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Moving on stills

From: Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

Video: Moving on stills

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.

Moving on stills

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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Premiere Pro CS6 Essential Training

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  1. 56s
    1. What is Premiere Pro?
      56s
  2. 2m 49s
    1. Welcome
      1m 7s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 42s
  3. 27m 52s
    1. Launching the application for the first time
      3m 27s
    2. A tour of the interface
      4m 55s
    3. Customizing the window layout and the interface
      7m 0s
    4. Exploring the different ways to drive Premiere Pro CS6
      4m 33s
    5. Understanding system configuration and the Mercury Playback Engine
      3m 17s
    6. Adjusting essential preferences
      4m 40s
  4. 40m 7s
    1. Importing files and folders
      11m 2s
    2. Importing card-based media
      6m 1s
    3. Capturing from tape
      4m 10s
    4. Organizing media
      12m 3s
    5. Reconnecting offline media
      6m 51s
  5. 21m 0s
    1. Basic editing overview
      4m 44s
    2. Previewing and marking media in the Project panel
      7m 11s
    3. Previewing and marking clips in the Source panel
      9m 5s
  6. 33m 37s
    1. Editing clips into the Timeline
      7m 56s
    2. Marking and targeting destinations in the Timeline
      2m 53s
    3. Moving clips in the Timeline and performing a swap edit
      4m 11s
    4. Adjusting edit points in the Timeline
      2m 6s
    5. Splitting clips using the Razor tool
      2m 16s
    6. Deleting clips
      2m 38s
    7. Performing an insert edit
      4m 14s
    8. Performing an overwrite edit
      3m 9s
    9. Dragging to a second layer to edit cutaways
      4m 14s
  7. 43m 16s
    1. Performing a three-point edit
      7m 23s
    2. Performing a replace edit
      3m 48s
    3. Targeting specific tracks in the Timeline
      3m 1s
    4. Linking and unlinking audio and video tracks
      3m 51s
    5. Performing roll and ripple edits
      6m 51s
    6. Performing slip and slide edits
      6m 42s
    7. Creating subclips
      4m 29s
    8. Locating and working with different versions of a clip using Match Frame
      7m 11s
  8. 42m 51s
    1. Taking control of your Timeline
      7m 57s
    2. Adding video and audio tracks
      5m 32s
    3. Performing audio-only and video-only edits
      4m 49s
    4. Changing track visibility and locking tracks
      5m 41s
    5. Rendering
      7m 43s
    6. Using the History panel to undo multiple actions
      2m 31s
    7. Creating keyboard shortcuts
      5m 35s
    8. Creating buttons
      3m 3s
  9. 23m 28s
    1. Working with audio
      5m 22s
    2. Adjusting audio levels in the Source Monitor
      3m 0s
    3. Adjusting audio levels in the Timeline
      10m 10s
    4. Adjusting the audio mix on the fly
      4m 56s
  10. 9m 4s
    1. Inserting markers
      4m 8s
    2. Snapping markers to each other
      4m 56s
  11. 29m 52s
    1. Working with stills
      10m 57s
    2. Moving on stills
      5m 54s
    3. Exporting and re-importing stills
      3m 47s
    4. Working with still and animated graphics with transparency
      2m 39s
    5. Working with layered Photoshop files
      6m 35s
  12. 20m 58s
    1. Changing speed and reversing a clip
      6m 22s
    2. Changing speed at a variable rate
      9m 10s
    3. Creating and using freeze frames
      5m 26s
  13. 28m 21s
    1. Using transitions
      9m 36s
    2. Understanding the nuances of transitions
      6m 23s
    3. Modifying transitions
      8m 37s
    4. Setting default transitions and applying multiple transitions
      3m 45s
  14. 36m 36s
    1. Applying and modifying effects
      4m 51s
    2. Applying presets and motion effects
      5m 42s
    3. Saving favorites
      3m 50s
    4. Understanding color correction
      4m 4s
    5. Using adjustment layers
      3m 23s
    6. Working with green screen and chroma key footage
      6m 36s
    7. Using the Warp Stabilizer to stabilize clips
      6m 27s
    8. Applying filters to audio
      1m 43s
  15. 27m 45s
    1. Creating static titles
      7m 8s
    2. Creating lower thirds
      10m 2s
    3. Creating a credit roll and crawls
      6m 41s
    4. Using Photoshop for titles
      3m 54s
  16. 20m 0s
    1. Introducing multicam editing
      1m 46s
    2. Creating a multicam clip with timecode
      3m 25s
    3. Creating a multicam clip using sync points
      4m 1s
    4. Editing a multicam clip in a Timeline
      4m 26s
    5. Refining a multicam edit
      6m 22s
  17. 9m 51s
    1. Exporting a movie
      4m 12s
    2. Sending to Adobe Media Encoder
      3m 44s
    3. Printing to video
      1m 55s
  18. 1m 22s
    1. Next steps
      1m 22s

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