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Elements gives us yet another way to add keyframes and make things move, and that's in the Timeline. So we got two pieces of footage here, everybody dancing actually, and then I will move over and we will see underneath this this nice pan shot of Santa Barbara. And I am going to right- click and Delete and Close Gap. I want to fade in first of all from this, so I am going to select this footage. And actually I need a little bit of room to work here, so if I right-click off to the side and do a Track Size, I am going to choose Medium.
Now you might not see this down arrow right here. This is Opacity. So if your footage is closed like that, you might not see anything, but let's spread it out a little bit, a little zoom, and I have got room now to work. Keep in mind, you see this yellow bar? Well, we are going to be using that quite a bit. So first I have Opacity, so I select the yellow bar, I go back to frame 1, which I am at, all right, Add/Remove a keyframe. I am going to add a keyframe, and there it is. I am going to go ahead maybe right there and I'm going to add a second keyframe.
And I am going to zoom out just a little more, give me some more room. And what did I say before? We needed two keyframes to do an animation. So we've got them. So now I can go over that first keyframe, click and select it, and drag it down, and my bar turns blue, which means I am doing something. And as you see the numbers, well, I am going from 100% Opacity down to 0. And now let's go back, and here's the footage underneath. Let's press play. A nice little fade-in.
So I think when they are done with their little dance, we are going to transition this video into a picture-in-picture. So let me go back a little bit. So right about here, I'm going to look at my arrow here and choose Position. I can't do anything here. Why not? Because I need to click on the yellow bar. Now I can do this. I want to add a keyframe right there at that position, and we are going to come back to Position in a second.
So now I am going to scale, so let's go back to Scale. I am going to select the Scale and press Add Keyframe, so I have got a keyframe right there for Scale. And I'm going to go ahead a little bit here and I'm going to add a second keyframe. So now I am over my second keyframe and you see the 100 value, so that means I'm at 100% scale. So I went up. Everything is zoomed in. I am going to press Command+Z to undo, Ctrl+Z on the PC.
Let me move my Time Indicator. We go from 100 and see, it goes to 0, so I am just going to get on the 27, because I don't have much of real estate here. Now I can also go to my Time Indicator right there and select this and do it manually. And if I hover over here, you see I am at 49%. So we have got our fade-in, and then we zoom in, and now we are going to move it into the corner.
So let's go back to that position keyframe. So we already have one. So I want to add a second one now. On this particular one, I am just going to hold down and drag this into the corner, and I've added my second keyframe. We have a new position, and now let's play this animation out. Fade in, they are doing their dance, and now we are going to start zooming in and going into a nice picture-in-picture.
And we can add rotations and all kinds of things, so you really have a lot of options to add your keyframes and make things move in Elements 10.
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