I'm new to Premiere Elements but have experience with other non-linear editing. When I apply pan-and-zoom to adjacent imported still photos (not video clips) and then add a cross-dissolve transition between them, there is a stop-start so that the transition isn't smooth. That is, both clips aren't panning/zooming during the whole transition -- first one is and then the second is. In older iMovie, for example, this was a "destructive" transition that shortened the combined length of the clips by the duration of the transition; however, they actually "overlapped." Premiere Elements seems to add on still frames at the ends to accomplish the cross-dissolve, but it ends up looking very amateur.
Is there a way to get a smooth, professional-looking cross-dissolve between "Ken Burns"-style photos? I've tried applying the transition both before and after applying the pan-and-zoom, but both look the same (i.e., cheesy).
Are you using the Pan & Zoom Effect, or are you manually Keyframing the Fixed Effects>Motion>Position (Pan), and Motion>Scale (Zoom)?
Personally, I have not used the Pan & Zoom, and only manually Keyframe Motion>Position and Motion>Scale.
Thanks, Bill. I'm using the "Pan and Zoom Tool." I'll need to do this ~ 200 times for my short show (manually synced with manually inserted beat markers) so setting individual keyframes, etc., won't be very efficient... In older iMovie, I could do this in < 1 minute per clip.