8 Replies Latest reply on Oct 25, 2014 8:43 AM by joeyMPI

    How does the Pan and Zoom tool work in Adobe Premiere Elements 11

    joeyMPI

      How does the Pan and Zoom tool work in Adobe Premiere Elements 11?

       

      Is there a video tutorial link?

        • 1. Re: How does the Pan and Zoom tool work in Adobe Premiere Elements 11
          A.T. Romano Level 7

          joeyMP1

           

          On what computer operating system is your Premiere Elements 11 running?

           

          If you have not seen the following, please review and consider

           

          http://help.adobe.com/en_US/premiereelements/using/WSeffff8bffc802084-494411db12fd35452dd- 8000.html

           

          http://atr935.blogspot.com/2014/08/pe12121-pan-and-zoom-tool-and-video-file.html

           

          Let us start here and then we can decide what next. Any questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate

          to ask.

           

          Thank you.

           

          ATR

          • 2. Re: How does the Pan and Zoom tool work in Adobe Premiere Elements 11
            joeyMPI Level 1

            Thanks for the response - appreciate it.

             

            I’ll check these out.  Also, is there another option to “move” on a photo that isn’t the perfect TV ratio?  Such as making “marks” directly from the “FX Applied Effects tab on the upper right side of the screen?

             

            Let me know.

             

            Thanks

             

            JOE B


            JOE BRANDMEIER

            Director / Producer

             

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            • 3. Re: How does the Pan and Zoom tool work in Adobe Premiere Elements 11
              A.T. Romano Level 7

              joeyMPI

               

              Not sure what you mean by

              is there another option to “move” on a photo that isn’t the perfect TV ratio?  Such as making “marks” directly from the “FX Applied Effects tab on the upper right side of the screen?

              Are you referring to portrait oriented photos in the Pan and Zoom workspace or something else unrelated to the Pan and Zoom Tool?

               

              If you import images with a different aspect ratio than that of the project settings, you might consider scaling the non conforming

              aspect ratio file to fit the space in the Edit area monitor which was established by the project according to the project preset setting.

              a. click on image on screen, then use a handle on the image bound box for the scaling

              or

              b. highlight the click, go to Applied Effects Tab/Applied Effects Palette/Motion Panel expanded and use the Scale slider for the scaling of

              width and height.together (Constrain Proportions with check mark) or just one or the other (with no check mark for Contstrain Proportions).

               

              If none the above targeted you question, please give more details.

               

              Thank you.

               

              ATR

               

              Add On...sometime keyframing the Motion Scale (for Zoom) and Motion Position (for Pan) are indicated if problems with the Pan and Zoom Tool

              and a particular task. More on that another time.

              • 4. Re: How does the Pan and Zoom tool work in Adobe Premiere Elements 11
                joeyMPI Level 1

                Thank you very much for getting back to me.

                 

                 

                Your option B is what I’m referring to.  Can I create a “smooth move” that can be used in the video - using that motion effect?  I can “re-size” the images as you suggest, but can I mark the beginning, middle and ending of a shot -- then create an effect that smoothly moves through those steps - in the video?

                 

                 

                If you have a moment, let me know.  Or connect me with a tutorial link that might explain.

                 

                 

                THANKS

                 

                joe b

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                JOE BRANDMEIER

                Director / Producer

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                • 5. Re: How does the Pan and Zoom tool work in Adobe Premiere Elements 11
                  A.T. Romano Level 7

                  Joe Brandmeier

                   

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                  Please let me know if I am going in the right direction on what you are asking about your pan and zoom effect using keyframing of motion scale and motion position.

                   

                  The generalized scheme for doing that

                  a. Initiate the keyframing with "Toggle Animation" in the Motion Panel expanded.

                  b. Then the workflow is with each move the the Timeline Indicator across the clip, follow with a change in the Scale and/or Position properties at the location of the Timeline Indicator. You are the one selecting each spot (start, middle, end or in between any)  for the scale or position changes with the move of the Timeline Indicator and the setting of the scale and properties values. We can talk about setting manual keyframes next if wanted.

                   

                  If you need "reference points", you can always add unnumbered markers to the Timeline (each of those markers allows you to embed comments in it).

                   

                  Not sure if this fits in to what you are asking, but...

                  In the following I keyframed the circle position across a clip in a designed manner (predetermined way to mark the path that I wanted). Then I used Motion Tracking so that 3 objects could track the same circle as in moved through its defined path.

                  http://www.atr935.blogspot.com/2013/10/pe12-motion-trackingwhat-to-use-to.html

                   

                  Please review and consider and then let me know if I have targeted what you were asking. If not, I will think about this some more.

                   

                  Thanks.

                   

                  ATR

                  • 6. Re: How does the Pan and Zoom tool work in Adobe Premiere Elements 11
                    joeyMPI Level 1

                    thank you again.

                     

                     

                    I’m really trying to do the simplest of moves at this point.  I have a STILL PICTURE, that’s “vertical” - and when I drop it in the time line, I want to start with it as is - and simply “move in to it”. 

                     

                     

                    The Pan and Zoom tool only allows me to move on the “TV ratio”…  I just want to zoom in to it as it sits in full vertical - with black filling the rest of the frame.

                     

                     

                    ?

                    • 7. Re: How does the Pan and Zoom tool work in Adobe Premiere Elements 11
                      A.T. Romano Level 7

                      joeyMPI

                       

                      Thanks for the follow up.

                       

                      I did not realize that your focus was portrait (vertical) rather than landscape oriented photos.

                      Please take a look at the following thread where I worked through some scenarios for using the Premiere

                      Elements Pan and Zoom Tool with portrait oriented photos.

                      how do I use pan and zoom on vertical photographs without editing out most of the photo?

                       

                      We can also discuss this specific to the keyframing of motion scale (for zoom) and motion position (for pan).

                       

                      Have you looked at the pan or zoom presets as an alternative approach? Please see fx Effects Tab at bottom of

                      Expert workspace. Under fx Effects, find Presets. Under Presets, try the

                      Horizontal Image Zooms

                      Horizontal Image Pans

                      Vertical Image Zooms

                      Vertical Image Pans

                      and drag and drop one of these effects into your clip. Important to remember, with these presets you can apply

                      a pan or zoom to a clip but not a pan and zoom.

                       

                      Please let us know if any of the above targeted your question better.

                       

                      Thanks.

                       

                      ATR

                      • 8. Re: How does the Pan and Zoom tool work in Adobe Premiere Elements 11
                        joeyMPI Level 1

                        THANKS

                         

                         

                        greatly appreciated

                         

                         

                        I'll review.