Learn how to add movement to media.
- [Instructor] I'm going to show you how to add animations to your clips. What I mean by that is adding zooms, pans or tilts to media, either to draw attention to an area, or to just make it look more interesting. For example, this animated clip from the demo project. Lemme preview that for you. Let's go ahead and start with a simple animation preset. I'm gonna pop over here to the animations tab, and I have a number of presets I can choose from, and if I just scrub over them, you can see what's gonna happen here.
Let's go ahead and apply a tilt left to this video clip here. I just drag and drop, and I've created my first animation. Basically, what's going on here is Camtasia creates an animation with an in and out point, and these are called key frames. At the beginning, Camtasia says, hey, let's start with this look, and at the end we're gonna end with this look, and then Camtasia fills in all the frames between. If that's not the exact look I'm going for, I can click on this end point or key frame, whatever you wanna call it, and over here in the properties panel, I can adjust things.
I could scale it up a little bit or reframe it, and I've just customized the animation. Let's take a look at that again. Additionally, I can change the duration of the animation. If I shorten the arrow, I can make it really quick, or I can drag it to the right, and make it a slow, subtle animation. Okay, that's an animation preset, but my favorite is this one here.
Custom animations. Lemme show you how that works. Just gonna drag that to this clip, and really nothing happens. And that's because I need to build the animation myself. So I'm gonna click on the out point here, and let's do a zoom in, or a scale up. I'm gonna scale this up to 100%, and then reframe it a bit here. And let's see what that looks like. A little bit fast. I'm gonna drag that out across the entire clip, and let's check that out.
Okay, that's a push in. Let's try the opposite. Go ahead and drag custom animation to this other clip, and rather than zooming in, I'm gonna zoom out. I'm gonna start here, zoomed in at 100%, and on the out point, I'm gonna take it to, let's say about 68%, and reframe that. And once again, let's drag it across the entire clip. So now I've got a slow zoom out.
Now, if I decide I don't like the animation, I can always just delete it, and start from scratch. So animations can be simple, like these ones I've demonstrated, or they can be a bit more complex, like this one from the demo project. If you look at this, it's really just a series of simple animations. Animations are a quick and easy way to draw your viewer's attention to an area on the screen, or just punch up your project with some cool moves.
- Determine which action is used to add a video to a specific point in a project.
- Explore the path used to adjust project dimensions.
- Define B-roll.
- Recall the purpose of masking.
- Name the feature used to add zooms, pans, or tilts to media.
- Identify the probable cause of missing files in a project.