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Easier pan & zoom...?

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I'm glad I recently switched to Premiere from Corel's editor.  But one thing I really miss -- and I'm hoping Premiere has this functionality somewhere -- is the Pan & Zoom editing screen that really makes things easy.   The Corel editor would open up a new panel that showed two versions of the clip you're working on: On the left is the clip overlaid with a box that you could drag around the image and easily resize.  The right side of the screen showed you the zoomed-in or zoomed-out content of that box, so you could easily see the final output of your pans and zooms.  Along the bottom you can set the keyframes.

I realize in Premiere you can drag and resize the image in the preview screen; but it becomes very awkward to zoom in very far because the scale slider in the Motion FX panel just doesn't allow for much zooming in --  so you have to drag the image around to find the blue resizing handles at the edge of the image.  Lots of dragging and searching just to find those handles -- and meanwhile, while zoomed, I can't see this portion in relation to the image as a whole.

I'm sure there are things I can do to make this easier -- the least of which, for instance, might be some setting where I can extend the sensitivity of the scale slider in the Motion Effects panel...?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Easier pan & zoom...?

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I'm glad I recently switched to Premiere from Corel's editor.  But one thing I really miss -- and I'm hoping Premiere has this functionality somewhere -- is the Pan & Zoom editing screen that really makes things easy.   The Corel editor would open up a new panel that showed two versions of the clip you're working on: On the left is the clip overlaid with a box that you could drag around the image and easily resize.  The right side of the screen showed you the zoomed-in or zoomed-out content of that box, so you could easily see the final output of your pans and zooms.  Along the bottom you can set the keyframes.

I realize in Premiere you can drag and resize the image in the preview screen; but it becomes very awkward to zoom in very far because the scale slider in the Motion FX panel just doesn't allow for much zooming in --  so you have to drag the image around to find the blue resizing handles at the edge of the image.  Lots of dragging and searching just to find those handles -- and meanwhile, while zoomed, I can't see this portion in relation to the image as a whole.

I'm sure there are things I can do to make this easier -- the least of which, for instance, might be some setting where I can extend the sensitivity of the scale slider in the Motion Effects panel...?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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In the Effect Control Panel > FX Motion, you can scrub over the blue Scale value to the right to make it a higher number and to the left to make the scale value smaller. Or, if you click on the blue value you can typ in any value you like. Hope this helps.

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Thank you, that does help.  I'm still interested if anyone knows a way to see the zoom in frame without losing sight of the image as a whole.  (talking Premiere Pro)

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While there isn't a super user friendly pan and zoom tool, if you have a Mac, there is a free plugin I know of off the top of my head which helps. It's literally called "Pan and Zoom" and can be found in the FxFactory application!

http://www.fxfactory.com

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jasontcox  wrote

While there isn't a super user friendly pan and zoom tool, if you have a Mac, there is a free plugin I know of off the top of my head which helps. It's literally called "Pan and Zoom" and can be found in the FxFactory application!

http://www.fxfactory.com

Sounds lovely -- I'm jealous.   Unfortunately I'm a Windows.

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Reduce the zoom level of the Program monitor to a smaller size so you can have more room to scale the image:

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/Meg+The+Dog  wrote

Reduce the zoom level of the Program monitor to a smaller size so you can have more room to scale the image:

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Thank you, I didn't think of that.  What would be really nice is if the portion of the image that extends beyond the frame would remain visible.

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Is this question about Premiere Elements or Premiere Pro?

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It's about Premiere Pro.

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