve.
5. Insert images of first frames of each movie labeled as "straight cut" and "soft cut" and link to their corresponding movies.
This can be helpful if you can't maintain precise continuity with cuts only, as for example between the shots bridged by the first dissolve. This dissolve smoothes over what might otherwise be a jarring "jump cut."
6. Insert above construction window again, but this time, along the timeline, add following 4 clips to the 2 above