If you’re looking to add a little extra oomph to your video editing, zooming in on certain parts of your footage can be a great way to do it. Fortunately, it’s easy to do with Filmora, a popular video editing software that comes complete with all common video editing tools, along with an array of video effects, transitions, titles, and various options to share your creations.
In this guide, I’ll show you how to zoom in on your videos using Filmora, with two easy methods to choose from. The first method is relatively easier to implement compared to the second one. However, it may be the better effect for your video.
Let’s check them out!
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How to zoom in until the end of the clip
This technique is used to give a sense of movement in a static video or image. It may also be useful if you want to direct the viewers towards a specific point of the clip. This effect lasted through the entire clip. Here is how to use that.
1. Open Filmora, click File, Import Media, and then Import Media Files. Alternatively, you may drag and drop the media file to the program.
2. Next, drag and drop the media file to the video timeline.
3. Right-click on the clip, select Crop and Zoom.
4. Go to Pan & Zoom.
5. Make sure to click From far to near. This will give the zoom-in effect.
6. After that, click the End frame and adjust the size accordingly. To make a zooming effect, the End has to be smaller than the Start.
7. Once you are done, click Apply.
8. Try playing the video preview to see the result in action.
This zooming effect will start at the beginning of the clip and finish at the end. However, if you want to zoom in on a clip to a specific area and then keep the frame stay, check out the next guide.
How to zoom in on a clip and then stop
The other method to implement a zooming-in feature in Filmora is by utilizing a new tool called Keyframing. With the help of this tool, you can start and stop the zooming process at whatever point in the clip. Here’s how to use that.
1. As usual, import the media file and then drag it into the video timeline.
2. Then, move the video playhead to the point where you want to start the zooming-in effect.
3. Click Keyframing.
4. Now, move the video playhead again but place it to the point where you want the zooming-in effect to stop.
5. Then click Keyframing.
6. Click the end Keyframing point. On the left side of the screen, you may increase the Scale which determines the zoom level. Additionally, you might also want to play around with Position to ensure the subject is within the frame.
7. Once everything looks okay, click OK.
8. Preview the result.
You can add as many keyframes as you need. Each keyframe can have a different setting which together will make the video feel different.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you zoom in and out on Filmora?
To zoom in and out on Filmora, you can use the Crop tool to crop out unwanted portions of the video and customize the aspect ratio. Or, you can use the Pan & Zoom effect to make the camera appear to zoom in or zoom out of the clip. For example, you can choose to start a video clip in full-frame view, then gradually zoom in to reveal a specific subject in the video, and then pan to reveal other subjects in the video.
How do I enlarge a video in Filmora?
To enlarge a video in Filmora, you can use the “Crop and Zoom” function. Right-click on the video clip in the timeline and select “Crop and Zoom” from the sub-menu. You can then adjust the size and position of the crop area to enlarge the video.
How do you zoom in on the timeline in Filmora?
To zoom in on the timeline in Filmora, you can use the keyboard shortcut CTRL + PLUS (+). To zoom out from the timeline, use the keyboard shortcut CTRL + MINUS (-). You can also use CTRL + Mouse Wheel Up or Down.