And welcome to another in a series of Premiere Pro video tutorials brought to you by San Diego video production company, BizVid Communications. Today, I’ll show you how to pan and zoom graphics and pictures to add that “Ken Burns Effect” to your project. So let’s get started.
The project size is 1920 x 1080 and I have already imported a few pictures at a size larger than the project size. This gives me extra pixels to zoom and pan so that the picture stays clear and sharp. However if your slides are not that large, don’t worry about it…work with what you have…you can always “scale to frame size.”
In this first step I will place my CTI (Current Time Indicator) at the head of the clip. This is where the first “Key Frame” will be placed for position and Scale. Here you can see that the scale is default set at 100%. A “Key Frame” is simply a place marker that instructs Premiere Pro where to begin the motion effect. Next, in the Effects Controls Panel I’m going to click these little “stopwatch” icons….one for “Position” and one for “Scale.” Here in the right column you can see that a “Key Frame” has been added for each.
Now I’ll place the CTI at the end of the clip which is the point where I want the action to finish. Next, in the Effects Control panel, I’ll change the Position and scale parameters so that over time, the viewer will see the effect motion from beginning to end. Notice that the “Key Frames” were generated automatically. This is always the case for each time you change the CTI and the position and scale parameters. If the motion is not beginning and ending exactly where you want it to, you can click and drag the “Key Frames” to the points you’re looking for. Be sure to select all “Key Frames” in that time-frame so that the effect stays intact.
For the next slide, the same process is used. I place the CTI at the beginning of the clip and set a key frame for position and for “Scale.” Next, position the CTI at the point at which I want the motion to stop then change the parameters for each….position and scale. And there it is.
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