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Old July 8th, 2012, 10:22 PM   #1
 
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Slow pans in CS5.5

Hello,

Can an expert please advise how to make a nice and slow pan in a timelapse shot using the keyframes ? When I try to do this the pan moves very quickly from the start of the clip to the end.
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Old July 9th, 2012, 01:43 AM   #2
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Re: Slow pans in CS5.5

It all depends on how long your clip is. A longer clip will take longer to pan, while a shorter one will be faster.
How did you set up your clips/timeline, so that you can fake a pan?
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Old July 10th, 2012, 08:40 AM   #3
 
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Re: Slow pans in CS5.5

I just started a keyframe at the beginning and end of the clip, even for longer clps they are fast. In Vegas you can change this, but can in Prem Pro?
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Old July 10th, 2012, 01:04 PM   #4
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Re: Slow pans in CS5.5

This may help:

Adobe Premiere Pro * Controlling effect changes using keyframe interpolation

This can make your start and finish smoother. The actual duration of the pan is set by the distance between your beginning and ending position keyframes. Obviously, the upper limit is the duration of the clip. Generally, you set the pan to begin about a half second or so after the start of the clip so that the effect is not "sudden" to the viewer, and leave a small time at the end of the clip similarly. The rate of change is most easly handled by the "ease out" and "ease in" choices, which vary the rate of change in a smooth way. "Ease out" is used first -- think of a train easing out of the station and getting up to speed, if it helps remember which effect is which. Ease in is the opposite effect.

The mpg attached is the result of the curve shown. For making the file small enough to attach it's converted to NTSC DV, so there are scan lines, you wouldn't want to do that with your own file, probably.
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Old July 10th, 2012, 03:16 PM   #5
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Re: Slow pans in CS5.5

Use the Anchor point instead of Position if you want to do some zooming as well.
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Old July 11th, 2012, 12:28 AM   #6
 
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Re: Slow pans in CS5.5

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This may help:

Adobe Premiere Pro * Controlling effect changes using keyframe interpolation

This can make your start and finish smoother. The actual duration of the pan is set by the distance between your beginning and ending position keyframes. Obviously, the upper limit is the duration of the clip. Generally, you set the pan to begin about a half second or so after the start of the clip so that the effect is not "sudden" to the viewer, and leave a small time at the end of the clip similarly. The rate of change is most easly handled by the "ease out" and "ease in" choices, which vary the rate of change in a smooth way. "Ease out" is used first -- think of a train easing out of the station and getting up to speed, if it helps remember which effect is which. Ease in is the opposite effect.

The mpg attached is the result of the curve shown. For making the file small enough to attach it's converted to NTSC DV, so there are scan lines, you wouldn't want to do that with your own file, probably.
This is great thank you.
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Old July 11th, 2012, 01:38 PM   #7
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Re: Slow pans in CS5.5

Pleased if I was of some help. best wishes!
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