Step 1: Create a project
Go to File>New Project. Create a project with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and a frame rate of 30fps. Choose No Theme and click Create.
Step 2: Import clips
Go to File>Import Movies. Browse to the Source Clips folder on our disc. Tick ‘Create new Event’. Tick ‘Optimize video’. Tick ‘Copy files’. Click Import
Step 3: Add clip to project
Select the shot of the three swans in the Event browser and drag it to the Project window. We couldn’t zoom in close enough on location.
Step 4: The End
Click ‘Crop, Rotate & Ken Burns’ icon. Click Ken Burns button in the Viewer. Click on the Viewer to swap from the green Start rectangle to the red End one.
Step 5: Crop and zoom
Drag the red rectangle’s corners to crop the image tightly around the swans. The yellow arrow shows the movement the camera will make as it zooms.
Step 6: Smooth moves
Click Done! Now hit the space bar to play the edited clip. The camera will start with a wide shot and zoom smoothly into a mid shot of the swans.
Step 7: Add next clip
Now add the second clip to the project. The tripod- mounted camera remains static as the swan swims past. We can follow the swan with a digital pan.
Step 8: Crop and re-frame 9: Create a pan
Click the Ken Burns icon once again. Click and drag the green Start rectangle. Drag the rectangle to Centre the swan within the cropped frame.
Step 9: Create a pan
Click and drag Crop the red End rectangle so that it’s the same size as the green Start rectangle. Drag the rectangle to the right to follow the swan. Click Done.
Click the image below to zoom in and view the annotations.
To complete this tutorial, you’ll need the source clips from our Issue 96 tutorial files download.