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Old April 27th, 2007, 11:35 PM   #1
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Prem. 6.5/PP2.0 question

When you import a .psd or .jpg to use as a motion graphic, how praytell do you get the software to keep from scaling it? There are options for maintaining the aspect ratio, but what I want is to keep it from blowing the little pic up that I want to float through the frame. The only solution I could think of, was to create a large white box around the tiny pic and try to make it transparent, and that seems absurd.

I tried it in both 6.5 (yes, I'm a sucker for A/B editing) and PP2.0, but in both cases, the picture gets scaled to fit the frame. You can zoom the pic using the motion controls, but I wasn't able to get it to stay at the same size throughout the whole motion path.

Any help would be appreciated :)
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Old April 28th, 2007, 12:16 AM   #2
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For PPro2.0: Try reading about keyframes. If you set a size in the first keyframe and the same size in the second keyframe, the image should stay the same size between them.
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Old April 28th, 2007, 08:31 AM   #3
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You can zoom the pic using the motion controls, but I wasn't able to get it to stay at the same size throughout the whole motion path.

Any help would be appreciated :)
In PPRO, right click on the image and check or uncheck "scale to frame size" as desired. You can also change the default for this in your preferences.

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Old April 29th, 2007, 11:51 PM   #4
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aha...

That was the ticket...the scale to frame size. Thanks! I finally figured out how to add extra keyframes, and to change the scaling on each one. I'm a writer, not an editor, but I'm trying to learn these things :)

Now I just need to figure out whether it's possible to have 2 pictures in motion on the screen at the same time. (I wanted one to come on and "knock" the other one off) but I can't make it work. I'm thinking After Affects might be my next stop.

Anyway, sorry for the dumb question. If I'd thought out better what I was after, I could've probably found it in the help, but thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
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