Using scale transforms in Premiere Pro is an important beginner skill to learn; as it is commonly used in almost every project. In this guide, we'll go over how to create scale/zoom animations in Premiere Pro, and how to use them with other functions such as cropping and panning.
To zoom in on a specific part of a video in Premiere Pro, you can use a few different techniques. Using the Scale and Position properties: Select the clip you want to zoom in on, and then go to the "Effect Controls" panel. Under the "Scale" and "Position" properties, you can adjust the values to zoom in on the clip. Keep reading on to find out how to animate your zoom and create transitions.
These two simple skills can be done at at any skill level, even if you're a beginner!
To zoom in on a clip in Premiere Pro, simply select your clip in the timeline, then select the 'effect controls' tab located near the top left corner of the screen. Once opened, simply increase the scale values to zoom in on your clip.
To zoom out of a clip in Premiere Pro, simply follow the steps to zoom in, but instead of increasing the magnitude of the scale, decrease it.
Using keyframes: If you want to zoom in on a specific part of a clip over time, you can use keyframes to animate the zoom effect. To do this, go to the "Effect Controls" panel, and select the "Scale" and/or "Position" properties. Then, click the stopwatch icon to add a keyframe at the current position in the timeline. Move the playhead to a new point in the timeline, and adjust the values to zoom in on the clip. Repeat this process to create a smooth, gradual zoom effect.
To zoom in on your timeline, press the "+" key on your keyboard. To zoom out, press the "-" key.