Pan and Zoom

Create the photo animation style made popular by Ken Burns.

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User Guide

How does it work?

Drag the Pan and Zoom generator to your timeline and select your source media (a photo or a clip.) Pan and Zoom creates a smooth animation between any two regions in the source.

Keyframing Optional

Let Pan and Zoom figure out the correct timing for your animation based on a simple choice:

Timing

Pan and Zoom can keep the animation in sync with the duration of the clip. You can also set the duration in seconds or control the progress manually, if you prefer to keyframe a single parameter.

Various animation styles are available in Final Cut Pro X as separate effects: whether you prefer fully automatic animation or keyframes, the options are there.

Key Features

Supports image files in the most popular formats (JPEG, PNG, PSD, RAW, etc.).

Keeps animation in sync with the length of the clip, allowing you to freely resize your clips and a perfect match for the Magnetic Timeline in Final Cut Pro X.

Doesn't sacrifice flexibility: the animation can also be controlled manually by keyframing a few parameters.

Motion Blur: easy to configure via a single parameter, motion blur lets you generate the best-looking animations at any frame rate.

• New in version 3.0.1: available in Premiere Pro.

• New in version 3.0: high-precision, color-managed rendering ensures pristine quality in all hosts.

• New in version 3.0: available in Final Cut Pro X, with multiple animation styles available through the effects browser.

Bonus Transition

This set of free plug-ins also includes a Pan and Zoom transition for Final Cut Pro which lets editors use the same photo animation techniques to move between any two clips:

How do I install
Pan and Zoom?

Pan and Zoom is available via FxFactory, our free application to manage and install visual effects plug-ins. Please make sure that the latest version of FxFactory is installed on your system:
Click the following link to download and show Pan and Zoom in FxFactory, and begin using it in your favorite video application:

How do I use these plug-ins in Apple Final Cut ProFinal Cut Pro X?

Click the generator icon to browse all video generators available in Final Cut Pro X. Select the Pan and Zoom category and drag the desired effect to your timeline:

Generator in Final Cut Pro X

To apply the transition, click on the transitions icon to browse all video transitions available in Final Cut Pro X. Select the Pan and Zoom category and drag the "Pan and Zoom (Transition)" between any two clips on your timeline:

How do I use these plug-ins in Adobe Premiere ProPremiere Pro?

Create a new Transparent Video asset in your project, and drag it to your timeline:

Transparent Video Layer in Premiere Pro

Look for the Pan and Zoom generator in the "FxFactory Freebies" category. Drag the effect over the Transparent Video clip and use the parameter inspector to begin setting it up:

Generator in Premiere Pro

How do I use these plug-ins in Apple MotionMotion?

Click the Generators icon, and select the Pan and Zoom generator from the FxFactory Freebies category.

How do I use these plug-ins in Adobe After EffectsAfter Effects?

Select an existing layer, or create a new Solid layer on your timeline and select it. Choose one of the Pan and Zoom generators from the Effects > FxFactory Freebies menu.

How do I use these plug-ins in Apple Final Cut ProFinal Cut Pro 7?

Drag the Pan and Zoom generator from the Effects tab to any location in your timeline.

Generator in Final Cut Pro

To apply the transition, select the desired edit point on your timeline and then select Pan and Zoom (Transition) under the Effects > Video Transitions > FxFactory Freebies menu.