How to use Pan & Zoom

Pan & Zoom moves an image of your choosing between two positions and sizes on screen.

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Setup

First, choose the image file that you want to use. Next, choose the Start position, End position and Velocity for the Pan. Adjust the Zoom controls to set the beginning and ending size of the image. Optionally add a Vignette for an artistic touch.

Note: The image is saved inside your NLE project by Pan & Zoom. When transferring the project or opening it on another computer you do not need to include the image file.

Note: It is important to understand that Pan & Zoom has its own animation built in. Setting the Start and End positions will cause a move between those two points. If you wish to use the keyframing of your NLE, it is best to check the "Use Start value for keyframing" checkbox.

 

  • The Image group lets you select which file to use as your graphic. 
    • Open File opens a file browser where you can pick the image file to use.
    • Clear Image removes the currently selected image file.
    • Set Up View allows you to see your whole frame while controlling the position, size and rotation of your Start and End points, blue and red respectively. Remember to check this box OFF when you are ready to see your animation.
    • Use Start value for Keyframing forces any values which have to do with the End Point position to be ignored. When this option is checked, only the Start section controls are used for your image placement.
  • The Start group lets you adjust how your image looks at the beginning.
    • Position controls the initial location of your video. Whether or not you’re using animation, the Position control under the Start Point section is what you will use in all cases.
    • Rotation adjusts your picture’s angle of Z rotation around a center axis.
    • Zoom adjusts the size of your image. Zero Zoom is the original size of your video frame, while 100 Zoom increases the size of your picture significantly. Negative values will shrink the image from its original size.
  • The End group lets you adjust how your image looks at the end of the animation.
    • Position controls the final location of your video. 
    • Rotation adjusts your picture’s angle of Z rotation around a center axis.
    • Zoom adjusts the size of your image. Zero Zoom is the original size of your video frame, while 100 Zoom increases the size of your picture significantly. Negative values will shrink the image from its original size.
  • The Animation group lets you adjust how your image moves on screen.
    • Velocity: adjusts the speed at which the transition animation takes place.
      • Ease In: begins the animation slowly and ends quickly.
      • Ease Out: begins the animation quickly and ends slowly.
      • Smooth: slows the beginning and end of the animation while speeding up the middle.
      • Linear: no change in velocity throughout the animation.
    • Start Hold is the number of seconds you wish your footage to hold still before the auto animation begins.
    • End Hold is the number of seconds you wish your footage to hold still after the auto animation has ended.
  • The Vignette group lets you add an artistic vignette to your image.

    • Style: sets the style of vignette. You can choose from Ellipse or Rectangle styles.
    • Size: adjusts the size of the vignette to take more or less space in your image.
    • Strength: adjusts the opacity of the vignette, making it darker or more transparent.
    • Feather: softens the edges of the vignette mask.
    • Blur: blurs the vignette.
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