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Apply the Image Pan filter to add motion:

  1. Optimize your workspace for effects editing.

    Choose Window > Workspace > Effects (Figure 10). Premiere will optimize the window arrangement for effects editing.

    Figure 10

  2. Add the image pan filter to the clip.

    In the Transitions palette, click the Video tab to reveal all available video effects. In the Video menu, open the Transform folder, and locate the image pan effect. Drag the image pan effect to the clip in the timeline (Figure 11).

    Figure 11

    A blue line will appear in the clip, and the image pan effect will show up in the Effect Controls palette.

    See pages 301-316 of Premiere 6 VQS to learn more about applying and adjusting effects.

  3. Set the initial image pan settings.

    Make sure the clip is selected. In the Effect Controls palette, click the Setup button for the image pan effect (Figure 12).

    Figure 12

    In the Image Pan Settings dialog box, set the image size for the area you want to make visible, then set the width and height to dimensions that equal a 4:3 ratio. This prevents the image from appearing distorted in the final output. For starters, enter 320 for width, and 240 for height. Then resize the image by holding down Shift as you drag a corner handle. This maintains the aspect ratio (Figure 13).

    Figure 13 photo by NASA / scanned by Kipp Teague

    Move the box by dragging it from the center, or by entering coordinates for the top left corner of the box in the Left and Top fields (Figure 14). When you're satisfied with the way the image looks in the preview section of the Image Pan Settings dialog box, click OK.

    Figure 14 photo by NASA / scanned by Kipp Teague

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