VideoStudio: Using Pan and Zoom

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There are three editing modes for Pan and Zoom:

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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