NEW Pan and Zoom Controls

NEW Pan and Zoom Controls

By Discovery Center team

Take your audience on an adventure as you zoom into action or pan across the scene. VideoStudio 2018 adds more flexibility with new pan and zoom controls. Begin with elegant presets to move across your video or zoom into your picture for the closeup it deserves! Go beyond traditional keyframe editing—we’ve added new tools that enable you to make adjustments to your pan and zoom motions as the video plays. It doesn’t get better than this—your friends will be impressed by your technique and you’ll have fun creating it!

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There are three editing modes for Pan and Zoom:

  • Static: Maintains the zoom level that you set throughout the video.
  • Animated: Lets you set keyframes to change the pan and zoom settings precisely.
  • On the Fly: Lets you set pan and zoom changes interactively in the preview pane while the video plays.

To set a constant zoom level for a photo or video

  1. In the Timeline, select a photo or video clip and click the Pan and Zoom button on the Timeline toolbar. The Pan and Zoom window opens.
  2. In the Edit Mode drop-down, choose Static.
  3. In the Preset Size drop-down, choose a preset (such as HD if you’re zooming in on a 4K video), or in the Original pane of the preview window, use the marquee to set the zoom area and position.

To apply a pan and zoom effect to a video while it plays

  1. In the Timeline, select a video clip and click the Pan and Zoom button on the Timeline toolbar. The Pan and Zoom window opens.
  2. In the Edit Mode drop-down, choose On the Fly.
  3. In the Original pane (on the upper left side of the window), adjust the starting size and position of the marquee. The result displays in the Preview pane on the right.
  4. Click the Play button.
  5. As the video plays, reposition and resize the marquee as you want. Key frames are added automatically for each change you make.
  6. Fine tune the results using the key frames and adjusting the settings.
  7. Click OK to return to the Edit workspace.

To apply a pan and zoom effect to a photo or with keyframes

  1. In the Timeline, select a video clip and click the Pan and Zoom button on the Timeline toolbar. The Pan and Zoom window opens.
  2. In the Edit Mode drop-down, choose Animated.
  3. Ensure that the Start keyframe (first keyframe) is selected in the effect timeline (appears as a red diamond). If the Start key frame is not selected, click it.
  4. In the Original pane, click to set the position of the marquee. A red crosshair displays to represent the currently selected keyframe. Use the controls to set the Zoom ratio and any other settings you want.
  5. In the effect timeline, click the End keyframe (last key frame), and repeat step 4.
  6. Click the Play button to preview the effect.
  7. Double-click the timeline to add any additional key frames, and repeat step 4.
  8. Click OK to apply effect and return to the main workspace.

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