How To Pan And Zoom In Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018

Hi, Nick here, and today I wanted to show you how we use panning and zooming on still images to give the effect of a video. This is particularly good for estate agents, hotels, works very well with rooms, where you just take a photo, and then you pan it around, zoom in and out, and it gives that motion. This is how we do it in Adobe Premiere Pro 2018. Okay, here we are in Adobe Premiere Pro 2018 , and I’ve already downloaded some photos, as you can see, and they’re in my little bin here. So I’ve just dragged these across. They are the pink bits, and we have the logo at the front. So that’s okay, and there’s the photo, and what we want to do is this pan-and-zoom effect, so that’s just a photo of this house that’s up for sale. Very nice house, by all accounts. So in this one, we’re going to zoom in. So we want to click on our Scale button. That’s going to give us a keyframe. Now let’s put the keyframe right in the middle, and we want that right at the beginning, so just drag that across. So that is our start position, and as you can see, doesn’t change at all at the moment, but we want our end position beyond it to be scaled. So click another keyframe, and that’s the one where we’re going to scale up. So on this scale, it’s 34. We can get these two little arrows. We can just drag that across, and you don’t want to make it too big. Otherwise it’s going to look crazy and really fast. So we got our end, our start, see what that looks like. There you go. A nice, slow zoom up. So for this next picture, obviously we’ve got a balcony and a little bit of a view, but we can’t really see much. So I think, to make it a little bit more interesting, and not just have it plain, we can… Let’s get the beginning of our clip, and this time I want to actually start it focusing in on that church spire. So we want to scale it up, and in here we’ve got the position. So we want to position it. So we’re going to drag it to the right, and then drag it, oops, drag it up. So we got there. There, beginning. There you go. So it’s starting with the spire, and we want to find a finish point, so let’s put our keyframes in there. So there, our little keyframe markers. So that’s the point we’re going to get to, and so we want to then zoom that back out. So zoom that back to somewhere it nearly was. Just bring that across so we actually see the house. Now, when we play the clip, we’re starting off with the spire, and then coming into the balcony. So with these two pictures, we’ve used a zoom-in effect, so scaling up, and in the second one, we’ve zoomed out again, and also panned down. Now, this picture’s quite interesting. So it’s showing a lovely lounge, lovely flooring, but I want to do a pan from left to right. So there’s our picture. So I want to start off somewhere in this right-hand corner. So let me just zoom in a touch, and then I can bring the picture up, and what I want to do is just pan across from one side to the other. So there, our two anchor points, or our two keyframes, and I’m going to put another keyframe in here and here, and I’m going to move it, oops, up and down. So I want to move it to the side, and this is going to give it a nice a nice pan shot, a nice left-to-right. Oop, and all that, that’s it, just so we cover that. So now, when we look at the clip, we’re starting there, and we’re just moving from left to right, and it just gives it that element of motion, and that just holds the eye, and it’s nice and slow. It doesn’t take too long. So here, I’ve done another one, which, actually, I’ve already pre-done this one, so this one is now coming back in again and across. Here’s one in the kitchen, but it looks a little bit juddery, and that’s because we little keyframes are are not at the beginning, not at the end, so sort of make sure those keyframes are at the beginning and end of each shot. So on that one, the same. So we don’t want it sticking, ’cause we want to make it look as fluid as we can. So let’s run it from there, and that’s just putting keyframes in, and zooming in and out, and scaling up and down. So they’re moving quite nicely now. I just want to check all my other keyframes. Just want to move them a touch, and as you can see, they just link from one frame to another. So I just want to make that just a little bit more a little softer on the eyes. So we’re going to put a couple of little transitions in. So here, we go down to the the, mm, the Effects, and we’re going to have a dip. Let’s have a dip dissolve. I quite like dip to white. Now we’ll stick that on the… So just pop them in the middle of your timeline. So let’s have a look how that one works. N’yeah, I quite like it, but actually, I think I prefer… Let’s just delete that. I prefer a cross dissolve. There we go. See what that one looks like. That’s much nicer. Not harsh at all. So I just need to drag and drop these into my clips. See how these transition. Perfect. Ooh, I say perfect, just need to knock one of those back. So now we’ve got our movement and our transitions all nice and smooth. We need to put in a finish off with just a little bit of a little bit of audio. This was my friend Lucy giving her voice, and just make sure that the voice isn’t too loud, and we’ll have a little bit of music as well. I downloaded some lovely piano music later on, so it’ll give it a little backdrop. Let me just literally drag and drop those into the timeline, in the audio. Okay, so we’re pretty good to go now, I think. The only thing I’ve done is I’ve actually stuck in, on our audio track there, I’ve just put in an audio transition. Yeah, exponential fade, and I’ve put that at the front and the back, because that then just lets the music flow in.  And towards the end, just lets it flow out without coming to an abrupt halt, so it just fades out.

A bit of a longer video today, but I just thought I’d share with you how we create these little montage-type videos using pan and zoom in Premiere Pro 2018. Yes, you can get other software, which costs, actually, more a month than Adobe Premiere Pro 2018, and you can just drag and drop, but you don’t have that control that you do with a proper editing software suite, which is why I like Adobe Premiere Pro 2018 so much. Hope you found that interesting. Hope you found that helpful. If you did, of course, please like it, share it, comment it. If you want to know any other little things, then, obviously I’ll try and make a tutorial about those, too. Otherwise, it’ll be potluck what you get next time. Take care. Bye-bye.

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