Premiere Pro Tutorial : Apply a Ken Burns Effect

The Ken Burns effect is a video editing technique that involves zooming in and panning across a still image. It is a popular technique for creating slideshows and videos with a more cinematic feel.

To apply a Ken Burns effect in Premiere Pro, follow these steps:

  1. Import the still image that you want to apply the Ken Burns effect to into your project.
  2. Drag and drop the image onto the timeline.
  3. Select the image on the timeline.
  4. In the Effect Controls panel, click the Motion tab.
  5. Under Position, click the Stopwatch icon next to Position to create a keyframe.
  6. Move the playhead to the point in the sequence where you want the Ken Burns effect to end.
  7. Change the Position values to zoom in and pan across the image.
  8. You can also use the Scale property to zoom in and out of the image.
  9. Once you are happy with the Ken Burns effect, click the Play button to preview it.

Here are some tips for applying a Ken Burns effect in Premiere Pro:

  • Use the Ease options to create a smooth zoom and pan.
  • Use multiple keyframes to create a more complex Ken Burns effect.
  • Use the Scale property to zoom in on specific details in the image.
  • Use the Rotation property to rotate the image.

With a little practice, you can use the Ken Burns effect to create stunning videos and slideshows.

Here are some examples of how you can use the Ken Burns effect in your videos:

  • To create a slideshow of your vacation photos.
  • To introduce a new character in your video.
  • To highlight a specific detail in an image.
  • To create a sense of movement in a still image.

The Ken Burns effect is a powerful tool that can be used to add visual interest and polish to your videos.

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