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Heavytiger [Avatar]
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I have been doing some pan and zoom on photos. I would like the initial movement to be gentle as well as the stopping point. I don't want to lenghten the clip to cause a slower overall zoom.

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ynotfish
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Hi heavytiger -

The distance between keyframes is what determines the speed of motion. The closer the are, the quicker the motion will be. The further apart, the slower!

Here's how you can control the speed of panning/zooming/motion in Motion Designer and get the effect you want:









On the last step, the more you separate the central sliders from the start/finish, the slower the motion will be.

Cheers - Tony
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Bookmarked Tony Happing editing

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Hi

When I try this technique it dosen't quite work for me. My plan was to start zoomed in with the first key frame and then zoom out and move to the right to the point of the second key frame. When I only use 2 key frames the movement is correct. But when I add the two central key frames and then watch the effect in the small window on the left in magic motion the movement instead of being a slow right to left with a zoom out moves first a little to the left then moves to the right and zooms out.
I guess I am not doing something correctly.
Please look at the attachments.

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ynotfish
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Sorry -

I took your initial question to mean that you wanted a gentler (slower) zoom at the start & the end. I was barking up the wrong tree.

Yes - with only two keyframes the movement will be steady & constant.

Having gone to the bother of (a) misreading your question & (b) preparing a second answer (to my misinterpreted question), I'll post it anyway... including the attached video which is what I thought you were trying to do.



Cheers - Tony



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Hi

You did interpret my initial question properly. I wanted a gentle start to the accleration of the pan and zoom and a gentle slow down at the end. The gentle start and stop would only be for a few seconds. Sort of like not making a quick start with you car from a stop sign. Start up slowly and then go 30mph for awhile then make a nice gentle stop at the next stop sign. But when I tried to do what you suggested I got a slight leftward movement initially followed by a rightward movement with zoom out.
Not sure why it didn't work. The initial image was cropped to fill the whole frame. Could that be the problem?

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I just looked at you video. It does have a nice gentle start but why does it drift back to the left at the end of the zoom out? I was having that problem at the beginning when I tried to do it. I am at work and will not be able to try anything until tonight.

thanks, HP model h8xt windows 7 64bit
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1GB DDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX550 Ti
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Using PD 11 ultimate build 11.0.03026

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