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Apply Transforming for Mac

This guide will show you how to use the transform feature in Filmora to accelerate video editing.

Step-by-step Guide on How to Activate Transform

Here are the steps for activating the transform feature.

Step 1: Add media to the timeline

Launch the application first. Import the video from your computer to the stock or drag the file to the timeline.

Step 2: Activate Transform

Click the clip in the timeline. Then, the property panel will appear on the left side of the interface. Click Video>Basic. After that, click the button beside Transform to activate the feature.

mac activate transform feature interface
mac activate transform feature interface

Four Uses of Transform

Here are four uses of the transform feature.

1. Resize Videos

Scale is used to resize the video. Drag the slider of X to change the width and the slider of Y to change the height.

The width and height would be changed in the origin ratio together by default. You can click the lock button if you want to change one of them separately.

2. Rotate or Flip Videos

Under the Flip tab, there are four choices, You can click the Horizontal, Vertical, Clockwise, or Counterclockwise icon to rotate the clip. Otherwise, insert a value in the box beside Rotate, or drag the dot in the circle, to adjust the angle of the clip.

3. Change Position

If you want to change the location of the video, you can apply the Position feature.

mac transform feature on property panel
mac transform feature on property panel
4. Add Keyframes

If you want to add customized animation of transforming in some parts of the video, you need to apply keyframes. The following are steps to add keyframes.

Step 1: Add the start keyframe

Drag the playhead to where you want to add a start keyframe. After adjusting the clip, click the diamond icon beside the features.

mac transform feature add keyframes
mac transform feature add keyframes

Note: If you click the diamond icon beside Transform on the toolbar, all the features in this section will be added to the keyframe.

Step 2: Add other keyframes

Repeat step one to add more keyframes. You can add many keyframes as you want. The minimum number of keyframes to complete the animation is two, one for the start and the other for the end.

When you are done, Filmora will analyze and output a natural animation, connecting the different keyframes.