Explore how to use the built-in motion effects that every clip contains automatically in Premiere Pro, primarily Position and Scale. You also add the Crop effect in order to build a layered picture-in-picture effect using three clips. In addition to rescaling/repositioning/cropping the images, you also apply a beveled edge in order to achieve a polished look. Lastly, you save these effects out as a preset that you can use it again.
- [Instructor] In the last chapter we learned how you can use various built in motion effects to pan and zoom over an image. Well as you can imagine you can do the exact same thing with moving video. So we're going to take a look at using built in motion effects in this movie, but instead of just exploring basic panning and zooming I want to take a look at creating a picture in picture effect. All right, I'm going to load my pre animate sequence here and as you can see I have three clips stacked on top of one another. Currently I have these two disabled for video outputs so I'm looking a V1 only.
You can see that it is this guy pouring the coffee for the coffee IPA and then if we take a look at V2 you can see that it's the same shot from above and then if we take a look at V3 we have a closer shot of that. So what I want to do is for them to play on screen simultaneously. All right, so we start off with this one and then we bring on this one and then we bring on this one, but then by the end they're all playing at once. So we're going to use built in motion effects for this.
I'm going to come to my first shot and I'll toggle these off again so that I'm just focused on V1, and I'm going to open up my effect controls. All right, if you don't have effect controls that's under window and effect controls. All right, so what are the built in motion effects? In the previous chapter we already took a look at position and scale. We can change where this is positioned. I can zoom in and zoom out on scaling. I'll reset those. I have rotation, okay, I'll reset that.
I'm going to skip over anchor point and anti flicker for now and I'll twirl down to opacity and you can see that here I'm able to set the transparency of my clip. All right, so I'm going to mainly be dealing with position and scale, but one thing you might notice is that there is not crop, all right. So if I want to focus in on this area of the frame and sort of crop out everything on the left and the right I don't have anything built in for that. So I know I'm going to want to do that for each of my clips so I'm just going to go ahead and add that now.
I'm going to go into my effects, if you don't have that that's under window and effects, and what we need is the crop. So I'm going to type in crop and I can apply it to one clip at a time or if you select multiple clips at a time you can just double click and it's applied to all of them. All right, so I think what I'd like to do is actually apply the crop first and then apply my position and scaling. Otherwise, I'm just going to be having to go back and forth.
So I'm going to come to V1 and I'm going to go across the image and see where I need to crop, I think I can crop to about here and to about here. So let's go down to my crop parameters and we'll use the left crop parameter and bring that in and the right crop parameter and bring that in and maybe a little bit from the bottom and a tiny bit from the top. I'm just going to scrub through it and see if I'm happy with it.
All right, so I think that's good. Now what I'm going to do is rescale and reposition it. So I've got that selected and then I'm going to come up to my built in motion effects and bring down my scaling and then I can use my position parameters here, but I always like to do it tactilely within the program monitor so I'm going to double click and then move that over. Notice that when you have the wireframe enabled you can also rescale here, so if I go to the corner I can rescale larger and smaller, like so, and let's get it to be maybe about that size.
So for now I'm happy with V1. Let's move on to V2. I'll go ahead and toggle that and so we are looking at V2 here and I'm again looking at where I want to focus. So I think I can crop out most of the left and also a little bit from the top and the right side. So we've already applied it so I'm going to come down to crop and then bring in my left and my top and my right and a little bit from the bottom.
Then I'm just going to scrub through this to see if I'm happy with that and I think I can go a little bit more from the left. All right that's good and now I'm going to come back up to motion effects and let's scale that down. I'm going to double click and bring that over here. All right, and now we're ready for V3. Okay, and I'm going to go to crop. I'm going to show you a different way to crop now. If you just select the crop parameter name notice that I get a wireframe and this allows you to crop tactilely right here in the program monitor.
So I'm going to focus way in on the coffee, like so. Notice the numbers move in the effect controls panel as I adjust. I'm going to scrub through and make sure that I'm happy with that. All right, I think I'm just going to bring my top crop up a bit. Okay, I think that's good and then we're going to come up and rescale and reposition. I'm just going to select scale and we'll do that tactilely as well and position.
Okay, and I think I'm going to press tilde so that I can really line this up and make it a little bit smaller. Maybe something a little bit like this. All right, so if I wanted to keep tweaking it I could. I could perhaps add a few more images over here, but I'm going to call this done for now, and let's go ahead and play over it and see how it's working. (upbeat music) All right, now there's just one more thing that I'm going to add to this and it's a little bit of a polished edge.
So I'm going to come back over to effects and I'm going to type in bevel. There is bevel edges thick and thin. I'm going to use thin. Just going to select all of these clips and then I'll just drag and drop them over and by default this is what the bevel edges thin looks like. If I wanted to I could climb in and begin modifying these parameters if I like, but I'm going to leave that alone and I think I'm going to save this out as a preset that I can use again. So the way that you do that is you select the clip that you want to save the preset effects from.
I'll go ahead and just select this top one and then I'm going to select the effects that I want to save. All right, so I think I'll go ahead and just do them all. I'll do motion and crop and bevel edges. So I'm going to click and then COMMAND + click and COMMAND + click or CONTROL + click on a PC and then right click and choose save preset. I'm just going to call this cropped bevel and okay. So now if I just apply this to any ordinary clip, which I'll go ahead and just bring this over by OPTION + dragging, this will duplicate it.
Okay, and ALT + drag on a PC. Let's remove all of these effects. I can right click and choose remove attributes and I want to remove motion effects and all video effects, I'll say okay. Then if I come over to effects and go under presets you can see that I have my cropped bevel and I can apply it to the clip like so. All right, so this happens to work out really well since it's the exact same clip, but a lot of times you're saving out presets that are just a starting place and then you apply it to another clip and then you tweak it from there, okay.
So presets are a really nice way to save a look that you've created so you don't have to start back over at the drawing board. All right, so by using those built in motion effect controls along with just a couple of other basic effects we can start to create some nice layered picture in picture looks.
This is the first part of a two-part series. The second installment explores more intermediate techniques.
- Touring the Premiere Pro interface
- Asset organization and project management
- Basic editing
- Trimming and refining
- Basic audio editing
- Working with stills and graphics
- Basic effects
- Manipulating clip speed
- Using automatic and basic color correction tools
- Working with titles
- Sharing and exporting