How To Zoom In On A Video

If the framing in your video is not quite right, it is possible to correct it in post. It’s very common to push in on a video by adjusting the scale to get the perfect frame. You can even add some motion to this zoom in, to give the illusion of a camera move where there was not one before. VideoStudio makes it easy to reframe and zoom in on a video. Read the guide below to get started.
There are three editing modes for Pan and Zoom:

  • Static: Maintains the zoom level that you set throughout the video.
  • Animated: Lets you set keyframes to change the pan and zoom settings precisely.
  • On the Fly: Lets you set pan and zoom changes interactively in the preview pane while the video plays.

To set a constant zoom level for a photo or video

1. Install VideoStudio

To install VideoStudio video editing software on your PC, download and run the installation file above. Continue following on-screen instructions to complete the setup process.

2. Pan and Zoom

In the Timeline, select a photo or video clip and click the Pan and Zoom button on the Timeline toolbar. The Pan and Zoom window opens.

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3. Choose Static

In the Edit Mode drop-down, choose Static.

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4. Choose a preset

In the Preset Size drop-down, choose a preset (such as HD if you’re zooming in on a 4K video), or in the Original pane of the preview window, use the marquee to set the zoom area and position.

To apply a pan and zoom effect to a video while it plays

2. Pan and Zoom

In the Timeline, select a video clip and click the Pan and Zoom button on the Timeline toolbar. The Pan and Zoom window opens.

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3. Choose On the Fly

In the Edit Mode drop-down, choose On the Fly.

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4. Adjust the starting size and position

In the Original pane (on the upper left side of the window), adjust the starting size and position of the marquee. The result displays in the Preview pane on the right.

5. Click the Play

Click the Play button.

6. Key frames

As the video plays, reposition and resize the marquee as you want. Key frames are added automatically for each change you make.

7. Tune the results

Fine tune the results using the key frames and adjusting the settings.

8. Click OK

Click OK to return to the Edit workspace.

To apply a pan and zoom effect to a photo or with keyframes

2. Select a video clip

In the Timeline, select a video clip and click the Pan and Zoom button on the Timeline toolbar. The Pan and Zoom window opens.

Select video clip on timeline

3. Choose Animated

In the Edit Mode drop-down, choose Animated.

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4. Select the Start keyframe

Ensure that the Start keyframe (first keyframe) is selected in the effect timeline (appears as a red diamond). If the Start key frame is not selected, click it.

5. Set settings

In the Original pane, click to set the position of the marquee. A red crosshair displays to represent the currently selected keyframe. Use the controls to set the Zoom ratio and any other settings you want.

6. Click the End keyframe

In the effect timeline, click the End keyframe (last key frame), and repeat step 4.

7. Click the Play button

Click the Play button to preview the effect.

8. Add any additional key frames

Double-click the timeline to add any additional key frames, and repeat step 4.

9. Click OK

Click OK to apply effect and return to the main workspace.

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