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How to Create Zoom Effect in Premiere Pro
When working with still images or videos featuring limited movement, adding motion can be an effective way to spruce up your project. Zooming in on a particular portion of an image can help attract the viewer’s eye to the focal subject, while also adding life to an otherwise static presentation. Learn how to simulate a camera zoom effect in Adobe Premiere Pro with the instructions below.
Starting the Pan & Zoom Tool
If you’re wondering how to zoom in in Premiere Pro, you’ve probably considered this aptly named and versatile tool. While it does allow for a camera panning effect, this tutorial will focus on the zoom function exclusively. Follow these steps to get started:
Please note that any video footage used should contain only minimal movement. Video taken from a set position, such as a tripod, generally produces best results.
Working With Focus Frames
Next, you’ll need to add focus frames; these designate the points at which a zoom effect will start and end. For unanalyzed media, they will automatically be added at the border and center of an image (or video frame) when initiating Pan & Zoom. To add frames, click “New Frame” in the Pan & Zoom window. To create the zoom effect, perform the following:
When working with movie files, keep in mind that only a single focus frame can be created for each frame of video. Any options irrelevant to video editing will be unavailable in the Pan & Zoom panel.
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