Are you keyframing the position or the anchor point?
I'm not sure I understand the question. Sometimes I have a video clip in which I start wide and zoom to a certain area...or pull back from a certain area. Keyframes are selected for the start and end times. When working with stills it is sometimes a similar zoom or pullback, but often it is a pan. If that does not address your question, perhaps you could word it in a way this duffer would understand. Thanks.
See about anchor point:
You can control a pan differently by keyframing the anchor point instead of keyframing the position. Try changing the anchor point and see what happens.
Okay, I've tried that, but I don't see how that really differes from panning by using keyframes with the position sliders. And it still leaves me with the issue of a smooth start and end of motion. Or did I miss something here?
It gives a different motion path. Try it both ways with only ease in and ease out on the same clip and compare.
I am totally puzzled. I took an image, and I panned across it using start and end keframes with the anchor point tool. I noted the position coords for the start and end, then repeated the test using those coords in position and turning off the anchor point function. The two pans seem identical to me. What am I doing wrong here?
But I did come across something more directly related to my original question. By choosing bezier in temporal interpolation, i have been able to start and end a pan relatively smootly. But I cannot find a way to adjust the acceleration and deceleration. My guess is that I would need the Pro version to fine tune these moves.
There may be handles on the timeline that can be adjusted if you have it show the motion keyframes on the timeline instead of the opacity keyframes.
To supplement prior information
If you want to change what the clip rubberband represents, you can click on the tiny triangle next to the Timeline's clip's title.
Please refer to blog post on Video and Audio Track Content Rubberband
In the case of a video clip, the default for its rubberband is Opacity. But that can be changed to Motion. As I wrote in the blog post
The Motion Property options are Position, Scale, Constrain Proportions, Rotation, Anchor Point, or Anti-Flicker filter. The Opacity choice is just Opacity.
Keyframing of these properties are reflected as white dots on the clip's rubberband and can be adjusted at that level.
If you do not see the white dots keyframes in the clip's rubberband, then right click the file, select "Show Clip Keyframes", follow to Motion and Opacity, pick one, and follow to find your property named, and select it.
At the rubberband level, right clicking a keyframe (white dot) there, offers opportunities for Linear, Bezier, Auto Bezier, Continous Bezier, Hold, Ease In, Ease Out, and Delete. If you select Bezier, do you see the keyframe handles?
I have not done this, but you might want to see how much of the following you can get done in Premiere Elements using the Final Cut description of "Smoothing Keyframes with Bezier Hangles".
Thanks for the tips. I was aware of the rubber band functionality, though I
always the Applied Effects window. I'm self-taught, and that's just the way
As for the Bezier, continuous Bezier, linear and all that.all those features
are available in Applied Effects. But none of this goes directly to my
original question, which was how to start and stop a pan or zoom gradually,
rather than jerking it up to full speed with the linear function. On my own,
I found that Bezier temporal interpolation works, but I really would like to
have a handle on HOW fast or slow the movement starts and stops. I have been
unable to find any control or that, and I believe that this must be possible
only in the Pro version. I'd love to find out I'm wrong.
Right after sending my previous note, I found that there IS a Bezier handle
on the rubber band keyframe. This is great! Thanks for leading me in the
Thanks for the follow with the great news that you have found those Bezier handles for the Premiere Elements keyframes.
Please update on your progress when you get the time.
The follow up was much appreciated.
Just a note of thanks for your suggestion. After poking around a little bit,
I did find the Bezier handles. This is an enormous development for me,
because I have struggled from day one to figure out how to control motion
start and stop more precisely than the default.