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PointyHairedBoss
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I have many short video clips that I want to crop/zoom to the same settings. Is there a way to do this once as a group? (I can't produce the group first because the clips are interspersed with others that will not be cropped).
Failing this, is there a way to put the crop/zoom edit window on a hotkey - I did not see it listed in EDIT / KEYBOARD HOTKEYS.
Right now for each clip I have to press the TOOLS button, check CROP & ZOOM then press the CROP ZOOM button - very tedious.

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I have many short video clips that I want to crop/zoom to the same settings. Is there a way to do this once as a group? (I can't produce the group first because the clips are interspersed with others that will not be cropped).
Failing this, is there a way to put the crop/zoom edit window on a hotkey - I did not see it listed in EDIT / KEYBOARD HOTKEYS.
Right now for each clip I have to press the TOOLS button, check CROP & ZOOM then press the CROP ZOOM button - very tedious.

I don't see any way of doing that with the C/Z/P tool other than what you're already doing.

There is a much faster approach, but it requires that all clips be identical in terms of where the effect starts and ends relative to the start of the clip. Meaning, as long as every clip will have the effect start at the beginning, or say 3.2 seconds from the beginning, you can use this method. The clips can be of any length.

Instead of using the C/Z/P tool, open the first clip in the PiP designer and use keyframes and either the image handles or the number settings boxes to create the C/Z/P look you want.

Save the clip, and then right-click on it on the main timeline and choose Copy Keyframe Attributes. Now, you can click on or select as many clips as you want and use Paste Keyframe Attributes to apply the effect to all of them in one shot. If you want to select specific clips on the timeline and not others, hold down the Ctrl key when clicking on the desired ones.

BTW you can't use this technique with clips modified by the C/Z/P tool because it doesn't store the changes in keyframes.

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I don't see any way of doing that with the C/Z/P tool other than what you're already doing.

There is a much faster approach, but it requires that all clips be identical in terms of where the effect starts and ends relative to the start of the clip. Meaning, as long as every clip will have the effect start at the beginning, or say 3.2 seconds from the beginning, you can use this method. The clips can be of any length.

Instead of using the C/Z/P tool, open the first clip in the PiP designer and use keyframes and either the image handles or the number settings boxes to create the C/Z/P look you want.

Save the clip, and then right-click on it on the main timeline and choose Copy Keyframe Attributes. Now, you can click on or select as many clips as you want and use Paste Keyframe Attributes to apply the effect to all of them in one shot. If you want to select specific clips on the timeline and not others, hold down the Ctrl key when clicking on the desired ones.

BTW you can't use this technique with clips modified by the C/Z/P tool because it doesn't store the changes in keyframes.



Thanks very much, this is exactly what I was trying to do Windows 7, HP Omen Pro 15, Power Director 16, Photo Director 9
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