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How to Zoom in or Zoom Out Videos in Adobe Rush & Filmora

Oct 23, 2020• Proven solutions

Video clips you want to use in a project can sometimes contain important details you'd like to highlight. In these situations, the best solution is to zoom in on that detail and make it clearly visible to the viewer.

Another significant benefit is that zooming in or zooming out of a shot can produce a nice visual effect that will probably impress your followers on social media. You don't have to be an experienced video editor in order to create this effect. In this article, we are going to show you how to zoom in or zoom out videos in just a few simple steps.

How to Zoom in or Zoom Out Videos in Adobe Rush?

Adobe Premiere Pro is probably one of the best video editing software ever because it enables its users to perform even the most demanding video editing tasks. Unfortunately, Adobe Rush doesn't have the versatility and capabilities of its famous predecessors. The latest news shows that Premiere Rush has released several new features including auto-reframe, adding transitions, and pan and zoom effects. It's good to know that you can add motion to static images in your video using the new feature and bring photos to life by animating them.

The video below will show you how it works.

Alternatively, Wondershare Filmora offers a better solution as it lets you zoom in or zoom out of videos effortlessly, and it is more affordable than Adobe's subscription plans. Let's have a look at how you can make a pan and zoom effect in Filmora. 

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Using Filmora to Zoom in or Zoom out Videos

After you import a video clip and place it on the timeline, you should click on it to select it and then click on the Crop and Zoom icon that is located on the software's toolbar. You can also just right-click on the clip and select the Crop and Zoom option from the menu. 

Select the Crop and Zoom Option

The Crop and Zoom window that lets you switch between Crop and Pan&Zoom tabs will pop up on the screen. The Crop tab will be selected by default, so you have to switch to the Pan&Zoom tab before you can proceed to zoom in or zoom out of a video clip.

Zoom in/out Videos in Filmora

The outer or the Start rectangle helps you define the area where the zoom is going to start, while the inner End rectangle designates the section of the shot where the zoom should stop. You can either drag one of the handles of the rectangles displayed in the Preview Window to adjust the start and end positions of the zoom-in effect or you can select one of the preset aspect ratios from the Ratio menu. The Height and Width boxes show you the resolution of the selected area, so if for example, you select the entire screen as the starting point of the zoom-in effect, the values in the Height and Width boxes will display the video's original resolution. After selecting and readjusting the inner rectangle the values in the Height and Width boxes will display the resolution of the selected area of the frame.

pan and zoom effect

Clicking on the Swap the Start and End Areas icon that is located above the OK and Cancel buttons will enable you to create the Zoom out effect. You first have to define a small section of the screen where the effect is going to start and then use the End rectangle to designate a portion of the shot where the Zoom out is supposed to stop. Click on the Play button to preview the video before confirming the changes you made to the footage by clicking on the OK button. 

Still, feel confused about zooming in/out videos in Filmora? Just take a look at the following video!

Conclusion

Drawing the audience's attention to tiny detail and then slowly zooming out until they can see the entire shot can be an effective opening of a video. No matter what software you are going to pick up, zooming in/out videos always bring surprise to you and make your videos more attractive.

Liza Brown
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.