Welcome to another Premiere Pro video tutorial developed by BizVid Communications a leading video production company in San Diego. Today I’m going to show you how to generate a circle similar to what you might see when a specific section needs to be highlighted.
First I’ll bring my assets into the timeline. This is a publicity picture of some of the Emmy Awards we have received over the years, but it needs to be sized properly. So let me right click on the clip and check “Scale to Frame Size.” You probably won’t have to do that. Next, I’m going to position my mouse on the “New Items” folder and click. Then, I’m going to scroll down to “Transparent Video” and click….it will default to the correct size of the project so I will click “OK” I now have a new transparent clip in the “Project” pane and I’ll click and drag it and place it on video track 3. Since I like to keep things nice and organized, I will drag the new clip into a bin I titled, “Elements.”
Next, I’ll open the “Effects” window and click to open the “Video Effects” folder. As you can see, there are several sub-folders but the one I will be working with today is “Generate.” Once open, I’ll position my mouse on “Circle” then click and drag in into the timeline and place it on the “Transparent Video” clip. When I did, you can see a big white circle which, for my purpose, is not what I am looking for. So I need to size and structure this new element into a form and color that I can use. To do that, I need to open my “Effects Controls” tab by placing my mouse on “Window” and scroll to “Effects Control” and click. With this open I can begin to shape and size my new circle. First, I want to control the “Edge.” I position my mouse on the twirl down arrow and find several choices. Just experiment to find the one you like best. For me today it will be “Thickness.”
Next, I want to change the color so I position my mouse on the white color and click to call up the “Color Pallete.” Here I will pick red and click. Now, I want to position the circle over the light so, I will click and drag these numbers to bring the circle to the final position. This circle can be animated. For example, I can start the circle in one area of the frame and have it move to another area. Or, I can change the size and dimension over time….like this……. And there you have it.
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