5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 2, 2013 11:13 AM by adobenewbie123

    Pan and Zoom

    adobenewbie123 Level 1



      I am currently using Premiere Elements 10.  I have frequently used the pan and zoom tool to zoom in or out between 2 poiints in a clip.  However, I have not figured out a way  to show movement bewteen 3 points.  Is that even possible? Here is what I am trying to do.  I have a subject that I zoomed in on enough with this tool so there is room to pan up to a  second point,  However, instead of that pan ending on that second point, I would prefer to pan more quickly, hold it on the second point  for a few seconds and then pan further up to a third point .  Hoping this is possible:)


      Thanks for your insight!

        • 1. Re: Pan and Zoom
          the_wine_snob Level 9



          What you describe, can be easily done by Keyframing two of the Fixed Effects>Motion>Scale (Zoom) and then Effects>Motion>Position (Pan). In that Motion>Position, you can first Pan, then "hold," then Pan, or Tilt more. You would just Keyframe the X, and possibly the Y Positions, and can alter those operations over time, to alter the speed of the Pan/Tilt.


          If you have not yet worked with Keyframing Effects, Steve Grisetti has a very good set of tutorials on Basic Keyframing on Muvipix.com. I highly recommend those, as they really apply to most Effects, that can be Keyframed over time, and not just the Fixed Effects, but many (most?), that can be applied.


          Good luck,



          • 2. Re: Pan and Zoom
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            Most of Steve's Keyframing tutorials can be found at: http://muvipix.com/products.php?searchphrase=basic+keyframing&btn.x=27&btn.y=10


            The general concepts are the same for most recent versions of PrE, but some of the "mechanics" have changed with later versions. Once the general concepts have been grasped, it's only a few specifics of the mechanics (where the controls are located, in that version, that one needs to learn).


            Good luck, and hope that helps,



            • 3. Re: Pan and Zoom
              A.T. Romano Level 7



              Premiere Elements 10 Pan and Zoom Tool


              The Tool starts you off with two frames.


              Click on Hold at the top of the second frame and change the Hold time as wanted 00;00;00;00 (hours;minutes;seconds/frames)


              Then, click New Frame to generate the third frame for whatever you want to do to it.


              See if that works for you.





              • 4. Re: Pan and Zoom
                A.T. Romano Level 7



                I did not see Hunt's posts until after I had posted mine.


                Yes, you can do what you want with keyframing the position property in Motion Panel and using manual keyframes. But, since your question is specific to the Premiere Elements 10 Pan and Zoom Tool, I would suggest that you can do this with that tool, probably easier.


                For your consideration.




                Add On...I have road tested this in Premiere Elements 10 Windows Pan and Zoom Tool and it worked for me nicely.

                • 5. Re: Pan and Zoom
                  adobenewbie123 Level 1

                  Fantastic. I will give it a shot.   Thanks to you both for your great insight!