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  • Is there a way to ease a scale keyframe in Final Cut Pro X?

  • Matthew Woods

    March 29, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    I am a longtime Premiere/After Effects user and am considering switching to Final Cut for performance reasons. I love how smoothly it runs, even with a complex project that I imported from Premiere. Some things I like better in FCPX some worse. One thing I hate in FCPX is keyframing. Is there any way to add an ease to a scaling keyframe in FCPX? (I figured out how to do it with position). I edit a lot with stills, and one of the things I like to do is offset the anchor point and do a scale zoom in or out sometimes with a soft landing to a hold. I can do this in FCPX but can’t figure out how to ease out of the zoom in FCPX. Also is there a way to offset the anchor and position at the same time (keeping the image in place.)

    Thanks, -Matt

  • Doug Metz

    April 2, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    Hey Matthew,

    I’ve been using a plugin for this purpose (for quite awhile now):

    Quick & Easy Ken Burns

    The main attraction for me was that it’s a ‘set-it-and-forget-it’ proposition. If you need to shorten or extend the duration of the image, the animation scales to fit automatically so you don’t have to re-do any keyframes. Cheap, too. Has saved me countless hours over the years.

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