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Pan & Zoom

A ‘Pan’ is when the camera moves right and left (i.e. between two subjects) while filming and a ‘Zoom’ is when the camera either moves closer to one part of the frame or seems to through the use of a zoom lens (i.e. for a close up on a character’s face). These effects, or any other camera movements, can be simulated in Filmora9 using the Pan and Zoom feature. Here’s how:

  • Drag and drop a video clip or image into a video track.
  • Right-click on the video in the track and choose Crop and Zoom.

find crop and zoom

  • In this window, click into the Pan and Zoom tab. Two frames will appear over your footage: a green frame marked Start and a red frame marked End.

four pan modes

  • There are 4 preset paths provided underneath the preview:

  • 1. Zoom in mode: Zoom in from the larger green frame to the smaller red frame. You may do this to get a close up on a character’s face.

zoom in mode

  • 2. Zoom out mode: Zoom out from the smaller green frame to the larger red frame. You may do this to reveal a larger scene.

zoom out mode

  • 3. Pan left mode: Move horizontally from the green frame on the left to the red frame on the right. You may do this to move between characters or follow a moving subject.

pan left mode

  • 4. Pan right mode: Move horizontally from the green frame on the right to the red frame on the left. You may do this to move between characters or follow a moving subject.

Note: The swap button at the right corner enables you to swap the start and end area instantly. Plus you can apply Pan and Zoom to the photos in the same way.