Many people use a pan/zoom effect for their photos. Granted Premiere gives more total control over the process through effect/motion but the interface is tedious and guesswork. I want to pan over a photo do I really need to guess with x and y axis and numbers that begin with 360 and use negative numbers and set multiple settings in scale and postion...When the LIGHT version does it beautifully and simply already...According to the trial I downloaded and from other users input.
I would think that those of us who subscribe to creative cloud should have this option included either by updating pro with this interface or bundling elements in the creative cloud. Or at least offer us a signifiant discount to purchase elements. It would make my project so much easier. Thanks.
Thank you both for your responses.
I am creating a kickstarter video which will show pans of pages from my graphic novel. I need to do it in a video editor because there is also live action video from the stage, interviews, and narration. And voice syncing to each panel of the comic page.
I suppose I could try the photoshop method and then drag it into premiere.
PS I'm a mac user. 10.7 iMac i5, 12GB ram. Creative cloud subscriber.
iMovie is not controllable enough in its "ken burns effect" and is an awful program since they "upgraded and fixed" it a few years ago.
the 3rd party slideshow program i downloaded is good but limited by the templates and themes and not customizable.
I've also tried booting into windows and using the Corel video maker software and that kept crashing.
I'll try the photoshop method.
For a really quick overview, check out the last movie (editing video) in the free Bryan O'Neil Hughes course at Lynda.com. I was pleasantly surprised...
good luck to you!
My mind is blown. I wish I wouldve seen this earlier today before I wasted my money on elements. Thank you thank you thank you:)
I also found this link.
I wish Premiere or any Adobe software could implement features found in Sony Vegas Pro. Much more intuitive on panning and zooming and sizing and keyframs. And stacking multiple files and doing many types of crossfades is practically automated in Vegas, almost like a WYSIWYG interface. Audio handing is superior in Vegas too. There are so few limitations in workflow on the Sony stuff...my clients are blown away at how quickly I can do rough mockups of their ideas. Someone at Adobe should really take a look. I think they'd stop touting these "drag and drop crossfades" as a good idea and see them for the murky, unsure method they are. There is a MUCH easier way, and Sony has been doing it that way for over a decade. Not to mention you can drag and drop Photoshop files right on to a Vegas timeline, as well as nearly EVERY other type of video, audio, or still. It doesn't care. It makes it work. And in Vegas, you can get at the properties of each individual element to do nearly anything you want under the hood. It all plays nice together and the layout is so easy to navigate. Adobe stuff is powerful, but hard to use. I feel more like a scientist and less like an artist when I use the Adobe interfaces...