Avid Screencast #37: Avid Pan & Zoom

NOTE: I had to trim this video down severely because of Youtube length limitations. See the full episode at http://avidscreencast.com/asc37

I’ve had several requests for tutorials on Pan and Zoom, so this week and next, this will be out topic.

This week, we’ll look into Avid’s own Pan & Zoom effect. It is used to, well, pan and zoom into images that are larger than your sequence dimensions without quality loss (as would occur if you imported the image into a bin and then used, say, a 3D Warp for panning and zooming).

We’ll create simple and a bit more complex animations, learn about the different temporal and spatial interpolation parameters, and of course I’ll hint at some best practices and some quirks of the effect.

Next week, we’ll check out the Pan & Zoom effect that is included in Boris Continuum Complete 5 or later.


  1. Matt says:

    Thank you for your videos. They are all very informative. I had a question about the Pan and Zoom for stills. Is there an quick way to set up a default motion for a slide show presentation as to not have to start from scratch on each image? Or can you save a particular motion and apply it to multiple images at once, again to save time?

    • Freddy says:

      I would just save the preset, drag it to a bin, then use it again. Or if you are on a newer version of MC (8.1 or higher) then select it and alt-drag to make a copy. then just change the source picture.

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