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This course introduces Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, using a project-based approach that introduces video editors to all the skills necessary to cut their own program. Using a short commercial project as an example, author Abba Shapiro walks viewers through a complete and logical workflow that begins with importing media, creating a basic rough edit, and then refining the cut with music and sound effects, transitions, visual effects, and titles. The course also includes troubleshooting advice, such as reconnecting offline media and using the History panel to undo multiple actions.
In the last movie we learned how to bring photographs into Adobe Premiere Pro and the proper way to scale them up and scale them down. Now let's take a look at if I wanted to actually move our pan from one part of an image to another part of the image. So we're good here with this shot. We are going to go ahead and just scale this down. I am going to hit the Minus key in my Photo Rough timeline. Just give me a little space to show the next clip in, and I am going to switch over to the Icon view so I can actually see my images. I think there is a nice one that I can zoom in on.
It's this shot here of the solar panels perhaps, in the nice big field. So let's go ahead and we'll double-click, and I like that image, and we are going to work with that. So we'll go ahead, I am going to drag it to my timeline, and 5 seconds is good, but I want it to be a little bit longer, so as I said before, I can make a photograph any length I want just by stretching it out, and now we want to be able to do a move on it. Now I know immediately looking to left and looking to the right that my image was not scaled when I brought it in, and that's a good thing.
I'm already way zoomed in, and I can see that because this is the original size. So let's go ahead and double-click to load this clip from on the timeline back into the viewer, and I know I am successful in that because look, there is the zoomed-in version, and then I can go to my Effects Control panel, and I can start playing with the motion tab to position this exactly the way I like it. So I want to start off pretty much full screen and zoom into the solar panel, because that's the story that I am telling. We are talking about solar panels.
So I am going to go ahead and I can start scaling this down. But I want to show you something that's very important. Right now I'm not seeing the edges of my frame, I am not seeing the edges of the picture, and that's because right now it's set to fit. So it's always going to keep the frame as large as it can. But I want to see outside the edges. Now this is going to vary. The number you choose depending on the resolution of your computer monitor, and mine's pretty small. So I am going to choose 10%. And I still don't see the edges, and that's because I need to go back over here just like we did in the last movie and click on the tab that says Motion, and now I see the original outline of my photograph.
So as I go ahead and scale it down, I can position it just so we see the ultimate wide shot. If I want to see what that looks like really clear, I can toggle back and forth between fit and 10%. So that's what my viewer is going to see, and if my eyes are a little bit sharper, I could actually switch back to 10% and see really small. But the important thing is I framed it exactly where I want it to be at the beginning of my move. Now, when I come to the image--and I am just scrubbing across the timeline here.
I do want to establish it as a static shot. I don't want it to start moving as soon as my viewer sees it. But take a look. As I move my cursor or the playhead in the timeline, it also moves up here in the Effects Control panel. It matches it--and this is important, so keep this in mind as we start marking keyframes of where we want the picture to be at certain points in our timeline. So here we are few seconds in, perfect framing. I want to lock it in that position.
And to do that I go over here, and I click on these little stopwatches. So I want to make sure that my scale is locked, so I am going to click on that, and you'll notice immediately that I have a little diamond. Now if you don't see these lines, it's probably because your scale is closed, so go ahead and open that up, and you'll actually see the animation lines down here. Now I know I want to zoom in to this area to the right, so I better lock, not just my scale, but also my position. So I am going to click on that keyframe. So now at this point in time, it's going to be exactly in this position and at this size.
Now I am going to move down the timeline, and I want to zoom in. To zoom in I am basically going to stretch out my canvas and frame it up so I see just this. So as I zoom back, or I stretch it, you see it's updated in my Effects Control panel. And then as I move the position, Premiere Pro automatically creates new keyframes to lock it into this position. I want to position just about there, and if I really wanted to make sure I am in the right spot, I can actually take it back to the fit size and position my framing exactly how I want the shot to end.
You'll notice there is a little line here. That's actually the motion path that it's going to follow. If I want to see it playback, I simply reposition my cursor to the beginning of the shot. And you can watch here, as the playhead moves along and see what happens in the image. I am going to press the spacebar to play. As you see, there is my zoom. It's pretty quick. I could stretch it out if I want. I can't play with other sliders, such as the velocity or the acceleration, as we go into this move and come out of that move, but for now I want to do something very quick and easy.
Now the one thing you may want to do is you may want to stretch out the duration of the move, and I just want to point out that you can grab any keyframe and simply move it further down the timeline. And this is going to make the move slower and probably a little more relaxing for your viewer to see. Now we blew the picture up to zoom in. You can use the same technique to shrink a picture if, for instance, you wanted to place it on top of another image and do a picture-in-picture move. So moving on still images is pretty easy. It takes a couple of times practicing with it to get the feel of it, but you'll have it down in no time.
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