How To Zoom in Premiere Pro - Adobe Premiere Zoom Tutorial

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hi guys Jordan with motion Ray and today

we're taking a look at how to zoom in

Premiere Pro


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today's video we're going to be showing

you how to zoom into your footage in

Premiere Pro spoiler alert it's

incredibly simple to pull off because

you're really only dealing with one

parameter slider to actually achieve

this effect so at the end of the video

we're gonna be showing you a way that

you can take this to the next level and

even a way that you can create your own

custom transition with this effect but

quickly let's clear up some terminology

zooming in Premiere Pro might actually

not be the best way to talk about this

it's actually a lot more like scaling

because what you're doing is increasing

the scaling of your footage size and the

edges of your frames still remain the

same so it looks like your footage is

Borum din but with that out of the way

let's dive into the basics and learn how

to zoom in Premiere Pro so here we are

in Premiere Pro and I'm gonna start off

by making sure that we have a piece of

footage on our timeline and to actually

zoom into our footage it all comes down

to the scale parameter here in effect

controls under motion by dragging it to

the right or keying in a number above

100 you can see that your footage size

increases and the frame around your

footage remains constant so it looks

like your footage is zooming in this can

help you focus in on a specific area of

your footage by making it take up more

of the frame you can also then

manipulate the position sliders to go

left right up or down to really focus in

on the area of your choosing but you

might notice that when you play your

clip back your footage just remains like

this but what if you want your clip to

start normal and then end up at the

zoomed in place you'll have to do what's

called key framing to start let's just

quickly reset everything by hitting

these reset buttons here beside our

position and scale parameters then let's

move our playhead back to the beginning

of our footage to enable keyframing for

your scale and positioning click on

these stopwatches beside your scale and

position parameters and they should turn


this means that key framing is now on

and a default keyframe has already been

set wherever your playhead is

located at this moment now whenever you

move to a new position on your clip and

make changes to your scale or position

these changes will be locked in at the

position your playhead is over and

because you also have keyframes at the

beginning the difference between these

keyframes is realized over time making

your footage zoom in over the course of

the time between these two keyframes to

make this change happen faster you just

need to set these keyframes to be closer


and then by moving them farther apart

the zoom will happen slower but you can

see right now that the movement is

pretty linear it just starts has a

completely constant motion and then

abruptly ends but you can actually give

it a bit of a nonlinear motion by

right-clicking one of your keyframes and

selecting a particular parameter you can

choose Bezier or an ease in or ease out

if you ease out your first keyframe

and ease in your second keyframe what

you're actually doing is creating a bit

of an acceleration into your motion

rather than just abruptly starting and

abruptly stopping for even more

functionality you can drop down this

toggle here and you can actually work

with your keyframes in a little bit of a

graphical format grabbing these handles

here and manipulating your graph a

little bit will help to give you

ultimate control over the look of your

zoom and guys that's really the basics

of how to zoom in Premiere Pro but we

didn't want to end things there we

wanted to give you a few more options

for taking this to the next level to get

the absolute most out of it for your

next video one of the ways that you can

boost the scaling option is by going

down to effects and adding an effect

called transform then go through the

same process of scaling up your footage

over time using keyframes like we just

did only this time don't use the scale

underneath motion but instead underneath

the transform effect

once we've done everything it should

look exactly the same but now if we

uncheck use composition shutter angle

and then key on a manual shutter angle

of 180 your effect will now have a

realistic motion blur as if the camera

was actually zooming in real space

towards your subject it can help to give

it a little bit of extra polish and now

that you know how to give your zoom a

bit of a flare we're gonna quickly show

you how to turn it into a transition

I'll just place down a second clip here

go to your project manager and right

click and select a new adjustment layer

next place this two layers above your

clip over top of the cut between your

two clips and then have it present for

about as long as you'd want a transition

between two Clips to last then add the

transform effect again to the adjustment

layer and then keyframe the scaling of

the transform effect in your adjustment

layer so that it starts at 100 and then

ends at 300 making sure that when it

reaches 300 your second keyframe is

above your second clip uncheck

composition shutter angle and key in 180

and right now it should look like this

but don't worry we're gonna fix that

hide your adjustment layer right now so

that it's a little bit easier to work

with your footage and add another

adjustment layer above your second clip

only but below the first adjustment

layer that we just did go to your

effects and search for replicate

and then place it onto the shorter

adjustment layer underneath set the

replication to three and now you should

have a grid of nine pieces of footage

just for your second piece of footage

but we're actually going to add one more


it's called mirror add it four times to

your shorter adjustment layer and this

is really the toughest part of the

entire transition because we're gonna

need to move these mirror positions

around to basically reflect in all four

of these different places the end result

that we're going for is to basically

make it look like we have one big

reflection going out in all directions

from the main piece of footage in the

center but if you needed to just copy my

parameters here you can pause the video

and do that right now

so when we go back and unhide our top

adjustment layer we can see that our

transition looks something like this

and guys that's just been a quick look

at how you can get the most out of

zooming in Premiere Pro I hope you found

this video helpful if you did as always

you can check out all of our tutorials

here at motion Raycom thanks so much for

stopping by and I can't wait to see you

in the next video