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You can set the default in the Preferences so that media automatically scales to frame size. That gets you set up so that all of the 1440X1068 images are able to fit nicely. Please not that the image is rerasterized to the frame size so zooming is not a good idea.
If you want to pan/scan a photo, right-click (you guys can do that now, right?) and deselect the "scale to frame size" which will restore the original size and allow you to use the Motion effect to scale, pan and scan.
What I do, however, is that I put all of the images where I want them and the set the scale on the first one. Then I copy the first image and Paste Attributes to put the same scale on everything. That way I don't have to deal with unchecking anything.
This is harder on the computer though, so you may find problems popping up when you have a lot of images.
I must say that making slideshows in After Effects is easier and you will have more options. 2D images in 3D space can have some interesting attributes. AE takes bigger images. Parenting makes setting things up a lot easier.
> deselect the "scale to frame size" which will restore the original size and allow you to use the Motion effect to scale, pan and scan.
Does "scale to frame size" degrade quality compared to using the motion effect to achieve the same thing?
>right-click (you guys can do that now, right?)
Can they? I thought Mac mice had only 1 button.
>Does "scale to frame size" degrade quality compared to using the motion effect to achieve the same thing?
I was told it did, and I think it does, but that is for you to determine for yourself.
I cannot see any difference, I thought you knew something secret I did not. :-)
> I thought Mac mice had only 1 button
It does. Sad.
My info on the scaling came from an expert. I trust him on anything Premiere Pro related.
I just do not like anything Apple.
Started when I was very small.
I was in my 30's when the Mac came out. I took a technical trainer job in 1987 that required me to use a Mac Classic to produce training manuals and to contribute to operations manuals.
I liked the Mac. Nothing wrong with it. But when I had a chance toi learn Visual Basic instead of Hypercard (I think that was the programming tool) I found it easier to go with a PC. Then all my jobs since have required me to use a PC.
I was 10 when I learnt how to use a 'computer'. There were 25 people on the course and 24 PC's, and 1 Mac.
Guess who got the Mac...
Even with a right click, I thought the OS itself only had one context menu. Not so much true anymore?
MAC traditionally didnt have right mouse button. But they are catching up and now 2 button mac mice are pretty common. So, right click will work ok if you have a 2 button mouse.
Does this crop the image or simply resize it and maintain the aspect ratio?
I have after effect but haven't tried to work with it yet.
You can use any mouse you want with a Mac. I am using a wireless 5 button microsoft mouse with a scroll wheel
Both the auto scale, and the manual scaling using Motion resize the image, not crop it. Auto scaling maintains the ratio of the image at the cost of leaving black bars if the image is not 4:3 (or 16:9 - depending on the project). Manual scaling uses the ratio of the project until you get down to where it fits the entire picture in.
I try to avoid the black bars which is why I have avoided auto adjustments. These are all pics shot with a Canon 20D. I didn't realize pasting attributes would effect the scale as well. Do you know if I would I still have a problem with black bars?
It depends on how low you scale the picture.
Most pictures are not the same ratio as video. So if you have to fit in the entire picture, black bars, or at least, some sort of background (still or motion) is inevitable. But most of the time you can fit the image into the frame by letting Premiere Pro allow part of the picture to hang outside the frame and not be seen.