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  • viewing at 50% while doing crops & ken burns effect

    Posted by cynthia lester on January 12, 2023 at 9:55 pm

    Hi, I also am using the Ken Burns effect under the crop tool for adding motion to stills. I’m not sure what size I should view it in to see the final product. Should I view in 100%? Everything looks too close up in 100%, what size is going to be recorded when I share to you-tube? Thanks again!

    Ben Balser
    replied 1 year, 4 months ago
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  • Ben Balser

    January 12, 2023 at 10:18 pm


  • cynthia lester

    January 12, 2023 at 10:29 pm

    Oh, yes I saw that! So, if I put it in “Fit” mode it will show me what it will look like when exported? Thank You!

  • John Fishback

    January 12, 2023 at 11:30 pm

    In addition, to see it play fullscreen on click Shift+CMD+F.

  • cynthia lester

    January 12, 2023 at 11:54 pm

    oh cool, thanks! that helps a lot. Also, my partner figured out if you add the new clip on the top layer and extend moving in the R (towards the right) instead of scrolling the image L (left), it won’t bring the timeline back with you it will let you just plop the image on top first, and then you can move it around or go left (without it taking the whole timeline, which puts the next voice over underneath the one I’m working on, which is what was happening and I’m trying to avoid that. Laying the image on a new top layer for example and then moving it left will leave the timeline alone I think but if there’s a better way please let me know. thanks again!

  • cynthia lester

    January 14, 2023 at 1:43 am

    oh, also I figured out I can cut the black space with the Blade function and it will be easier to move groups of clips around without taking all the black space! You know what else is startling, is when you start toggling a clip back and forth and you see the timeline move, its scary because it looks like its moving the timeline but maybe its not? Its hard to tell when you are messing with the timeline or not. is there a way to see if you accidentally move the timeline? I guess i can just hit undo and redo and look at the timecode reference on the timeline? Sorry, this is just me babbling about my fears, you don’t need to answer, its not related to what you were replying too.

  • Ben Balser

    January 23, 2023 at 5:21 pm

    Cmd with the plus and minus keys zooms in and out of window, Shift-Z fits to window, use that in the Timeline pane. Strongly suggest you invest a minor bit of time in tutorials, like at

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