I'm new to Premiere Pro and I'm creating videos using static images animated by Effect Controls/fx Motion/Position and Scale (AKA "Ken Burns effect"). I'm also cross dissolving between animated images with wonderful results using Effects/Video Transitions/Dissolve/Cross Dissolve.
The problem is that I'll carefully position the keyframes only to have them automatically moved when I apply a cross dissolve. This means I have to go back and reposition the keyframes after the dissolve is applied. This is especially problematic and time-consuming when I’m trying different dissolve rates or moving the images around on the timeline.
QUESTION: Is there a way I can prevent the keyframes from changing position when applying cross dissolves?
Adobe Community Professional, Feb 01, 2021Feb 01, 2021
Ann Bens • Adobe Community Professional, Feb 01, 2021Feb 01, 2021
Keyframes do not get moved.
As soon as you add a transition the handles (extra media) gets involved. So it looks like they have moved but in realtiy they are still in the same place.
Uncheck Pin to Clip in the hamburger menu of the Effect Controls to see more of the image.
You have two options:
- add transiton first then set keyframes.
- set keyframes, add transition, reset keyframes.
Thank you for the reply, Ann Bens. I think you've helped me to see what's going on. My first keyframe is at the very start of the animated image on the timeline, but when I add a dissolve between it and the previous image, the result is that the animated image now appears sooner--prior to the keyframe and the start of the animation--because it's fading in. Okay, I can work with that. Thanks! 🙂